Turkey learns of Group A draw for Euro 2016 Qualifiers

The 2016 European Football Championship (Euro 2016) Qualifier draws were announced Sunday in Nice, France.

The 2016 European Football Championship (Euro 2016) Qualifier draws were announced Sunday in Nice, France.

ISTANBUL - The 2016 European Football Championship (Euro 2016) Qualifier draws were announced Sunday in Nice, France.

Turkey will compete in group A with the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Iceland and Kazakhstan.

As host of the tournament, France automatically qualifies for the final round.

53 countries will play in the following groups:

Group A: The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Turkey, Latvia, Iceland and Kazakhstan.

Group B: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belgium, Israel, Wales, Greek Cypriot Sector and Andorra.

Group C: Spain, Ukraine, Slovakia, Belarus, Macedonia and Luxembourg.

Group D: Germany, Republic of Ireland, Poland, Scotland, Georgia and Jibraltar.

Group E: England, Switzerland, Solvenia, Estonia, Lithuania and San Marino.

Group F: Greece, Hungary, Romania, Finland, Northern Ireland and Faroe Islands.

Group G: Russia, Sweden, Austria, Montenegro, Moldova and Liechtenstein.

Group H: Italy, Croatia, Norway, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan and Malta.

Group I: Portugal, Denmark, Serbia, Armenia and Albania.

The dates of the group matches are as follows:

1st round: September 7-9

2nd round: October 9-11

3rd round: October 12-14

4th round: November 14-16

5th round: March 27-29, 2015

6th round: June 12-14, 2015

7th round: September 3-5, 2015

8th round: September 6-8, 2015

9th round: October 8-10, 2015

10th round: October 15-17, 2015

- Play-off match dates:

1st Matches: November 12-14, 2015

2nd Matches: November 15-17, 2015

The top two teams from each group automatically qualify for the finals.

The draws for the finals will be made December 12, 2015 in Paris.

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