By Anna Italia
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The UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifying Draw was held at the Palais des Congrès Acropolis on 23 February 2014 in Nice, France. The sides were divided into five pots
of nine teams and one of eight. Pot 1 was drawn first, with these sides
allocated to the groups in alphabetical order – from Group A to the
five-team Group I. The
Euro 2016 draw for the final tournament scheduled to be in Paris at 18.00CET on
12 December 2015.
As reported by uefa.com, for television rights reasons, England,
Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands had to be in six-team
sections. The eight sides in Pot 6 were then drawn for Groups A–H, with
Pots 5 to 2 next out in reverse numerical order. For political reasons Azerbaijan could not meet Armenia, and Spain could not play Gibraltar.
The UEFA EURO 2016 will be played in France from June 10 to July 10,
2016 for the first time with 24-team UEFA Europen Championship finals.
Italy are in Group H: Italy, Croatia, Norway, Bulgary, Azerbaijan, and
UEFA Qualifying Draw, Nice, Sunday 23 February 2014
EURO 2016 Group A: Netherlands, Czech Republic, Turkey, Latvia, Iceland, Kazakhstan
EURO 2016 Group B:
EURO 2016 Group D:
Republic of Ireland,
EURO 2016 Group E:
EURO 2016 Group F:
EURO 2016 Group G:
EURO 2016 Group H:
EURO 2016 Group I:
*France qualify as hosts, but will play friendlies against teams in Group I.
Photo source: uefa.com
UEFA EURO 2016 Venues – Map
Lille, Lens, Paris, Saint-Denis, Saint-Etienne, Lyon, Bordeaux, Marseille, and Nice.
Photo source uefa.com