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EURO qualifying draw: Pot 2 guide

Published: Thursday 20 February 2014, 12.29CET
Former winners Denmark and Czech Republic join a host of UEFA European Championship regulars, including Sweden, Belgium and Croatia, in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw Pot 2.
EURO qualifying draw: Pot 2 guide
In-form Belgium are one of the nine sides in Pot 2 ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Thursday 20 February 2014, 12.29CET

EURO qualifying draw: Pot 2 guide

Former winners Denmark and Czech Republic join a host of UEFA European Championship regulars, including Sweden, Belgium and Croatia, in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw Pot 2.

Two former winners, in the shape of Denmark and the Czech Republic, are among the host of UEFA European Championship regulars who comprise Pot 2.

Use the links below and to the right for an in-depth guide to each nation.

Belgium may be the most in-form country of the nine who make up the pot after cruising through FIFA World Cup qualifying, defeating Croatia in the process. Croatia themselves have reached four out of five final tournaments since independence, getting to two quarter-finals – a feat bettered by Sweden who won through to the last four on home soil in 1992 when Denmark lifted the trophy. The Czech Republic were champions as part of Czechoslovakia in 1976 while Hungary have twice lost at the semi-final stage, most recently in 1972, their last finals appearance.

The Republic of Ireland and Ukraine were both present at UEFA EURO 2012 while Pot 2's remaining nation, Switzerland, will hope to qualify for a fourth continental showpiece under new coach Vladimir Petković.

UEFA.com has in-depth profiles of all the teams in Pot 2, including record holders, EURO pedigree and memorable matches. Use the links below to find out more.

Full draw procedure

Belgium
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Hungary
Republic of Ireland
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine

Last updated: 20/02/14 18.41CET

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