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UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group B team guides

Published: Sunday 23 February 2014, 13.57CET
Belgium are the only side in qualifying Group B to have been at a EURO finals before; UEFA.com guides you through a section also containing Bosnia and Herzegovina, Wales and Israel.
UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group B team guides
Belgium qualified for UEFA EURO 2000 as co-hosts ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 23 February 2014, 13.57CET

UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group B team guides

Belgium are the only side in qualifying Group B to have been at a EURO finals before; UEFA.com guides you through a section also containing Bosnia and Herzegovina, Wales and Israel.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina made their UEFA European Championship debut with a 1-0 win against the Faroe Islands in August 1998. They have twice been in sight of a finals place, drawing against Denmark in their final UEFA EURO 2004 qualifying game when a win would have sent Blaž Slišković's team to the finals, and losing to Portugal in the play-offs eight years later.

Belgium
Belgium ended a 12-year absence from major tournaments with an impressive qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but it is now three decades since they last qualified for the UEFA European Championship although they finished third on home soil in 1972 and eight years later lost the Rome final 2-1 to a late West Germany goal.

Israel
Their best effort in the UEFA European Championship came en route to the 2000 tournament, when they reached the play-offs only to be defeated 8-0 on aggregate by Denmark.

Wales
Wales became only the third team to play an official international match when they lost 4-0 to Scotland in a friendly in Partick on 25 March 1876. Wales' entirely amateur squad included two lawyers, a timber merchant, a soldier, a stonemason, a miner and defender William Williams, who made chimney tops.

Cyprus
Although Cyprus have won only 12 of their 95 UEFA European Championship fixtures, they have enjoyed some famous upsets, including a 3-2 win against Spain on the road to UEFA EURO 2000 and a 5-2 victory against the Republic of Ireland in UEFA EURO 2008 qualification.

Andorra
Andorra have played 40 UEFA European Championship qualifiers and lost them all, scoring seven goals and conceding 113. Their sole competitive win was a 2-1 defeat of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, when they collected five points overall.

Last updated: 15/04/14 9.43CET

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