Qualifying round

Group A

1Czech Republic Czech Republic107121914522
2Iceland Iceland106221761120
3Turkey Turkey10532149518
4Netherlands Netherlands104151714313
5Kazakhstan Kazakhstan10127718-115
6Latvia Latvia10055619-135

Group B

1Belgium Belgium107212451923
2Wales Wales10631114721
3Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina105231712517
4Israel Israel104151614213
5Cyprus Cyprus104061617-112
6Andorra Andorra100010436-320

Group C

1Spain Spain109012332027
2Slovakia Slovakia10712178922
3Ukraine Ukraine106131441019
4Belarus Belarus10325814-611
5Luxembourg Luxembourg10118627-214
6FYR Macedonia FYR Macedonia10118618-124

Group D

1Germany Germany107122491522
2Poland Poland1063133102321
3Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland105321971218
4Scotland Scotland1043322121015
5Georgia Georgia103071016-69
6Gibraltar Gibraltar100010256-540

Group E

1England England1010003132830
2Switzerland Switzerland107032481621
3Slovenia Slovenia105141811716
4Estonia Estonia1031649-510
5Lithuania Lithuania10316718-1110
6San Marino San Marino10019136-351

Group F

1Northern Ireland Northern Ireland10631168821
2Romania Romania10550112920
3Hungary Hungary10442119216
4Finland Finland10334910-112
5Faroe Islands Faroe Islands10208617-116
6Greece Greece10136714-76

Group G

1Austria Austria109102251728
2Russia Russia106222151620
3Sweden Sweden10532159618
4Montenegro Montenegro103251013-311
5Liechtenstein Liechtenstein10127226-245
6Moldova Moldova10028416-122

Group H

1Italy Italy10730167924
2Croatia Croatia *106312051520
3Norway Norway106131310319
4Bulgaria Bulgaria10325912-311
5Azerbaijan Azerbaijan10136718-116
6Malta Malta10028316-132

Group I

1Portugal Portugal8701115621
2Albania Albania8422105514
3Denmark Denmark833285312
4Serbia Serbia *8215813-54
5Armenia Armenia8026514-92
* Croatia have had 1 point(s) deducted
* Serbia have had 3 point(s) deducted


P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Drawn   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Last updated: 04/11/2015 13:08 CET




Road to the final

Qualifying group stage
The record field of 53 nations are drawn into nine groups of five or six teams. Matches are played on a home-and-away basis between 7 September 2014 and 13 October 2015. The nine group winners, the nine group runners-up and the best third-placed side qualify directly for the final tournament. The eight remaining third-placed teams will contest play-offs to determine the last four qualifiers. For the first time, qualifying takes place under the 'Week of Football' concept, with games played from Thursday to Tuesday.

The four sides with the best UEFA national team coefficient ranking will be seeded with a draw determining the pairing and order of home and away ties. The first legs will be played on 12, 13 and 14 November 2015 and the returns on 15, 16 and 17 November. The teams which score the greater aggregate of goals in each tie qualify for the finals, with away goals and then penalties used to determine the winner in the event of a draw.

Final tournament
France will join 23 qualifiers in the final tournament draw, with the teams drawn into six groups of four teams. The top two and the four best third-placed teams advancing to the round of 16 when it becomes a knockout competition.


Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, or after extra time in a match, can be found in the official competition regulations.