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Croatia, Turkey qualify: how the groups ended

Turkey pipped Hungary to finish as the best third-placed team and join Croatia in gaining automatic qualification. Hungary follow Bosnia and Herzegovina and Norway into the play-offs.

Croatia's win in Malta took them to France
Croatia's win in Malta took them to France ©AFP/Getty Images
  • The last three groups end with Croatia overtaking Norway to clinch Group H second place
  • Turkey's late winner against Iceland means they pip Hungary as best third-placed team
  • Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Norway complete the play-off picture
  • Netherlands fourth in Group A and miss first UEFA EURO finals since 1984

What happens now?
• The nine group winners and nine runners-up along with the third-placed side with the best record against the teams first, second, fourth and fifth in their section have qualified directly for the expanded 24-nation tournament in France.
• Eight sides in the play-offs in November; draw 11.20CET on Sunday
• Play-offs on 12/13/14 and 15/16/17 November determine the last four qualifiers for the finals.
Watch highlights from throughout qualifying

Watch: Albania qualify
Watch: Albania qualify

Qualified teams
Hosts: France

Group A: Iceland, Czech Republic, Turkey*
Group B
: Belgium, Wales

Group C: Spain (holders), Slovakia
Group D: Germany, Poland
Group E: England, Switzerland
Group F: Northern Ireland, Romania
Group G: Austria, Russia
Group H: Italy, Croatia
Group I: Portugal, Albania

*Best third-place ranking (results v teams 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th in groups)
Group A: Turkey 16pts – qualified

Group F: Hungary 15pts – play-offs
Group C
: Ukraine 13pts – play-offs

Group H: Norway 13pts  – play-offs
Group I: Denmark 12pts – play-offs
Group G: Sweden 12pts – play-offs
Group D: Republic of Ireland 12pts – play-offs
Group B: Bosnia and Herzegovina 11pts – play-offs
Group E: Slovenia 10pts – play-offs

• Turkey were grateful for Kazakhstan beating Latvia to finish fifth in Group A, otherwise Hungary would have qualified.
• Four sides will be seeded and drawn against the four non-seeds. Seedings confirmed on Wednesday.
• After the draw is made on Sunday, ties will be allocated to be played on either 12 & 15 November, 13 & 16 November or 14 & 17 November, with at least one game on each night.

England: Perfect
England: Perfect©AFP/Getty Images

Qualifying facts
• England achieved the only perfect record.
• Iceland and Albania have reached their first-ever senior men's final tournaments.
• Northern Ireland, Slovakia and Wales have also qualified for their debut UEFA EURO.
• Poland's Robert Lewandowki was the leading marksman on 13 goals, equalling David Healy's record for a single campaign.
• During the campaign, Cristiano Ronaldo became all-time top competition scorer on 26 goals and Robbie Keane became all-time top UEFA EURO qualifying scorer on 23 goals.
• Final tournament draw in Paris at 18.00CET on 12 December. Seedings to be confirmed after play-offs.
• Finals run 10 June–10 July 2016.


All information in this article is subject to final confirmation from UEFA