The draw procedures have been approved for the UEFA EURO 2016 play-off draw in Nyon on 18 October and the 24-team final tournament draw in Paris on 12 December.
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The draw procedures for the UEFA EURO 2016 play-offs and final tournament were approved at the UEFA Executive Committee in Prague, Czech Republic.
Play-off draw – Nyon, 18 October 2015, 11.15CET
The nine group winners, the nine group runners-up and the best third-placed side will qualify directly for the final tournament at the conclusion of the European Qualifiers on 13 October.
The eight remaining third-placed teams will contest play-offs to determine the last four qualifiers for the finals in France.
Those eight teams will be divided into two groups of seeded and non-seeded teams, based on the UEFA national team coefficient rankings (see the latest here). Each fixture will see a seeded team play against a non-seeded team, with the first team drawn to play the first leg at home.
Play-off match dates
First legs: 12/13/14 November 2015
Second legs: 15/16/17 November 2015
Final tournament draw – Paris, 12 December 2015, 18.00CET
There will be four pots for the draw:
Pot 1: five teams to include Spain, as the reigning European champions, if they qualify
Pots 2, 3 and 4: six teams
France are not included in the pots as they are automatically assigned as team A1.
The teams will be drawn into six groups of four teams each (Groups A to F), with the top two in each plus the four best third-placed sides to advance to the knockout phase.