EURO 2016 play-off, final tournament draw info

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.

A general view from the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw
A general view from the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw ©Sportsfile

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.

Final tournament
France, 10 June–10 July 2016.
The ticket portal is open until 10 July 2015 with tickets available for all ten host stadiums and matches. Apply now!

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