The title-holders will have to deal with Cesare Prandelli's men, while the Dutch got paired with their arch-rivals
Friday's Euro 2012 draw in Kiev has resulted in a number of interesting fixtures, with the match between Netherlands and Germany as the biggest clash of the group stage.
Reigning champions Spain start the tournament with a game against Italy, before taking on Ireland and Croatia.
Hosts Poland kick off the tournament and will do so against Greece, while fellow hosts Ukraine will have to deal with France and England.
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