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The holders face a tough pair of fixtures against the hosts of the last competition, while Italy come head-to-head with Croatia and Netherlands meet the Czech Republic

Holders Spain will face Ukraine in the qualifying stage of the 2016 European Championships.

The Euro 2012 winners were drawn with the previous competition's hosts in Sunday's draw for the qualifying stage in Nice, while they will also face Slovakia, Belarus, Macedonia and Luxembourg in Group B.

Elsewhere, Netherlands will meet the Czech Republic and Turkey in Group A, while Group H matches up Italy and Croatia. Group D sets up some intriguing battles involving Germany, Republic of Ireland and Poland.

Hosts France were added to Group I after the draw in order for them to secure competitive international friendlies during the course of qualification, meaning they will come up against the likes of Portugal and Denmark twice each before the finals begin on June 10, 2016.

The first games of the qualifying stage will be played over the weekend of September 7-9, 2014, with 23 teams in total eventually joining France in the tournament finals.

FULL EURO 2016 DRAW

GROUP A
GROUP B
GROUP C
Netherlands
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Spain
Czech Republic
Belgium
Ukraine
Turkey
Israel
Slovakia
Latvia
Wales
Belarus
Iceland
Cyprus
Macedonia
Kazakhstan
Andorra
Luxembourg

GROUP D
GROUP E
GROUP F
Germany
England Greece
Republic of Ireland
Switzerland
Hungary
Poland
Slovenia
Romania
Scotland
Estonia
Finland
Georgia
Lithuania
Northern Ireland
Gibraltar
San Marino
Faroe Islands

GROUP G
GROUP H
GROUP I
Russia
Italy
Portugal
Sweden
Croatia
 Denmark
Austria
Norway
Serbia
Montenegro
Bulgaria
Armenia
Moldova
Azerbaijan
Albania
Liechtenstein
Malta
 (France)


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