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Qualifying for the tournament will be contested by a record number of teams, with games spread over several days to encourage attendances at matches

Uefa has announced an overhaul of the qualification process for Euro 2016.

The facelift will see a record 53 nations attempt to qualify for the tournament - which will be hosted in France - with 24 places up for grabs.

Teams will be drawn into groups of five and six and countries seeded based upon their Uefa national team coefficient rankings.

European football's governing body has also revealed a change to the qualifying schedule, with a 'Week of Football' concept introduced that will see games spread across a greater number of days, from Thursday to Tuesday.

The idea is aimed towards boosting attendances at games, as kick-off times are set for 18:00 and 20:45 CET on Saturdays and Sundays and 20:45 for matches on Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday.

The draw for Euro 2016 qualification will take place in Nice on February 23, where nations across Europe will begin to plot their path to France in just over two years time.

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