Iker Casillas of Spain raises
the 2008 European Cup. Will
la Furia Roja win again in 2012?
The next European Championship (Euro 2012) will be co-hosted by Ukraine and Poland, and the qualification draw took place on February 7th in Warsaw. Qualification matches will begin next September.
- Six will have six teams
- Three will have five teams
Nine Seeded Teams
Spain (Defending Champion)
Group A: Germany, Turkey, Austria, Belgium, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan
Group B: Russia, Slovakia, Ireland, Macedonia, Armenia, Andorra
Group C: Italy, Serbia, Northern Ireland, Slovenia, Estonia, Faroe Islands
Group D: France, Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belarus, Albania, Luxembourg
Group E: Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Moldova, San Marino
Group F: Croatia, Greece, Israel, Latvia, Georgia, Malta
Group G: England, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Wales, Montenegro
Group H: Portugal, Denmark, Norway, Cyprus, Iceland
Group I: Spain, Czech Republic, Scotland, Lithuania, Liechtenstein
"The Euro 2012 finals will take place from June 8 to July 1 2012 in eight host cities - four in each of the two countries - with the final set to be held in Kiev. The winners of the nine groups and the best runner-up (only 1 team) qualify directly for the final tournament.Qualification Dates
The eight remaining runners-up will have to battle it out in play-off matches to decide which teams grab the remaining four places."
a) 3/4 and 7 September 2010
b) 8/9 and 12 October 2010
c) 25/26 and 29 March 2011
d) 3/4 and 7 June 2011
e) 2/3 and 6 September 2011
f) 7/8 and 11 October 2011
Play-offs for the Eight Runners-up
a) 11/12 November 2011
b) 15 November 2011
Source: UEFA.com, 7 February 2010.
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