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Friday, December 2, 2011

Euro 2012 Participating Teams and Final Draw

Image courtesy of UEFA.

Qualification for Euro 2012 has come to its final phase.
  • Eight group winners and the overall best second-place finisher have secured direct qualification. Eight other second-place finishers will compete for the final four slots.
  • There will be 16 teams at Euro 2012. (Euro 2016 will have 24 teams.)
Hosts (2)
  • Poland
  • Ukraine
Group Winners (8)
  • Germany
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • France
  • The Netherlands
  • Greece
  • England
  • Denmark
Best Second Place Team (1)
  • Sweden
Second-Place Play-Offs (4)

11 November and 15 November 2011

  • Turkey v. Croatia: (0-3) and (0-0)
  • Estonia v. Republic of Ireland: (0-4) and (1-1)
  • Czech Republic v. Montenegro: (2-0) and (0-1)
  • Bosnia v. Portugal: (0-0) and (6-2)
  • According to UEFA.com, here are their play-off records: (P = played. W = win. L = loss.)
"Bosnia and Herzegovina – P1 L1
Croatia – P2 W2
Czech Republic – P2 W1 L1
Estonia – N/A
Montenegro – N/A
Portugal – P1 W1
Republic of Ireland – P5 W1 L4
Turkey – P4 W3 L1."
  • Croatia
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Czech Republic
  • Portugal
Top Goal Scorers in Qualification
  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (The Netherlands) with 12.
  • Miroslav Klose (Germany) with 9.
  • David Villa (Spain) with 7.
  • Mikael Forssell (Finland) with 7.
Source: My Football Facts & Stats.

Final Tournament Draw
  • Will be held on 2 December 2011 in Kyiv, Ukraine, at 1800 Central European Time.Link
  • Pot 1: Ukraine, Poland, Spain, The Netherlands
  • Pot 2: England, Italy, Germany, Russia
  • Pot 3: Croatia, Greece, Portugal, Sweden
  • Pot 4: Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Republic of Ireland
  • UEFA Coefficient Table (PDF)

Group A: Poland, Greece, Russia, Czech Republic

Group B: The Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Portugal

Group C: Spain, Italy, Republic of Ireland, Croatia

Group D: Ukraine, Sweden, France, England

Eight Venues

Image courtesy of UEFA.

Euro 2012 will kick-off on 8 June 2012.

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