UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying

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UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
Tournament details
DatesSeptember 2014 to November 2015
Teams53
Tournament statistics
Matches played266
Goals scored694 (2.61 per match)
Top scorer(s)Poland Robert Lewandowski
(13 goals
2012
2020

The UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying tournament was a football competition that was played from September 2014 to November 2015. It was played to determine who will qualify for the UEFA Euro 2016. The top scorer of the tournament was Poland's Robert Lewandowski with 13 goals. 53 teams participated in the qualification tournament.

France automatically qualified because they are hosts. 23 other teams qualified for the tournament.[1][2]

Qualified teams[change | change source]

     Country has qualified      Country did not qualify
Country Qualified on Previous appearances[n 1]
 Albania 11 October 2015 0 (first time qualifying)
Austria Austria 8 September 2015 1 (2008)
 Belgium 10 October 2015 4 (1972, 1980, 1984, 2000)
Croatia Croatia 13 October 2015 4 (1996, 2004, 2008, 2012)
Czech Republic Czech Republic 6 September 2015 8 (1960, 1976, 1980, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
England England 5 September 2015 8 (1968, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012)
France France (host) 28 May 2010 8 (1960, 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
Germany Germany 11 October 2015 11 (1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Hungary 15 November 2015 2 (1964, 1972)
Iceland Iceland 6 September 2015 0 (first time qualifying)
 Italy 10 October 2015 8 (1968, 1980, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Northern Ireland 8 October 2015 0 (first time qualifying)
 Poland 11 October 2015 2 (2008, 2012)
 Portugal 8 October 2015 6 (1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Ireland 16 November 2015 2 (1988, 2012)
 Romania 11 October 2015 4 (1984, 1996, 2000, 2008)
 Russia 12 October 2015 4 (1996, 2004, 2008, 2012)[n 2]
 Slovakia 11 October 2015 0 (first time qualifying)
 Spain 9 October 2015 9 (1964, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Sweden 17 November 2015 5 (1992, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
  Switzerland 9 October 2015 3 (1996, 2004, 2008)
 Turkey 13 October 2015 3 (1996, 2000, 2008)
 Ukraine 17 November 2015 1 (2012)
 Wales 10 October 2015 0 (first time qualifying)
  1. Bold dates show the year that the team won the tournament.
  2. From 1960 to 1988, Russia competed as the Soviet Union, and in 1992 as the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Results[change | change source]

Group A[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Czech Republic 10 7 1 2 19 14 +5 22 Qualify for final tournament
2  Iceland 10 6 2 2 17 6 +11 20
3  Turkey 10 5 3 2 14 9 +5 18
4  Netherlands 10 4 1 5 17 14 +3 13
5  Kazakhstan 10 1 2 7 7 18 –11 5
6  Latvia 10 0 5 5 6 19 –13 5

Group B[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Belgium 10 7 2 1 24 5 +19 23 Qualify for final tournament
2  Wales 10 6 3 1 11 4 +7 21
3  Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 5 2 3 17 12 +5 17 Advance to play-offs
4  Israel 10 4 1 5 16 14 +2 13
5  Cyprus 10 4 0 6 16 17 –1 12
6  Andorra 10 0 0 10 4 36 –32 0

Group C[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 10 9 0 1 23 3 +20 27 Qualify for final tournament
2  Slovakia 10 7 1 2 17 8 +9 22
3  Ukraine 10 6 1 3 14 4 +10 19 Advance to play-offs
4  Belarus 10 3 2 5 8 14 –6 11
5  Luxembourg 10 1 1 8 6 27 –21 4
6  Macedonia 10 1 1 8 6 18 –12 4

Group D[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 10 7 1 2 24 9 +15 22 Qualify for final tournament
2  Poland 10 6 3 1 33 10 +23 21
3 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 10 5 3 2 19 7 +12 18 Advance to play-offs
4  Scotland 10 4 3 3 22 12 +10 15
5  Georgia 10 3 0 7 10 16 –6 9
6  Gibraltar 10 0 0 10 2 56 –54 0

Group E[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England 10 10 0 0 31 3 +28 30 Qualify for final tournament
2   Switzerland 10 7 0 3 24 8 +16 21
3  Slovenia 10 5 1 4 18 11 +7 16 Advance to play-offs
4  Estonia 10 3 1 6 4 9 –5 10
5  Lithuania 10 3 1 6 7 18 –11 10
6  San Marino 10 0 1 9 1 36 –35 1

Group F[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Northern Ireland 10 6 3 1 16 8 +8 21 Qualify for final tournament
2  Romania 10 5 5 0 11 2 +9 20
3  Hungary 10 4 4 2 11 9 +2 16 Advance to play-offs
4  Finland 10 3 3 4 9 10 –1 12
5  Faroe Islands 10 2 0 8 6 17 –11 6
6  Greece 10 1 3 6 7 14 –7 6

Group G[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Austria 10 9 1 0 22 5 +17 28 Qualify for final tournament
2  Russia 10 6 2 2 21 5 +16 20
3  Sweden 10 5 3 2 15 9 +6 18 Advance to play-offs
4  Montenegro 10 3 2 5 10 13 –3 11
5  Liechtenstein 10 1 2 7 2 26 –24 5
6  Moldova 10 0 2 8 4 16 –12 2

Group H[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Italy 10 7 3 0 16 7 +9 24 Qualify for final tournament
2  Croatia[n 1] 10 6 3 1 20 5 +15 20
3  Norway 10 6 1 3 13 10 +3 19 Advance to play-offs
4  Bulgaria 10 3 2 5 9 12 –3 11
5  Azerbaijan 10 1 3 6 7 18 –11 6
6  Malta 10 0 2 8 3 16 –13 2
  1. One point was subtracted because of racist behavior from fans against Italy.

Group I[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Portugal 8 7 0 1 11 5 +6 21 Qualify for final tournament
2  Albania 8 4 2 2 10 5 +5 14
3  Denmark 8 3 3 2 8 5 +3 12 Advance to play-offs
4  Serbia 8 2 1 5 8 13 –5 4
5  Armenia 8 0 2 6 5 14 –9 2

Play-offs[change | change source]

Ranking of third-placed teams[change | change source]

This table was made up of each teams performance during the main qualification stage. The best third-place team automatically qualified, but the rest had to go to the play-offs.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Turkey 8 5 1 2 12 7 +5 16 Qualify for final tournament
2  Hungary 8 4 3 1 8 5 +3 15 Advance to play-offs
3  Ukraine 8 4 1 3 11 4 +7 13
4  Norway 8 4 1 3 8 10 −2 13
5  Denmark 8 3 3 2 8 5 +3 12
6  Sweden 8 3 3 2 11 9 +2 12
7 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 8 3 3 2 8 7 +1 12
8  Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 3 2 3 11 12 −1 11
9  Slovenia 8 3 1 4 10 11 −1 10

Play-off matches[change | change source]

12 November 2015
Norway  0−1  Hungary
13 November 2015
Bosnia and Herzegovina  1−1 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
14 November 2015
Ukraine  2−0  Slovenia
Sweden  2−1  Denmark
15 November 2015
Hungary  2−1  Norway
16 November 2015
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 2−0  Bosnia and Herzegovina
17 November 2015
Slovenia  1−1  Ukraine
Denmark  2−2  Sweden


Statistics[change | change source]

Top scorers[change | change source]

13 goals
11 goals
9 goals
8 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal
2 own goals

References[change | change source]

  1. "UEFA European Football Championship Final Tournament 2016: Tournament Requirements" (PDF). UEFA. June 2009. p. 6, sec. 1. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
  2. "France beat Turkey and Italy to stage Euro 2016". British Broadcasting Corporation. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2012.

Other websites[change | change source]