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UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
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Tournament details
Dates7 September 2014 –
17 November 2015
Teams53 (from 1 confederation)
Tournament statistics
Matches played266
Goals scored694 (2.61 per match)
Attendance4,383,683 (16,480 per match)
Top scorer(s)Flag of Poland Robert Lewandowski
(13 goals)
2012
2020

The qualifying competition for UEFA Euro 2016 is a football competition that will be played from September 2014 to November 2015. It will determine the 23 qualifying teams that will compete in UEFA Euro 2016, which is to be held in France, who qualify automatically as hosts. The remaining 53 member associations will participate in the qualifying process for the 23 tournament places with Gibraltar taking part for the first time.

The qualifying draw will take place at the Palais des Congrès Acropolis, Nice, on 23 February 2014.

Sides will be seeded for the qualifying draw according to the UEFA national team coefficient rankings, which will be announced along with the draw procedure and final tournament match schedule after the 23/24 January Executive Committee meeting in Nyon.

Branding

UEFA unveiled the branding for the qualifiers on 15 April 2013. It shows a national jersey inside a heart, and represents Europe, honour and ambition. The same branding will also be used for the European qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Qualified nations

Country Qualified as Date qualification was secured Previous appearances in tournament1 2
Flag of France.png France Hosts 28 May 2010 (8) 1960, 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012
England.png England Group E winner 5 September 2015 8B (1968, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012)
Flag of Czech.jpg Czech RepublicTemplate:Efn-ua Group A winner 6 September 2015 8B (1960, 1976, 1980, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
Flag of Iceland.png Iceland Group A runner-up 6 September 2015 0 (debut)
Flag of Austria.png Austria Group G winner 8 September 2015 1 (2008)
Flag of Northern Ireland.jpg Northern Ireland Group F winner 8 October 2015 0 (debut)
Flag of Portugal.gif Portugal Group I winner 8 October 2015 6 (1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
Flag of Spain.png Spain Group C winner 9 October 2015 9 (1964, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
Switzerland.png Switzerland Group E runner-up 9 October 2015 3 (1996, 2004, 2008)
Flag of Italy.gif Italy Group H winner 10 October 2015 8 (1968, 1980, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
Belgium.png Belgium Group B winner 10 October 2015 4 (1972, 1980, 1984, 2000)
Flag of Wales.gif Wales Group B runner-up 10 October 2015 0 (debut)
Romania.png Romania Group F runner-up 11 October 2015 4 (1984, 1996, 2000, 2008)
Flag of Albania.png Albania Group I runner-up 11 October 2015 0 (debut)
Germany.png GermanyTemplate:Efn-ua Group D winner 11 October 2015 11 (1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
Flag of Poland.png Poland Group D runner-up 11 October 2015 2 (2008, 2012)
Flag of Russia Good One.gif RussiaTemplate:Efn-ua Group G runner-up 12 October 2015 10 (1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2004, 2008, 2012)
Slovakia.png Slovakia Group C runner-up 12 October 2015 0 (debut)
Croatia.png Croatia Group H runner-up 13 October 2015 4 (1996, 2004, 2008, 2012)
Flag of Turkey.png Turkey Best third-placed team 13 October 2015 3 (1996, 2000, 2008)
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary Play-off winner 15 November 2015 2 (1964, 1972)
Flag of Republic Ireland.gif Republic of Ireland Play-off winner 16 November 2015 2 (1988, 2012)
Flag of Sweden Good one.jpg Sweden Play-off winner 17 November 2015 5 (1992, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Play-off winner 17 November 2015 1 (2012)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year
2 Italics indicate host for that year

Format

All UEFA member associations are eligible to compete in the qualifying competition, with the hosts (France) qualifying directly to the finals tournament. The other 53 teams are drawn into eight groups of six teams (Groups A–H) and one group of five teams (Group I). The group winners, runners-up, and the best third-placed team (with the results against the sixth-placed team discarded) directly qualify to the finals. The eight remaining third-placed teams contest two-legged play-offs to determine the last four qualifiers for the finals.

The teams are seeded into six pots (Pots 1–5 with 9 teams and Pot 6 with 8 teams) for the qualifying group stage draw according to the UEFA national team coefficient rankings, with the title holders (Spain) automatically seeded into Pot 1. Each nation's coefficient is generated by calculating:

UEFA has stated that nations with the largest markets in terms of contribution to the European Qualifiers revenue are drawn into one of the groups containing six teams. They include England, Spain, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. UEFA has also stated in their regulations that "the teams drawn into the group of five teams will have France added to their group for the purpose of playing centralised friendlies".

Tie-breaking

If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following tie-breaking criteria are applied:

  1. Higher number of points obtained in the matches played between the teams in question;
  2. Superior goal difference resulting from the matches played between the teams in question;
  3. Higher number of goals scored in the matches played between the teams in question;
  4. Higher number of goals scored away from home in the matches played between the teams in question;
  5. If, after having applied criteria 1 to 4, teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 4 are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 6 to 10 apply;
  6. Superior goal difference in all group matches;
  7. Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
  8. Higher number of away goals scored in all group matches;
  9. Fair play conduct in all group matches (1 point for a single yellow card, 3 points for a red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for a direct red card, 4 points for a yellow card followed by a direct red card);
  10. Position in the UEFA national team coefficient ranking system;

To determine the best third-placed team, the results against the teams in sixth place are discarded. The following criteria are applied:

  1. Higher number of points obtained;
  2. Superior goal difference;
  3. Higher number of goals scored;
  4. Higher number of away goals scored;
  5. Fair play conduct in all group matches;
  6. Position in the UEFA national team coefficient ranking system;

The four play-off ties are determined by draw, including the order of the two legs of each tie. The teams are seeded for the play-off draw according to the UEFA national team coefficient rankings updated after the completion of the group stage. Each nation's coefficient is generated by calculating:

For each tie, the team that scores more goals on aggregate over the two legs qualifies for the final tournament. If the aggregate score is level, the away goals rule is applied, i.e., the team that scores more goals away from home over the two legs advances. If away goals are also equal, then thirty minutes of extra time is played, divided into two fifteen-minutes halves. The away goals rule is again applied after extra time, i.e., if there are goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score is still level, the visiting team advances by virtue of more away goals scored. If no goals are scored during extra time, the tie is decided by penalty shoot-out.

Schedule

This is the first qualifying tournament after UEFA announced centralized rights deals for both UEFA Euro and FIFA World Cup qualifying. UEFA has proposed the "Week of Football" concept for the scheduling of qualifying matches:

  • Matches take place from Thursday to Tuesday.
  • Kick-off times are largely set at 18:00 and 20:45 CET on Saturdays and Sundays, and 20:45 CET on Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • On double-header matchweeks, teams play on Thursday and Sunday, or Friday and Monday, or Saturday and Tuesday.
  • Matches in the same group are played on the same day.

There are ten matchdays for the group stage, and two matchdays for the play-offs:

Matchday Date
Matchday 1 7–9 September 2014
Matchday 2 9–11 October 2014
Matchday 3 12–14 October 2014
Matchday 4 14–16 November 2014
Matchday 5 27–29 March 2015
Matchday 6 12–14 June 2015
Matchday 7 3–5 September 2015
Matchday 8 6–8 September 2015
Matchday 9 8–10 October 2015
Matchday 10 11–13 October 2015
Play-off 1st leg 12–14 November 2015
Play-off 2nd leg 15–17 November 2015

Unlike previous qualifying campaigns where group fixtures were determined by negotiation between the national federations, UEFA themselves decide each group's fixture list, to be released the same day as the draw.

Qualifying group stage

Seeding

The seeding pots were announced on 24 January 2014.

Pot 1
Team Coeff Rank
Flag of Spain.png Spain 42,158 1
Germany.png Germany 41,366 2
Netherlands.png Netherlands 38,541 3
Flag of Italy.gif Italy 35,343 4
England.png England 34,885 5
Flag of Portugal.gif Portugal 34,314 6
Flag of Greece.svg.png Greece 33,540 7
Flag of Russia Good One.gif Russia 32,946 8
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina 31,416 9
Pot 2
Team Coeff Rank
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 31,156 10
Croatia.png Croatia 30,652 12
Flag of Sweden Good one.jpg Sweden 30,111 13
Flag of Denmark.gif Denmark 29,660 14
Switzerland.png Switzerland 29,572 15
Belgium.png Belgium 28,732 16
Flag of Czech.jpg Czech Republic 28,234 17
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 27,802 18
Flag of Republic Ireland.gif Republic of Ireland 26,733 19
Pot 3
Team Coeff Rank
Flag of Serbia.png Serbia 25,985 20
Flag of Turkey.png Turkey 25,955 21
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 25,834 22
Flag of Israel.png Israel 25,442 23
Flag of Norway.png Norway 25,341 24
Slovakia.png Slovakia 25,333 25
Romania.png Romania 25,038 26
Flag of Austria.png Austria 24,572 27
Flag of Poland.png Poland 23,095 28
Pot 4
Team Coeff Rank
Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro 22,991 29
Flag of Armenia.png Armenia 22,861 30
Scotland.png Scotland 22,234 31
Flag of Finland.gif Finland 22,001 32
Latvia.png Latvia 20,771 33
Flag of Wales.gif Wales 20,551 34
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 20,391 35
Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia 19,988 36
Belarus Flag.svg Belarus 19,646 37
Pot 5
Team Coeff Rank
Flag of Iceland.png Iceland 19,243 38
Flag of Northern Ireland.jpg Northern Ireland 19,201 39
Flag of Albania.png Albania 19,151 40
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 19,026 41
Flag of Moldova.png Moldova 18,301 42
Flag of Macedonia.png North Macedonia 17,376 43
Flag of Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan 16,901 44
Flag of Georgia.png Georgia 16,766 45
Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus 14,235 46
Pot 6
Team Coeff Rank
Luxembourg.png Luxembourg 14,050 47
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 13,961 48
Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein 12,220 49
Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands 11,751 50
Malta.png Malta 10,740 51
Flag of Andorra.png Andorra 8,560 52
San Marino.png San Marino 7,420 53
Flag of Gibraltar.png Gibraltar 0 54

The draw took place at the Palais des Congrès Acropolis, Nice, on 23 February 2014, 12:00 CET. The following draw procedure is applied:

  • Groups A–H each contains one team from each of Pots 1–6, while Group I contains one team from each of Pots 1–5.
  • For television rights reasons, England, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands shall be drawn into groups of 6 teams.
  • For political reasons, Azerbaijan and Armenia (due to disputed status of Nagorno-Karabakh), as well as Spain and Gibraltar (due to disputed status of Gibraltar) shall not be drawn in the same group. Unlike the previous UEFA qualifying tournament, Russia and Georgia have agreed to play each other if they are drawn together.
  • France (Coeff: 30,992; Rank: 11) are partnered with the five-team group, which enable the 2016 tournament hosts to play friendlies against these countries on their 'spare' dates. These friendlies do not count in the qualifying group standings.

Summary

  Group winners, runners-up, and the best ranked third-placed team qualified directly for the UEFA Euro 2016
  The remaining third-placed teams advanced to the second round (play-offs)
  Other teams were eliminated after the first round
Group A Group B Group C Group D Group E Group F Group G Group H Group I
Flag of Czech.jpg
Czech Republic
Flag of Iceland.png
Iceland
Belgium.png
Belgium
Flag of Wales.gif
Wales
Flag of Spain.png
Spain
Slovakia.png
Slovakia
Germany.png
Germany
Flag of Poland.png
Poland
England.png
England
Switzerland.png
Switzerland
Flag of Northern Ireland.jpg
Northern Ireland
Romania.png
Romania
Flag of Austria.png
Austria
Flag of Russia Good One.gif
Russia
Flag of Italy.gif
Italy
Croatia.png
Croatia
Flag of Portugal.gif
Portugal
Flag of Albania.png
Albania
Flag of Turkey.png
Turkey
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Flag of Ukraine.png
Ukraine
Flag of Republic Ireland.gif
Republic of Ireland
Flag of Slovenia.png
Slovenia
Flag of Hungary.png
Hungary
Flag of Sweden Good one.jpg
Sweden
Flag of Norway.png
Norway
Flag of Denmark.gif
Denmark
Netherlands.png
Netherlands
Flag of Kazakhstan.png
Kazakhstan
Latvia.png
Latvia
Flag of Israel.png
Israel
Flag of Cyprus.png
Cyprus
Flag of Andorra.png
Andorra
Belarus Flag.svg
Belarus
Luxembourg.png
Luxembourg
Flag of Macedonia.png
North Macedonia
Scotland.png
Scotland
Flag of Georgia.png
Georgia
Flag of Gibraltar.png
Gibraltar
Flag of Estonia.svg
Estonia
Flag of Lithuania.png
Lithuania
San Marino.png
San Marino
Flag of Finland.gif
Finland
Faroe Islands.png
Faroe Islands
Flag of Greece.svg.png
Greece
Flag of Montenegro.png
Montenegro
Liechtenstein.png
Liechtenstein
Flag of Moldova.png
Moldova
Flag of Bulgaria.png
Bulgaria
Flag of Azerbaijan.png
Azerbaijan
Malta.png
Malta
Flag of Serbia.png
Serbia
Flag of Armenia.png
Armenia

Groups

Legend
Group winners, runners-up, and the best third-placed team among all groups directly qualify for the finals
Remaining eight third-placed teams advance to the play-offs

Group A

Main article: UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group A
Team
v  d  e
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Czech.jpg Czech Republic 10 7 1 2 19 14 +522
Flag of Iceland.png Iceland 10 6 2 2 17 6 +1120
Flag of Turkey.png Turkey 10 5 3 2 14 9 +518
Netherlands.png Netherlands 10 4 1 5 17 14 +313
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 10 1 2 7 7 18 -115
Latvia.png Latvia 10 0 5 5 6 19 -135
  Flag of Czech Flag of Iceland Flag of Kazakhstan Latvia Netherlands Flag of Turkey
Czech Republic Flag of Czech.jpg 2-1 2-1 1-1 2-1 0-2
Iceland Flag of Iceland.png 2-1 0-0 2-2 2-0 3-0
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan.png 2-4 0-3 0-0 1-2 0-1
Latvia Latvia.png 1-2 0-3 0-1 0-2 1-1
Netherlands Netherlands.png 2-3 1-0 3-1 6-1 1-1
Turkey Flag of Turkey.png 1-2 1-0 3-1 1-1 3-0


Group B

Main article: UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group B
Team
v  d  e
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Belgium.png Belgium 10 7 2 1 24 5 +1923
Flag of Wales.gif Wales 10 6 3 1 11 4 +721
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 5 2 3 17 12 +517
Flag of Israel.png Israel 10 4 1 5 16 14 +213
Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus 10 4 0 6 16 17 –112
Flag of Andorra.png Andorra 10 0 0 10 4 36 –320
  Flag of Andorra Belgium Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Flag of Cyprus Flag of Israel Flag of Wales
Andorra Flag of Andorra.png 1–4 0–3 1–3 1–4 1–2
Belgium Belgium.png 6–0 3–1 5–0 3–1 0–0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png 3–0 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–0
Cyprus Flag of Cyprus.png 5–0 0–1 2–3 1–2 0–1
Israel Flag of Israel.png 4–0 0–1 3–0 1–2 0–3
Wales Flag of Wales.gif 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–0


Group C

Main article: UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group C
Team
v  d  e
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Belarus Flag.svg Belarus 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Luxembourg.png Luxembourg 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Flag of Macedonia.png North Macedonia 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Slovakia.png Slovakia 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Flag of Spain.png Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
  Belarus Flag Luxembourg Flag of Macedonia Slovakia Flag of Spain Flag of Ukraine
Belarus Belarus Flag.svg 0 0 0 0 0
Luxembourg Luxembourg.png 0 0 0 0 0
North Macedonia Flag of Macedonia.png 0 0 0 0 0
Slovakia Slovakia.png 0 0 0 0 0
Spain Flag of Spain.png 0 0 0 0 0
Ukraine Flag of Ukraine.png 0 0 0 0 0


Group D

Main article: UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group D
Team
v  d  e
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Georgia.png Georgia 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Germany.png Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Flag of Gibraltar.png Gibraltar 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Flag of Poland.png Poland 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Flag of Republic Ireland.gif Republic of Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Scotland.png Scotland 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
  Flag of Georgia Germany Flag of Gibraltar Flag of Poland Flag of Republic Ireland Scotland
Georgia Flag of Georgia.png 0 0 0 0 0
Germany Germany.png 0 0 0 0 0
Gibraltar Flag of Gibraltar.png 0 0 0 0 0
Poland Flag of Poland.png 0 0 0 0 0
Republic of Ireland Flag of Republic Ireland.gif 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland Scotland.png 0 0 0 0 0


Group E

Main article: UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group E
Team
v  d  e
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England.png England 10 10 0 0 31 3 +2830
Switzerland.png Switzerland 10 7 0 3 24 8 +1621
Flag of Slovenia.gif Slovenia 10 5 1 4 18 11 +716
Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia 10 3 1 6 4 9 -510
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 10 3 1 6 7 18 -1110
San Marino.png San Marino 10 0 1 9 1 36 -351
  England Flag of Estonia Flag of Lithuania San Marino Flag of Slovenia Switzerland
England England.png 2-0 4-0 5-0 2-0 3-1
Estonia Flag of Estonia.svg 0-1 1-0 2-0 0-1 1-0
Lithuania Flag of Lithuania.png 0-3 1-0 2-1 1-2 0-2
San Marino San Marino.png 0-6 0-0 0-2 0-4 0-2
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.gif 2-3 1-0 1-1 6-0 1-0
Switzerland Switzerland.png 0-2 3-0 4-0 7-0 3-2


Group F

Main article: UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group F
Team
v  d  e
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Flag of Finland.gif Finland 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Flag of Greece.svg.png Greece 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Flag of Northern Ireland.jpg Northern Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Romania.png Romania 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
  Faroe Islands Flag of Finland Flag of Greece.svg Flag of Hungary Flag of Northern Ireland Romania
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands.png 0 0 0 0 0
Finland Flag of Finland.gif 0 0 0 0 0
Greece Flag of Greece.svg.png 0 0 0 0 0
Hungary Flag of Hungary.png 0 0 0 0 0
Northern Ireland Flag of Northern Ireland.jpg 0 0 0 0 0
Romania Romania.png 0 0 0 0 0


Group G

Main article: UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group G
Team
v  d  e
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Austria.png Austria 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Flag of Moldova.png Moldova 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Flag of Russia Good One.gif Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Flag of Sweden Good one.jpg Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
  Flag of Austria Liechtenstein Flag of Moldova Flag of Montenegro Flag of Russia Good One Flag of Sweden Good one
Austria Flag of Austria.png 0 0 0 0 0
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein.png 0 0 0 0 0
Moldova Flag of Moldova.png 0 0 0 0 0
Montenegro Flag of Montenegro.png 0 0 0 0 0
Russia Flag of Russia Good One.gif 0 0 0 0 0
Sweden Flag of Sweden Good one.jpg 0 0 0 0 0


Group H

Main article: UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group H
Team
v  d  e
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Croatia.png Croatia 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Flag of Italy.gif Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Malta.png Malta 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Flag of Norway.png Norway 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
  Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Bulgaria Croatia Flag of Italy Malta Flag of Norway
Azerbaijan Flag of Azerbaijan.png 0 0 0 0 0
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png 0 0 0 0 0
Croatia Croatia.png 0 0 0 0 0
Italy Flag of Italy.gif 0 0 0 0 0
Malta Malta.png 0 0 0 0 0
Norway Flag of Norway.png 0 0 0 0 0


Group I

Main article: UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group I
Team
v  d  e
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Albania.png Albania 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Flag of Armenia.png Armenia 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Flag of Denmark.gif Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Flag of Portugal.gif Portugal 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Flag of Serbia.png Serbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
  Flag of Albania Flag of Armenia Flag of Denmark Flag of Portugal Flag of Serbia
Albania Flag of Albania.png 0 0 0 0
Armenia Flag of Armenia.png 0 0 0 0
Denmark Flag of Denmark.gif 0 0 0 0
Portugal Flag of Portugal.gif 0 0 0 0
Serbia Flag of Serbia.png 0 0 0 0


Ranking of third-placed teams

The highest ranked third-placed team from the groups directly qualify for the tournament, while the remainder enter the play-offs. As some groups contain six teams and some five, matches against the sixth-placed team in each group are not included in this ranking. As a result, a total of eight matches played by each team count toward the purpose of the third-placed ranking table.

Tiebreakers
If two or more runners-up had an equal number of points from their eight matches contributing toward the ranking, then the following criteria were applied:

  1. Superior goal difference from these matches
  2. Higher number of goals scored in these matches
  3. Higher number of away goals scored in these matches
  4. Position in the UEFA national team coefficient ranking system
  5. Fair play ranking in these matches
  6. Drawing of lots

Final standings

Group
Team
v  d  e
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
AFlag of Turkey.png Turkey 8 512127+516
FFlag of Hungary.png Hungary 8 43185+315
CFlag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 8 413114+713
HFlag of Norway.png Norway 8 413810-213
IFlag of Denmark.gif Denmark 8 33285+312
GFlag of Sweden Good one.jpg Sweden 8 332119+212
DFlag of Republic Ireland.gif Republic of Ireland 8 33287+112
BFlag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 3231112-111
EFlag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 8 3141011-110
Legend
Qualified for the UEFA Euro 2016 finals
Advanced to the qualifying play-offs


Play-offs

Main article: UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying play-offs

The eight remaining third-placed teams contested two-legged play-offs to determine the last four qualifiers for the finals. The teams were seeded for the play-off draw according to the UEFA national team coefficient rankings updated after the completion of the qualifying group stage. The draw for the play-offs was held on 18 October 2015, 11:20 CEST, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon.

Seedings

Pot 1 (seeded)
Team Coeff Rank
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina 30,367 13
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 30,313 14
Flag of Sweden Good one.jpg Sweden 29,028 16
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 27,142 20
Pot 2 (unseeded)
Team Coeff Rank
Flag of Denmark.gif Denmark 27,140 21
Flag of Republic Ireland.gif Republic of Ireland 26,902 23
Flag of Norway.png Norway 26,439 25
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 25,441 26

Matches

The first legs were played on 12–14 November, and the second legs were played on 15–17 November 2015. The four play-off winners qualified for the final tournament.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Ukraine Flag of Ukraine.png 3–1 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 2–0 1–1
Sweden Flag of Sweden Good one.jpg 4–3 Flag of Denmark.gif Denmark 2–1 2–2
Bosnia and Herzegovina Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png 1–3 Flag of Republic Ireland.gif Republic of Ireland 1–1 0–2
Norway Flag of Norway.png 1–3 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 0–1 1–2

Attendance

Team Highest Lowest Average
Group A 47,500 8,811 12,319
Group B 55,000 800 17,401
Group C 38,454 3,265 20,091
Group D 60,209 800 27,943
Group E 82,305 986 14,349
Group F 54,000 0 8,001
Group G 49,023 2,790 22,832
Group H 63,222 8,333 26,199
Group I 23,205 0 21,673

Broadcasting

During the finals, the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) will be located at the Parc des Expositions at la Porte de Versailles in Paris.

Goalscorers

5 goals
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3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

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