Draw announced for 2016 UEFA European Championship
On Saturday, the groups for the 2016 UEFA European Championship were drawn.
This year, the Euros will feature a 24-team field for the first time ever; there will be six groups of four, and 16 total teams will advance. The top two teams from each group will move on, as well as the top four third-place finishers.
Spain is a two-time defending champion, and Germany is coming off a World Cup in 2014.
Play will begin in June 2016.
The groups are as follows:
Republic of Ireland