Saturday December 12th, 2015

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:

Group A
France
Albania
Romania
Switzerland

Group B
England
Russia
Wales
Slovakia

Group C
Germany
Ukraine
Poland
Northern Ireland

Group D
Spain
Czech Republic
Turkey
Croatia

Group E
Belgium
Italy
Republic of Ireland
Sweden

Group F
Portugal
Iceland
Austria
Hungary

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