The draw for the expanded European Football Championships has taken place and the Republic of Ireland EURO 2016 Group Draw looks difficult.
Martin O’Neil and Roy Keane’ side are in a tough group with Germany, Gibraltar, Georgia, Scotland, Poland.
The top two teams qualify automatically and the third place teams enter a play-off so the big matches of group will be against the third seeds Poland and fourth seeds Scotland.
Sean St Ledger - Its a very difficult group, we would have liked to avoid Germany but the players will be looking forward to game against Scotland. Germany are set to top the group so we will be playing for second.
Martin O’Neill “Difficult group but exciting, we may have liked another group as Germany are the stand out team.”
“Lets go positively for the group. Its just very exciting for us as a new management team. Its will be amazing to qualify for the finals.”
Group A: Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Iceland, Latvia, Turkey, Czech Republic
Group B: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Andorra, Cyprus, Wales, Israel, Belgium
Group C: Spain, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Belarus, Slovakia, Ukraine
Group D: Germany, Gibraltar, Georgia, Scotland, Poland, Republic of Ireland
Group E: England, San Marino, Lithuania, Estonia, Slovenia, Switzerland
Group F: Greece, Faroe Islands, Northern Ireland, Finland, Romania, Hungary
Group G: Russia, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Montenegro, Austria, Sweden
Group H: Italy, Malta, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Norway, Croatia
Group I: Portugal, France, Albania, Armenia, Serbia, Denmark
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