Piknikte Dömivole Erdinç Sivritepe'ye Armağan Barış Karacasu / Şener Yelkenci
France qualifies to the Finals as the Host Country.
53 other nations play the qualifiers in 9 groups - one with five, the others with six nations.
Top two in each group and the best third placed team will proceed to the Finals.
Eight third placed teams will play play-off games and 4 more teams proceed to the Finals.
Draw for the Qualifying Round Groups
The draw for the EurO2016 qualifiers will be drawn on Feb 13, 2014.
The pots to be used for the draw:
Pot 1 - Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, England, Portugal, Greece, Russia, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Pot 2 - Croatia, Ukraine, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland
Pot 3 - Serbia, Turkey, Slovenia, Israel, Norway, Slovakia, Romania, Austria, Poland
Pot 4 - Montenegro, Armenia, Scotland, Finland, Latvia, Wales, Bulgaria, Estonia, Belarus
Pot 5 - Iceland, Northern Ireland, Albania, Lithuania, Moldova, Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Cyprus
Pot 6 - Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Faroe Islands, Malta, Andorra, San Marino, Gibraltar
The draw will be made by the computer.
The criteria to be used are:
Cold winter climate, the distance between nations, political situations, bigger TV markets.