Date: 13th October 2015 at 8:25pm
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It all began more than a year ago on September 7, 2014 with 53 teams, but we have finally reached the final fixtures in the qualifying process for Euro 2016 next summer. 

A number of nations have already surprisingly booked their trip to France – Iceland, Wales and Northern Ireland spring to mind – but who else has qualified, and what are the permutations ahead of the last match day?

We take a look at the current situation and what could happen in the remaining games…

Who’s through?

20 teams – France, England, Czech Republic, Iceland, Austria, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Wales, Romania, Albania, Germany, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Croatia, Turkey.

8th October 2015 - European Championship Qualifying (Group F) - Northern Ireland v Greece - Northern Ireland players celebrate victory and qualification - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Who is guaranteed a play-off spot?

8 teams – Hungary, Denmark, Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Ukraine, Slovenia, Norway, Bosnia.

Round-up

Group A

– Czech Republic finished top of the group after beating the Netherlands 3-2.

– Iceland finished second after their late 1-0 defeat to Turkey.

– Turkey’s last minute winner, coupled with Kazakhstan’s win in Latvia means that they qualify as the best third-placed team, while the Netherlands are out.

– Latvia finished bottom of the group.

12 June 2015 - UEFA European Champsionship Qualifying - Group B - Wales v Belgium - Gareth Bale of Wales - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Group B

– Belgium won the group.

– Wales finished second to qualify for their first major tournament since 1958.

– Bosnia & Herzegovina will be in the play-offs after their 3-2 win in Cyprus.

– Andorra finished bottom with 10 defeats from 10 games.

Group C

– Spain have won the group.

– Slovakia grabbed second and automatic qualification after beating Luxembourg 4-2 in their final match.

– Ukraine are in the play-offs and can’t be the best third-placed side.

– Macedonia finished bottom of the group after they failed to win in Belarus.

8 September 2015 - UEFA European Championship Qualifying (Group D) - Republic of Ireland v Germany - Shane Long of Republic of Ireland celebrates his goal among team-mates - Photo: Offside / Witters

Group D

– Germany have won the group.

– Poland finished second after they beat the Republic of Ireland 2-1.

– Republic of Ireland will be in the play-offs as they can’t be the best third-placed side.

– Gibraltar finished bottom, losing all ten of their matches.

Group E

– England are the group winners with a 100% record.

– Switzerland finished second to qualify automatically, while Slovenia finished third and will be in the play-offs as they can’t be the best third-placed team.

– San Marino finished bottom

09 October 2015 International Football ; England v Estonia;   Raheem Sterling celebrates with Jamie Vardy after scoring the second goal for England.Photo: Mark Leech

Group F

– Northern Ireland have won the group.

– Romania have also qualified automatically after finishing second.

– Hungary are guaranteed a play-off spot, but they will also be the best third-placed team if Ukraine fail to beat Spain, if Turkey fail to win, if Turkey win and Kazakhstan don’t beat Latvia, and if Slovakia avoid defeat against Luxembourg.

– Greece finished bottom of the group despite beating Hungary 4-3 in their final match.

Group G

– Austria have won the group.

– Russia beat Montenegro in their final match to finish second qualify automatically.

– Sweden will be in the play-offs as they can’t be the best third-placed side.

– Moldova finished bottom.

3 September 2015 - UEFA European Championship Qualifying (Group H) - Italy v Malta - Graziano Pelle of Italy - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Group H

– Italy have won the group.

– Croatia won in Malta to finish second and qualify automatically.

– Norway’s 2-1 defeat in Italy means they will be in the play-offs.

– Malta finished bottom.

Group I

– Portugal have won the group.

– Albania finished second and will be going to France after they beat Armenia 3-0 in their final match.

– Denmark will be in the play-offs and cannot be the best third-placed team.

– Armenia finished bottom of the group.

 
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