Euro2012 draw.



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England have been drawn in the same group as Wales for the Euro 2012 qualifiers.

Fabio Capello's men, who were handed a favourable draw for this summer's World Cup finals, will be happy again with their opposition for the European Championship.

England are in Group G, where they will face John Toshack's Wales. They will also come up against Switzerland, Bulgaria and Montenegro.

Scotland were drawn in Group I where they will face holders Spain, Czech Republic, Lithuania and Liechtenstein.

Northern Ireland face a tough-looking task in Group C in the shape of world champions Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Estonia and Faroe Islands.

Giovanni Trapattoni's Republic of Ireland are in Group B and will come up against Russia, Slovakia, Macedonia, Armenia and Andorra.

The groups in full:

Group A: Germany, Turkey, Austria, Belgium, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan

Group B: Russia, Slovakia, Republic of Ireland, FYR Macedonia,
Armenia, Andorra

Group C: Italy, Serbia, Northern Ireland, Slovenia, Estonia, Faroe Islands

Group D: France, Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belarus, Albania, Luxembourg

Group E: Holland, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Moldova, San Marino

Group F: Croatia, Greece, Israel, Latvia, Georgia, Malta

Group G: England, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Wales, Montenegro

Group H: Portugal, Denmark, Norway, Cyprus, Iceland

Group I: Spain, Czech Republic, Scotland, Lithuania, Liechtenstein

How do they qualify?
The countries in each group will play one another on a home-and-away basis, with qualifiers scheduled according to the international match calendar between September 2010 and October 2011. The nine winners and the runner-up with the best record against the teams first, third, fourth and fifth in their pool qualify directly for the final tournament. The eight remaining runners-up contest play-off matches in November 2011

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