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Northern Ireland are on the brink of qualification for the Euros.
Northern Ireland are on the brink of qualification for the Euros.
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Here are all the teams who can still qualify for Euro 2016

Northern Ireland and Wales are on the brink of qualification, while Netherlands are struggling.
Sep 9th 2015, 6:04 PM 6,987 16

Important notes to remember

  • France qualify automatically as hosts.
  • The top two sides along with the best third-place team (more info on the latter here) qualify automatically. The other eight third-place teams face off in a playoff for the remaining four spots.

groupa

Qualified: Iceland, Czech Republic.

Can still qualify: Turkey, Netherlands

Remaining games

Iceland v Latvia
Kazakhstan v Netherlands
Czech Republic v Turkey

Latvia v Kazakhstan
Netherlands v Czech Republic
Turkey v Iceland

State of play

Iceland and Czech Republic have secured the top two spots, with Turkey and the Netherlands set to battle it out for third. Turkey need just four points to guarantee third, though they seemingly have the more difficult run-in, as they prepare to face the top-two sides.

groupb

Can still qualify: Wales, Belgium, Israel, Bosnia, Cyprus.

Remaining games

Andorra v Belgium
Bosnia v Wales
Israel v Cyprus

Belgium v Israel
Cyprus v Bosnia
Wales v Andorra

State of play

Wales need one point to qualify, which they will surely get against Andorra if not Bosnia. Similarly, Belgium just need to beat Andorra to qualify. Israel have a slight chance of finishing top-two if the sides above them slip up, but they will most likely battle it out for third place with Bosnia and Cyprus.

groupc

Can still qualify: Spain, Slovakia, Ukraine.

Remaining games

Macedonia v Ukraine
Slovakia v Belarus
Spain v Luxembourg

Belarus v Macedonia
Luxembourg V Slovakia
Ukraine v Spain

State of play

Spain just need to beat Luxembourg to qualify, while Slovakia will also be on the plane to France provided they beat Belarus. Ukraine will likely have to settle for third unless they win both their remaining games and Slovakia fail to beat both Belarus and Luxembourg.

groupd

Can still qualify: Germany, Poland, Ireland, Scotland.

Remaining games

Georgia v Gibraltar
Ireland v Germany
Scotland v Poland

Germany v Georgia
Gibraltar v Scotland
Poland v Ireland

State of play

Germany need just a draw against Ireland to qualify, and even if they lose, they’ll reach France provided they beat Georgia at home. Poland can guarantee qualification by beating Scotland, provided Ireland fail to beat Germany. Otherwise, it will come down to the last game between Poland and Ireland. All the possible permutations for Ireland can be read here. Scotland, meanwhile, need at least four points from their remaining two games to have any hope of third place.

groupe

Qualified: England

Can still qualify: Switzerland, Slovenia, Estonia, Lithuania.

Remaining games

England v Estonia
Slovenia v Lithuania
Switzerland v San Marino

Estonia v Switzerland
Lithuania v England
San Marino v Slovenia

State of play

England have qualified, while Switzerland need four points to be certain of qualification. Slovenia need to win both their remaining games and hope the Swiss lose at least one of theirs to qualify. Estonia will almost certainly have to settle for third place at best, and even then, will almost certainly have to win both their games to have any chance. Lithuania are still in with a mathematical hope of qualifying, but it’s unlikely even if they win their two remaining matches.

groupf

Can still qualify: Northern Ireland, Romania, Hungary, Finland.

Remaining games

Hungary v Faroe Islands
Northern Ireland v Greece
Romania v Finland

Faroe Islands v Romania
Finland v Northern Ireland
Greece v Hungary

State of play

Northern Ireland need just two points from their last two games, while Romania need four to qualify. Hungary need to win both their games and hope that results elsewhere work in their favour, but will probably have to settle for third spot. Finland are still in with a mathematical possibility of qualifying, but would need to win both their games and require Hungary to slip up against the Faroe Islands.

groupg

Qualified: Austria

Can still qualify: Russia, Sweden, Montenegro.

Remaining games

Liechtenstein v Sweden
Moldova v Russia
Montenegro v Austria

Austria v Liechtenstein
Russia v Montenegro
Sweden v Moldova

State of play

Austria have qualified as group winners, while Russia will join them in France if they secure four points from their final two group games. Sweden need six points, while hoping that the Russians slip up. Montenegro will likely have to settle for third at best, as they are currently one point behind Sweden and three behind Russia.

grouph

Can still qualify: Italy, Norway, Croatia.

Remaining games

Azerbaijan v Italy
Norway v Malta
Croatia v Bulgaria

Bulgaria v Azerbaijan
Italy v Norway
Malta v Croatia

State of play

Italy need four points at most from their final two games to qualify. Norway, meanwhile, will need to win both their remaining games to be assured of a top-two finish. Croatia sit one point behind Norway and even with a possible point deduction, they could finish second with maximum points from their final two group games.

groupi

Can still qualify: Portugal, Denmark, Albania.

Remaining games

Albania v Serbia
Portugal v Denmark

Armenia v Albania
Serbia v Portugal

State of play

Portugal need just a point to qualify in their final two games. Albania, meanwhile, will be certain to qualify with six points from their final group games, while Denmark will almost certainly have to beat Portugal to have any hope of coming second.

h/t ESPN

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