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Here's how tonight's remaining playoff games will impact Ireland's Euro 2016 group

While Ireland can’t move out of pot 4, pots 2 and 3 can change dramatically.

Who will be Ireland's opponents at Euro 2016?
Who will be Ireland's opponents at Euro 2016?
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NOW THAT IRELAND have qualified for Euro 2016, we can start to focus on how the tournament might actually shape up.

Later today we’ll examine the best and worst case scenarios for Ireland but there are still four different ways the seedings could fall, even though we already know Ireland will be in pot 4.

Ukraine currently lead Slovenia 2-0 with the second leg to come in Maribor while Denmark must overcome a 2-1 deficit in Copenhagen.

Here’s how the seedings will look depending on tonight’s results:

If Sweden and Ukraine win

Pot 1: Spain, Germany, England, Portugal, Belgium, France
Pot 2: Italy, Russia, Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, Ukraine
Pot 3: Czech Republic, Sweden, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary
Pot 4: Turkey, Ireland, Iceland, Wales, Albania, Northern Ireland

If Sweden and Slovenia win

Pot 1: Spain, Germany, England, Portugal, Belgium, France
Pot 2: Italy, Russia, Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic
Pot 3: Sweden, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Turkey
Pot 4: Ireland, Slovenia, Iceland, Wales, Albania, Northern Ireland

If Denmark and Slovenia win

Pot 1: Spain, Germany, England, Portugal, Belgium, France
Pot 2: Italy, Russia, Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic
Pot 3: Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Denmark, Turkey
Pot 4: Ireland, Slovenia, Iceland, Wales, Albania, Northern Ireland

If Denmark and Ukraine win

Pot 1: Spain, Germany, England, Portugal, Belgium, France
Pot 2: Italy, Russia, Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, Ukraine
Pot 3: Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Denmark
Pot 4: Turkey, Ireland, Iceland, Wales, Albania, Northern Ireland

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