UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying

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UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
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Tournament details
Dates 7 September 2014 – 17 November 2015
Teams 53 (from 1 confederation)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 266
Goals scored 694 (2.61 per match)
Top scorer(s) Poland Robert Lewandowski (13 goals)
2012
2020
All statistics correct as of 17 November 2015.

The UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying tournament was a football competition that was played from September 2014 to November 2015 to determine the 23 UEFA member men's national teams joining the automatically qualified hosts France in the UEFA Euro 2016 final tournament.[1][2]

A total of 53 national teams participated in this qualifying process, with Gibraltar taking part for the first time. The draw took place at the Palais des Congrès Acropolis, Nice, on 23 February 2014.[3][4] Sides were seeded according to the UEFA national team coefficient rankings, which were announced along with the draw procedure and final tournament match schedule after the 23–24 January Executive Committee meeting in Nyon.[5]

Qualified teams[edit]

  Team qualified for UEFA Euro 2016
  Team failed to qualify


Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament[A]
 France Host 28 May 2010 8 (1960, 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 England Group E winner 5 September 2015 8B (1968, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012)
 Czech Republic[B] Group A winner 6 September 2015 8B (1960, 1976, 1980, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Iceland Group A runner-up 6 September 2015 0 (debut)
 Austria Group G winner 8 September 2015 1 (2008)
 Northern Ireland Group F winner 8 October 2015 0 (debut)
 Portugal Group I winner 8 October 2015 6 (1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Spain Group C winner 9 October 2015 9 (1964, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
  Switzerland Group E runner-up 9 October 2015 3 (1996, 2004, 2008)
 Italy Group H winner 10 October 2015 8 (1968, 1980, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Belgium Group B winner 10 October 2015 4 (1972, 1980, 1984, 2000)
 Wales Group B runner-up 10 October 2015 0 (debut)
 Romania Group F runner-up 11 October 2015 4 (1984, 1996, 2000, 2008)
 Albania Group I runner-up 11 October 2015 0 (debut)
 Germany[C] Group D winner 11 October 2015 11 (1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Poland Group D runner-up 11 October 2015 2 (2008, 2012)
 Russia[D] Group G runner-up 12 October 2015 10 (1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Slovakia Group C runner-up 12 October 2015 0 (debut)
 Croatia Group H runner-up 13 October 2015 4 (1996, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Turkey Best third-placed team 13 October 2015 3 (1996, 2000, 2008)
 Hungary Play-off winner 15 November 2015 2 (1964, 1972)
 Republic of Ireland Play-off winner 16 November 2015 2 (1988, 2012)
 Sweden Play-off winner 17 November 2015 5 (1992, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
 Ukraine Play-off winner 17 November 2015 1 (2012)
  1. ^ Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.
  2. ^ From 1960 to 1992, the Czech Republic competed as Czechoslovakia.
  3. ^ From 1960 to 1988, Germany competed as West Germany.
  4. ^ From 1960 to 1988, Russia competed as the Soviet Union, and in 1992 as the Commonwealth of Independent States.


Format[edit]

All UEFA member associations are eligible to compete in the qualifying competition, with the hosts (France) qualifying directly to the finals tournament.[6] The other 53 teams are drawn into eight groups of six teams (Groups A–H) and one group of five teams (Group I).[7] The group winners, runners-up, and the best third-placed team (with the results against the sixth-placed team discarded) directly qualify to the finals. The eight remaining third-placed teams contest two-legged play-offs to determine the last four qualifiers for the finals.[5][8][9]

Seeding system[edit]

For the qualifying group stage, the teams were seeded into six pots (Pots 1–5 with 9 teams and Pot 6 with 8 teams) for the qualifying group stage draw according to the UEFA national team coefficient rankings, with the title holders (Spain) automatically seeded into Pot 1. Each nation's coefficient is generated by calculating:

UEFA stated that nations with the largest markets in terms of contribution to the European Qualifiers revenue would be drawn into one of the groups containing six teams.[9] They include England, Spain, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.[7] UEFA has also stated in their regulations that "the teams drawn into the group of five teams will have France added to their group for the purpose of playing centralised friendlies".[9]

For the play-offs the four ties are determined by draw, including the order of the two legs of each tie. The teams are seeded for the play-off draw according to the UEFA national team coefficient rankings updated after the completion of the group stage. Each nation's coefficient is generated by calculating:

Tiebreakers[edit]

If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following tie-breaking criteria are applied:[9]

  1. Higher number of points obtained in the matches played among the teams in question;
  2. Superior goal difference in matches played among the teams in question;
  3. Higher number of goals scored in the matches played among the teams in question;
  4. Higher number of goals scored away from home in the matches played among the teams in question;
  5. If, after having applied criteria 1 to 4, teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 4 are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings.[a] If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 6 to 10 apply;
  6. Superior goal difference in all group matches;
  7. Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
  8. Higher number of away goals scored in all group matches;
  9. Fair play conduct in all group matches (1 point for a single yellow card, 3 points for a red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for a direct red card, 4 points for a yellow card followed by a direct red card);
  10. Position in the UEFA national team coefficient ranking system;

To determine the best third-placed team, the results against the teams in sixth place are discarded. The following criteria are applied:

  1. Higher number of points obtained;
  2. Superior goal difference;
  3. Higher number of goals scored;
  4. Higher number of away goals scored;
  5. Fair play conduct in all group matches;
  6. Position in the UEFA national team coefficient ranking system;

For each play-off tie, the team that scores more goals on aggregate over the two legs qualifies for the final tournament. If the aggregate score is level, the away goals rule is applied, i.e., the team that scores more goals away from home over the two legs advances. If away goals are also equal, then thirty minutes of extra time is played, divided into two fifteen-minutes halves. The away goals rule is again applied after extra time, i.e., if there are goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score is still level, the visiting team advances by virtue of more away goals scored. If no goals are scored during extra time, the tie is decided by penalty shoot-out.

Notes
  1. ^ When there are two or more teams tied in points, criteria 1 to 4 are applied. After these criteria are applied, they may define the position of some of the teams involved, but not all of them. For example, if there is a three-way tie on points, the application of the first four criteria may only break the tie for one of the teams, leaving the other two teams still tied. In this case, the tiebreaking procedure is resumed, from the beginning, for those teams that are still tied.

Schedule[edit]

Official matchball of the UEFA Euro qualifiers

This is the first qualifying tournament after UEFA announced centralised rights deals for both UEFA Euro and FIFA World Cup qualifying. UEFA has proposed the "Week of Football" concept for the scheduling of qualifying matches:[10]

  • Matches take place from Thursday to Tuesday.
  • Kick-off times are largely set at 18:00 and 20:45 CET on Saturdays and Sundays, and 20:45 CET on Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • On double-header matchweeks, teams play on Thursday and Sunday, or Friday and Monday, or Saturday and Tuesday.
  • Matches in the same group are played on the same day.[9]

There are ten matchdays for the qualifying group stage, and two matchdays for the play-offs:[5]

Stage Matchday Dates
Qualifying group stage Matchday 1 7–9 September 2014
Matchday 2 9–11 October 2014
Matchday 3 12–14 October 2014
Matchday 4 14–16 November 2014
Matchday 5 27–29 March 2015
Matchday 6 12–14 June 2015
Matchday 7 3–5 September 2015
Matchday 8 6–8 September 2015
Matchday 9 8–10 October 2015
Matchday 10 11–13 October 2015
Play-offs 1st leg 12–14 November 2015
2nd leg 15–17 November 2015

Unlike previous qualifying campaigns where group fixtures were determined by negotiation between the national federations, UEFA themselves decided each group's fixture list, released the same day as the draw.[7][9]

Qualifying group stage[edit]

Seeding[edit]

The seeding pots were announced on 24 January 2014.[11][12] Teams in bold have qualified for the finals.

Pot 1
Team Coeff Rank
 Spain 42,158 1
 Germany 41,366 2
 Netherlands 38,541 3
 Italy 35,343 4
 England 34,885 5
 Portugal 34,314 6
 Greece 33,540 7
 Russia 32,946 8
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 31,416 9
Pot 2
Team Coeff Rank
 Ukraine 31,156 10
 Croatia 30,652 12
 Sweden 30,111 13
 Denmark 29,660 14
  Switzerland 29,572 15
 Belgium 28,732 16
 Czech Republic 28,234 17
 Hungary 27,802 18
 Republic of Ireland 26,733 19
Pot 3
Team Coeff Rank
 Serbia 25,985 20
 Turkey 25,955 21
 Slovenia 25,834 22
 Israel 25,442 23
 Norway 25,341 24
 Slovakia 25,333 25
 Romania 25,038 26
 Austria 24,572 27
 Poland 23,095 28
Pot 4
Team Coeff Rank
 Montenegro 22,991 29
 Armenia 22,861 30
 Scotland 22,234 31
 Finland 22,001 32
 Latvia 20,771 33
 Wales 20,551 34
 Bulgaria 20,391 35
 Estonia 19,988 36
 Belarus 19,646 37
Pot 5
Team Coeff Rank
 Iceland 19,243 38
 Northern Ireland 19,201 39
 Albania 19,151 40
 Lithuania 19,026 41
 Moldova 18,301 42
 Macedonia 17,376 43
 Azerbaijan 16,901 44
 Georgia 16,766 45
 Cyprus 14,235 46
Pot 6
Team Coeff Rank
 Luxembourg 14,050 47
 Kazakhstan 13,961 48
 Liechtenstein 12,220 49
 Faroe Islands 11,751 50
 Malta 10,740 51
 Andorra 8,560 52
 San Marino 7,420 53
 Gibraltar 0 54

The draw took place at the Palais des Congrès Acropolis, Nice, on 23 February 2014, 12:00 CET.[3] The following draw procedure was applied:[13]

  • Groups A–H each contain one team from each of Pots 1–6, while Group I contains one team from each of Pots 1–5.
  • For television rights reasons, England, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands were drawn into groups of 6 teams.
  • For political reasons, Azerbaijan and Armenia (due to the disputed status of Nagorno-Karabakh), as well as Spain and Gibraltar (due to the disputed status of Gibraltar) could not be drawn in the same group. Unlike the previous UEFA qualifying tournament, Russia and Georgia had agreed to play each other if they were drawn together.[14]
  • France (Coeff: 30,992; Rank: 11) are partnered with the five-team Group I, which enables the 2016 tournament hosts to play friendlies against these countries on their 'spare' dates. These friendlies do not count in the qualifying group standings.

Summary[edit]

  Group winners, runners-up, and the best ranked third-placed team qualified directly for the UEFA Euro 2016
  The remaining third-placed teams advanced to the second round (play-offs)
  Other teams were eliminated after the first round
Group A Group B Group C Group D Group E Group F Group G Group H Group I

Czech Republic

Iceland

Belgium

Wales

Spain

Slovakia

Germany

Poland

England

Switzerland

Northern Ireland

Romania

Austria

Russia

Italy

Croatia

Portugal

Albania

Turkey

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ukraine

Republic of Ireland

Slovenia

Hungary

Sweden

Norway

Denmark

Netherlands

Kazakhstan

Latvia

Israel

Cyprus

Andorra

Belarus

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Scotland

Georgia

Gibraltar

Estonia

Lithuania

San Marino

Finland

Faroe Islands

Greece

Montenegro

Liechtenstein

Moldova

Bulgaria

Azerbaijan

Malta

Serbia

Armenia

Groups[edit]

Legend
Group winners, runners-up, and the best third-placed team among all groups directly qualify for the finals
Remaining eight third-placed teams advance to the play-offs

Group A[edit]


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Czech Republic Iceland Turkey Netherlands Kazakhstan Latvia
1  Czech Republic 10 7 1 2 19 14 +5 22 Qualify for final tournament 2–1 0–2 2–1 2–1 1–1
2  Iceland 10 6 2 2 17 6 +11 20 2–1 3–0 2–0 0–0 2–2
3  Turkey 10 5 3 2 14 9 +5 18 1–2 1–0 3–0 3–1 1–1
4  Netherlands 10 4 1 5 17 14 +3 13 2–3 0–1 1–1 3–1 6–0
5  Kazakhstan 10 1 2 7 7 18 −11 5 2–4 0–3 0–1 1–2 0–0
6  Latvia 10 0 5 5 6 19 −13 5 1–2 0–3 1–1 0–2 0–1
Source: UEFA

Group B[edit]


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Belgium Wales Bosnia and Herzegovina Israel Cyprus Andorra
1  Belgium 10 7 2 1 24 5 +19 23 Qualify for final tournament 0–0 3–1 3–1 5–0 6–0
2  Wales 10 6 3 1 11 4 +7 21 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–0
3  Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 5 2 3 17 12 +5 17 Advance to play-offs 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 3–0
4  Israel 10 4 1 5 16 14 +2 13 0–1 0–3 3–0 1–2 4–0
5  Cyprus 10 4 0 6 16 17 −1 12 0–1 0–1 2–3 1–2 5–0
6  Andorra 10 0 0 10 4 36 −32 0 1–4 1–2 0–3 1–4 1–3
Source: UEFA

Group C[edit]


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Spain Slovakia Ukraine Belarus Luxembourg Republic of Macedonia
1  Spain 10 9 0 1 23 3 +20 27 Qualify for final tournament 2–0 1–0 3–0 4–0 5–1
2  Slovakia 10 7 1 2 17 8 +9 22 2–1 0–0 0–1 3–0 2–1
3  Ukraine 10 6 1 3 14 4 +10 19 Advance to play-offs 0–1 0–1 3–1 3–0 1–0
4  Belarus 10 3 2 5 8 14 −6 11 0–1 1–3 0–2 2–0 0–0
5  Luxembourg 10 1 1 8 6 27 −21 4 0–4 2–4 0–3 1–1 1–0
6  Macedonia 10 1 1 8 6 18 −12 4 0–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 3–2
Source: UEFA

Group D[edit]


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Germany Poland Republic of Ireland Scotland Georgia (country) Gibraltar
1  Germany 10 7 1 2 24 9 +15 22 Qualify for final tournament 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 4–0
2  Poland 10 6 3 1 33 10 +23 21 2–0 2–1 2–2 4–0 8–1
3  Republic of Ireland 10 5 3 2 19 7 +12 18 Advance to play-offs 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 7–0
4  Scotland 10 4 3 3 22 12 +10 15 2–3 2–2 1–0 1–0 6–1
5  Georgia 10 3 0 7 10 16 −6 9 0–2 0–4 1–2 1–0 4–0
6  Gibraltar 10 0 0 10 2 56 −54 0 0–7 0–7 0–4 0–6 0–3
Source: UEFA

Group E[edit]


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification England Switzerland Slovenia Estonia Lithuania San Marino
1  England 10 10 0 0 31 3 +28 30 Qualify for final tournament 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 5–0
2   Switzerland 10 7 0 3 24 8 +16 21 0–2 3–2 3–0 4–0 7–0
3  Slovenia 10 5 1 4 18 11 +7 16 Advance to play-offs 2–3 1–0 1–0 1–1 6–0
4  Estonia 10 3 1 6 4 9 −5 10 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0
5  Lithuania 10 3 1 6 7 18 −11 10 0–3 1–2 0–2 1–0 2–1
6  San Marino 10 0 1 9 1 36 −35 1 0–6 0–4 0–2 0–0 0–2
Source: UEFA

Group F[edit]


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Northern Ireland Romania Hungary Finland Faroe Islands Greece
1  Northern Ireland 10 6 3 1 16 8 +8 21 Qualify for final tournament 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–1
2  Romania 10 5 5 0 11 2 +9 20 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0
3  Hungary 10 4 4 2 11 9 +2 16 Advance to play-offs 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0
4  Finland 10 3 3 4 9 10 −1 12 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–0 1–1
5  Faroe Islands 10 2 0 8 6 17 −11 6 1–3 0–3 0–1 1–3 2–1
6  Greece 10 1 3 6 7 14 −7 6 0–2 0–1 4–3 0–1 0–1
Source: UEFA

Group G[edit]


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Austria Russia Sweden Montenegro Liechtenstein Moldova
1  Austria 10 9 1 0 22 5 +17 28 Qualify for final tournament 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–0
2  Russia 10 6 2 2 21 5 +16 20 0–1 1–0 2–0 4–0 1–1
3  Sweden 10 5 3 2 15 9 +6 18 Advance to play-offs 1–4 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0
4  Montenegro 10 3 2 5 10 13 −3 11 2–3 0–3[a] 1–1 2–0 2–0
5  Liechtenstein 10 1 2 7 2 26 −24 5 0–5 0–7 0–2 0–0 1–1
6  Moldova 10 0 2 8 4 16 −12 2 1–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 0–1
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ Montenegro home match against Russia was awarded as a 3–0 win to Russia[15] after match was abandoned after 67 minutes due to crowd violence and scuffle between players (caused by Dmitri Kombarov being hit by an object thrown from the Montenegrin sector[16]). The original score was 0–0 and Russia missed a penalty moments before the match was abandoned. This was the second delay of the match as in the first minute, Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was hit by a flare, causing a 33-minute delay.[17] Both teams were then charged by UEFA.[18]

Group H[edit]


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Italy Croatia Norway Bulgaria Azerbaijan Malta
1  Italy 10 7 3 0 16 7 +9 24 Qualify for final tournament 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0
2  Croatia[a] 10 6 3 1 20 5 +15 20 1–1 5–1 3–0 6–0 2–0
3  Norway 10 6 1 3 13 10 +3 19 Advance to play-offs 0–2 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–0
4  Bulgaria 10 3 2 5 9 12 −3 11 2–2 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–1
5  Azerbaijan 10 1 3 6 7 18 −11 6 1–3 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–0
6  Malta 10 0 2 8 3 16 −13 2 0–1 0–1 0–3 0–1 2–2
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ Croatia were deducted one point after charges for racist behaviour in the match against Italy at Stadion Poljud. In addition, the Croatian Football Federation were ordered to play their next two home matches of UEFA competition behind closed doors and not to play any of its remaining qualifying games at Poljud. A fine of €100,000 was also imposed.[19] The Croatian Football Federation appealed against the decision and a hearing was scheduled for 17 September 2015. Croatia's appeal was rejected.[20]

Group I[edit]


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Portugal Albania Denmark Serbia Armenia
1  Portugal 8 7 0 1 11 5 +6 21 Qualify for final tournament 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–0
2  Albania[a] 8 4 2 2 10 5 +5 14 0–1 1–1 0–2 2–1
3  Denmark 8 3 3 2 8 5 +3 12 Advance to play-offs 0–1 0–0 2–0 2–1
4  Serbia[a] 8 2 1 5 8 13 −5 4 1–2 0–3[a] 1–3 2–0
5  Armenia 8 0 2 6 5 14 −9 2 2–3 0–3 0–0 1–1
Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Serbia's abandoned home match against Albania was awarded as a 3–0 win to Albania after decision from the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and Serbia was also deducted three points because home fans invaded the pitch and attacked Albania players when a drone carried a pro-Albanian flag over the stadium.[21] The match was originally awarded as a 3–0 win to Serbia, who also received a three point deduction, after a disciplinary decision from UEFA.[22] The decision was appealed by both Serbia and Albania,[23][24] but was upheld by UEFA.[25] Both associations then filed further appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport,[26] and on 10 July 2015 the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected the appeal filed by the Serbian FA, and partially upheld the appeal filed by the Albanian FA, meaning the match is deemed to have been forfeited by Serbia 3–0 and they are still deducted three points.[21]

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

The highest ranked third-placed team from the groups directly qualified for the tournament, while the remainder entered the play-offs. As Group I contained five teams and the rest contained six, matches against any sixth-placed team in each group were not included in this ranking. As a result, a total of eight matches played by each team count toward the purpose of the third-placed ranking table.

Turkey became the best third-placed team, after winning against Iceland in its last match, while at the same time Kazakhstan beat Latvia to finish fifth in Group A.[27]


Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A  Turkey 8 5 1 2 12 7 +5 16 Qualify for final tournament
2 F  Hungary 8 4 3 1 8 5 +3 15 Advance to play-offs
3 C  Ukraine 8 4 1 3 11 4 +7 13
4 H  Norway 8 4 1 3 8 10 −2 13
5 I  Denmark 8 3 3 2 8 5 +3 12
6 G  Sweden 8 3 3 2 11 9 +2 12
7 D  Republic of Ireland 8 3 3 2 8 7 +1 12
8 B  Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 3 2 3 11 12 −1 11
9 E  Slovenia 8 3 1 4 10 11 −1 10
Source: Group results, UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) Points from matches against teams ranked first to fifth in the group; 2) Superior goal difference from these matches; 3) Higher number of goals scored in these matches; 4) Higher number of away goals scored in these matches; 5) Fair play ranking in these matches; 6) Position in the UEFA national team coefficient ranking system; 7) Drawing of lots.

Play-offs[edit]

The eight remaining third-placed teams contested two-legged play-offs to determine the last four qualifiers for the finals. The teams were seeded for the play-off draw according to the UEFA national team coefficient rankings updated after the completion of the qualifying group stage. The draw for the play-offs was held on 18 October 2015, 11:20 CEST, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon.[28][29]


The seedings were as follows:[30][31]

Pot 1 (seeded)
Team Coeff Rank
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 30,367 13
 Ukraine 30,313 14
 Sweden 29,028 16
 Hungary 27,142 20
Pot 2 (unseeded)
Team Coeff Rank
 Denmark 27,140 21
 Republic of Ireland 26,902 23
 Norway 26,439 25
 Slovenia 25,441 26

Matches[edit]

The first legs were played on 12–14 November, and the second legs were played on 15–17 November 2015. The four play-off winners qualified for the final tournament.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ukraine  3–1  Slovenia 2–0 1–1
Sweden  4–3  Denmark 2–1 2–2
Bosnia and Herzegovina  1–3  Republic of Ireland 1–1 0–2
Norway  1–3  Hungary 0–1 1–2

Goalscorers[edit]

Poland's Robert Lewandowski scored 13 goals in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying round, repeating Northern Ireland's David Healy's record established in UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying of having scored the most goals in a single UEFA Euro qualifying campaign.[32]
13 goals
11 goals
9 goals
8 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal
2 own goals

Branding[edit]

UEFA unveiled the branding for the qualifiers on 15 April 2013. It shows a national jersey inside a heart, and represents Europe, honour and ambition. The same branding will also be used for the European qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[33]

Broadcasting[edit]

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