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

Fabio Capello’s side after the World Cup will turn their priorities into qualifying for the European Championships, which are being jointly hosted by Poland and Ukraine in just over two years time.

Both England and Wales have been drawn in Group G with Switzerland, Bulgaria and Montenegro.

Meanwhile, Scotland have been given a tough draw – they face Spain, Czech Republic, Lithuania and Liechtenstein in Group I.

Northern Ireland also face a toush ask qualifying for the finals – they await Group C matches against current world champions Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Estonia and Faroe Islands.

Republic of Ireland meet Russia, Slovakia, Macedonia, Armenia and Andorra in Group B.

Each winner of the group will qualify for the finals. There is also a direct entry for the best ‘runner-up’ team who have the best record out of all the nine teams finishing in second.

The eight remaining runners-up will have to play in crucial play-off matches towards the back end of 2011. Hosts Poland and Ukraine do not have to qualify.

The proper tournament itself is due to start on June 8 2012, with the final taking place on July 1. It will be the final European Championships to content just 16 teams, with the next tournament in 2016 including 24 nations.

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

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  1. More information about tournament table and qualifying round of Euro-2012 you can find on Guide Euro-2012 in Ukraine website: http://guide2012.in.ua

    After 12 October 2010 England is on second place now in group G, and od first place is Montenegro.

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