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Bulgaria Placed in Pot 4 for EURO 2016 Qualifying

Sports | January 24, 2014, Friday // 17:46| Views: 1029 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria has been expectedly placed in pot four for the draw for the qualifying rounds of the 2016 European Championships.

A total of 53 nations are competing for 23 spots in the UEFA EURO 2016 tournament.

Nine groups will be drawn for the qualifying phase on February 23.

Pots for the qualifying phase of the 2016 European Championships.

Pot one: Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, England, Portugal, Greece, Russia, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Pot two: Ukraine, Croatia, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Republic of Ireland

Pot three: Serbia, Turkey, Slovenia, Israel, Norway, Slovakia, Romania, Austria, Poland

Pot four: Montenegro, Armenia, Scotland, Finland, Latvia, Wales, Bulgaria, Estonia, Belarus

Pot five: Iceland, Northern Ireland, Albania, Lithuania, Moldova, FYR Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Cyprus

Pot six: Luxembourg, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Faroe Islands, Malta, Andorra, San Marino, Gibraltar

There will be eight groups of six teams and one group of five, the latter of which will include France.  The top two teams in each group will qualify for the finals in France along with the third-placed side with the best record against the nations first, second, fourth and fifth in their pool. The remaining eight third-placed teams will play off in November 2015 for the remaining four berths.

France will be partnered with the five-team group, enabling the 2016 tournament hosts to play friendlies against these countries on their “spare” dates.

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