Euro 2012 qual. - Qualifying permutations

Tue, 11 Oct 10:03:00 2011

Ahead of the final night of Euro 2012 qualifying, we look at who needs to do what to reach Poland and Ukraine.

2011 Republic of Ireland - 0

All group winners qualify, along with the runners-up with the best record against the top five teams in their group. The remaining runners-up go into a two-legged play-off, which will be drawn on Thursday.

Qualified: Poland, Ukraine, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, England

Qualified for play-offs: Montenegro

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Group A: Germany v Belgium, Turkey v Azerbaijan (6pm).

Turkey (14) hold tie-break so need to better Belgium's result (15) to reach the play-offs.

Group B: Ireland v Armenia, Russia v Andorra, Macedonia v Slovakia (6:45pm).

Russia (20) need a point to qualify, Ireland (18) need a point to edge Armenia (17) for play-offs.

Group C: Slovenia v Serbia, Italy v Northern Ireland (7.45pm).

Serbia (14) need to win in Slovenia to beat non-playing Estonia (16) to second place.

Group D: France v Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania v Romania (8pm)

France (20) need a point at home against Bosnia-Herzegovina (19) to qualify. They are guaranteed the top two positions.

Group E: Sweden v Netherlands, Moldova v San Marino, Hungary v Finland (7pm).

Sweden are guaranteed second place and will qualify as best runner-up with victory.

Group F: Georgia v Greece, Croatia v Latvia, Malta v Israel (6pm).

Greece (21) need a point in Georgia to qualify - but only if Croatia (19) beat Latvia.

Group G: Bulgaria v Wales (7.05pm), Switzerland v Montenegro (7.15pm)

England have qualified as group winners, Montenegro are runners-up.

Group H: Denmark v Portugal, Norway v Cyprus (7.15pm).

Portugal (16) need a point in Denmark (16) to qualify. They are guaranteed the top two places.

Group I: Spain v Scotland, Lithuania v Czech Republic (7.45pm).

Scotland (11) must match or better the Czech Republic's result (10) - the Czechs have a superior head-to-head record.

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Ranking of current second-place teams

Denmark - 16pts (against top five teams of group)

Sweden - 15

Croatia - 13

Estonia - 13

Bosnia-Herzegovina - 13

Rep. Ireland - 12

Montenegro - 12

Scotland - 11

Belgium - 9

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