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  1. England v Wales on 16 June
  2. Group B: England, Russia, Wales, Slovakia
  3. Group C: Northern Ireland, Germany, Poland, Ukraine
  4. Group E: Rep of Ire, Belgium, Italy, Sweden
  5. BBC Two and Radio 5 live coverage on this page

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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We'll always have Paris (to look forward to)

Is it June yet? 

I don't know about you, but I can't wait for Euro 2016. 

181 days and counting but for now, why not feast on a bit of Bournemouth v Man Utd here where there's a bit of an upset brewing...

Until France next year, au revoir.

Euro 2016

Vote result

The results from our vote are in and 62% you think England will go furthest at Euro 2016.

Time will tell.


Listen to Joshua v Whyte on 5 live

BBC Radio 5 Live

There's some right old ding dongs on the cards for Euro 2016 after that draw, but before all that don't forget about the big fight tonight.

Anthony Joshua faces Dillian Whyte for the British and Commonwealth heavyweight title and you can listen to it LIVE on BBC Radio 5 live from 22:30 GMT. 

You can also follow the action via live text commentary online.

Right then, almost time to wrap things up but before we go let me point you in the direction of a whole host of Euro 2016 content for you to get your teeth into.

Euro 2016 tables and fixtures wallchart.

Guide to the 24 finalists in France.

Venue guide: Where will the games be?

The story of the draw

John Hartson

Former Wales striker on Final Score

"Belgium are beatable, they are ranked one in the world but I’m sure Martin O’Neill will have a quiet word with Chris Coleman to try to plot their way through to a result."

'I don't think I enjoyed the draw!'

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Martin O'Neill
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Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill: "It couldn’t get tougher. Italy should be in Pot 1, they have not dropped down the rankings that much. Difficult games to look forward for the fans but it could not be tougher for us.

"Sweden is a game to look forward to, so let’s go for it. Sweden are not a one man team, they were quite strong in qualifying but Ibrahimovic is a top class player.

"I thought I was going to enjoy the draw, I’m not sure I have done. Now we can take time out to study opposition players so that by the time of the games we know everything about them. There is no reason why we shouldn’t.

"About 90 minutes ago I would have said we were delighted to be here, now I’m not so sure! Our support will be fantastic, and this is great for them."

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Republic of Ireland's opener - the venue

Stade de France

Finally, the Republic of Ireland opens against Sweden on June 13 at the Stade de France.

They then play Belgium in Bordeaux five days later, before finishing the group stage against Italy in Lille on 22 June.

Check out all the information about the venues here.

'Well, you have to beat the Germans...'

More words from Michael O'Neill: "The most important thing is to try and take something from your first game. The fixtures maybe work in our favour, playing Poland and Ukraine before Germany, which might be the most demanding physically. 

"I've not seen a lot of Ukraine, I know Poland and Germany a bit more of course. But we will do a lot of analysis so that in June we will be ready to play.

"It's been a fantastic experience to be here and be a part of things. That was a very exciting 45 minutes and now the preparation can start in earnest. 

"At the end of the draw the chief executive said to me: 'Well you have to beat Germany if you want to win the tournament', and of course that was slightly tongue in cheek, but everybody's looking forward to it."

Michael O'Neill

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Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill, speaking to BBC Sport: "Both Poland and Germany showed what they are capable of in qualifying. It's a tough group but we expected that. 

"In many ways it's a good challenge because our strongest options are at centre-back - we've got three Premier League centre-backs, and they will relish the challenge of playing against Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski.

"There are a lot of positives we take into the tournament. We actually won our group, we didn't come through a play-off, people overlook that, and we go into this tournament with everything to gain. 

"The co-efficient isn't in our favour but we have shown what you can achieve with team spirit and work ethic. We only lost one game in qualification."

Northern Ireland's opener - the venue


Here's the venue for Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 opener against Poland. That game will take place at 17:00 BST on 12 June. 

They then place Ukraine in Lyon on 16th and finish with a super easy fixture against the world champions Germany on 21 June in Paris.

Alan Shearer

Former England striker on BBC Two

"Overall, England have to be very pleased with the group they have been drawn in. Yes, it will be tough but if we don’t get out of that group there will be something very wrong."

Euro 2016 wall chart

Want to know what your teams fixtures are and when they will be played? Then check out the Euro 2016 wall chart here. If you are feeling adventurous, you can also plot who your side could get in the knockout stage.

Group photo

Maybe the oddest band to grace the X factor? Nope these are the four coaches of Group B teams (from left to right): Ján Kozák of Slovakia, Roy Hodgson of England, Leonid Slutsky of Russia, and Chris Coleman of Wales.

The managers of Group B pose for a photo

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A bit more from Roy Hodgson: "Chris Coleman and I have been friends for a long time, and whatever happens we'll be friends after the game as well.

"Slovakia and Russia are interesting. I've not come across either of those two teams in my international career - which is unusual given how many matches we play. They are two newcomers on my CV but we respect them and it will be a question of doing plenty of research now.

"I've been to Lens before with the Swedish Olympic team in the late 1980s. It was a great atmosphere and it is interesting we'll play at Marseille and St Etienne as well. Three quite iconic places. Now it's a question of making certain we produce on the field."

'Why not have a tough one close to home?'

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England manager Roy Hodgson, speaking to BBC Sport: "I feel good about it. There was always  a very good chance we would meet one of the home nations. 

"We are very pleased Wales have done so well, and whichever of the teams we got in that pot it would be tough. Why not have a tough one close to home?

"We know all the Wales players - almost all of them play in England. But what we know most of all is the team is very organised, they have a strong spirit and a good spine. In Aaron Ramsey, Ashley Williams and Gareth Bale, they have three really top class players. We have a lot of respect for Wales. 

"When it comes to draws though you are just happy you're name is in the hat because it is such a lottery. You just take what you get."

John Hartson

Former Wales striker on Final Score

"We did well against them in the rugby, let’s hope we can do it in football as well!"

'We look forward to it'

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Chris Coleman

"Well, we’ve got them, it will be a great game, it is two good teams and to win 10 games in the campaign is a fantastic return. England are one of the best teams, and we looked at it and would have wanted to avoid it, but we look forward to it.

"Roy knows this with his experience, but when you get to a tournament it’s about the 90 minutes on the day and you have to get it right. It does not matter who you play. Slovakia had some great results, and Russia are Russia. You just have to prepare yourselves in the same way.

"I was so honoured and proud to be here, representing Wales was a fantastic feeling. I am very excited, we're in a group with some hot competition. But that is why we are here, we deserve to be here and I think the tournament will be a fantastic one."