The Republic of Ireland have been given a tough draw in the qualifying groups for the 2016 European Championships to be played in France.
Placed in Pot 2 in this morning’s draw in the Palais des Congres Acropolis in Nice, Martin O’Neill’s side were drawn in Group D along with Germany, Scotland, Poland, Georgia and first-timers Gibraltar.
Northern Ireland are in Group F along with Greece, Faroe Islands, Finland, Romania, Hungary.
England are in Group E and will play San Marino, Luthuania, Estonia, Slovenia, Switzerland.
The full draw is:
Group A: Holland, Kazahstan, Iceland, Latvia, Turkey, Cech Republic.
Group B: Bosnia-Hz, Andorra, Cyprus, Wales, Israel, Belgium.
Group C: Spain, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Belarus, Slovakia, Ukraine,
Group D: Germany, Gibraltar, Georgia, Scotland, Poland, Republic of Ireland.
Group E: England, San Marino, Luthuania, Estonia, Slovenia, Switzerland.
Group F: Greece, Faroe Islands, Northern Ireland, Finland, Romania, Hungary.
Group G: Russia, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Montenegro, Austria, Sweden.
Group H: Italy, Malta, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Norway, Croatia.
Group I: Portugal, Albania, Armenia, Serbia, Denmark.