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Euro 2016 draw pits rivals England and Wales, Germany and Poland


Gareth Bale, Wales

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The path to European glory this summer in France is set, and the hosts received a dream draw on Saturday.

In what will surely be met with cries of “Fix! Fix!” given the climate around international soccer, France drew Romania, Albania and Switzerland in what should be a relatively simple route to the knockout rounds (although to be fair, more than half the teams go through, anyway).

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England has a very tough draw, with a geographic match-up with Wales to go with Russia and Slovakia, but most groups look tricky to navigate outside of Group F, where Portugal, Iceland, Austria and Hungary will go head-to-head-to-head-to-head.

The firepower in Group E is close to Group of Death material, with Belgium, Italy, Sweden and Ireland.

Group C features a spicy Poland-Germany matchup.

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Here’s the full draw:

Euro draw

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