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Euro 2016 Seeding

Home Nations find out their fate.A chance to take on old foes and pit their wits against new teams is on offer after the draw was made for the EMF Euro 2016 in Hungary this afternoon.Paul Darke and Paolo Vernazza’s England were drawn in Group F, along with Croatia. Scotland were the third seed in Group H. Wales, who are already vowing to be stronger this time around will also face a stiff test of that pledge and must beat the always dangerous Czech Republic side, as well as Bulgaria and…

When the whistle blows for half-time in Germany’s Euro 2016 encounter with Slovakia, supporters of Die Mannschaft’s last-16 opponents will most likely tuck into a delicious bag of…sunflower seeds. As’s Slovakian correspondent Rastisslav Hribik explains, “The most popular food is sunflower seeds, especially in Dunajska Streda, Trnava and Kosice.” Though it is probably hard for most English football fans to fathom, sunflower seeds are a hugely a popular snack of choice on the…

from The Times

Kyle Lafferty maintains momentum for Northern Ireland

Greece 0 Northern Ireland 2 Northern Ireland have taken an astounding grip on group F after starting a qualifying campaign with three wins for the first time. The expansion to 24 teams for Euro 2016 gave them a helping hand in their quest for a first appearance at the finals, but they look as though they barely need it after recording victories away to Hungary and Greece, the top two seeds in a group for which they were seeded only fifth.

from the Guardian

England’s Roy Hodgson delighted to be among top seeds for Euro 2016 draw

England manager Roy Hodgson has said he is glad not to play Spain, Germany and France in the group stage but Chris Coleman is baffled by Wales being among the tournament’s bottom seeds

England host Estonia tonight knowing victory in their European Qualifier will guarantee them a spot as top seeds at Euro 2016. Live at the woody on the Big Screen! Great way to start the weekend.. ‪#‎thewoodmaninn‬ ‪#‎forestofdean‬ ‪#‎football‬ ‪#‎europeanqualifier‬