France will be included in next month’s draw for the 2016 European Championships, despite being hosts.
Tournament organisers UEFA have confirmed that 54 members nations, including newly inducted Gibraltar, will be drawn into eight groups of six teams and one group of five.
Then, in a change to regulation, tournament hosts France will be added to the group of five and will play those teams home and away in friendlies over the course of qualifying. Results in these friendlies will have no bearing on that group’s outcome.
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