UEFA: Euro 2012 draw held in Kyiv
The draw for the 2012 UEFA European Championship, to be held in Poland and Ukraine from 8th June – 1st July next year, has been made in the Ukrainian capital city of Kyiv this evening. Sixteen nations will contest this competition for the last time before the next tournament, to be held in France in 2016, will see an increase in the number of finals entrants to 24.
A glowing tribute to former Wales national team coach Gary Speed was made before the draw and then a host of former European Championship winners, such as Horst Hrubesch, Marco Van Basten, Marco Van Basten and Zinedine Zidane, helped to perform the draw in front of a packed audience in the hall.
Here is the UEFA 2012 European Championship draw in full.
GROUP A: Poland, Greece, Russia, Czech Republic
GROUP B: Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Portugal
GROUP C: Spain, Italy, Republic Of Ireland, Croatia
GROUP D: Ukraine, Sweden, France, England