With the automatic qualification places to be settled over the next week, here is your group-by-group guide to the battle for berths at next summerâ€™s tournament Who qualifies? Along with the hosts, France, the nine group winners and nine runners-up, along with the third-placed side with the bestâ
Shane Long should start for Ireland, Jonas Hector impressed on the left for Germany and Michael Oâ€™Neill needs to find a replacement for Kyle Lafferty Well, thatâ€™s finally over then. For those experiencing post-goal record withdrawal symptoms there is at least the consolation that Wayne Rooney ca
Austria Viennaâ€™s mascot â€“ a purple-cloaked lion called Super Leo â€“ has been ruled out of action for the rest of the season after he collapsed in a drunken stupor last weekend.