Here is everything you need to know about the Euro 2016 qualifiers … well, everything, that is, apart from who will be in Wales’ group
Spain (holders), Germany, Netherlands, Italy, England, Portugal, Greece, Russia, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Ukraine, Croatia, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Republic of Ireland
Serbia, Turkey, Slovenia, Israel, Norway, Slovakia, Romania, Austria, Poland
Montenegro, Armenia, Scotland, Finland, Latvia, Wales, Bulgaria, Estonia, Belarus
Iceland, Northern Ireland, Albania, Lithuania, Moldova, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Cyprus
Luxembourg, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Faroe Islands, Malta, Andorra, San Marino, Gibraltar
The tournament will see Uefa’s new “week of football” with games being played from Thursday through to Tuesday.
On weeks where Wales play two matches, the games will be on Thursday and Sunday, Friday and Monday or Saturday and Tuesday.
Matchday 1: 7–9 September 2014
Matchday 2: 9–11 October 2014
Matchday 3: 12–14 October 2014
Matchday 4: 14–16 November 2014
Matchday 5: 27–29 March 2015
Matchday 6: 12–14 June 2015
Matchday 7: 3–5 September 2015
Matchday 8: 6–8 September 2015
Matchday 9: 8–10 October 2015
Matchday 10: 11–13 October 2015
On Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday, kick off will be at 7.45pm and on Saturday and Sunday kick off will be at 5.00pm and 7.45pm.
There will be eight groups of six teams and one gropup of five. If Wales come out in the five team group, we won’t be facing England, Germany, Italy, Spain or The Netherlands who have to be in a six team group for television rights reasons.
France will be added to the five team group, with Les Bleus playing friendly matches against the five countries in the group!
For political reasons, Azerbaijan and Armenia will be kept apart as will Spain and Gibraltar, but Russia and Georgia will be able to play in the same group this time around having been kept apart for Euro 2012.
Of all the countries Wales could face in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, England are the most familiar foes. Both countries have faced each other 101 times – the most recent being during Euro 2012.
Wales have faced Scotland more than any other country, but Gordon Strachan’s side are in the same pot as Wales this time!
Wales have never faced Lithuania, Andorra, Kazakhstan nor Gibraltar.
On this day in 2003, Wales lost 1-0 to Russia in front of 73,000 fans at the Millenium Stadium.