Euro 2016 Draw: Group E is easy for England
Sky Sports News' chief football reporter Nick Collins was in Nice for the Euro 2016 draw and says the outcome was perfect for England...
Last Updated: 25/02/14 9:44am
Lithuania is an unknown factor, but even here Roy Hodgson has experience of playing a match in the country - with Fulham.
With the top two guaranteed to qualify automatically, for England it should be a case of "France here we come!"
Group D is the most interesting, and possibly the most demanding.
What a prospect we have: Scotland playing the Republic of Ireland for a place at Euro 2016. It could happen, remember finishing third (behind likely winners Germany) would mean a play-off at the very least.
Add Poland, Georgia and newcomers Gibraltar to the mix, and it really is a fascinating group. The Scots and Irish fans will love their trip to Faro to face Gibraltar.
In Group B, Wales must try and target finishing above Israel in third place. Belgium and Bosnia will be favourites to take the two automatic qualifying spots. It's vital Chris Coleman's side take maximum points from Cyprus and Andorra to give themselves a shot at the play-offs.
Finally in Group F is Northern Ireland. They are seeded fifth out of the six teams, but this looks an evenly contested group.
Greece are the top seeds while Hungary, Finland and Romania look well-matched and Northern Ireland should be capable of picking up regular points - 14 is Michael O'Neill's target. He reckons that could be good enough for third place.
Don't miss the Footballers' Football Show England special on Sky Sports 1 from 8pm on Monday when host Dave Jones is joined by England manager Roy Hodgson, assistant Gary Neville and former manager Glenn Hoddle for a special discussion on all the big topics ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.