Qualifying Group StageEdit
- Main article: Euro 2016 Qualifying Group Stage
The 36 lowest ranked UEFA associations enter at this round. They are drawn in 7 groups, one group of 6 nations and 6 groups of 5 nations. The top two from each group progressed to the last 32.
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D||Group E||Group F||Group G|
| Republic of Ireland|
| Slovenia|| Macedonia|
- Main article: Euro 2016 Group Stage
The 14 qualifiers from the Qualifying Group Stage were joined by the 18 top ranked European nations in the Group Stage. They were split into 8 groups of 4, playing each other twice. The top two from each group qualified for the Playoffs.