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Draw for 2004 European championship qualifying groups

© Reuters 2002

PORTO, Portugal, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Draw for the qualifying round of the 2004 European soccer championship:

Group one
1. France
2. Slovenia
3. Israel
4. Cyprus
5. Malta

Group two
1. Romania
2. Denmark
3. Norway
4. Bosnia
5. Luxembourg

Group three
1. Czech Republic
2. Netherlands
3. Austria
4. Belarus
5. Moldova

Group four
1. Sweden
2. Poland
3. Hungary
4. Latvia
5. San Marino

Group five
1. Germany
2. Scotland
3. Iceland
4. Lithuania
5. Faroe Islands

Group six
1. Spain
2. Ukraine
3. Greece
4. Northern Ireland
5. Armenia

Group seven
1. Turkey
2. England
3. Slovakia
4. Macedonia
5. Liechtenstein

Group eight
1. Belgium
2. Croatia
3. Bulgaria
4. Estonia
5. Andorra

Group nine
1. Italy
2. Yugoslavia
3. Finland
4. Wales
5. Azerbaijan

Group ten
1. Ireland
2. Russia
3. Switzerland
4. Georgia
5. Albania

NOTE: The 10 group winners qualify for the finals. The ten group runners-up will take part in play-offs on a home-and-away basis in November 2003.

The qualifying tournament runs from September 2002 to October 2003. The finals take place between 12 June and 4 July 2004.

Portugal qualify automatically as hosts.

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