The draw for the 2015/16 qualifying round is made at 09.00CET on 3 December involving 52 of the 53 nations aiming to join hosts Azerbaijan in the 16-team finals.
A total of 15 nations will join hosts Azerbaijan in the second final tournament since the return to 16 teams for Bulgaria next May. But before that the entrants compete next autumn for 31 elite round places. Top seeds Germany have been given a bye to the elite round while the remaining entrants will be in one of two pots of 26 teams each according to their coefficient.
A total of 13 groups will be formed, each containing two teams from each of the seeding pots, with the hosts appointed after the draw. The top two in each group along with the five third-placed teams with the best record against the leading pair will join Germany in the elite round in spring 2016.
Pot A: England, Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, France, Serbia, Russia*, Switzerland, Italy, Spain*, Czech Republic, Scotland, Georgia, Sweden, Hungary, Ukraine*, Belgium, Iceland, Austria, Turkey, Croatia, Denmark, Republic of Ireland, Norway, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Pot B: Greece, Bulgaria, Israel, Slovakia, Albania, Slovenia, Northern Ireland, Romania, Latvia, FYR Macedonia, Estonia, Finland, Wales, Lithuania, Armenia, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Moldova, Montenegro, Kazakhstan, Malta, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Gibraltar.