The full list of participants Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine became known as well as the composition of drawing baskets for the tournament, the ceremony will take place in Kyiv on December 2 and will begin at 19.00 on Kiev time.
Composition of baskets is following:
Basket 1: Poland (23 806 - the number of points in the team rankings for UEFA national teams, 28 - team’s UEFA rank), Ukraine (28 029, 15), Spain (43 116, 1), Netherlands (40 860, 2).
Basket 2: Germany (40 446, 3), Italy (34 357, 4), Britain (33 563, 5), Russia (33 212, 6).
Basket 3: Croatia (33 003, 7), Greece (32 455, 8), Portugal (31 717, 9), Sweden (31 675, 10).
Basket 4: Denmark (31 205, 11), France (30 508, 12), Czech Republic (29 602, 13), Ireland (28 576, 14).
One team from each basket will fall into each of four groups - A, B, C and D. Under the rules of UEFA, Poland and Ukraine, as the tournament hosts, and Spain, as the current European champion, will automatically fall into the first basket. In addition, Poland pre-sent to in Group A at position A1 (positions are needed to determine the schedule of matches), and Ukraine - in group D at position D1.
The procedure for the draw starts with the first basket. The draw will allocate Spain and Holland in groups B and C, in which they respectively occupy positions of B1 and C1.
Next draw for national teams from the fourth basket. The first team goes to group A, then the lottery will determine its position (A2, A3 or A4).
The second team gets selected in Group B (at position B2, B3 or B4), the third - in group C (at position C2, C3 or C4), the fourth - a group D (the position of D2, D3 or D4). The same way will be selected national teams of the third basket, and then from the second.
European Championship will be held from June 8 to July 1, 2012 in eight cities - four Polish (Warsaw, Wroclaw, Gdansk, Poznan) and four Ukrainian (Kiev, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Lviv).
The draw ceremony of the final stage of Euro 2012 will be held on December 2 in Kiev Ukraine Palace and will be shown on big screens in Kiev and Warsaw.