UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying

Qualifying for UEFA Euro 1996 took place throughout 1994 and 1995. Forty-seven teams were divided into eight groups, with each team playing the others in their group both home and away. The winners of each group and the six best runners-up qualified automatically, while the two worst runners-up were involved in a play-off at a neutral venue. England qualified automatically as hosts of the event.

UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying
Tournament details
Dates20 April 1994 – 13 December 1995
Teams47
Tournament statistics
Matches played231
Goals scored680 (2.94 per match)
Top scorer(s) Davor Šuker (12 goals)
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This was the first European Championship qualifying phase in which three points were awarded for each win, as opposed to the two points that had been awarded previously.