Euro 2012 seeding

England avoid Germans in Euro draw

November 16, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
England will avoid old rivals Germany in the group stages of Euro 2012 after UEFA confirmed the seedings for next summer's tournament.

England are in the second pot alongside Euro 2008 runners-up Germany, 2006 world champions Italy and Russia, meaning Fabio Capello's men will avoid those teams until the knockout stages.

The Three Lions could be drawn in the same group as Republic of Ireland, who booked their place in their first major championship in a decade on Tuesday.
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