England have been drawn against France, Sweden and co-hosts Ukraine in Group D for their return to the European Championship next summer.
Republic of Ireland face a far tougher task in Group C with matches against world and European champions Spain, Italy and Croatia.
In Group A, co-hosts Poland play Greece in the opening game, and also come up against Russia and the Czech Republic.
Meanwhile in Group B, Netherlands take on Denmark, Germany and Portugal.
The Euro 2012 tournament will begin on 8 June in Warsaw (Poland) with the final being played on 1 July in Kiev (Ukraine).
UEFA EURO 2012 CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS GROUPS
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Tournament in Poland and Ukraine, 8 June-1 July
Republic of Ireland