GROUP F: Spain, Sweden, Norway, Romania, Faroe Islands, Malta
GROUP I: Belgium, Russia, Scotland, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, San Marino
There were many, as commenced by UEFA. a number of these relate to winter venues and excessive travel, that saw Baltic State moved to cluster G from cluster F due to winter conditions, with Malta exchange them.
Only 2 host nations will be in anybody cluster to permit all twelve an opportunity of qualifying mechanically — that helped Republic of eire avoid cluster C, however doomed European nation to game against Holland and FRG instead.
There were additionally 3 prohibited team clashes, that failed to come back to light: