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      Archive: 2/23/2014

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        2/23/2014, Adar 23, 5774

      Israel Draws Wales, Belgium in UEFA Euro 2016 Soccer

      Israel was placed in Group B, with traditional powers Wales and Belgium, Sunday, as the Union of European Football Associations held its drawing for the 2016 European Nations Cup in France. Also competing in the group are Andorra, Cyprus and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Defending champions Spain are in Group C with Ukraine, Slovakia, Belarus, Macedonia and Luxembourg.

      Play begins this fall. The top two teams of the nine groups will qualify for the championship round along with the best third place team. A playoff will fill the remaining five slots.