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Summary

  1. Ramsey from close range after keeper parries
  2. Bale shot on turn - 7th qualifying goal
  3. FT: Netherlands 2-3 Czech Republic
  4. Dutch fail to qualify for Euros
  5. Turkey and Croatia reach Euros

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By Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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Au revoir!

These Welsh lads are going...

Wales
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So are these English fellas...

England
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And this Northern Irish bloke...

Northern Ireland
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Heard the one about the Englishmen, the Welshmen and the Irishmen? They are all going to be taking part in the same international tournament next summer. No joke... Au revoir!

Can Wales win the Euros?

Wales 2-0 Andorra

Robbie Savage

BBC Radio 5 live at the Cardiff City Stadium

"Going into a European Championship is unknown territory for Wales, but if they get a good draw, why can’t they do well? Germany were beaten by the Republic of Ireland, Spain are not the Spain of old. 

"This Wales team will go there with confidence. I believe defensively they are very good, and with Joe Allen, Aaron Ramsey, and a superstar like Gareth Bale in the side, you’ll have a chance in any game you play in."

Wales 2-0 Andorra

John Hartson

BBC Radio 5 live at the Cardiff City Stadium

"I think we're going in to the finals as the unknown - and that could help us. No-one gave us a chance to finish second, no-one thought we would take four points from Belgium.

"We'll just go in, we're very humble, we know what our strengths are. We will cause problems with the players - and the pace of Gareth Bale - that we have. And the fact we are pretty much an unknown will help us next summer."

Player reaction

Wales 2-0 Andorra

Wales skipper Ashley Williams hails the leadership of manager Chris Coleman as the pair celebrate reaching the Euro 2016 finals.

"He simplifies everything for us," says the Swansea defender. "Every time we step onto field we are right up for it. We always try to perform for him, we are disappointed for him when we lose."

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@J_Jurejko @BBCSport How can Turkey be best 3rd place for auto qual when on 18pts? Norway and Ukraine have 19pts so surely between them?

Excellent question - arguably without a simple answer. But of the nine qualifying groups, eight comprised six teams and one only five.

So when the points are tallied up for the teams in third, all of the nations in a group with six teams have the points taken away from them that they picked up against the side that finished bottom.

Capiche? 

And who has made the play-offs?

Eight teams face a nervy two-legged decider to see if they can nab 

one of the four spots available through the play-offs:

Republic of Ireland, Bosnia, Ukraine, Slovenia, Hungary, Sweden, Norway, Denmark.

The draw for the two-legged play-offs will be held on Sunday, with the matches taking place next month.

Who has qualified?

So to recap then: 

Here are the 19 teams who have secured automatic qualification and will be joining hosts France at next summer's Euro 2016: 

Czech Republic, Iceland, Turkey, Belgium, Wales, Spain, Slovakia, Germany, Poland, England, Switzerland, Northern Ireland, Romania, Austria, Russia, Italy, Croatia, Portugal, Albania. 

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So that's the Euro 2016 group stage done and dusted. England, Wales and Northern Ireland are there, the Netherlands are staying at home, and the Republic of Ireland are still in limber over their summer plans. Let's have a recap...

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Leanne Wood, leader of Plaid Cymru, is straight onto Twitter to offer her congratulations to the Welsh football team...

Llongyfarchiadau #Cymru. Huge congratulations to team #Wales. You have done us all proud. #ymlaen @FAWales #TogetherStronger @Plaid_Cymru

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Flashbulbs lights illuminate the Cardiff City Stadium as a horde of press photographers snap away at the jubilant Welsh players. Chris Coleman and his army of coaching staff pose for their own pictures a few yards away. Cameras are clicking from the press gang on the touchline, the elated Welsh fans in the stands and the ecstatic players who have taken their phones onto the pitch. Everyone is desperate to capture this moment of history. 

Wales players celebrate qualifying for Euro 2016
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FULL-TIME

Wales 2-0 Andorra

The entire squad link hands, sprint towards one of the ends behind the goal, diving Jurgen Klinsmann-style across the turf. Joe Ledley (who else?) leads the dancing, busting the robotic moves out. Sure that one will be coming out later in the middle of Cardiff's premier nightclub...

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If you want a closer look at the tshirts that the players are wearing, here you go. #TogetherStronger
If you want a closer look at the tshirts that the players are wearing, here you go. #TogetherStronger

If you want a closer look at the tshirts that the players are wearing, here you go. #TogetherStronger

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Not sure how they celebrated in 1958, but this generation of Wales players are doing it in style. Bouncing up on the podium, spraying pricey champagne over each other, dancing to trance music. Great scenes!

Wales celebrate
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The loudest cheers are reserved for star man Gareth Bale, skipper Ashley Williams and, the last man out of the tunnel, Chris Coleman. Coleman is beaming like a dad who has just seen his new-born baby for the first time as bounds out to the podium in the middle of the pitch.

Gareth Bales and the Wales team celebrate
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Wales 2-0 Andorra

Each of the Wales players who have contributed to this glorious Euro 2016 campaign are being introduced to the Cardiff crowd. One-by-one they jog out, wearing 'Together Stronger' T-shirts, Welsh flags draped over their shoulders. I'm waiting for Joe Ledley to come out dancing...

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Wales 2-0 Andorra

The full-time whistle has gone, but no-one is leaving the Cardiff City Stadium to secure an early exit from the car park or dash for the last train. The Wales supporters have been promised a party, and have been teased about some mystery post-match celebrations.

Ooh exciting times! Is Tom Jones going to turn up? Don't want to ruin anything but I did spot him outside our Salford office about five hours ago...

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We're there together. #EURO2016 #TogetherStronger

We're there together. #EURO2016 #TogetherStronger

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All over! The Cardiff City Stadium erupts as referee Kevin Blom blows time just before the end of the allotted two minutes. Poor Andorra keeper Ferran Pol pulls his hamstring as he goes to take a goal-kick - Dutchman Blom sympathetically peeps his whistle. Maybe the ref wants to find out how his national team have got on. It's not good news Kev...

Gareth Bale celebrates
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INJURY TIME

Wales 2-0 Andorra

Two minutes of injury-time. Two minutes until Cardiff is going to party like it is 1958...

Wales 2-0 Andorra

Wales win another corner - their 13th of the match - as the camera pans onto a dad and lad who are wearing French-themed fancy dress. The corner is cleared by Andorra. No-one cares. The 30,00-plus Welsh fans bust the Cardiff City Stadium's decibel meter with another ear-splitting chorus of the Welsh national anthem.

The Netherlands fail to qualify

Netherlands 2-3 Czech Republic

It is all over - we won't be seeing theNetherlands at Euro 2016. 

Defeat at home to Czech Republic has sealed it, although even if they'd won Turkey's 1-0 victory over Iceland would have made it impossible for them to climb above fourth in Group A. 

That win means Fatih Terim's side go to France automatically, as the best third-placed team.

A summer without all that orange...

Netherlands fail to qualify
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Croatia reach Euros

Croatia defeated Malta 1-0 and Italy came from behind to defeat Norway 2-1. The upshot of this is that Croatia claimed second place in Group H and can look forward to next summer. 

Croatia celebrate
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Wales 2-0 Andorra

Hang on Robbie....it's not over yet! Time for one or two more goals...

Wales 2-0 Andorra

Robbie Savage

BBC Radio 5 live at the Cardiff City Stadium

"It's fitting that Gareth Bale has got the last goal of the campaign. Seven out of Wales's 11 goals, three assists... 

"What a wonderful campaign for him."

Gareth Bale celebrates
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GOAL - Wales 2-0 Andorra

Gareth Bale

I'll stop moaning now...

Gareth Bale makes sure that Wales will finish a victorious campaign with a win (as if it was in any doubt anyway). The Real Madrid forward scuffs in a left-foot shot when Ben Davies' low cross fall at his feet inside the Andorra area.

A scrappy finish in a scrappy win. Does any one in Cardiff care? Not a jolt!

Gareth Bale scores
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Gareth Bale celebrates
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Wales 1-0 Andorra

I know they have qualified and I don't want to be a misery...but Wales have been so wasteful. Two more golden chances go begging, Aaron Ramsey heading over a pair of great crosses in a matter of seconds. You'll have to take them opportunities in France next summer...

Turkey score

All over for the Netherlands surely? Turkey now lead 1-0 against Iceland - thanks to a free-kick from Selcuk Inan - and will finish third, claiming a qualification place as the highest ranked third placed finisher as it stands.

Wales 1-0 Andorra

Young Wales forward Tom Lawrence has been a livewire since he came on at the break, neatly linking up with his team-mates and not being afraid of running at the Andorra defence. He fancies his chances from distance, only for Ferran Pol to gather.

Tom Lawrence in action for Wales
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Drama in Group H

Italy have recovered from 1-0 down to lead 2-1 against Norway. This means that Croatia - leading 1-0 against Malta - are on course to claim second place in that group.

Italy celebrate
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Wales 1-0 Andorra

Sam Vokes has probably had more chances tonight than he has all season. Still the Wales striker cannot convert, prodding into the hands of Andorra keeper Ferran Pol when Ashley Williams' header from Aaron Ramsey's curling free-kick can only be parried.

Sam Vokes
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Wales 1-0 Andorra

John Hartson isn't happy about the amount of chances that Wales have created. Well, here's one. Admittedly it is a set-piece opportunity after Jonny Williams is hacked down right on the edge of the Andorra box. Gareth Bale stands over the ball...but cannot stick enough dip on his effort.

Gareth Bale
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Netherlands 2-3 Czech Republic

Robin van Persie (83 mins)

Is the comeback really on? 

Robin van Persie stabs one home but the Dutch need to win - and for Iceland to beat Turkey - if they are to finish in third and earn a play-off place. 

And moments later van Persie is booked for a dive in the box when a penalty looked likelier...

It's Van Persie's 50th international goal but as it stands the Dutch are out whatever happens - Turkey and Iceland are drawing.

Robin van Persie
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Always picking out the positives.... 

When you consider the Dutch situation England can feel quite proud after a very poor performance in Brazil

Phil on business in Cologne

Wales 1-0 Andorra

John Hartson

BBC Radio 5 live at the Cardiff City Stadium

"Given how early Wales scored their goal in the second half I was expecting us to really go up another gear and create a lot more chances afterwards, but we haven't.

"I was certainly expecting a lot more goals."

Second spot for Wales?

It is now Belgium 2-0 Israel - Kevin De Bruyne on the scoresheet. The top and bottom of that is that Wales are now looking certain to finish second in their group.

Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne
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Wales 1-0 Andorra

Wales go close again as Sam Vokes shoots over the bar after being picked out by Chris Gunter. Andorra need a map and compass to navigate their way into Welsh territory.

Wales striker Sam Vokes
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Wales 1-0 Andorra

Ah, here's a heart-warming moment. Andorra's 39-year-old skipper Oscar Sonejee is hooked as his international career is brought to an end after 105 games. Sonejee hugs a few of his defensive colleagues, then the ref and entire Andorran bench. He's probably glad to retire from national service because he's sick of losing...

Andorra captain Oscar Sonejee
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Wales 1-0 Andorra

Not happening tonight for Gareth Bale. The Real Madrid man looks a little rusty, perhaps still feeling the effects of that recent spell out through injury. He picks the ball up from deep, cuts through a host of blue shirts to play a one-two with Sam Vokes, but can't beat the Andorran keeper.

Gareth Bale
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