Euro 2016: Which Sunderland and Newcastle players are heading to France next year?

Netherlands' Georginio Wijnaldum, right, and Netherlands' Jeremain Lens, left, reacts after the Euro 2016 qualifying match between the Netherlands and the Czech Republic
Netherlands' Georginio Wijnaldum, right, and Netherlands' Jeremain Lens, left, reacts after the Euro 2016 qualifying match between the Netherlands and the Czech Republic
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The make-up of Euro 2016 is taking shape after the final round of qualifying matches.

But which Sunderland and Newcastle players will be heading to the tournament in France and who will be kicking their heels back home?

Ola Toivonen in action for Sunderland

Ola Toivonen in action for Sunderland

A total of 24 nations will be contesting the championships, with 19 teams already guaranteed their place after qualifying automatically.

Host nation France are also assured their spot, with four play-off ties to be played in November.

We take a look at the North East winners and losers from the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign:

Romania: Costel Pantilimon (Sunderland)

Sebastian Larsson.

Sebastian Larsson.

Romania finished runners-up in Group F, a point behind Northern Ireland who topped the group.

It means Sunderland’s number one stopper Pantilimon is set to be spending his summer in France next year having been part of the squad.

Romania finished their campaign with a 3-0 win away to the Faroe Islands, Pantilimon an unused sub.

France: Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle)

As host nation, France were automatically guaranteed a spot and it means they haven’t played a competitive match since the World Cup quarter final defeat to Germany in 2014.

They have won the competition twice, in 1984 and 2000 and Toon midfielder Sissoko is set to be part of their summer squad.

Sweden: Sebastian Larsson and Ola Toivonen (Sunderland)

Sweden face the lottery of the play-offs to secure their place, which leaves Larsson and Toivonen facing an anxious wait until the next round of international matches.

They ended their qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win over Moldova, with Larsson starting the game and Toivonen coming off the bench in the second half.

The result saw them finish third in Group G, a mammoth 10 points behind leaders Austria.

Republic of Ireland: John O’Shea (Sunderland) Rob Elliot (Newcastle)

Once again the Republic of Ireland face the play-offs in order to secure their place at the Euro 2016 table.

Martin O’Neill’s side finished third in Group D, beaten to automatic qualification by World Champions Germany and Poland.

They will be without Sunderland’s O’Shea though for the play-off match after his red card in their final group game against Poland.

Toon keeper Elliot, now set for a run in the Newcastle side following Tim Krul’s season-ending knee injury, was on the bench.

Both would expect to be in the squad if they do qualify for Euro 2016.

Holland: Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) Georginio Wijnaldum, Tim Krul, Vurnon Anita, Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle)

One of the biggest shocks of qualifying was the failure of the Netherlands to qualify.

It means a strong North East contingent now have a free summer next year, with Toon keeper Tim Krul facing a double whammy after he picked up a season-ending knee injury while away with Holland this week.

Holland finished fourth in Group A with just 13 points from 10 games, five points behind third-placed Turkey and way behind group winners Czech Republic (22) and Iceland (20).

Five defeats proved too much for them to come back from.

Serbia: Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle)

Newcastle’s hot-headed striker Mitrovic will also not be among the players hoping to shine in France next summer.

Serbia endured a miserable campaign, finishing fourth, eight points behind Denmark who secured the play-off spot.

Mitrovic played in their final group game, a 2-1 home defeat to table toppers Portugal. A season to forget for the Serbian striker, so far.

Northern Ireland: Shane Ferguson (Newcastle)

One of the biggest success stories was Northern Ireland’s fairy tale qualification campaign.

They topped Group F with 21 points thanks to six wins out of 10 qualifiers, pipping Romania to top spot.

It will be their first Euros, having made it through to their first major tournament in 30 years, topping a group that included Euro 2004 champions Greece.

Ex-Newcastle, Dundee United and Hibernian midfielder Michael O’Neill is their manager.

Left-footed Ferguson, currently on loan at Millwall, came on as a sub in their final match.

Scotland: Steven Fletcher (Sunderland)

While it was a campaign to forget for Gordan Strachan’s Scotland, Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher enjoyed a memorable run in front of goal.

Fletcher scored a hat-trick in their final group game, the 6-0 win over Gibraltar, Fletcher’s second hat-trick of the qualifying campaign.

Sunderland fans will be hoping he can show the same deadly touch in front of goal when he returns to Wearside.

The Scots finished fourth in Group D, three points behind the Republic of Ireland and seven behind leaders Germany.

Who has qualified?

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

Who is in the play-offs?

Bosnia (Group B)

Ukraine (Group C)

Republic of Ireland (Group D)

Slovenia (Group E)

Hungary (Group F)

Sweden (Group G)

Norway (Group H)

Denmark (Group I)

* The draw for the play-offs will take place on 18 October.

Turkey finished third in their group but have already qualified as the best third-placed team.