* All dates and times in UK time (BST)13th June
Republic of Ireland v Sweden Group E: 5pm BBC1
Belgium v Italy Group E: 8pm BBC1 17th June
Italy v Sweden Group E: kick-off 2pm ITV18th June
Belgium v Republic of Ireland Group E: kick-off 2pm ITV22nd June
Italy v Republic of Ireland Group E: 8pm ITV
Sweden v Belgium Group E: 8pm ITV4
Every tournament needs a "Group of Death" and it is the misfortune of Belgium, Italy, Sweden and the Republic of Ireland to be drawn in the Euro 2016 version. It means that at least one of three players – Eden Hazard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gianluigi Buffon – will not feature in the knock-out stages.
Martin O'Neill's Irish team will have their work cut out to progress, but they will at least have Roy Keane on their side in what could be a fight to the death.
Belgium: Odds 10-1
Belgium are the best team in Europe and second in the world, according to Fifa, but they find themselves at longer odds than England to win Euro 2016 thanks to the competitiveness of Group E. A trip to the bookies may be in order though as Marc Wilmots has a squad that is bursting with talent, even without the injured Vincent Kompany.
It is likely that if they get out of the group they will be installed as tournament favourites. Belgium got to the last eight at the 2014 World Cup but many thought they underachieved by not going further. Two years later a squad featuring the likes of Thibaut Courtois, Toby Alderweireld, Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku will surely expect to make the last four.
"They should finish first [in the group]. But they can't afford any more injuries," says ESPN.
Italy: Odds 18-1
Chelsea fans will be eager to see how their new manager Antonio Conte fares in France. But they are unlikely to see anything they haven't seen before. The Guardian calls Conte a "modern tinkerman" and says Italy will focus on their traditional strength – defence.
They are no strangers to an early exit at major tournaments, notes ESPN. "They were the runners-up in 2012, but are not the force they once were, as two calamitous group stage exits from the last two World Cups prove. Italy scored only 16 goals in 10 games in qualifying and were obliterated by Germany in March."
Getting out of the group and into the last eight would be "quite an achievement", says Eurosport, especially after the loss of midfielders Claudio Marchisio and Marco Verratti before the tournament.
They might have Zlatan Ibrahimovic but Sweden's odds reflect the fact that they do not have much else. While their stringy striker preens, the rest of the squad must rely on hard work and team spirit.
Coach Erik Hamren "retains the public's sympathy because they recognise his resources of quality are not what they once were," says the Daily Telegraph. "Nine battlers and an ageing genius is hardly innovative or sustainable but it did put Sweden through the play-offs."
Sweden's Under-21 side won the age group tournament last season, but this is a big step up for the graduates of that side. "Ibrahimovic is so vital to the side's success that it will literally come down to how well he performs as to whether they qualify from Group E or not," says website Britwatch Sports.
Republic of Ireland: Odds 150-1
The dark horses of the group, primarily because they lack a superstar or two, Martin O'Neill's side will be well-drilled and hard to beat, and could spring a surprise.
Euro 2012 was a disaster for the Irish and assistant boss Roy Keane in particular will want to avoid the impression the Irish are only in France for another "sing song", after his angry rant four years ago.
He may well get his wish. "There will be no harder-working side than Martin O'Neill's during this tournament but they have a sprinkling of genuine quality too and certainly do not lack experience," says Eurosport. "Qualification for the last 16 will be difficult in a tight Group E but they have the capacity to pull off the one big result that could see them through."
The key players:
If the E in Group E is for ego then there is no doubt that Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic would top the table. He has little competition from within his own squad, or that of Ireland, although Wes Hoolahan could make an impression.
Italy are also short of stars, with Napoli hero Lorenzo Insigne probably the biggest draw among the outfield players. The daddy of the squad, though, remains 38-year-old Gianluigi Buffon.
Belgium bring the glamour to Group E however. Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne will be battling for top billing in the side, but if he brings his scoring boots Romelu Lukaku could do his reputation a power of good, and that could leave Everton tempted to cash in on their star striker.