Fabio Capello discovered on Friday that France, Sweden and co-hosts Ukraine will be England's opponents in Group D.
Senior FA staff held a meeting immediately afterwards to thrash out the details, which will include resolving a travel issue given that Capello, like Holland and Germany, is happy to travel to the Ukraine from a base in Poland.
Acutely aware that his star men may be tired after an arduous season, Capello has vowed to learn a few lessons from the debacle that unfolded in South Africa last year.
That is likely to mean a reduction in preparation time ahead of the opening game against France on June 11.
However, Club England managing director Adrian Bevington confirmed on Saturday that England will play two friendlies at the end of the domestic season.
One will be away and one at home.
It had previously been claimed England would make a momentous return to Dublin for an encounter with the Republic of Ireland if the pair were not drawn together.
England have not visited the Irish capital since 1995, when a friendly had to be abandoned after 27 minutes due to extensive trouble involving the visiting supporters.
However, there has been no official announcement on this.
Meanwhile, it was confirmed on Friday that England will face Holland at Wembley on Wednesday, February 29.