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Ireland take on Bosnia and Herzegovina in play-offs

Monday, October 19, 2015 10:38:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

The Republic of Ireland will need to beat Bosnia and Herzegovina to reach the UEFA EURO 2016 finals in France next summer following Sunday's draw.

Martin O'Neill's side took third place in the Group D qualifier behind world champions Germany and Poland, and that was enough to earn them a spot in one of the four play-off ties to decide the final qualifiers for the 24 team tournament. Bosnia-Herzegovina were the next-best team after Belgium and Wales qualified from Group B.

Republic of Ireland have met Bosnia and Herzegovina just once before, with the Irish winning 1-0 courtesy of a Shane Long header in May 2012 under previous manager Giovanni Trapattoni, having reached EURO 2012 via a play-off win over Estonia

In the other ties, Sweden take on Denmark in a Scandinavian derby, Ukraine play Slovenia and Norway tackle Hungary.

The draw for the EURO 2016 qualifying play-offs:

Bosnia and Herzegovina-Republic of Ireland

(Both legs to be played between November 12-17, with the winners qualifying for the Euro 2016 finals in France)

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