UEFA confirm draw will decide home teams in Euro 2020 play-off finals

UEFA confirm draw will decide home teams in Euro 2020 play-off finals

UEFA has confirmed that they will hold a draw to determine which teams will be at home in the play-off finals for Euro 2020.

The Republic of Ireland will travel to Slovakia for a one-leg semi-final next March with the winners facing either Northern Ireland or Bosnia and Herzegovina for a place at the finals.

The draw will take place on Friday morning.

THE PLAY-OFF TEAMS

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

Mick McCarthy’s side narrowly missed out on automatic qualification after failing to beat Denmark in their final group game and a goal-shy side will likely need to find more firepower to advance from the play-offs.

NORTHERN IRELAND

A 6-1 defeat in Germany was hardly the ideal way to round off a qualifying campaign and manager Michael O’Neill has to combine his international duties with his new club job at Stoke before the play-offs.

Path A: Iceland, Bulgaria/Israel/Hungary/Romania*

Path B: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland

Path C: Scotland, Norway, Serbia, Bulgaria/Israel/Hungary/Romania*

Path D: Georgia, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Belarus

*A draw will decide which of Bulgaria, Israel, Hungary or Romania would fill the empty slot in Path C, and which three would go into Path A.

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