Republic of Ireland to play Bosnia & Herzegovina in Euro 16 play-offs

Republic of Ireland have drawn Bosnia & Herzegovina in the European Championship qualification play-offs.

Republic of Ireland have drawn Bosnia & Herzegovina in the European Championship qualification play-offs.

Ireland will play the first leg at away.

The first leg will be staged between November 12-14; the second between November 15-17.

The draw was made this morning in Nyon, Switzerland.

Martin O’Neill’s side finished third in Group D behind world champions Germany and Poland, putting them into a two-legged knockout against a fellow third-placed side.

Bosnia & Herzegovina were the next-best team after Belgium and Wales qualified from Group B.

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

Any ties that cannot be separated after 90 minutes of the second leg will be decided upon by away goals and then penalties.

The draw for the final tournament, if Ireland gets there, will take in Paris on December 12.

Euro 2016 begins on June 10, and will conclude on July 10

Play-off draw:

Ukraine V Slovenia

Sweden V Denmark

Bosnia & Herzegovina V Republic of Ireland

Norway V Hungary

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