PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wolfsburg’s Nicklas Bendtner will be the players to watch as Sweden and Denmark clash in the play-offs for the 2016 European Championship.
An all-Nordic tie between Sweden and Denmark and a second UEFA European Championship play-off encounter for Ukraine and Slovenia will be the big ties as eight teams battle for the final four places at UEFA EURO 2016.
Ukraine v Slovenia
Sweden v Denmark
Bosnia and Herzegovina v Republic of Ireland
Norway v Hungary
First legs: 12/13/14 November 2015
Second legs: 15/16/17 November 2015
Draw facts (courtesy uefa.com)
• Ukraine have yet to beat Slovenia in four games – two draws and two defeats – and lost out to Slovenia in the play-offs for a place at UEFA EURO 2000.
• Sweden and Denmark have met 104 times, Sweden winning 45 matches and Denmark 40. Sweden were the only side to beat Denmark in their glorious EURO ’92 finals campaign.
• The Bosnians’ only previous encounter with Ireland was a 2012 friendly fixture in Dublin, Aiden McGeady scoring the only goal in a 1-0 victory for the Irish.
• Hungary have won six and lost five of their 16 meetings with Norway. They are without a win in nine games against the Norwegians since a 4-1 success in Budapest in 1981.