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Denmark will face Sweden in playoffs for a place in Euro 2016

Nordic neighbours will clash for a place in the tournament

Gianni Infantino, the UEFA general secretary, was joined by Dominique Rocheteau, part of France’s winning Euro 1984 team, for the draw (photo: Uefa.com)
October 18th, 2015 11:57 am| by Philip Tees

Denmark’s hopes of automatic qualification to Euro 2016 were dashed earlier this month and the country ended up being one of the eight teams in contention for the remaining four spots in the tournament. Today it was decided at a draw in Nyon in Switzerland that it is Sweden that stands between Denmark and qualification.

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At the draw today, the Danes joined Ireland, Norway and Slovenia in the pool of unseeded teams, meaning that they would face either Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Sweden or Hungary in the playoffs.

Dominique Rocheteau, part of France’s winning Euro 1984 team, drew the names from the bowl, deciding the eight countries’ fate.

In the first legs, Ukraine will play at home against Slovenia, Sweden will face Danmark at home, Bosnia and Herzegovina will play at home against Ireland and Norway will host Hungary.

Denmark has played Sweden 104 times, won 40, drawn 19 and lost 45.

The first legs of the four playoff fixtures will take place from 12-14 November and the return legs on 15-17 November.