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.
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.
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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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