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Ireland will play Bosnia in the play-offs for a spot at Euro 2016

Martin O’Neill and the Boys in Green discovered their fate in Nyon this morning.

Ireland finished third in their qualification group.
Ireland finished third in their qualification group.
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IRELAND WILL PLAY Bosnia-Herzegovina over two legs in the Euro 2016 play-offs next month, it has been confirmed.

Martin O’Neill’s men will play the first leg away from home, before the return fixture at the Aviva Stadium.

The first game will take place on Friday 13 November, with the return fixture set for Monday 16 November.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, former Ireland international Ian Harte said: “It’s going to be a difficult game. They’ve got quality in their squad and they are a well organised team.”

The draw took place at Uefa headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland this morning.

Ireland had to settle for a place in the play-offs after failing to beat Poland in their final Group D qualifier last week.

The Boys in Green will be without the suspended John O’Shea and Jon Walters for the first leg, while Shane Long is a doubt after picking up an ankle injury in the Poland game.

The draw in full:

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Sweden vs Denmark

Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Republic of Ireland

Norway vs Hungary

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