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'I’m not going to spend the days leading up hoping for one team over another' - O'Neill

The Derryman is confident that Ireland can qualify regardless of which seeded team they are drawn with.

Poland Ireland Soccer Euro Training O'Neill will be attending Sunday's draw in Nyon. Source: AP/Press Association Images

MARTIN O’NEILL BELIEVES his team are more than capable of competing against any of their four Euro 2016 play-off rivals.

Ireland will be drawn with one of Ukraine, Sweden, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Hungary this Sunday morning with the remaining spots at next year’s finals in France up for grabs.

O’Neill, who travels to Switzerland to learn their fate this weekend, insists he won’t be spending the coming days worrying about the identity of their opponents.

“We’re in the play-offs now and we’ll have to wait and see what the draw brings us,” said O’Neill.

“I’m not going to spend the days leading up to Sunday hoping for one team over another.

Each one of the four seeded teams will present a challenge, and the four unseeded teams also present a severe test for the top four.

“We’re not concerned about whether we’re seeded or unseeded at this stage, and we’re confident to take on anyone.”

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