Planning a Football Trip to Europe in November to watch the World Cup Qualifiers the draw has been made and this post will help you make arrangements.
- Russia 2018’s European play-off draw took place on 17 October in Zurich
- Northern Ireland drawn against Switzerland, Croatia paired with Greece
- Denmark to face Republic of Ireland, 2006 winners Italy to meet Sweden
The match-ups to contest the final four European tickets to the 2018 FIFA World Russia™ have been decided, as the play-off ties featuring the group stage’s eight best second-placed sides were confirmed in Zurich on Tuesday.
Drawn by Spain legend Fernando Hierro at the Home of FIFA, the results mean Germany 2006 winners Italy will face Sweden, while Switzerland were paired with Northern Ireland, Croatia meet Greece and Denmark will take on Republic of Ireland.
The first and second legs will take place between 9-11 and 12-14 November respectively, with the winners clinching one of the last remaining World Cup tickets and joining the nine representatives from the continent already set for the finals.
Fixtures in full (all times local)
Croatia-Greece (Thursday 9 November, 20.45) – Zagreb
Northern Ireland-Switzerland (Thursday 9 November, 19.45) – Belfast
Sweden-Italy (Friday 10 November, 20.45) – Solna
Denmark-Republic of Ireland (Saturday 11 November, 20.45) – Copenhagen
Greece-Croatia (Sunday 12 November, 21.45) – Piraeus
Switzerland-Northern Ireland (Sunday 12 November, 18.00) – Basel
Italy-Sweden (Monday 13 November 20.45) – TBA
Republic of Ireland-Denmark (Tuesday 14 November, 19.45) – Dublin