The qualifying games for next year’s EURO 2016 in France saw everything. Netherlands got chucked out of the tournament; Wales Created History after 58 long years; the World Champions, Germany, had a poor run this season; and Turkey made an epic entry into the tournament. The qualifiers didn’t upset viewers across the globe.
If last week saw some dramatic twists and turns, the upcoming Playoffs would surely prove to be exciting.
Eight teams have finally qualified for next month’s Playoffs schedule as posted by the official website of UEFA on Sunday at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.
“The top two in each of the nine groups qualified automatically, along with the third-placed team with the best record against the nations first, second, fourth and fifth in their section, which was Turkey from Group A. The other eight third-placed sides go into the play-offs.”
As the teams gear up for their battle for the final four spot at EURO 2016 in France, we hereby bring you a quick analysis ahead of their clash.
Sweden vs Denmark
Sweden’s manager Erik’s Hamren has huge respect for the Denmark side and he feels that it will take more than Zlatan to counter the Denmark resistance. While we couldn’t “imagine” a World Cup without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, it is even more difficult to imagine the Denmark side without their coach Morten Olsen after his retirement.
Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Ireland
Ireland will go into this match with huge confidence after they secured an emphatic victory against the World Champion German side. It will be interesting to note how they play against an equal team like Bosnia. But the odds are in favor of Ireland.
Ukraine vs. Slovenia
The ESPNFC notes that the Ukrainian side will try to rectify their mistake in 2012 while Slovenia will get the chance of being the surprise package.
Norway vs Hungary
Both teams are up for a tough test against each other than one might expect from this clash. Norway is upbeat after having won their last clash against Croatia and narrowly missing against Italy. Hungary suffered quite a heartbreak after Turkey beat Kazakhstan denying them an automatic place in EUR0 2016.