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World Cup play-offs: Italy to face Sweden, Republic of Ireland meet Denmark

The draw for Europe's World Cup play-offs saw Italy paired with Sweden in the pick of the ties as eight nations bid to reach Russia.

News 17 Oct 2017, 17:48 IST

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Marco Verratti in action for Italy

Italy have been drawn to face Sweden in the World Cup play-offs, while the Republic of Ireland face Denmark.

Northern Ireland take on Switzerland and Croatia meet Greece after Tuesday's draw, which was made by Spain great Fernando Hierro in Zurich.

The first leg of play-off ties will be played over November 9-11, with the second legs promptly following on November 12-14.

European World Cup play-off draw in full:

- Northern Ireland v Switzerland

- Croatia v Greece

- Denmark v Republic of Ireland

- Sweden v Italy

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