MOSCOW, 12 Nov - R-Sport, Sergey Smyshlyaev. The last four participants of the final stage of the UEFA European football championship 2016 will be determined by the results of the play-offs, 1st of which will be held on Thursday.
according to the draw held on October 18, in butt matches of the national team of Ukraine will play team Slovenia, Sweden with Denmark, the team of Bosnia and Herzegovina will try for the First time in their history to qualify for the European championship in a battle of team Ireland, And another pair is made up of Teams of Norway and Hungary.
attention football fans will be glued to the matches between Ukrainians and Slovenians, because most remember the meeting of those teams in a play-off for the exit at Euro 2000. For Ukraine, those matches were the first and last time experience of playing in European "joints" and let 16 years have passed, the desire to make amends for the missed opportunity the Ukrainians, no doubt remained. The rivals met among themselves four times, and none of those matches did not end in favor of the Ukrainian team.
"I think that this pair is stronger than Ukraine, - said the Agency" R-Sport " former head coach of Russia Boris Ignatiev.- First, selection of players, especially in attack. Stronger, and more powerful than this team in terms of physical readiness. Although Ukraine is more sharpened for the attack, while in defence they are not only quality performers but also on the implementation team worse aspirations relate to their duties. I think that When counter-attacking game, the Slovenians have the opportunity to be the advantage."
But the midfielder Slovenes and Saransk "Mordovia" Dalibor Stevanovic had a different opinion." basically, at 50-50, said the effort is the Agency " R-Sport ".- We have Chances to qualify on Euro, because they are a rival that can and should be. Everything depends on us. When We treat our opponents with great respect ".
The first meeting of Ukrainians and Slovenes will be held on 14 November in Lviv, second - on 17 November in Maribor.
Swedish national team will meet in "Scandinavian Derby" with the Danes. The Swedes gave a direct ticket to the finals of Euro 2016 qualifying national teams of Russia and Austria, And the Danes skipped ahead of her Albanians who First got on a football forum. The chances of the opponents are assumed to equal look. The national teams of Sweden and Denmark in its history, met 104 times. In 45 matches, the victory was celebrated by the Swedes, 40 games ended in favor of the Danish players.
the Swedes in the play-offs were caused by the speakers in the Russian Federation Andreas Granqvist (FC Krasnodar ) and Pontus wernbloom (CSKA Moskva). The latter, However, damaged adductor muscles of the left thigh and for supposedly 2 weeks will be recuperating at home base of the army in Vatutinki, for this reason, to help the Swedes in the games with the Danes will not have the opportunity.
1st match will take place on 14 November at field of the Swedish team, second - on 17 November in Copenhagen.
The Bosnians have a chance to win a ticket to the European championship according to the results of meetings with the Irish, the First of which will take place on the Last working day of the week in Zenica (second match will take place in Dublin on 16 November). On Thursday in Oslo will meet Teams of Norway and Hungary. The Norwegians have a chance for the second time in its history to reach the final part of championship of Europe, And the Hungarians will try to return to its former status as a Football power. Fifteen November, the Rivals will play in Budapest.
Technical Director of the Football Association of Norway, Nils Johan Semb assessed the Chances of the national team, the 1st game will hold in his field, as good." Both tournaments with the Hungarians will be very resistant, but I am convinced that we can win on the amount of 2 meetings. We have to be optimistic ", he said.
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