Estonia and Ireland to vie for fulfillment of Euro 2012 dream

The Estonian national football team will challenge the Republic of Ireland in their first ever pay-off game in the European qualifiers.

­Estonia were second behind Italy in Group C, beating Serbia by a single point, while the Irish gave their ticket to Poland and Ukraine away to Team Russia.

The draw for the final stage of the Euro 2012 selection, which took place in Krakow, Poland on Thursday, also produced a repeat of the epic quarter-final of the 2008 European championship when Turkey eliminated Croatia on penalties.  

Bosnia and Herzegovina will have a chance to take revenge on Portugal for their loss in the same stage of the World Cup 2010 qualifying.

Playoff debutants Montenegro are to face a tough test in the face of an experienced Czech team.

The first leg of the ties is scheduled to take place on November 11 or 12, with the return leg to be played on November 15.

Euro 2012 play-off draw:

Turkey – Croatia
Estonia – Republic of Ireland
Czech Republic – Montenegro
Bosnia and Herzegovina – Portugal


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