Unseeded Republic of Ireland await Euro 2016 play-off fate

Republic of Ireland captain John O'Shea will be suspended for the first leg of the team's Euro 2016 play-off
Republic of Ireland captain John O'Shea will be suspended for the first leg of the team's Euro 2016 play-off

Republic of Ireland will be unseeded in the draw for the Euro 2016 play-offs after the concluding results in three groups went against them on Tuesday.

Turkey's win over Iceland and Croatia's win over Malta were among the results which denied them a seeded position.

The Republic will play either Ukraine, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sweden or Hungary in the two-legged play-off in November.

The draw takes place on Sunday morning with Norway, Denmark and Slovenia joining the Republic as unseeded teams.

Group D

Despite achieving a memorable 1-0 win over world champions Germany in Dublin last week, Martin O'Neill's side failed to secure automatic qualification losing 2-1 to Poland in Warsaw on Sunday.

Captain John O'Shea and striker Jon Walters will miss the first leg of the play-off through suspension.

The first leg ties are scheduled to take place on 12/13/14 November with the second leg games on 15/16/17 November.

There will be no preferential treatment for the seeded teams when determining the home and away legs. The first side drawn will play the first leg at home.

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