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The play-offs of the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying tournament will decide the final four teams which qualify for the UEFA Euro 2016 finals tournament. Each of the four ties will be played over two home-and-away legs. The four winners will be found according to the standard rules for the knockout phase in European competitions, and the winners will qualify for the Euro 2016 tournament.

Ranking of third-placed teams

The highest ranked third placed team from the groups will qualify automatically for the tournament, while the remainder will enter the playoffs. As most groups contain six teams but one contains five, matches against the sixth-placed team in each group are not included in this ranking. As a result, a total of eight matches played by each team count toward the purpose of the third-placed ranking table. Tiebreakers
If two or more runners-up had an equal number of points from their eight matches contributing toward the ranking, then the following criteria were applied:

  1. Superior goal difference from these matches
  2. Higher number of goals scored in these matches
  3. Higher number of away goals scored in these matches
  4. Position in the UEFA national team coefficient ranking system
  5. Fair play ranking in these matches
  6. Drawing of lots

Final standings

Group
Team
v  d  e
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
AFlag of Turkey.png Turkey 8 512127+516
FFlag of Hungary.png Hungary 8 43185+315
CFlag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 8 413114+713
HFlag of Norway.png Norway 8 413810-213
IFlag of Denmark.gif Denmark 8 33285+312
GFlag of Sweden Good one.jpg Sweden 8 332119+212
DFlag of Republic Ireland.gif Republic of Ireland 8 33287+112
BFlag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 3231112-111
EFlag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 8 3141011-110
Legend
Qualified for the UEFA Euro 2016 finals
Advanced to the qualifying play-offs


Seeding

The draw for the play-offs will be held in October 2015 after the completion of the group stage. The teams are seeded for the play-off draw according to the UEFA national team coefficient rankings updated after the completion of the group stage.

Pot 1 (seeded)
Team Coeff Rank
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina 30,367 13
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 30,313 14
Flag of Sweden Good one.jpg Sweden 29,028 16
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 27,142 20
Pot 2 (unseeded)
Team Coeff Rank
Flag of Denmark.gif Denmark 27,140 21
Flag of Republic Ireland.gif Republic of Ireland 26,902 23
Flag of Norway.png Norway 26,439 25
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 25,441 26

Summary

The schedule of the play-offs was published by UEFA within one hour of the draw. The eight matches were spread over the six days, with the first legs on 12–14 November and the second legs on 15–17 November. The kickoff times were 18:00 or 20:45 CET (local times are in parentheses).

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Ukraine Flag of Ukraine.png 3–1 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 2–0 1–1
Sweden Flag of Sweden Good one.jpg 4–3 Flag of Denmark.gif Denmark 2–1 2–2
Bosnia and Herzegovina Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png 1–3 Flag of Republic Ireland.gif Republic of Ireland 1–1 0–2
Norway Flag of Norway.png 1–3 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 0–1 1–2

Matches

14 November 2015 (2015-11-14)
18:00
(19:00 UTC+2)
Ukraine Flag of Ukraine.png 2–0 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Arena Lviv, Lviv
Attendance: 32,592
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
Yarmolenko Soccerball 22'
Seleznyov Soccerball 54'
Report
17 November 2015 (2015-11-17)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 1–1 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Ljudski vrt, Maribor
Attendance: 12,702
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
Cesar Soccerball 11' Report Yarmolenko Soccerball 90+7'

Ukraine won 3–1 on aggregate and qualified for UEFA Euro 2016.


14 November 2015 (2015-11-14)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Sweden Flag of Sweden Good one.jpg 2–1 Flag of Denmark.gif Denmark Friends Arena, Solna
Attendance: 49,053
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)
Forsberg Soccerball 45'
Ibrahimović Soccerball 50' (pen.)
Report Jørgensen Soccerball 80'
17 November 2015 (2015-11-17)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Denmark Flag of Denmark.gif 2–2 Flag of Sweden Good one.jpg Sweden Telia Parken, Copenhagen
Attendance: 36,051
Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)
Y. Poulsen Soccerball 82'
Vestergaard Soccerball 90+1'
Report Ibrahimović Soccerball 19'76'

Sweden won 4–3 on aggregate and qualified for UEFA Euro 2016.


13 November 2015 (2015-11-13)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png 1–1 Flag of Republic Ireland.gif Republic of Ireland Bilino Polje, Zenica
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Džeko Soccerball 85' Report Brady Soccerball 82'
16 November 2015 (2015-11-16)
20:45
(19:45 UTC±0)
Republic of Ireland Flag of Republic Ireland.gif 2–0 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 50,500
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Walters Soccerball 24' (pen.)70' Report

Republic of Ireland won 3–1 on aggregate and qualified for UEFA Euro 2016.


12 November 2015 (2015-11-12)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Norway Flag of Norway.png 0–1 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary Ullevaal Stadion, [Oslo
Attendance: 27,182
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (England)
Report Kleinheisler Soccerball 26'
15 November 2015 (2015-11-15)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Hungary Flag of Hungary.png 2–1 Flag of Norway.png Norway Groupama Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 22,189
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (Spain)
Priskin Soccerball 14'
Henriksen Soccerball 83' (o.g.)
Report Henriksen Soccerball 87'

Hungary won 3–1 on aggregate and qualified for UEFA Euro 2016.

Goalscorers

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Discipline

A player is automatically suspended for the next match for the following offences:

  • Receiving a red card (red card suspensions may be extended for serious offences)
  • Receiving three yellow cards in three different matches, as well as after fifth and any subsequent yellow card (yellow card suspensions are carried forward to the play-offs, but not the finals or any other future international matches)

The following suspensions were served during the play-off matches:

Team Player Offence(s) Suspended for match(es)
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina Muhamed Bešić Red card vs Andorra (6 September 2015) vs Republic of Ireland, first leg (13 November 2015)
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary Roland Juhász Yellow card vs Romania (11 October 2014)
Yellow card vs Finland (13 June 2015)
Yellow card vs Greece (11 October 2015)
vs Norway, first leg (12 November 2015)
Zoltán Gera Yellow card vs Romania (11 October 2014)
Yellow card vs Faroe Islands (14 October 2014)
Yellow card vs Finland (13 June 2015)
Yellow card vs Faroe Islands (8 October 2015)
Yellow card vs Norway (12 November 2015)
vs Norway, second leg (15 November 2015)
Flag of Republic Ireland.gif Republic of Ireland John O'Shea Yellow cardYellow cardRed card vs Poland (11 October 2015) vs Bosnia and Herzegovina, first leg (13 November 2015)
Jonathan Walters Yellow card vs Georgia (7 September 2014)
Yellow card vs Gibraltar (4 September 2015)
Yellow card vs Poland (11 October 2015)
vs Bosnia and Herzegovina, first leg (13 November 2015)
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Oleksandr Kucher Yellow card vs Belarus (9 October 2014)
Yellow card vs Spain (27 March 2015)
Yellow card vs Spain (12 October 2015)
vs Slovenia, first leg (14 November 2015)
Taras Stepanenko Yellow card vs Slovakia (8 September 2014)
Yellow card vs Slovakia (8 September 2015)
Yellow card vs Spain (12 October 2015)
vs Slovenia, first leg (14 November 2015)

External links

UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying

Group A  · Group B  · Group C  · Group D  · Group E  · Group F  · Group G  · Group H  · Group I  · Play-offs

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