European Play-Off Ties Revealed for 8 Teams Vying For Place at World Cup 2014

FIFA this morning announced the playoff matches involving the eight European teams vying for a place in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The playoff matches (home and away) are:





Portugal, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, will play Sweden, led by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, which means that only one of those two superstars will be playing at World Cup 2014.

In the other matches, France should beat Ukraine over two legs if they play as well as they did in many of their matches. Greece faces a tricky tie against Romania, but Greece should be happy that they’re getting Romania instead of some of the other teams.

Last but not least, Iceland has an excellent opportunity to qualify for the World Cup for the first time ever with their two-legs against Croatia, who have a new manager.

Which four teams do you think will advance to World Cup 2014? Post your predictions in the comments section below.


  1. Martyno October 21, 2013
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