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Official: European World Cup Play-offs Revealed

Eight European teams, including four-time world champions Italy, will battle it out for four spots in Russia. Here are the fixtures resulting from the European 2018 FIFA World Cup play-off draw.

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The nine European group winners, namely France, Portugal, Germany, Serbia, Poland, England, Spain, Belgium and Iceland, qualified directly for the showpiece next year.

Meanwhile, the eight best second-placed teams will now fight it out for the four remaining spots in European World Cup qualification, while Slovakia, as the worst second-placed team in the European groups, missed out.

Based on the latest FIFA rankings, Switzerland (11), Italy (15), Croatia (18) and Denmark (19) were the seeded teams, and were drawn against the unseeded sides, namely Northern Ireland (23), Sweden (25), Republic of Ireland (26) and Greece (47).

Here are the four European World Cup play-offs:

Northern Ireland vs Switzerland

Croatia vs Greece

Denmark vs Republic of Ireland

Sweden vs Italy

The first legs of the four ties will be played between 9 and 11 November, while the return fixtures will take place between 12 and 14 November.

Read: Update: 23 Teams Have Qualified For The World Cup So Far

The away goal rule applies if the ties are still even after the second legs. If a winner is still not decided after 90 minutes in the return fixture, the games will head into extra-time and potentially even penalties.

Which four teams do you think will book their ticket to Russia? Have your say in the comments section below.

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