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Ireland's Path Through The Euro 2020 Playoffs Is Clear

Ireland's Path Through The Euro 2020 Playoffs Is Clear

Last night in Cardiff, Wales put Hungary to the sword 2-0, qualifying for Euro 2020, and in the process clarifying Ireland's path through the Euro 2020 playoffs.

It means Ireland is set to play Slovakia on Thursday March 26.

If Ireland win, they will play the winner of Bosnia v Northern Ireland, which will be played the same day.

The date of the playoffs final is set for Tuesday March 31. The venue for that playoffs final will drawn on Friday in France.

There is a slight chance that Ireland will be moved to Pot A should UEFA feel compelled to do so, but this is seen as unlikely.

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The rest of the playoffs look something like this:

Slovakia are ranked 31st in the world. Standout results from their group qualifying includes a 4-0 loss at home to Croatia, taking one point from two games against Wales and beating Hungary home and away.

Donny Mahoney

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