Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Tunisia's Parliament votes on new Government

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

French court rules #burkini ban "clearly illegal"

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Biden in Turkey, Colombia Peace Deal, Ethiopia Olympic Protest (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Earthquake in Italy, French Burkini Ruling (part 1)

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

The hidden secrets of Les Invalides

Read more

FOCUS

Pro-Opposition stronghold Port-Gentil feverishly awaits presidential elections

Read more

ENCORE!

Alexis Michalik: treading the boards in the footsteps of 'Edmond'

Read more

REPORTERS

Getting away with murder in DR Congo

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Why does Italy refuse to see the seismic risk?'

Read more

Sports

France to play Ukraine in World Cup playoff

© Photo: AFP

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-10-21

France were paired with Ukraine in Monday’s draw for the World Cup qualifying playoffs in Europe, while Portugal will take on Sweden, Iceland will play Croatia and Greece will face Romania for a right to compete in next year’s tournament in Brazil.

France have been drawn against Ukraine in their playoff for a place at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The tie is one of four playoffs among European teams vying for the right to take part in the tournament.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal were paired against Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Sweden in Monday’s draw, minnows Iceland will need to overcome Croatia if they are to compete in their first World Cup, while Greece will take on Romania.

The two-legged ties are scheduled to take place on November 15 and 19, with Ukraine, Portugal, Iceland and Greece playing at home in the first legs.

The four winners will complete Europe's 13 entries in the 32-team World Cup draw on December 6 in Salvador, Brazil.

(FRANCE 24 with wires)
 

Date created : 2013-10-21

  • BRAZIL

    Brazil crime bosses threaten 'World Cup of Terror'

    Read more

  • WORLD CUP 2014

    Tension mounts in World Cup qualifying

    Read more

  • FOOTBALL

    Most French find Les Bleus ‘stupid, rude and spoilt’

    Read more

COMMENT(S)