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UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying play-offs

Gianni Infantino (left) and Zbigniew Boniek during a draw for the play-offs

The UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying play-off ties were played over two legs, with the first legs on 11 November and the second legs on 15 November 2011.[1] The four winners are found according to the standard rules for the knockout phase in European competitions, and the winners qualified for the Euro 2012 tournament.[2] Qualifying play-offs was a second stage (round) of UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying.

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Ranking of second-placed teamsEdit

The highest ranked second placed team from the groups qualified automatically for the tournament, while the remainder entered the playoffs. As some groups contain six teams and some five, matches against the sixth-placed team in each group were not included in this ranking. As a result, a total of eight matches played by each team count toward the purpose of the second-placed ranking table.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 E   Sweden 8 6 0 2 20 11 +9 18 Qualify for final tournament
2 H   Portugal 8 5 1 2 21 12 +9 16 Advance to play-offs
3 F   Croatia 8 5 1 2 12 6 +6 16
4 B   Republic of Ireland 8 4 3 1 10 6 +4 15
5 D   Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 4 2 2 9 8 +1 14
6 I   Czech Republic 8 4 1 3 12 8 +4 13
7 C   Estonia 8 4 1 3 13 11 +2 13
8 G   Montenegro 8 3 3 2 7 7 0 12
9 A   Turkey 8 3 2 3 8 10 −2 11
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Away goals scored; 5) Position in the UEFA national team coefficient ranking system; 6) Fair play ranking; 7) Drawing of lots.

SeedingsEdit

 
Zbigniew Boniek during the draw

The draw for the play-offs was held on 13 October 2011 in Kraków, Poland, to determine the four pairings as well as the order of the home and away ties.[3]

After the controversy caused by the UEFA play-offs during 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying – which was originally to be an unseeded draw, but was later altered by FIFA to a seeded one – UEFA stated from the outset that the draw for the play-offs would be seeded.[2] The four runners-up with the best positions in the UEFA team coefficient ranking system were therefore seeded.

Each nation's coefficient was generated by calculating:[4]

The seedings were as follows:[5]

Pot 1 (seeded)
Team Coeff Rank
  Croatia 32.723 7
  Portugal 31.202 11
  Republic of Ireland 28.203 13
  Czech Republic 27.982 15
Pot 2 (unseeded)
Team Coeff Rank
  Turkey 27.601 18
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 27.199 19
  Montenegro 21.876 35
  Estonia 20.355 37

SummaryEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Turkey   0–3   Croatia 0–3 0–0
Estonia   1–5   Republic of Ireland 0–4 1–1
Czech Republic   3–0   Montenegro 2–0 1–0
Bosnia and Herzegovina   2–6   Portugal 0–0 2–6

MatchesEdit

Turkey  0–3  Croatia
Report Olić   2'
Mandžukić   32'
Ćorluka   51'
Attendance: 42,863[6]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Croatia  0–0  Turkey
Report
Attendance: 26,371[7]

Croatia won 3–0 on aggregate and qualified for UEFA Euro 2012.


Estonia  0–4  Republic of Ireland
Report Andrews   13'
Walters   67'
Keane   71'88' (pen.)
Attendance: 9,692[8]
Republic of Ireland  1–1  Estonia
Ward   32' Report Vassiljev   57'
Attendance: 51,151[9]

Republic of Ireland won 5–1 on aggregate and qualified for UEFA Euro 2012.


Czech Republic  2–0  Montenegro
Pilař   63'
Sivok   90+2'
Report
Attendance: 14,560[10]
Montenegro  0–1  Czech Republic
Report Jiráček   81'

Czech Republic won 3–0 on aggregate and qualified for UEFA Euro 2012.


Bosnia and Herzegovina  0–0  Portugal
Report
Attendance: 12,352[12]
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
Portugal  6–2  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ronaldo   8'53'
Nani   24'
Postiga   72'82'
Veloso   80'
Report Misimović   41' (pen.)
Spahić   65'
Attendance: 47,728[13]

Portugal won 6–2 on aggregate and qualified for UEFA Euro 2012.

GoalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying play-offs". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 5 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Regulations of the UEFA European Football Championship 2010–12" (PDF). UEFA. September 2009. pp. 6–7. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Draw for the UEFA EURO 2012 play-offs". UEFA. 13 October 2011.
  4. ^ "National Team Coefficient Ranking" (PDF). UEFA. 12 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Seedings confirmed for EURO play-off draw". UEFA. 12 October 2011.
  6. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/matches/2011/11/11/europe/european-championships/turkey/croatia/1219245/
  7. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/matches/2011/11/15/europe/european-championships/croatia/turkey/1219248/
  8. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/matches/2011/11/11/europe/european-championships/estonia/ireland-republic/1219246/
  9. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/matches/2011/11/15/europe/european-championships/ireland-republic/estonia/1219249/
  10. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/matches/2011/11/11/europe/european-championships/czech-republic/montenegro/1219247/
  11. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/matches/2011/11/15/europe/european-championships/montenegro/czech-republic/1219252/
  12. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/matches/2011/11/11/europe/european-championships/bosnia-herzegovina/portugal/1219250/
  13. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/matches/2011/11/15/europe/european-championships/portugal/bosnia-herzegovina/1219251/