Portugal have been drawn against Sweden in UEFA’s playoffs for next year’s World Cup in Brazil, setting up a mouth watering clash between the two nations’ respective talismanic stars- Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. France coach Didier Deschamps, who was keen to avoid Portugal, has been granted his wish with a fixture against Ukraine. In other ties, Greece will take on Romania while Iceland have been pitted against Croatia, who will be going into the playoffs with a new coach.
In the eight team draw, Portugal, Greece, Croatia and Ukraine were the seeded teams, with France, Sweden, Romania and Iceland forming the unseeded group.
Portugal vs Sweden ( First Leg Por 1-0 Swe)
Second Leg Swe 2-3 Por
Ukraine vs France ( First Leg Ukraine 2-0 France)
Second Leg- France vs Ukraine 3-0
Greece vs Romania ( First Leg Greece 3-1 Romania
Second Leg Romania 1-1 Greece
Iceland vs Croatia
The ties will be played on 15 November and 19 November, 2013 with the team mentioned first to play the first leg at home.