European Championships Qualifying Play-Off Previews

The trophy that all the sides will be vying for next year (image: news.yahoo.com)

The trophy that all the sides will be vying for next year (image: news.yahoo.com)

It’s the last international break of 2015 and there are eight nations whose chances of appearing at next summer’s European Championships will be decided in the next ten days by way of the all-important play-offs.

After a long and arduous European Championships qualifying campaign, the octet of Norway, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Ireland, Ukraine, Slovenia, Sweden and Denmark have just two more games to book their spots in France next year. The following previews will get you up to speed on each play-off tie and point out the key battles that might just help to decide them.