Draw for the play-off round to be held in Krakow on 13 October
080 - Draw for the play-off round to be held in Krakow on 13 October
The draw for the play-off matches for UEFA EURO 2012 will take place on Thursday 13 October 2011 at 13:00CET at the Sheraton Hotel in Krakow, Poland.
The draw ceremony will be conducted by UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino and Zbigniew Boniek, one of the Ambassadors for the tournament.
The nine group winners and the best runners-up will qualify directly for the final tournament, while the eight remaining runners-up will participate in the play-offs of the UEFA European Football Championship.
The eight participants will be divided in two pots with 4 seeded and 4 unseeded teams in accordance with their national team coefficients established at the conclusion of the group stage (click here for current interim rankings).
The draw will define the four pairings as well as the order of the home-and-away ties. The first leg will be played on 11 or 12 November 2011, the return legs on 15 November 2011.
Media representatives wishing to attend this event are kindly requested to apply via email to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning in the subject field: EURO 2012 play-off draw.
Media representatives should also mention if they would like to attend the event in any case or only if a specific team takes part.
The deadline for media requests is Monday 10 October midday.
Due to place restrictions, only a limited number of photographers and written press journalists will be allowed to attend the ceremony in the draw hall.
ENG crews will not be able to film the draw but may have the opportunity to attend the post-draw mixed zone activities in limited numbers.
The draw will be transmitted live on Eurosport and UEFA.com, and a Video News Release will be made available on the EBU world feed shortly after completion of the event.