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Play-off analysis: Sweden v Denmark

Sweden were the only side to beat their local rivals at the 1992 UEFA European Championship, and will look to get the better of their neighbours in the play-offs.

Zlatan Ibrahimović celebrates reaching the play-offs with Sweden
Zlatan Ibrahimović celebrates reaching the play-offs with Sweden ©Getty Images

An all-Nordic tie may be the pick of the games in the UEFA EURO 2016 play-offs, with a Swedish success likely to bring the curtain down on Morten Olsen's long career as Denmark coach.

Sweden v Denmark, 20.45CET, Saturday 14 November
Denmark v Sweden, 20.45CET, Tuesday 17 November

Previous meetings
• The neighbours have met 104 times, Sweden winning 45 matches and Denmark 40. Sweden were the only side to beat Denmark in their glorious EURO '92 finals campaign.

• Denmark beat Sweden 1-0 in October 2009 to pip their neighbours to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. That ended Sweden's record run of five straight qualifications for major final tournaments.

Form guide
• Sweden come into the play-offs on the back of two 2-0 wins in their final qualifying fixtures.

Erik Hamrén on Denmark tie

• Sweden are featuring in the UEFA European Championship play-offs for the first time. They lost out to Portugal in a play-off for a place at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

• Denmark have not scored in their last three competitive games (D2 L1).

• Denmark won their only previous EURO play-off, brushing aside Israel 8-0 on aggregate to reach UEFA EURO 2000.

• Coach Morten Olsen said: "It pleases me that we get the opportunity to decided it all at home. During my time as national coach, we have qualified for major tournaments at home three times – one of these against Sweden [to reach the 2010 World Cup]. Deciding it all in front of your own crowd is always something special."

Denmark v Sweden: 2015 U21s

Trivia and links
• Sweden finished third in Group G behind Austria and Russia; Denmark were third in Group I behind Portugal and Albania.

• Semi-finalists in 1992, Sweden are seeking to make it to the finals of the UEFA European Championship for a sixth time. Denmark have appeared in eight EUROs, memorably lifting the trophy in Sweden in 1992 having been reinstated at the last minute.

• The 1992 European champions, Denmark are the only former winners in the play-offs.

• Coach Olsen will step down at the end of Denmark's UEFA EURO 2016 campaign, having been in charge of the national side since 2000.

• Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimović was the fourth highest scorer in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying with eight goals.

• Sweden defender Michael Antonsson plays in Denmark with FC København, where his team-mates include Denmark's Stephan Andersen, Thomas Delaney and Nicolai Jørgensen.

• Denmark defender Daniel Wass and Sweden forward John Guidetti are club-mates at Celta Vigo in Spain.

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