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U21 play-offs: Serbia v Norway, Austria v Spain

The Under-21 play-off draw has taken place in Nyon, with four-time winners Spain pitted against Austria and Serbia facing Norway. The two-legged ties will take place on 11 and 15 November.

The Under-21 play-off draw was conducted in Nyon on Friday
The Under-21 play-off draw was conducted in Nyon on Friday ©UEFA.com

Four-time winners Spain will play Austria while Serbia will take on Norway in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs.

Under-21 play-off draw (team listed first plays first leg at home)
Serbia v Norway: 11 and 15 November
Austria v Spain: 11 and 15 November

The aggregate winners of each two-legged tie will qualify for next summer's U21 final tournament in Poland.

FYR Macedonia have qualified for the finals
FYR Macedonia have qualified for the finals©FFM

The play-off contenders got this far as the four best runners-up in the qualifying group stage. The nine group winners in qualifying – Czech Republic, Italy, FYR Macedonia, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Slovakia and England – as well as hosts Poland are already assured of a place in the finals.

Dates for your diary
Play-off ties: 7–15 November
Final tournament draw: 1 December
Final tournament: 16–30 June

This will be the first 12-team U21 tournament, up from the eight that have competed at every edition since 2000.