Football: Bosnia, Ukraine, Sweden and Hungary are seeded for Euro 2016 play-offs

Bosnia and Herzegovina players celebrate the 3-2 lead during the Uefa Euro 2016 Group B qualifying round match against Cyprus, at GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus, on Oct 13, 2015.
Bosnia and Herzegovina players celebrate the 3-2 lead during the Uefa Euro 2016 Group B qualifying round match against Cyprus, at GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus, on Oct 13, 2015.PHOTO: EPA

PARIS (AFP) - Bosnia, Ukraine, Sweden and Hungary will be the four seeded teams for the Euro 2016 play-offs when the draw is made on Sunday, Uefa announced on Wednesday.

The European football governing body said they will be paired with the four other third-placed teams from the just-concluded qualifiers - Denmark, Ireland, Norway and Slovenia.

In all, 24 teams will contest the Euro Finals in France next summer - the most ever - with France assured of qualification as hosts.

The top two teams from the nine qualification groups made it through as well as Turkey, who were the best third-placed team.

That left four places to be decided in two-leg play-offs, contested by the rest of the teams placing third.

The first legs will be held from Nov 12-14 with the return matches from Nov 15-17.