Football: Hungary must beat Norway to qualify for first major tournament in 30 years

Hungary's Krisztian Nemeth celebrating after scoring a goal during the Uefa Euro 2016 qualifying Group F football match against Greece on Oct 11, 2015.
Hungary's Krisztian Nemeth celebrating after scoring a goal during the Uefa Euro 2016 qualifying Group F football match against Greece on Oct 11, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

NYON (REUTERS) - Hungary will have to overcome Norway if they are to qualify for their first major tournament in 30 years following Sunday's draw for the Euro 2016 play-off round while Sweden and Denmark will clash in a Scandinavian derby.

Hungary, who have been in the international wilderness since they appeared at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, will play the first leg away against the Norwegians, who themselves have not played at a major tournament since the 1998 World Cup.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sweden, who lost out to Portugal in a play-off for the last World Cup, will be at home in the first leg against their neighbours.

In the other ties, Ukraine, who co-hosted Euro 2012 with Poland, will meet Slovenia and Bosnia will face Ireland.

The first legs will be played between Nov 12 and 14, with the second legs between Nov 15 and 17.