"I'm happy we know now. Now we can start work." The Italians were condemned to the playoffs after finishing runners-up to Spain in their qualifying group. Northern Ireland coach Michael O'Neill admitted he faced a tough task against the Swiss as he bids to steer his country to the finals for the first time since 1986. The Northern Irish will play at home in the first leg.
World Cup playoff draw:N Ireland vs. Switzerland Croatia vs. Greece Denmark vs. Rep of Ireland Sweden vs. Italyhttps://t.co/Jvwqtihrx0 — ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 17, 2017
DRAW RESULT: Northern Ireland v Switzerland Croatia v Greece Denmark v Ireland Sweden v Italy Two-legged ties to be played Nov. 9-11 and Nov. 12-14
OFFICIAL: World Cup 2018 European play-off draw:?? Croatia ? Greece ?? — Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) October 17, 2017