Ireland can book a place at France 2016 if they can navigate their way past Bosnia. Getty

Republic of Ireland have been drawn against Bosnia-Herzegovina in their 2016 European Championship playoff. Martin O'Neill's side, who finished third in their group behind Germany and Poland, will play the first game of the two-legged tie away from home.

The other three playoff matches will see Sweden take on neighbours Denmark, Ukraine against Slovenia and Norway against Hungary. First leg fixtures will take place on 12, 13 and 14 November with the returns legs on 15, 16 and 17 of November.

Ireland were within one goal of sealing an automatic qualification spot for next summer's competition in France. After their heroic 1-0 win over world champions Germany, a 2-2 draw away in Poland would have been good enough for second place. A narrow 2-1 defeat in Warsaw however consigned the Boys in Green to the play-off route.

Ireland took the same path in qualifying for Euro 2012, drawing Estonia in their playoff. Giovanni Trapattoni's side thrashed their opponents 5-1 over two legs to book their place in the competition.