By DAN KARELL
One of either Cristiano Ronaldo or Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be present on the field at the 2014 World Cup next summer in Brazil.
Portugal and Sweden were drawn together in the UEFA Playoff-round draw, pitting two of the best goal-scorers in the world against one another in the two-legged qualification series. Head coach Paulo Bento and his Portugal side will host the first leg on November 15, with Sweden manager Erik Hamren hosting the second leg four days later.
The draw also placed Ukraine with France, Greece with Romania, and Iceland with Croatia. If Iceland can win the two-legged tie, they’ll make their first ever World Cup appearance as well as being the smallest nation to qualify in history.
Here’s the full list of the UEFA Playoff draw:
UEFA PLAYOFF DRAW: First leg on Nov. 15, second leg on Nov. 19
Portugal vs. Sweden
Ukraine vs. France
Greece vs. Romania
Iceland vs. Croatia
What do you think of the draw? Do you see Ronaldo or Ibrahimovic making the World Cup? Do you believe Iceland can defeat Croatia? Which of these matches stand out to you?
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