Iceland drawn to play Romania in Euro 2020 playoffs

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Iceland’s road back to the European Championship will go through a playoff semifinal match at home against Romania in March.

A much-loved quarterfinalist at Euro 2016, Iceland is seeking to reach a third straight major tournament and was the highest-ranked team in the top-tier playoff bracket drawn Friday at UEFA.

In the other top-tier semifinal match, Bulgaria will play at home against Hungary. The winner will also host the final in that bracket.

Iceland coach Erik Hamren said the team has shown its quality again since a rough run of results after the 2018 World Cup.

“When I took the job, many thought I was crazy,” said Hamren, whose team won six Euro 2020
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