Euro 2020: Bosnia-Northern Ireland play-off semi-final switched to Sarajevo

The game will be played behind closed doors at the Grbavica Stadium in Sarajevo
The game will be played behind closed doors at the Grbavica Stadium in Sarajevo

The Euro 2020 play-off semi-final between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Northern Ireland has been moved to Sarajevo.

The game on 8 October was scheduled for Zenica's Bilino Polje Stadium but the poor condition of the pitch has resulted in a venue switch.

Uefa and the Irish FA have agreed to the Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Federation's request for the move.

The winners at the Grbavica Stadium will face the Republic of Ireland or Slovakia in the final.

Northern Ireland and the Republic will meet in the final in Belfast should they win their ties.

The pitch in Zenica was described as being in a poor condition following a Nations League match against Poland earlier this month.

The Bosnian FA said the playing surface at the Grbavica Stadium, where Bosnia-Herzegovina defeated Northern Ireland 2-0 in a Nations League encounter two years ago, is "in very good condition".

Northern Ireland will go into the game on the back of a 5-1 hammering by Norway in a Nations Cup game in Belfast last week.

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