Posted: Wednesday November 20, 2013 3:41 PM

Ronaldo takes on Ibrahimovic in European playoffs

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Two of world football's biggest names will meet Friday in the playoffs to determine Europe's final four World Cup qualifiers.

Ever since last month's draw pitted Portugal against Sweden, the matchup has been billed as a head-to-head between Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

It will take something special to budge them from the spotlight, but Iceland is attempting to do just that.

A Nordic nation better known for fishing and freezing temperatures than football, Iceland would become the least populous nation to play at a World Cup if it can get past Croatia.

In the other two-leg matches, it's Ukraine against France and Greece vs. Romania. The second legs take place on Tuesday, when the 13 qualifiers from Europe will be finalized.

 
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