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Route to World Cup clearer for NI and Republic

Route to World Cup clearer for NI and Republic

Ireland are in League B along with Wales, Austria, Slovakia, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Demark, Turkey and the Czech Republic.

McClean instead waited for the Republic of Ireland to call and when they did, was vocal about his Irishness.

Bale, 28, said: "He couldn't have taken on the job at a more difficult time and what we've collectively achieved since then has been amazing".

In assessing the quartet, Irish fans would probably favour a meeting with Denmark or Switzerland.

Ireland manager Martin O'Neill and defender Shane Duffy celebrate the win over Wales in Cardiff on Monday.

'Do I fear teams in there?

Some jokily opt for 'Stroke City' as in Derry-stroke-Londonderry but to McClean his identity is no joke. And they can thank France and particularly Ireland for that.

The play-offs will involve home and away legs, which will be played on 9-11 November and 12-14 November.

However, a time long before Robbie Brady goals and last minute winners, when Irish fans heard the words, Italy, they immediately thought of Salvatore Schillaci or 'Toto' as he is better known.

Gianluigi Buffon is the sole survivor from the side that won the 2006 World Cup.

Marco Verratti has emerged as a key player in the middle of the feld, while Simone Zaza, Graziano Pelle and Eder are the players up front entrusted with finding the net. Absolutely, every one of them, every single one of them.

Kenny Jackett has been made second favourite by the bookmakers to become next Wales manager.

Iceland topped the Group I qualifying, with the Croats taking second spot, three points clear of Ukraine. However, the 'Green Army' now have new footage to drink in with the FAI releasing an incredible new angle of McClean's match-winner. It's safe to say he enjoyed the moment.

The Danes famously "came off the beach" and stunned everybody when winning Euro 92.

He was getting hammered for getting a draw in Georgia.well how important was that draw in Georgia?

Coleman was in charge when Wales reached the semi-finals of the 2016 European Championship: their best international result to date. He's a hero and then zero in an eyeblink or vice versa.

What he has done for Welsh football has been amazing.

Do you agree? Or do you think that no matter who we get, we're going to have two magnificent nights not to be forgotten and reach our fourth ever World Cup tournament?