Sunday 28 May 2017

UEFA release the fixtures for Ireland's 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign

Ireland will travel to play Gareth Bale's Wales in our final group game
Ireland will travel to play Gareth Bale's Wales in our final group game
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Ireland will end their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with a trip to Cardiff to take on top seeds Wales.

Following yesterday's draw in St Petersburg, the Republic of Ireland's World Cup 2018 qualification fixtures in Group D have been released today by UEFA.

As was the case for the EURO 2016 qualification matches, the order of fixtures in the European groups is decided by UEFA, This has replaced the old system where they were negotiated between the Associations involved.

Ireland will begin with a very tricky tie away to Serbia on September 5, 2016.

Ireland's qualification will likely be decided in 2017 with four home fixtures against our main group rivals Wales, Austria and Serbia.

The Republic of Ireland's fixtures are as follows:

2016

Monday September 5: Serbia away

Thursday October 6: Georgia home

Sunday October 9: Moldova away

Saturday November 12: Austria away

 

2017

Friday March 24: Wales home

Sunday June 11: Austria home

Saturday September 2: Georgia away

Tuesday September 5: Serbia home

Friday October 6: Moldova home

Monday October 9: Wales away

 

ENGLAND

2016

September 4: (a) v Slovakia

October 8: (h) v Malta

October 11: (a) v Slovenia

November 11: (h) v Scotland

 

2017

March 26: (h) v Lithuania

June 10: (a) v Scotland

September 1: (a) v Malta

September 4: (h) v Slovakia

October 5: (h) v Slovenia

October 8: (a) v Lithuania

 

NORTHERN IRELAND

2016

September 4: (a) v Czech Republic

October 8: (h) v San Marino

October 11: (a) v Germany

November 11: (h) v Azerbaijan

 

2017

March 26: (h) v Norway

June 10: (a) v Azerbaijan

September 1: (a) v San Marino

September 4: (h) v Czech Republic

October 5: (h) v Germany

October 8: (a) v Norway

 

 

SCOTLAND

2016

September 4: (a) v Malta

October 8: (h) v Lithuania

October 11: (a) v Slovakia

November 11: (a) v England

 

2017

March 26: (h) v Slovenia

June 10: (h) v England

September 1: (a) v Lithuania

September 4: (h) v Malta

October 5: (h) v Slovakia

October 8: (a) v Slovenia

 

WALES

2016

September 5: (h) v Moldova

October 6: (a) v Austria

October 9: (h) v Georgia

November 12: (h) v Serbia

 

2017

March 24: (a) v Republic of Ireland

June 11: (a) v Serbia

September 2: (h) v Austria

September 5: (a) v Moldova

October 6: (a) v Georgia

October 9: (h) v Republic of Ireland

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