Saturday 17 August 2019

Is this how Ireland will line up in tonight's do-or-die World Cup play-off against Denmark?

Ireland team prior to match in Denmark
Ireland team prior to match in Denmark

The time is now. The whole of Ireland will be fixated on tonight's World Cup crunch against Denmark at the Aviva Stadium as Martin O'Neill's men aim to bridge a 16-year gap.

It's all; to play for following the 0-0 draw in Copenhagen on Saturday night and David Meyler is expected to come straight back into txhe starting team as captain after sitting out the away leg through suspension. 

Another decision O'Neill must make is whether to go with Daryl Murphy or Shane Long up front with Wes Hoolohan expe3cted to be named among the substitutes once again.

Probable Ireland starting XI:


What time is kick off?

The action starts at 7.45pm with the teams locked at 0-0.

How can I watch it?

TV coverage starts at 7pm on RTE 2 and Sky Sports at 7.30pm. You can also follow our live blog from 6.30pm on

What happens if it's 0-0 after 90 minutes tonight?

Then we go to extra time and if it is still 0-0 after 120 minutes, we have penalties. However, the away goal rule could be vital tonight. If Denmark score one, we need two and the away goal rule carries into extra time.

If we qualify, when is the World Cup draw?

The tournament runs from June 14 to July 15, 2018 with the draw for the group stages taking place on December 1 in the State Kremlin Palace.

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