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Who will Ireland play in the World Cup play-offs? When is the draw?

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Who will Ireland play in the World Cup play-offs?

Who will Ireland play in the World Cup play-offs?

Who will Ireland play in the World Cup play-offs? When is the draw for the World Cup 2018 play-offs? World Cup 2018? 

The draw for the World Cup play-offs takes place on Tuesday, 17 October at 14:00 CET.

Ireland secured their place in the play-offs with a 1-0 win away at Wales last week. They are looking to qualify for their first World Cup since 2002.

Back in 2009, they lost out at the same stage to France who progressed to the final tournament following a controversial goal from William Gallas, who scored a decisive extra time winner following an assist from Thierry Henry who had clearly controlled the ball with his hand.

However, Ireland did qualify for the European Championships in 2012 and 2016, making it to the knock-out stages of the latter.

Joining them in the draw are Northern Ireland, although both are second seeds so cannot play each other. Their potential rivals are Switzerland, Italy, Croatia and Denmark.

Who will Ireland play in the World Cup play offs?

Who will Ireland play in the World Cup play-offs?

Seeding and draws

Pot 1 Pot 2
  Switzerland
 Italy
 Croatia
 Denmark
 Northern Ireland
 Sweden
 Republic of Ireland
 Greece

Who will Ireland play in the World Cup play-offs? – Match Dates

The first legs will be played on 9–11 November, and the second legs will be played on 12–14 November 2017.

As second seeds, Ireland will play the first leg at home in the Aviva Stadium and the second leg away.

Wales vs Ireland 0-1 All Goals & Highlights World Cup qualifier 09/10/2017

Read more about Ireland and the World Cup

Who will Ireland play in the World Cup play-off round

Read more about the World Cup at FIFA.com.

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