Who will Northern Ireland play in the World Cup play-offs?
Who will Northern 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.
Northern Ireland secured their place in the play-offs despite losing their last two group matches, eventually finishing as runners-up to Germany in Group C.
The Green and White Army are looking to qualify for only their fourth ever World Cup in Russia next year and their first since 1986, when they went out at the group stages in Mexico.
However, they did qualify for the European Championships in 2016 and surprised many, making it to the knock-out stages where they were beaten by Wales.
Joining them in the draw are the Republic of 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?
Seeding and draws
|Pot 1||Pot 2|
| Northern Ireland
Republic of Ireland
Who will Northern 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, Northern Ireland will play the first leg at home in the Aviva Stadium and the second leg away.
Norway vs Northern Ireland 1-0 All Goals & Highlights World Cup qualifier 08/10/2017
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