Denmark For Republic of Ireland In World Cup Play-Off

The Republic of Ireland will face Denmark in next month’s World Cup playoffs.

The Danes finished second in Group E, five points adrift of winners Poland.

Ireland will play the first leg in Copenhagen on Saturday November 11th, before returning to the Aviva three days later – both games have 7.45 starts.

Defender Cyrus Christie is happy that Ireland avoided the likes of Italy and Croatia

Manager Martin O’Neill says being away for the first leg is a big plus

Our soccer correspondent Padraig Harnett is pleased with the draw

Northern Ireland were paired with Switzerland and will play the first leg in Belfast.

Croatia will meet Greece and Italy were paired with Switzerland.