Euro 2016 D-Day For Ireland

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The Republic of Ireland have the chance to qualify for Euro 2016 tonight. To do it, they need to beat their hosts Poland, or secure a high-scoring draw in Warsaw. Seamus Coleman is likely to come back into the starting eleven having missed Thursday’s win over Germany at the Aviva. Martin O’Neill may also opt to give a start to goalscoring hero, Shane Long. The manager feels his side can cope with the three-day turnaround from the win over the Germans [audio_player src=””] Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long would rather avoid having to go through the play-offs [audio_player src=””] Kick off in Warsaw is at 7.45. Elsewhere in Group D, Germany need to beat Georgia to secure top spot. Scotland end their disappointing campaign with a game against Gibraltar in Faro. Northern Ireland travel to Finland this evening, having already secured qualification to the finals. It’s between Romania and Hungary as to who joins Michael O’Neill’s side from Group F – they’re away to the Faroe Islands and Greece respectively. Albania could make a first ever major tournament this evening – a win away to Armenia will see them secure second spot in Group I behind Portugal. Wales can make plans to go to the finals of a major tournament for the first time since 1958. They qualified for Euro 2016 last night – although things didn’t quite go to plan. They lost 2-0 away to Bosnia-Herzegovina, but were fortunate that results elsewhere went in their favour.