World Cup Play-Off Draw: Republic Of Ireland To Face Off Against Denmark, Northern Ireland To Play Switzerland

Chris Wright

17th, October 2017

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The draw for the 2018 World Cup play-offs has just been completed in Zurich, with Fernando Hierro doing the honours and granting the Republic of Ireland a two-legger against Denmark.

A single goal from James McClean saw Ireland narrowly pipped Wales in their final qualifier to pinch the play-off spot in Group D, ensuring their quest to make it to Russia will roll on, starting with a trip to Copenhagen in early November.

Elsewhere, Northern Ireland have been pitted against Switzerland after assuring themselves of a play-off finish with one match to spare thanks to Scotland’s ineptitude.

The UEFA 2018 World Cup play-off draw in full…

Northern Ireland vs Switzerland
Croatia vs Greece
Denmark vs Republic of Ireland
Sweden vs Italy

As per usual, the four ties will be split over two legs, the first legs scheduled to take place between 9-11 of November, and the second legs between 12-14 of November.

It’s probably going to be tight for both Irish sides, with the Republic facing the tougher test against the creative and high-scoring Danes.

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  1. Jarren says:

    Yes the Danish team are good, but the Swiss aren’t bad either.

    *insert “They won 9 out of their 10 qualifiers, only beaten by the current European champions” line here*

    Tough games for both of us.

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