Ireland Face Denmark For World Cup Place

Denmark stand between the Republic of Ireland and their first World Cup appearance in 16 years.

Martin O’Neill’s team face a trip to Copenhagen for the first leg on Saturday November 11th and the return leg in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on Tuesday November 14th.

“We’re delighted to have been drawn away from home first” explained O’Neill “so we will try to get some sort of advantage or certainly negate Denmark’s advantages before we get to Dublin.”

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“We have two games in quick succession and the turnover will be very quick, so let’s go for it.”

Ireland have come up against Denmark 13 times overall, winning five, drawing five and losing three with Ireland winning their last meeting 4-0 in a 2007 friendly.

Ireland have a disappointing record in World Cup play-off’s having lost play-off’s to Spain for the 1966 World Cup, Belgium for 1998 and France for 2010.

Martin O’Neill did steer Ireland to Euro 2016 thanks to an away draw and home victory against Bosnia & Herzegovina in the play-off’s.

The draw was made by former Spanish captain Fernando Hierro, whose winning header against Denmark in 1993 set Ireland on the road to USA 94.

Tickets sales for the home leg of the World Cup play-off begin at 11am on Friday, October 20, with prices starting at €30 for adults and €20 for kids, excluding booking fees.