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Oh no! It’s Ireland vs France. World Cup Qualifying news

Blatter is warming the balls as we speak

Nervy Irish lass

Republic of Ireland vs France

Portugal vs Bosnia

Greece vs Ukraine

Russia vs Slovenia

Thespoiler is nothing if not topical. Hence we’re bringing you live coverage of the play-off draw for the European Qualifiers. Matches will be played on the 14th and 18th of November – countries listed first are at home

Let us know your thoughts straight away below..

10 responses so far
  • manuniteddevils // October 19, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Easy one for Portugal- I don’t like the seeded system. It would be fair for it to be random.

  • King of Kings // October 19, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Think you’ll find the second legs on the 18th and not the 19th. Come on Ireland!

  • Steve // October 19, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    How can you get this so wrong? Surely these are World Cup Play-offs, not European Qualifiers, whatever that means. And the dates, surely thats a basic thing you can’t get wrong, or apparently you can.

  • Simon // October 19, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    After Greece it was the draw we wanted over here…France are a group of individuals – not a team! Reckon we can use the saturday nite Croker Roar nick a single goal victory and we’re well able to hold them off in Paris – afterall we did it under Kerr, and we’re better now! COME ON IRELAND!!!!!

  • Ray // October 19, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    In fairness when he says they’re the European Qualifiers he’s right, they’re the European Qualification leg of the World Cup. Thats what they were labeled as on the FIFA site earlier.

  • MwepuLlunga // October 19, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    FAI guy expressed as preference for France before the draw. Kinda get his point as Ireland tend to hit top form against the better sides and France are a shambles under Domenech. It’ll be hard with away game 2nd, anyone know if its Croke or is Lansdowne Road ready…??

  • MwepuLlunga // October 19, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Just saw the Croke Park pose. I’m going 2-1 Ireland in 1st leg followed by 1-1 draw in 2nd leg with a Kilbane 90th minute equaliser sending Ireland through!! It can’t be any worse than the play off against Holland a few years back that was thoroughly depressing. COME ON IRELAND!!

  • Eliot Pollak // October 19, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Bosnia will be tough for Portugal. They have some tidy players and will be very physical

  • jim // October 19, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    were can i buy tickets to this game ????

  • Jose // October 20, 2009 at 2:05 am

    Shoulda been 1 vs. 8, 2-7 etc. matching them based upon their final point standings for qualification but…

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