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Wales World Cup bid gives boost to Cardiff Airport

Wales World Cup bid gives boost to Cardiff Airport

With both sides requiring a win to guarantee runners-up spot in Group D behind Serbia, it was Wales who made all the running but James McClean's superb second-half strike ended their hopes of a first World Cup finals appearance since 1958.

For Wales, a draw at Cardiff City Stadium would be enough to finish above Ireland in the table - but not necessarily enough to nail a play-off place, with Croatia also in contention.

What are the premutations for tonight's game we hear you ask.Here's a quick reference quide of what each team needs to do to secure a play-off place with automatic qualification still a slim possibility should Gerogia surprise Serbia in Belgrade.with a win.

The Irish, who can secure second spot in Group D and a playoff spot with victory over Wales, must cope without the 30-year-old Long, who played against Moldova on Friday and has won more than 70 worldwide caps. "It's definitely a night for cool heads and to play the game and not the occasion".

Northern Ireland's final group game defeat against Norway means they will not be seeded and that rules out the potential of a fiery clash between Martin O'Neill's and Michael O'Neill's teams. "It's the last game of the campaign, all or nothing for both teams".

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Wales has been a very solid team in these qualifiers, now second in Group D with 17 points. Taylor's straight red for his tackle on Coleman in Wales' 0-0 draw with Ireland in March could, therefore, be said to be the difference. In the run-up to the round, the Irish home lost to Serbia 0: 1, reducing the opportunity to qualify.

"We know they're top seeds and it's going to be a tough game but we're not afraid of anyone". However, a 3-0 win (highly unlikely, admittedly) would leave us in an identical position to Greece in the second place table with the same number of goals scored and conceded. The Dragons are coming from a slim 1-0 away win against Georgia, where a goal by Tom Lawrence led the team with the three points from the game.

We like to think we have some of the best supporters in the world and, listen, the travelling Irish were making plenty of noise of their own on Monday night - even those in horse costumes.

"It comes with being a striker - you're always going to be judged on goals".


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