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Ireland stun Wales to seal World Cup playoff spot

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Alejandro Castrejon | Octubre 12, 2017, 09:15

With all eight places in the play-offs now filled, Northern Ireland and the Republic's route to the World Cup in Russia is slightly clearer.

Unseeded Ireland will face either Italy, Croatia, Denmark, Portugal or Switzerland.

They will join the seven other best second-place finishers in the draw for the two-legged playoffs.

"That last half hour seemed an eternity".

The FAI have posted some brilliant new footage of the aftermath of McClean's strike and it shows the mad celebrations from the bench, team and fans.

The TV audience peaked at over 1.1 million people as the game went into the final minute of additional time.

He was quick to bring up O'Neill's detractors, who had been criticising him for what had been an inconsistent qualifying campaign.

Total live streams reached 123,254 surpassing the previous high of 107,451 set by the All-Ireland football final.

Away goals rule will determine who wins the tie after the two legs.

The draw for the upcoming play-offs takes place on Tuesday 17 October at 1pm, with the games being played in the period between 9 and 14 November.

"The goal we scored wasn't in the game plan, we did have a game plan of our own but it wasn't a case of waiting for them to make a mistake, it just happened that one of their players messed up and we were able to capitalise on it, we got a goal in front and held on", said the Bray native.

When are the World Cup play-offs?

However, the top four will be seeded based on the FIFA world rankings that will be revealed on October 17th.