Just the one change in a strong Ireland team named to face Denmark 5 months ago

Just the one change in a strong Ireland team named to face Denmark

The stage is set.

Win, and this group of Republic of Ireland football players will join the immortals.

Lose, and the wait for a fourth ever World Cup appearance will continue.

Not since 2002 have Ireland made it to that far. Three chances have come and gone but Martin O'Neill has his side tantalising close you can almost taste it.

After drawing 0-0 in Copenhagen, 90 minutes stand between this country and qualification. 14 months of football boil down to this one game on Lansdowne Road.

And, to do the job, the manager has sent in what he feels are his best 11.


They make one change as David Meyler comes in to replace Callum O'Dowda and the side who lined up against Wales are chosen.

That means Long, Hoolahan and O'Dowda are all available to be sprang if needs be.

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