In case you haven’t heard, Wales are in town tonight. The Euro 2016 semi-finalists have endured a tough start to their World Cup qualification campaign, and are looking to turn things around against Ireland in the Aviva Stadium.
Chris Coleman saw his side surrender leads against Austria, Georgia and Serbia to leave them four points adrift of Ireland in Group D.
Meanwhile, Martin O’Neill’s charges delivered a remarkable result in Vienna to make the dream of qualifying for a first World Cup in 16 years a truly realistic proposition.
Ever since James McClean stuck the ball in the Austrian net, focus has been on this Friday night clash. Four months of waiting is nearly over, as Ireland continue on their task to book summer plans for June (and July?) 2018.
There is a belief around the country that this is a side that can go on and build upon their Euro 2016 campaign, and the Irish public is rallying around the team in a way that hasn’t been seen in years.
Well if you weren’t excited enough ahead of the Aviva Stadium showdown later, the FAI have released a promo, and it’s absolutely fantastic.
Not since 1990 have the Boys in Green qualified for a second successive major tournament, but a win in Dublin tonight would send them well on their way to achieving that goal.