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World Cup Qualifying: Ireland’s Day Has Just Gone From Bad To Worse

Ireland LILLE, FRANCE - JULY 01: Head coach Chris Coleman of Wales celebrates after the UEFA EURO 2016 quarter final match between Wales and Belgium at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on July 1, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Alex Grimm - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Ireland dropped two points this evening as they drew 1-1 with Georgia in Tbilisi. The Boys in Green put in a poor performance, as they now trail Group D leaders Serbia by two points.

However, now Martin O’Neill’s side could be looking behind them, as Wales picked up three points at home to Austria.

The Euro 2016 semi-finalists scored a 1-0 victory to pick up three points for just the second time in the campaign.

Liverpool’s 17-year-old Ben Woodburn struck from outside the box to send Cardiff into raptures, as Chris Coleman’s side gather momentum.

They are now just two points behind Ireland, with the Boys in Green set to travel to the Welsh capital for the final game of the group.

Table via BBC Sport

Ireland host leaders Serbia on Tuesday, and it is a must-win if they are to keep their hopes of automatic qualification alive.

Wales have a considerably easier run-in than Ireland before their clash on October 9. Wales travel to Moldova and Georgia, while the Irish host Serbia and Moldova.

This one could go right down to the wire…

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.