Ahead of the biggest qualification game since 2009, Martin O'Neill has named the group of players he will be relying to get to us to Russia next summer.
Thankfully, there a no high profile absentees from the squad, other than Seamus Coleman and Jonny Walters who had already been ruled out.
Additions to the provisional squad that was named for the games against Moldova and Wales include Matt Doherty of Wolves, who had impressed so far this season for the high flying Championship team.
Paul McShane also returns the squad.
Alan Browne joins Sean Maguire and Daryl Horgan in the squad to add to the impressive Preston contingent.
Martin O'Neill will be glad to see that James McCarthy made his return to the the starting line-up with Everton last night. He was named in the provisional squad for the last game, but didn't make the final cut. With David Meyler's suspenstion for Copenhagen,
The 34 man Republic of Ireland squad to face Denmark:
Here it is...the #IRLMNT squad to face Denmark in FIFA World Cup Play-Off #COYBIG pic.twitter.com/bD0TXEOv3Z
— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) October 26, 2017
Ireland travel to Copenhagen for the first leg on Saturday, the 11th November, while the second leg takes place at the Aviva Stadium on the following Tuesday.
Having had horrible record in playoffs up until 2010 (winning just one of five ties), we have managed to win our last two playoffs, beating Estonia and Bosnia to qualify to Euro 2012 and 2016 respectively.
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