Judging by the comments coming out of the Ireland camp this week, the players and management are the only ones in the country not terrified by the challenge of Germany and Poland.
While we're here analysing the permutations, Roy Keane is cracking the jokes out no end and making social media fall over itself with his comments about Robbie Keane's new baby boy.
Fast forward one day and there's a critically important update emerging from Ireland training. Robbie has flown in from L.A. and he's delivered his response.
So Robbie, what did you make of Roy Keane's breastfeeding comment?https://t.co/ZzccIS2qdr
— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) October 7, 2015
Just in case you didn't hear that...
Breastfeeding update: Robbie Keane asked about Roy's comments. "He's used to it...he's got bigger tits than me"
— Daniel McDonnell (@McDonnellDan) October 7, 2015
That's brave Robbie, very brave. At least he has Cillian Sheridan to back him up though.
Well played The Keano. Well. Played.
— Cillian Sheridan (@CillianSheridan) October 7, 2015