A fantastic second-half of the qualification campaign culminated in a massive result for Scottish football on Thursday night, as Martin Skrtel's own goal gave Gordon Strachan's men all three points putting them in second place in Group F.
Irish fans were watching intently, knowing that a Scotland win was exactly what we needed, as should they fail to win in their final game against Slovenia, Ireland can secure a playoff place with two wins agains Moldova and Wales.
While the job is not even close to done just yet, the door is open, and now it is on the players to take the chance. When the goal went in, there would have been a lot of happy people on this island, but over in Glasgow Hampden Park was rocking.
Not much of a goal to celebrate, but that would not have mattered one bit as Scotland's World Cup dream was dead and buried at this stage last year, but now they are one win away from the playoffs.
As the match neared its conclusion, 'Flower of Scotland' could be heard steadily growing before the final whistle was met with a roar louder than any in recent memory... Apart from when Leigh Griffiths put them ahead against England, of course.
Congratulations, Scotland. Enjoy tonight.
Seriously, enjoy it a lot, so much so that you're a little groggy for the next few days.
For those unaware, should the Scots fail to win away to Slovenia in the 5pm kick-off on Sunday, and Ireland managed to defeat Moldova and Wales, we would be safe and sound in the playoffs at their expense.
So thanks for the favour, now if you would kindly forget how to play football so we can go to Russia instead, that would be great.