Ireland clinch World Cup playoff spot after McClean cracker sinks Wales

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The game, which has widely been forgotten by the Irish sporting public was the final game of the Euro 2008 qualification group.

Spain, the 2010 world champions, secured top spot in Group G after they stormed to a 3-0 win over Albania.

It promises to be a night of high drama. 'They were labelled the golden bunch of players before we qualified for the Euros.

The big talking point from the Wales camp is that they are missing their world-class superstar Gareth Bale. This group of players have made the difference. They've gone one step further than anyone else that has gone before them, but that's in the past. "It wasn't really a battle where we had to properly defend and defend, we just had to make sure that we didn't give anything stupid away. The confidence will do us the world of good going into Monday".

November 17, 1993, ranks as one of Welsh football's darkest days, Bodin becoming synonymous with Welsh failure as the Dragons yet again missed out on a World Cup finals appearance.

They're looking to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958.

"It was only when we spoke to Brian Kerr and told him about it, that things started to move quickly", said Hansen, speaking to The Daily Telegraph back in 2011.

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"They are doing a great job of that and will concentrate on affecting what is now, not what happened in the past".

And while O'Neil and Mauricio Pellegrino, his manager at Southampton, may cheer louder than anyone if the quick-footed striker finally breaks his duck at the Cardiff City Stadium, fans of West Ham will be a little less concerned by his current malaise.

When the two sides met in Dublin, the game finished goalless, although that's a result that wouldn't suit either side tonight.

"I just want to focus on Monday now that tonight's game is out of the way. It's definitely a night for cool heads and to play the game and not the occasion". 'It will be toe-to-toe, end to end, lots of contact.

"It's that feeling. The big nights we had in the recent past are fresh in the memory of the players", said the Irish boss.

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"But there's nothing to fear and worry about the occasion".

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