Striker Long ruled out of Wales clash with hip problem

Barcelona's Pique was jeered by Spain fans. Pic Getty

Barcelona's Pique was jeered by Spain fans. Pic Getty

The win sees Ireland finish second in Group D meaning that Ireland will advance to the UEFA World Cup play-offs where they will draw one of the seven other second placed teams from the qualifiers.

With Jon Walters also out injured, Daryl Murphy is likely to be given the chance to lead the line in Long's absence, with the 34-year-old striker in a good run of form having scored both goals in Friday's win.

Denmark beat Montenegro in Podgorica on Thursday (we wanted the opposite result) and now sit on 13 points in the runners-up table with a goal difference which Ireland realistically can't top.

And that man McClean ensured Ireland now march on just as he has kept doing during this World Cup campaign.

"Bring it on", he said.

England, already assured of their passage to Russian Federation 2018 as Group F winners, wrapped up their qualifying campaign with a 1-0 win in Lithuania thanks to Harry Kane's 26th-minute penalty for Linas Klimavicius' foul on Dele Alli.

Welsh fans have called on Coleman's squad to rekindle the so-called "Spirit of '58" ahead of their final group game. Monday - it's a cup final feel, victor takes all.

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"We're on risky ground if we go in with a game plan of trying to soak the pressure up for 90 minutes", said Coleman ahead of the game.

A win guarantees second place in the group and a place in the play-offs. At other times the game was played with the ferocious pace of a derby encounter rather than a normal global. From that moment on it was all about focus for the hosts.

One wonders whether German sports websites ever gaze across at us in envy with all our sweet permutations content. Martin O'Neill said in the build up that we need to be clinical in front of goal when the chances came. That was the most important thing.

"The job was to get the three points [against Moldova] no matter what and now we are fully focused and hopefully there will be a big crowd from Ireland".

"We had a bit of energy and we did great". We did well against Norway and were disappointed not to come out of the game with a win in the end.

"They can give us problems but we can give them problems as well and we can only be optimistic going into the game". "It's not just him but the backroom staff now, and everyone sticks together here". Another free-kick was barely dealt with by Wales and Ciaran Clark played the ball into the path of his central defensive partner Shane Duffy, only for the Irish cult hero to fire wide from just inside the box.

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has acknowledged that Seamus Coleman will be in the minds of the players in Cardfiff this evening.

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