World Cup 2018

The boosted allocation now totals 2,305 tickets for the 38,065-capacity arena.

Duff: O’Neill plays like Charlton and Jack’s a legend

He’s taken a lead role in developing a cultural shift for Irish football but Damien Duff won’t complain should Martin O’Neill’s old-fashioned approach propel the country to a first World Cup since 2002.

Let’s just go for it, Martin O’Neill urges players

Martin O’Neill has called for his Republic of Ireland players to draw on their recent experiences after they were paired with Denmark in the play-offs for next summer’s World Cup.

Ireland must buck trend to enjoy home comforts against Denmark

Martin O’Neill probably had the best quote on the size of Ireland’s play-off challenge before he even learned the identity of his team’s opponents in Zurich yesterday.

Martin O'Neill 'delighted' with World Cup playoff draw

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill and Northern Ireland counterpart Michael O'Neill were both pleased to avoid four-time winners Italy in today's World Cup play-off draw.

'If Carlsberg did play-off draws' - Fans react to Republic of Ireland drawing Denmark

Republic of Ireland fans have been having their say after The Boys in Green were drawn to against Denmark in a play-off to decide who will make it to World Cup 2018.

World Cup play-offs Q&A

What is the point of the play-offs?

Analysing Ireland's possible play-off opponents

John Fallon breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of Ireland’s potential opponents...

Upwardly mobile Ireland await World Cup play-off fate

The latest Fifa rankings have seen Ireland move up eight places to 26 but, despite that significant improvement, of the eight countries to qualify for the World Cup play-offs, only Greece, at 47, are ranked below Martin O’Neill’s team.

Robbie Brady will NOT be banned for Ireland's World Cup play-offs

FIFA have confirmed that Brady will not face any disciplinary action.

Here's how to get your hands on a ticket for Ireland's World Cup play-offs

Ireland's opponents will be Croatia, Denmark, Italy or Switzerland.

'No timescale' but Jon Walters could recover in time for Ireland's play-off, says Dyche

Walters' hopes of taking part in Ireland's World Cup play-off are not dead and buried.

Irish sports firm hopes to tap World Cup

Support in Sport, the Irish firm that provides sports pitches around the world, hopes to benefit from the World Cup finals next year.

Jon Walters has 'no chance' of making World Cup play-offs, but Seamus Coleman not ruled out

Walters' knee injury looks likely to keep him out until at least Christmas.

Shock results see USA miss out on first World Cup in 32 years

But there were wild celebrations elsewhere on the continent.

Ireland confident Robbie Brady will avoid play-off ban over alleged headbutt

FIFA are "gathering information" of an off the ball incident involving Ashley Williams, which was captured on camera.

Time for Ireland to celebrate doing it the hard way

Wales 0 Republic of Ireland 1: This Irish team may rarely if ever command games but they certainly provide magic moments. And sometimes, as on this incredible night in Cardiff, they’re special enough to far outlast the 90.

Mournful lament from Welsh choir as Ireland hit high note

The joys of Cardiff on a Monday night in October.

Not pretty, but Ireland stay on script

It must be the dawn of a new era when one of Ireland’s great recoveries didn’t require the deft touches of Wes Hoolahan, but this wasn’t an evening for silken skills.

Ireland show the kind of football, the kind of attitude, to make a nation proud

Forget weary Wembley’s limp and half-hearted response to England’s recent qualification for Russia, forget those cynics who say international football doesn’t matter - anyone wanting to get a real flavour of what the World Cup really means should take a look at what happened on an historic night in Cardiff.

Martin O’Neill facing big calls in battle for brave hearts and cool heads

The really brave call by Martin O’Neill would be to put Robbie Brady in at left-back. That's not to be critical of Stephen Ward; it’s just that, in the context of tonight’s all or nothing game, our chances of success would be better served by playing Brady in that position, writes Liam Brady.

Martin O’Neill: Knowing we have to win gives us clarity

Daryl Murphy will remember last Friday’s home game against Moldova as the night he trebled his international tally.

Let’s extend this golden era, says Chris Coleman

Chris Coleman has challenged Wales’ ‘Golden Generation’ to make more history in their pursuit of World Cup glory.

Sean Maguire: ‘I’ve got my first taste of it. Now I’m looking for more’

Sean Maguire’s tantalising taste of international football has left him ravenous for more.

Iceland put Turkey in deep freeze to edge closer to World Cup qualifaction

Iceland are on the brink of reaching their first ever World Cup after recording a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Group I rivals Turkey in Istanbul.

Ireland squad ratings from Shane Long to Daryl Murphy

Shane Long suffered a frustrating evening while Daryl Murphy trebled his goal tally.

O'Neill: 'It was a great way to win'

Martin O’Neill was pleased with the Republic of Ireland’s performance but emphasised getting a win over Moldova was much more important ahead of Monday’s visit to Cardiff.

Lessons learned in Ireland v Moldova

The Republic of Ireland registered an excepted victory over Moldova but much more importantly, delivered a morale-boosting performance ahead of Monday’s visit to Wales.

Murphy brace propels Ireland to victory over Moldova

Daryl Murphy's first-half double set up an intriguing World Cup qualification trip to Wales as the Republic of Ireland eased past Moldova 2-0.

Tom Lawrence takes Wales to Group D victory over Georgia

Tom Lawrence was the hero as Wales boosted their World Cup qualification prospects with a hard-fought victory over Georgia in Tbilisi.

David Meyler named as captain for Ireland's team taking on Moldova

Martin O'Neill has named his starting team to face Moldova this evening.

Here's your rundown of all of tonight's World Cup Qualifiers

Record-breaking Poland striker Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick in a 6-1 win over Armenia on his way to becoming his country's all-time leading scorer.

Last-gasp winner from Harry Kane seals England's ticket to World Cup

Harry Kane fired England to next summer's World Cup but his last-gasp winner cannot paper over the cracks after Gareth Southgate's men limped to victory against limited Slovenia.

Skrtel own goal keeps Scotland's World Cup hopes alive

Scotland's 2018 World Cup hopes remain alive after a sensational late winner in the victory over 10-man Slovakia at Hampden Park.

Germany head to Russia following victory over Northern Ireland

Germany will be in Russia next summer to defend their World Cup crown having sealed their qualification by inflicting a first competitive home defeat on Northern Ireland in four years.

Kevin Doyle praised for concussion comments

A group that provides services for people with brain injuries has commended retired Irish footballer Kevin Doyle for raising awareness of concussions.

Wales expect Ben Woodburn to ‘thrive’ in Gareth Bale’s absence

Wales teenager Ben Woodburn has been backed to “thrive” and fill the huge void left by Gareth Bale’s World Cup absence.

Daryl Horgan forced to play waiting game

With the changing of the Preston managerial guard which has seen Alex Neil replace Simon Grayson, game time at Deepdale has proved harder to come by for Daryl Horgan this season.

Martin O’Neill hopes to postpone ‘natural exodus’ of senior players

While he fervently hopes that any end of era in Irish football is still a matter of months rather than days away, Martin O’Neill has said he expects a “natural exodus” of senior players once his team’s interest in World Cup 2018 is over.

Cyrus Christie: I’m always learning and trying to improve

Cyrus Christie knows the score. The Middlesbrough defender isn’t harbouring any illusions about a long-term residency on the right side of Ireland’s back four.

'He is a big miss to our family': Cyrus Christie remembers late uncle boxing legend Errol

Cyrus Christie will go into the Republic of Ireland's crunch World Cup qualifiers with Moldova and Wales convinced his late uncle will be watching over him.

Ireland need to be more ruthless against Moldova and Wales: Cyrus Christie

"We just need to more ruthless, have more confidence with the ball and stick to the gameplan"

'It was always Ireland for me' says new boy Aiden O'Brien

Millwall striker Aiden O'Brien has he has always wanted to line out for Ireland at international level.

How Wales might line up without Gareth Bale

Wales suffered a blow to their hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup when Gareth Bale was ruled out of the final two qualifiers.

Martin O'Neill refuses to rule James McCarthy out of Moldova clash

McCarthy hasn't managed a single minute of competitive football for Everton this season.

Injury woes at vital time for both Ireland and Wales

Martin O’Neill has fresh injury concerns to contend with while Chris Coleman is sweating on the availability of Gareth Bale, as Ireland and Wales prepare for the concluding two group games of World Cup qualifying.

The bottom line on World Cup qualification

So then, what do we call the squeaky bum time which precedes the squeaky bum time? asks Liam Mackey

FAI prepared to offer Martin O'Neill new Ireland contract – reports

Martin O'Neill could remain as the Republic of Ireland manager for another two years.

Robbie Savage: ‘If you’re relying on Wes Hoolahan in Cardiff, you might go out’

Robbie Savage is confused. Has been since Monday evening when he heard some bloke on Irish TV going on and on about Wes Hoolahan.

Jonathan Walters promises 'grandstand finsih' in Ireland's World Cup qualification push

"It's going to be a grandstand finish and we know what we need: two wins."

Ireland will be unseeded if they qualify for World Cup play-off

The Irish hopes of qualification will all hinge on the final two games of the group in October