Ireland’s World Cup qualifier to go ahead despite torrential rain

Ireland's opening World Cup qualifier against Serbia has been given the all-clear to go ahead.

There has been heavy rain in Belgrade this evening, which had led to fears that the game would have to be postponed because of the state of the playing surface.

However, the match referee has just carried-out an inspection at the Red Star Stadium and has given both teams the green light.

Roy Keane inspects the pitch ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Serbia and Republic of Ireland at the Red Star Stadium. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile
Roy Keane inspects the pitch ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Serbia and Republic of Ireland at the Red Star Stadium. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile

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