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When Exactly The Play-Offs Will Take Place & How To Get There

The Republic of Ireland will face Denmark for a spot at the World Cup in Russia next year after today’s draw in Zurich.

Martin O’Neill’s side will be quietly confident after defeating Wales in a dramatic encounter in Cardiff to secure a play-off spot.

For Irish fans, excitement will be building as the Republic are just two games away from a first appearance at the sport’s showpiece event since 2002.

To reach the World Cup in the Far East 15 years ago, a play-off victory over Iran was needed. However, this promises to be a much tougher task as the Boys in Green look to earn a spot among the sport’s elite next year.

When are the matches on?

Denmark have home advantage for the first leg, which will be played in the 38,000 capacity Parken Stadium, Copenhagen on Saturday, November 11.

The return fixture, in the Aviva Stadium, to be played on Tuesday, November 14.

What are the ticket arrangements?

Season ticket holders will get priority for the away leg. However, for those who are willing to go above and beyond to see the Boys in Green in Copenhagen, there will be a limited number of third-party websites.

For the home leg, those who don’t have a season ticket should go to Ticketmaster and stay glued to the FAI’s social media as they announce details for the home fixture.

Ticket information from the FAI’s website can be found here

How do I get to Copenhagen?

Ryanair have flights to the Danish- but they will cost you. Currently (and these are subject to change) return flights from Dublin to Copenhagen on Friday, November 10 to Monday, November 13 (there are no flights on November 12 at the moment) will cost €507 return – but that is before add-ons such as insurance or baggage costs.

That said, you could also travel to the Danish capital via London. Stansted airport to Copenhagen return from Friday to Sunday is currently £140 (157) while the Dublin to London legs of the trip will add  73.48 your expenses.

Joel Slattery, Pundit Arena

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About Joel Slattery

Joel Slattery
Sub-editor at Pundit Arena. Bad at predictions, Joel was also slightly uncomfortable writing this bio in the third person. Twitter: @JoelSlattery

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