Extraordinary New Footage Shows Irish Bench Erupting After James McClean Goal — Watch

James Mc Clean hits the winner for Ireland. But now what

Iceland topped the Group I qualifying, with the Croats taking second spot, three points clear of Ukraine.

And then, despite the lacklustre performances, Ireland do something against the odds this time it was Wales and last time it was Germany.

Born in Northern Ireland, McClean represented Northern Ireland at youth and Under 21 level.

"It didn't seem that they troubled us that much", O'Neill said.

Italy are managed by 68-year-old Giampiero Ventura, who has vast experience managing in Serie A and the lower tiers of Italian football. "He hasn't played for some time and the play-offs are just around the corner".

But the result in Wales removes the need for further debate. But it's wasted breath now.

Portugal and Switzerland face each other on Tuesday night - a win or a draw for Switzerland will send Portugal into the play-offs. Currently ranked seventh at the moment (11 October) in the FIFA World Rankings, you'd wonder why Irish fans would rather see the Swiss instead of the bottom two. Guts and determination will take you a long way now in international football, further than ever before. But they met their match last night in the Welsh, whose stirring rendition of their national anthem, Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (Land Of My Fathers), left your hair standing on end.

And the bookies believe Jackett is a strong candidate for the Dragons job if Coleman departs from his post.

There is also a small section of Ireland fans sandwiched between a sea of Wales supporters just behind the substitutes bench.

Italy, surprisingly come in second last place which is strange considering THAT night in Stade Pierre-Mauroy when Robbie Brady - actually never mind, we're sure you know how that story goes.

Coleman became Wales manager in January 2012 following the death of his great friend Gary Speed.

Bale led a delegation of senior players trying to convince the Wales boss into rethinking his vow to step down after their World Cup agony. I can't believe he is still getting stick off a few people, which is absolute nonsense.

James McClean will be booed.

But O'Neill has results to put against all arguments about whether he is right or wrong in his approach.

They've had problems off the pitch however and in a managerial change after their penultimate qualifier against Finland, Zlatko Dalic replaced Ante Cacic.

"We'll be standing for the entire game, lads".

While the crunch tie in the Cardiff City Stadium was last chance saloon for Ireland and Wales, their may be a 'back door' in future.

"We don't want to keep on looking back at the Euros but it was incredible to be a part of that and we all want that again".

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