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Poll: How do you think Ireland's World Cup play-off against Denmark will go tonight?

The first leg kicks off at 7.45pm tonight.

ARE WE ALL set then for the showdown at the Parken Stadium?

pjimage Robbie Brady and Christian Eriksen will be key figures in Copenhagen. Source: INPHO/PA

Ireland’s hopes of ensuring an invite to the World Cup party in Russia next summer, rest on the outcome of the two-leg play-off with Denmark.

It all starts in Copenhagen tonight before the return clash in Dublin next Tuesday night.

It’s a decade since Ireland and Denmark last met on the international stage with a side managed by Steve Staunton claiming a 4-0 victory in August 2007 thanks to a brace of goals apiece from Robbie Keane and Shane Long.

Shane Long gets a shot away Shane Long in action for Ireland against Denmark. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

You have to go back to 1993 for the previous competitive fixture between the sides, a 1-1 draw in a qualifier for the 1994 World Cup in USA.

Denmark enter tonight’s game after finishing second behind Poland in Group E of their qualifying campaign, their 1-0 victory over Montenegro in early October proving crucial in ensuring they bagged the play-off spot on offer.

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James McClean’s intervention was critical for Ireland last month in Group D as they defeated Wales and overhauled them to finish second on 19 points behind Serbia.

So the stage is set but how do you think tonight’s first leg will go?

Let us know.

Poll Results:

Draw (2060)
Denmark win (834)
Ireland win (761)

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