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Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's play-offs of the past?

The Boys in Green were scheduled to meet Slovakia in Bratislava tomorrow evening.

THIS WAS DUE to be the eve of Ireland’s Euro 2020 play-off game away to Slovakia.

Instead, the tournament has been pushed back until next year and fans are left to wonder when they will next get to see some live football. 

The Boys in Green have had a chequered history when it comes to play-offs for major tournaments, but how much do you remember from previous ones? 

In what year was Ireland’s first play-off for a major tournament?

And who were their opponents?

Where was Ireland’s Euro ‘96 play-off with the Netherlands played?
Lansdowne Road

Old Trafford
Which Belgian scored in both legs to knock Ireland out of the ‘98 World Cup play-off?
Luis Oliveira
Luc Nilis

Emile Mpenza
Enzo Scifo
What aggregate score did Ireland lose to Turkey to prevent them from reaching Euro 2000?
1-1 (beaten on away goals)

Robbie Keane scored in the 2-0 first leg win over Iran in 2001. Which Irish player bagged the other goal?
Niall Quinn
Clinton Morrison

Jason McAteer
Ian Harte
Who managed the France team that robbed Ireland of the chance to reach the 2010 World Cup?
Roger Lemerre
Jacques Santini

Raymond Domenech
Laurent Blanc
What score did Ireland beat Estonia in Tallinn on the way to Euro 2012?

In which city did Ireland face Bosnia-Herzegovina in the opening leg of their Euro 2016 play-off?

Banja Luka
And what was unusual about that game?
The pitch was covered by dense fog for much of the match
The Bosnian players wore commemorative retro jerseys

It was played behind closed doors
There was a late pitch inspection due to a heavy flooding
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
Robbie Keane
Top marks for Ireland's record goalscorer and caps holder.
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Jon Walters
A hero in the eyes of Ireland fans.
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Edin Dzeko
The former Man City striker was packing by Martin O'Neill's Ireland in 2015.
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You scored out of !
Thierry Henry
The less said the better... even 11 years on.
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