Group 4 of UEFA Nations League B could be blown wide open when Republic of Ireland welcome Wales to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Tuesday
Chris Coleman takes his Welsh side to face Ireland in an important Group D encounter of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, with both teams yet to taste defeat.
The EFL cup tie against Reading heavily featured Arsenal's academy players, and most impressed in their 2-0 victory.
One of Manchester United's famously temperamental legends has now taken up the assistant manager's role for the Irish national team. He recently gave a sharp wake up call to the green army, telling them they had nothing to celebrate from Euro 2016.
Spain began their title defence with a late win over the Czech Republic while Belgium were thoroughly outplayed by Euro 2012 runners-up Italy.
Manchester United are on a spending spree at all levels of the club, and just a few weeks after confirming the signing of Dutch wonderkid Tahith Chong, the club have now signed yet another young talent for their academy.
Edin Dzeko's 85th minute strike saved Bosnia-Herzegovina from a shock home defeat to Ireland in their Euro 2016 playoff in Zenica's fog-covered Bilino Polje stadium.
Poland finished their Euro 2016 qualifier with a 2-1 victory over the Republic of Ireland, earlier this month. This earned them a direct entry into the group stage of the competition.
Former Aston Villa manager Martin Oai??i??Neil has done a great job with the Republic of Ireland side, thanking the country to the Euro 2016 playoffs. However, they canai??i??t rest on their laurels just yet, if they want to harbour any hopes of qualifying for the main event, next year, in France.
Shane Long stunned world champions Germany with a goal that guaranteed Ireland a Euro 2016 playoff spot on an historic night at Lansdowne Road as the hosts won 1-0.