Wales lock horns against Republic of Ireland on Thursday to open up proceedings in Group 4 of UEFA Nations League B in a much-anticipated clash.
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Wales and Republic of Ireland will look to keep their hopes of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup alive when they meet at Cardiff City Stadium on Monday.
Chris Coleman insisted that he was proud of his players even as Wales' hopes of qualifying for the World Cup suffered a dent in the draw against Ireland.
Wales and the Republic of Ireland played out a goalless draw that wasn't short on action in a World Cup qualifying match at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
Antoine Griezmann saved France's blushes as his brace enabled the host nation to a nervy comeback victory over Republic of Ireland to send them through to the quarter-finals of the competition.
Ireland are the first obstacle standing in their way as tournament hosts France enter the dangerous knock-out course with eyes firmly set on nothing short of a prized European Championship triumph on home-territory.
Former Manchester United Captain Roy Keane, who serves as the assistant coach for the Republic of Ireland, was in jubilant mood and was seen joking about a controversy from his playing days.
Jon Walters was the toast of Lansdowne Road as his brace against Bosnia-Herzegovina in a 2-0 victory fired Ireland to next summer's European Championship Finals in France.
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