Match Day Information: Ireland v Wales
Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland side welcome Wales to the Aviva Stadium this evening in a crucial FIFA World Cup qualifying match.
O’Neill goes into the game without the services of five players that started in the last outing of the campaign away to Austria with Shane Duffy, Ciaran Clark, Harry Arter and Wes Hoolahan all missing out through injury. Robbie Brady is suspended for this evening’s clash after picking up his second booking of the qualifying stage in Vienna.
Positive news for O’Neill was the return to training this week of Seamus Coleman, Shane Long, James McCarthy and Jonny Hayes after they sat out the earlier sessions of the week.
Republic of Ireland squad
Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph, Keiren Westwood, Colin Doyle
Defenders: Seamus Coleman, Cyrus Christie, Richard Keogh, Alex Pearce, John O'Shea, Andy Boyle, John Egan, Stephen Ward
Midfielders: Aiden McGeady, Glenn Whelan, James McCarthy, Jeff Hendrick, David Meyler, Eunan O'Kane, Conor Hourihane, James McClean, Callum O'Dowda, Daryl Horgan, Jonathan Hayes
Forwards: Jonathan Walters, Shane Long, Kevin Doyle
*Robbie Brady has been training with the squad but is suspended for Friday
The match is officially sold out and there will be no tickets available around the stadium.
A Ticketmaster van will be in place for collections from 4.30pm on the corner of Lansdowne Road and Northumberland Road.
FAI ticket collections will be from Lansdowne Football Club from 2pm until kick-off.
Gates open to the stadium for general admission at 18:15 while Premium and Corporate Box levels open at 17:45. All bars will be open throughout the stadium.
Official Match Programme
The completely revamped Official Match Programme will be on sale for €5. Special features in the programme includes an exclusive interview with Alan Judge on his Ireland debut, the Keith Andrews column, Sean St Ledger’s Ireland XI, the all-new kids zone, and much more.