Having guaranteed a play-off place for the World Cup next year, the Boys in Green have no real easy way of getting there with out potential opponents being either Italy, Croatia, Switzerland or Denmark.
The two must win games at the weekend against Moldova and Wales will provide some inspiration for whoever we face in November in the play-offs. And hopefully with a full strength team. The two games weren’t the most attractive of games to watch, but six points were needed – and six points were earned.
Croatia and Italy are the two teams I would avoid if I could. I’d fancy us giving Switzerland a go. We beat them 1-0 in a friendly in March of last year, but that said, it was only a friendly. Denmark won’t be easy, but I would be of the opinion that we can overpower them over 180 minutes.
The draw for the ties will be held next Tuesday in Zurich. Fingers crossed.
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