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    And the playoff final to be played on the 31st if we beat Bosnia.
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    It will be interesting to see their prices.
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    What’s the best options for getting there?
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    Bosnia looks like an absolute nightmare to get to and a costly nightmare at that.
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    Excellent mate, thank you.
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    Can you give us a break down of who we want to win over the next few days mate?
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    Am I right saying we want wins for Bosnia, Sweden, Spain and Italy tomorrow evening now?
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    Full house tonight. Turkey, Portugal, France, Czech Republic and Ukraine all won.
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    Cheers for the info. Who do we want to win tomorrow night?
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    How are we fixed for a playoff now?
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    Plenty of talk about playoffs recently, here is my best explanation of Northern Ireland's chances of getting one: To get a playoff, Northern Ireland must hope that there aren't 5 or more teams who were in Nations Leagues C or D who qualify automatically for the tournament. How likely is that? Well... As far as I can see, Group B (Ukraine and Portugal), Group D (two of Switzerland, Denmark or ROI), Group H (two of France, Turkey, Iceland) and Group I (Belgium and Russia) are all pretty much guaranteed automatic qualification. Feel free to look those groups up and make your own judgement on that. That is good news for us, as all of those teams are ranked above us in the Nations League, so the more of these teams that qualify, the higher chance that NI get a playoff. For me, there are five groups where a League C/D side could potentially grab an automatic qualification slot. For Northern Ireland NOT to get a playoff, we would need ALL FIVE of these groups to go against us... Group A... England are safely through, but Kosovo's win over the Czechs this weekend was bad news. It means Kosovo are just one point behind the Czechs with three matches remaining. Kosovo still have to go to Prague, however. If Kosovo finish second, that would be one League C/D team qualifying automatically, of which we can only afford a maximum of 4. Group E... Probably the tightest group. It currently looks like this: Croatia 10, Slovakia 9, Hungary 9, Wales 6. Wales have a game in hand on the other three (Azerbaijan away) - For NI, as long as it ISN'T Hungary who qualify, it's good news. Hungary still have to go to Wales and Croatia in their last three games, so hopefully the two that go through will be two of Croatia, Slovakia or Wales. Group F... Spain safely through as group winners. 2nd is a toss up between Sweden (11), Romania (10) and Norway (9). For NI, we want that to be Sweden. All three teams have still to face Spain in their last four, but Sweden seem to have the easier run-in, with Malta and Faroe Islands being two of their remaining fixtures. Sweden still have to travel to Romania so if they can avoid defeat there, they still look a safe bet to qualify automatically. Group G... Any of Poland (13), Slovenia (11), Austria (10), Israel (8) or Macedonia (8) could qualify. Northern Ireland would like this to be Austria. It looks as though Poland will be fine and 2nd may be a toss up between Austria and Slovenia. If that's the case, one advantage is that Austria are the only team to have played home and away to Poland. Slovenia vs Austria next month could prove pivotal. Group J... This is the one group which looks bleak for us. Italy are safely through but Bosnia, the only other team in the group ranked above us, are five points off 2nd with four games remaining. It looks like this: Italy (18), Finland (12), Armenia (9), Bosnia (7). The Bosnians could reign Finland in by beating them at home next month but Finland have already been home and away to the Italians so they're firmly in pole position to qualify. In short, Northern Ireland are looking good for a playoff. It would take a drastic stroke of luck for all five of those groups to go against us. P.S. I know permutations aren't for everyone. If you're uninterested, simply scroll on. Please refrain from informing me that if my auntie had balls she'd be my uncle: a) I know and b) It's not an image I want in my head. Thanks. DISCLAIMER - STOLEN FROM FACEBOOK. 😁
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    When will the venue for the Germany game be announced?
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    Do the IFA refund us for the blank matchday?
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    Which matchdays do we not have fixtures?
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