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Friday 24 November 2017

Nothing to fear

Denmark boss bullish for showdown at the Aviva

Nicklas Bendtner sits with his team-mates on a luggage carousel at Dublin Airport as the Danish squad were delayed on arrival for tomorrow night's World Cup play-off at the Aviva Stadium
Nicklas Bendtner sits with his team-mates on a luggage carousel at Dublin Airport as the Danish squad were delayed on arrival for tomorrow night's World Cup play-off at the Aviva Stadium

Denmark insist they have nothing to fear from the Irish team in Dublin tomorrow night.

And the Danes are even more determined to end Ireland's World Cup bid after problems at Dublin Airport left a clearly-frustrated Danish squad waiting for their luggage for over an hour.

The Danish FA were upset that the players had to pass through standard passport control and boss Age Hareide was unhappy that a problem with the baggage carousel left the squad sitting in arrivals waiting for their bags to arrive.

Hareide and O'Neill have known each other for over 30 years and are friends but the Denmark boss feels he has the advantage at a sold-out Lansdowne Road after Ireland failed to nick an away goal.

"If we score a goal, we can almost guarantee that we are going to the World Cup," says Hareide.

"If we score one, they have to score twice and they don't do that very often, even Martin O'Neill knows that.

"They are not stronger at home than they are away from home so we have as much chance in Dublin as we had in Copenhagen."

David Meyler has rejoined the Ireland panel after suspension and Martin O'Neill has a full squad to pick from.

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