Date: 16th November 2015 at 11:21am
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Republic of Ireland host Bosnia & Herzegovina at the Aviva Stadium on Monday in the second-leg of their Euro 2016 qualifier, with the tie still all to play for.

Robbie Brady’s 82nd minute goal gave the Irish late hope of snatching a victory in Bosnia on Friday but Edin Dzeko’s quick-fire response leaves the sides level at 1-1 heading into this clash in Dublin.

With Ireland scoring the crucial away goal in the first-leg, a 0-0 draw will be enough to send them through to Euro 2016.

29/03/2015 Ireland v Poland - EURO 2016 Qualifier Group D Robbie Brady Photo: John Halas

Brady scored Ireland’s crucial away goal on Friday night.

The Irish will be looking to repeat their success of their 2012 play-off, a 5-1 aggregate win against Estonia, and qualify for the finals for the third time.

Bosnia, however, are looking to reach the Euros for the first time. The Dragons qualified for their first World Cup last year but missed out on the 2012 European Championships after a 6-2 aggregate play-off defeat to Portugal.

The two sides last met in Dublin in 2012 with Shane Long scoring the only goal of the game in a 1-0 international friendly win for Republic of Ireland.

Team News:

Bosnia will have a full strength side again to face the Irish at the Aviva Stadium, which includes all-time top scorer Edin Dzeko, who stretched his record to 45 goals in 75 appearances after scoring again on Friday.

Ireland have a trio of players hoping to be recalled for to the team tonight. Both John O’Shea and Shane Long trained with the squad on Sunday after missing the first-leg through injury and Jon Walters returns from suspension.

However, Daryl Murphy missed training after picking up a calf injury and is a big doubt.

Last Meeting: Bosnia & Herzegovina 1-1 Republic of Ireland (November 13, Euro 2016 play-off first leg)
Key Men: Bosnia & Herzegovina – Edin Dzeko; Republic of Ireland – Seamus Coleman
Form: Bosnia & Herzegovina – WLWWWD; Republic of Ireland – DWWWLD
Shoot Says: Republic of Ireland 2-1 Bosnia & Herzegovina

 
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