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World Cup qualifying dates for N Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Wales

Wales will begin their World Cup 2018 qualification campaign with a home game against Moldova on September 5, 2016.

Chris Coleman’s team are the top seeds in Group D, having impressed in Euro 2016 qualifying so far, and will be hopeful of securing a place at the finals in Russia.

The Republic of Ireland were drawn in the same group and they will host Wales in Dublin on March 24, 2017, with the return match among the final round of games on October 9.

Northern Ireland have been handed a tricky group which includes world champions Germany and the Czech Republic.

Their away game in Germany will be on October 11, 2016 and the return match has been scheduled for October 5, 2017.

Northern Ireland World Cup qualifiers:

Czech Republic (a) September 4, 2016

San Marino (h) October 8

Germany (a) October 11

Azerbaijan (h) November 11

Norway (h) March 26, 2017

Azerbaijan (a) June 10

San Marino (a) September 1

Czech Republic (h) September 4

Germany (h) October 5

Norway (a) October 8

Republic of Ireland World Cup qualifiers:

Serbia (a) September 5, 2016

Georgia (h) October 6

Moldova (a) October 9

Austria (a) November 12

Wales (h) March 24, 2017

Austria (h) June 11

Georgia (a) September 2

Serbia (h) September 5

Moldova (h) October 6

Wales (a) October 9

Wales World Cup qualifiers:

Moldova (h) September 5, 2016

Austria (a) October 6

Georgia (h) October 9

Serbia (h) November 12

Republic of Ireland (a) March 24, 2017

Serbia (a) June 11

Austria (h) September 2

Moldova (a) September 5

Georgia (a) October 6

Republic of Ireland (h) October 9


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