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What time is Ireland v Denmark tonight? TV channel, team news, ticket details and more

By James Fenton

November 18, 2019 at 12:03pm

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Ireland v Denmark in the middle of November. Where have we heard that before?

The nightmare of our 5-1 defeat against the Danes two years ago is still fresh in the memory but the Boys In Green can go long way towards banishing those ghosts later this evening. Like an awkward relative who turns up at your doorstep every few months, Denmark will be back in town this evening for a crucial Euro 2020 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium.

With four Euro 2020 games taking place in Dublin next summer, the rewards for an Ireland victory will be massive. Ahead of a game that could define Mick McCarthy's second spell at the helm of the national team, fans can find every detail about tonight's crunch match in our guide below...

When and where is the game taking place?

Ireland v Denmark will take place at Dublin's Aviva Stadium this evening with a kick-off time of 7.45pm.

What channel will it be on?

Coverage of Ireland v Denmark will begin on RTÉ 2 at 7pm as well as on Sky Sports Mix from the same time. If you're stuck in the car or just happen to prefer radio commentary, RTÉ Radio One will also be covering the match live.

Team news

Central defensive rock Shane Duffy will captain the side in the absence of the suspended Séamus Coleman. Mick McCarthy has named a 23-man matchday squad which includes Ireland's next great hope in the form of 17-year-old forward Troy Parrott. In-form Shamrock Rovers man Jack Byrne also makes the cut while the likes of Scott Hogan and Callum O'Dowda miss out.

The full squad for tonight's game can be seen in the below tweet...

What do Ireland need to do?

Don't waste your time studying the Group D table because the task for Ireland tonight is quite simple. Win and we will be one of 24 teams competing at the first ever continent-wide European Championships next summer. Lose and we're guaranteed a play-off which is due to take place in March.

What are the bookies saying?

Unsurprisingly, Denmark are being touted as slight favourites at odds of 5/4. You can back an Ireland victory at 21/10 or a draw at 2/1.

Are there tickets available?

It appears there are a limited amount of tickets for Ireland v Denmark remaining but they could be all gone by the time you read this. If you do fancy chancing your arm, you can check availability via this link.

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