Hat-trick hero Eriksen books Denmark's World Cup spot

Hat-trick hero Eriksen books Denmark's World Cup spot

"We could have made it 2-0 but the two goals we conceded in the space of a couple of minutes knocked us for six".

David Meyler was suspended for the clash in Copenhagen but is eligible to play tonight, and Brady feels he will feature: "The only thing I'd say that's nearly certain is that Meyler will come back into midfield".

Ireland were well beaten at home to Denmark on Tuesday night, going down 5-1 to leave their World Cup hopes lying in tatters.

"I am really disappointed", said O'Neill. They play football - we saw against Real Madrid that it suits him very well to play there.

Republic boss Martin O'Neill shrugged off questions about his tactics, admitting Denmark were the better team on the night, but Andrews raised questions about the space afforded to Eriksen and his team-mates, considering the compact nature of O'Neill's side in Copenhagen on Saturday when they earned a goalless draw. I didn't win those trophies that I have won both as a player and as a manager and have some luck.

The second goal was the most technical one, better than the others.

"He has good players to play with, he has a good manager and I think he is enjoying his time at Tottenham at the moment".

Denmark booked their ticket to Russian Federation in style in the second leg in Dublin, running away with a tie that was in the balance after a goalless first game in Copenhagen.

If Denmark's first goal, an own goal by Cyrus Christie, was a bit disheartening for the Irish, Eriksen's wonder goal in the 32nd minute completely broke them.

After a combative 0-0 in the first leg at Copenhagen, the Irish stormed the pitch to take an early lead through Shane Duffy in the 6th minute. It's a big thing and I'm very, very happy about it. "We've been fighting for so long together after the two play-off games, which were very hard, but we got the result and we can be very pleased and I'm looking very much forward to World Cup".