Austria take on Republic of Ireland on Saturday 12th November, 2016, with kickoff at 17:00. This match is currently being shown LIVE on Sky Sports 1.
As is often the case, the Republic of Ireland are coming off the back of a week when they made headlines for non-footballing reasons. Roy Keane has been saying mean things about Everton, and their training methods in particular, but the reason for his ire is at least partly the weakness of the Irish squad and the damage done by losing an average Premier League midfielder.
This game against Austria won’t be the hardest they face in qualification, but they’ll need to play well to come away with a point as the match takes place on the continent.
Austria v Republic of Ireland is LIVE on Sky Sports 1.