THE Republic of Ireland are 11/5 to qualify for the World Cup finals after being paired with France in yesterday's (Mon) play-off draw.
Giovanni Trapattoni's side are 1/3 to miss out ahead of their clash with the 1998 winners.
Ladbrokes spokesman, Nick Weinberg, said:
"The Republic of Ireland will go into the game full of confidence following their performance against Italy. They face a France side that has struggled at times in recent campaigns."
"France inevitably are the favourites, but the Irish will fancy their chances of springing a surprise."
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To qualify for 2010 World Cup
Rep of Ire 11/5