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These are exciting times for the kind of people who pretend watching scoreless draws isn’t mind-numbingly boring, preferring to pretentiously liken them to chess matches … which of course aren’t tedious to watch at all. Following competitive goal-free, drear-draws between Honduras and the Sheilaroos, Denmark and the Republic O’Ireland, New Zealand and Peru, Switzerland and Norn Iron Nil, Greece and Croatia, Italy and Sweden, O’Ireland and the Danes will again face each other across the chessboard in Dublin, with a place at the World Cup up for grabs.

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