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  2. FT: Rep of Ireland 1-0 Germany
  3. Long with dramatic strike across goal
  4. Rep win on Sunday sees them qualify
  5. FT: Scotland 2-2 Poland
  6. Scotland cannot qualify for Euro 2016
  7. Liverpool appoint Klopp as new manager

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By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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What a night! Plenty of drama, ups and downs and heartbreak/joy.

More of the same all weekend? We'll be here. See you there. 

Friday night lights

England are among the teams in action on Friday night - Roy Hodgson's men have the luxury of a dead rubber as they were already through.

Here's the full list of games:

Liechtenstein v Sweden - 19:45

Moldova v Russia - 19:45

Montenegro v Austria - 19:45

England v Estonia - 19:45

Slovenia v Lithuania - 19:45

Switzerland v San Marino - 19:45

Macedonia v Ukraine - 19:45

Slovakia v Belarus - 19:45

Spain v Luxembourg - 19:45

'Unnecessary defeat'

Republic of Ireland 1-0 Germany

Germany manager Joachim Low: "It was an unexpected and totally unnecessary defeat.

"In the second half we played a bit negligent. Ultimately, we lacked the ultimate consequence and the last pass. And then we make a single mistake and it is a goal."

Jogi Low

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Unbelievable result for the republic too! Great night for the island of Ireland, north and south. Hopefully see both teams in France next yr

Ireland, Wales, Northern Ireland,'s good to swim against the tide sometimes!

'I am hugely disappointed'

Scotland 2-2 Poland

More from Gordon Strachan: "You have to hold your hands up and say well done (to Ireland). We have played against Poland and Ireland and not been beaten.

"I am hugely disappointed. After working hard for a year and at the end of the year for something like that to happen in the last seconds of a game...that's a year's work. I can't remember us getting anything lucky. Anything we got has been earned."  

'I am proud of them'

Scotland 2-2 Poland

Gordon Strachan

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan: "If I'm like the rest of the nation, I am hugely disappointed for the players. The group of lads gave as much as they could give. That's what I see at the moment. I feel a bit sorry for them, to have put so much work in and to have scored two wonderful goals. I am proud of them. They have been a bit unfortunate."  

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Malcolm Harvey: A spectacularly Scottish way to crash out. Still, could be worse. We could be English rugby fans...

Dancing in the streets of Harare?

An amazing evening for the island of Ireland. Hopefully the start of a very special sporting weekend 🍀

Middlesex batsman Balbirnie and his Ireland team-mates begin a one-day international series against Zimbabwe tomorrow.

'They made the most out of very little'

Republic of Ireland 1-0 Germany

Mats Hummels

Germany defender Mats Hummels: "What happened is what happens with teams like Ireland and that is that we had a lot of possession.

"We had our chances but they used their only one. Ireland made the most out of very little. Now we know it can get very tight in the last game and we have to be dominant against Georgia and not let anything happen."

Republic of Ireland 1-0 Germany

Martin O'Neill totally forgot the word 'play-off' there. His mind went blank. That's what drama can do for you...

'A sensational effort'

Republic of Ireland 1-0 Germany

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill: "The players put in a fantastic effort. To beat the world champions is a sensational effort.

"We showed bravery and courage. We had to withstand a lot of pressure, which you'd expect, and we did that.

"We have reached the play-offs now and we can go for it on Sunday now."

What on earth is going on?

So. Just to de-tangle what surely must be one of the most complicated qualification scenarios in football ever, here's where we are in Group D. 

Republic of Ireland and Poland play in Warsaw in both teams' final match on Sunday. 

A draw would leave both teams on 19 points. 

Germany currently lead the group on 19 points, but will be expected to beat Georgia at home in their final game. 

If though, all three teams end up on 19 points, both Poland and Republic of Ireland have better head-to-head records than Germany, and both would finish above them.

As to who finishes higher between Poland and Republic of Ireland if both teams finish on 19 points, here's how it works:

A 0-0 draw in Warsaw means Poland go through - they will have scored more away goals in meetings between the two sides. 

A 1-1 draw in Warsaw means Poland go through - they have a better goal difference of the two sides.

A draw of 2-2 or higher would mean Republic of Ireland go through - as they will have scored more away goals in meetings between the two sides.

Portugal through

Elsewhere, Portugal booked their ticket to Euro 2016 with a 1-0 win over Denmark in Braga.

Joao Moutinho scored the only goal of the game midway through the second half as Portugal ensured they would top Group I. Denmark, who have played their last game, will still qualify if Albania fail to win in Armenia on Sunday.

Northern Ireland 3-1 Greece

Windsor Park is still rocking - there will be a good night out in Belfast tonight. And Dublin for that matter!

'This shows the potential of this team'

Northern Ireland 3-1 Greece

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill: "The players were outstanding. Right through the team, magnificent, It's a privilege to be here, I'm proud to stand here as their manager.

"How have we done it? I'm not really sure! The players deserve the ultimate credit. We have confidence and belief which comes from winning games. This shows the potential of this team and of football in Northern Ireland."

'I won't sleep tonight'

Scotland 2-2 Poland

BBC Scotland reporter Chick Young at Hampden: "Every fan leaving the ground will feel the same. The heart and soul has been ripped from us. This was going to be my final campaign. That's the tin hat on that now. I feel absolutely torn apart and shattered. I won't sleep tonight. People will wonder how on earth that happened. It's always us."

Northern Ireland 3-1 Greece

Gareth McAuley celebrates

Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley: "I've had some highs in individual games in my career but there has been real belief in this campaign.

"I can't put into words what it means."

Group D head-scratcher

Republic of Ireland 1-0 Germany

Republic of Ireland, Poland and Germany could yet all end up on 19 points on Sunday evening...

Germany NOT YET through

Republic of Ireland 1-0 Germany

FT: Qualification on hold for another game... Disappointing result! #DieMannschaft #IRLGER 1-0

FT: Qualification on hold for another game... Disappointing result! #DieMannschaft #IRLGER 1-0

They need a point against Georgia to be sure, to be sure...


An incredible night of action. Let's recap things:

Northern Ireland HAVE QUALIFIED FOR EURO 2016

Scotland's chances are over, they are out of the picture.

The Republic of Ireland can qualify on Sunday - if they beat Poland. If it's a draw - well we need an abacus to work that one out...

Player reaction

Northern Ireland 3-1 Greece

Steven Davis celebrates

Steven Davis: "An unbelievable night. We showed what we were all about we couldn't ask for it to go any better." 

Josh Magennis: "I honestly can't put it into words. It came off my shoulder but I don't care! We have been working on set-pieces all week, they are a big part of how we play. We may not have the best quality but we never give up. Once you have that fight you can be a formidable team."


Republic of Ireland 1-0 Germany

'Dreams are dead'

Scotland 2-2 Poland

Chris McLaughlin

BBC Sport Scotland

Scott Brown and David Marshall look dejected

"After a poor first half that started with a Lewandowski goal and finished with a stunning Matt Ritchie equaliser, Scotland took control of proceedings at Hampden and started to believe that it could be their night.

"An equally outstanding Steven Fletcher goal just after the hour mark and it was dreamland. But what a cruel and nightmarish ending. That’s it for Scotland - dreams of France are dead and they died once again on the bed of glorious failure. Bring on the World Cup."

Northern Ireland 3-1 Greece

Gerry Taggart

BBC Radio 5 live at Windsor Park

Michael O'Neill congratulates Steven Davis

"I am speechless. I'm just taking it all in. It's unbelievable, Northern Ireland have qualified for Euro 2016.

"The music is roaring and the fans are dancing, here at Windsor Park. Tonight Greece just couldn't live with them." 

Republic of Ireland 1-0 Germany

STILL they play on in Dublin...

Scotland 2-2 Poland

Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at Hampden Park

Matt Richie looks dejected

"I've seen some incredible things over the years but I don't think i'll ever see anything more extreme than this. Poland have scored with a complete and utter fluke, and Scotland are out."


Scotland 2-2 Poland

Scotland's Euro 2016 hopes are over. What an end to the game. Drama.

GOAL - Scotland 2-2 Poland

Robert Lewandowski (90 mins)

Robert Lewandowski scores

What drama! Right at the end! Poland had their goalkeeper up for a free-kick, real kitchen sink job, the ball goes through a ruck of bodies and hits the inside of the post. The ball runs across the line and agonisingly for the Scots Robert Lewandowski is the fastest to react and hooks in on the line.


Northern Ireland 3-1 Greece

Northern Ireland fans

Tremendous scenes at Windsor Park as one of the goalscorers Josh Magennis is at the foot of a pile-on. 

Northern Ireland were without four key players tonight and they have still got the job done.


Northern Ireland 3-1 Greece


Scotland 2-1 Poland

Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at Hampden Park

"The adrenaline should be bursting out of these Scotland players, but it's not - they're looking tired."

Republic of Ireland 1-0 Germany

Still five minutes of normal time remaining in Dublin. Germany pressing...

Scotland 2-1 Poland

Uncertainty around Hampden Park - I don't think anyone knows anymore what Scotland need to do on Sunday...

Northern Ireland 3-1 Greece

Into added time in Belfast - what a night!

Germany heading through

Germany would be through. One of Ireland and Poland has to drop points on Sunday. Your maths is shocking BBC.


Thanks Matt - my maths do not represent the entire Corporation...

Scotland 2-1 Poland

Into the last five minutes...

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As much as I love club football, being able to see our international clubs doing so well on one night is very special! #bbcfootball

International clubs? We know what you mean...

GOAL - Northern Ireland 3-1 Greece

Christos Aravidis (86 mins)

It (shouldn't) make any difference but Greece have a goal - a carbon copy of Northern Ireland's opener as Christos Aravidis taps in a cross from the right.

Scotland 2-1 Poland

Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at Hampden Park

"After news of Shane Long's goal for the Republic of Ireland broke here the crowd went eerily quiet -  I think everyone had got their calculators out trying to work what is going on in terms of the qualification. 

"On the pitch the players are visibly tiring but they have to hold on. They could also do with Germany equalising against Republic of Ireland, too..."

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#bbcfootball Surely we are witnessing one of the all time great nights of Home Nations Football unbelievable scenes #France2016 watch out