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Summary

  1. Sub Long with late close-range finish
  2. Cool finish across keeper from Peszko
  3. FT: Northern Ireland 2-1 Finland
  4. Lafferty with volleyed finish & header
  5. FT: Scotland 6-1 Gibraltar
  6. Fletcher with first Scotland hat-trick since 1969

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    That is a wrap from us for the night - see you soon!

  2. 'Late goals not by accident'

    Republic of Ireland 1-1 Poland

    Martin O'Neill

    Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill: "I'm absolutely delighted with them. Our second-half performances was outstanding. We were tentative in the first half and gave away a silly goal.

    "But after that we were terrific. We deserved it and we might have on it.

    "The most important thing to say at half-time was that we were still in the game and we had to keep belief. The players will always give it everything. We've scored lots of late goals but that shows the character in that team. That word is overused but it is not an accident. They may lack some things but they don't lack character.

    "If we show that drive and determination there is no reason why we can't go on winning."

  3. Who's on their way to France?

    The top two of each group will book an automatic place in next summer's finals. So who is the driving seat as it stands?

    Group A: Czech Republic & Iceland

    Group B: Wales & Israel

    Group C: Slovakia & Spain

    Group D: Poland & Germany

    Group E: England & Slovenia

    Group F: Romania & Northern Ireland

    Group G: Austria & Sweden

    Group I: Portugal & Denmark

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    Frank Davies: Get rid of Keane and start picking Long. Keane a yard too slow and well past his sell by date.

  5. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 1-1 Poland

    Lukasz Fabianski has a point. He punched the ball out for a corner right at the end but he was under heavy pressure. You'd expect to see a foul given nine times out of 10.

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    Republic of Ireland 1-1 Poland

    Poland goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski: "They put more pressure on us in the second half. We were trying to defend and catch them on the break, we had a lot of crosses to deal with and defend well. I thought we were unlucky.

    "I think we deserved to win but they will say they deserve a point. We did well for almost 90 minutes but a lack of concentration right at the end has cost us. They got the corner for the goal but there should be a free-kick for a foul on me."

  7. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 1-1 Poland

    Martin O'Neill's side took 63 minutes to have their first attempt on target in the match. After that it was all hands on deck.

  8. Player reaction

    Republic of Ireland 1-1 Poland

    Shane Long

    Republic of Ireland goalscorer Shane Long: "For the first 45 minutes Poland were brilliant but we changed the shape and we were right in the game then. Scoring against England was a great feeling for me personally but that is up there. It will be between us and Scotland for that second place and we can't drop any more points.

    "Losing is massive and it keeps them within touching distance. We need to win our home games and make it a fortress. It was an electric atmosphere from both sets of fans, and it helped us to get back into the game."

  9. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 1-1 Poland

    That's three late goals for Ireland in their five qualifiers. Mental strength, 'the luck of the Irish', call it what you like. They've been vital.

  10. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 1-1 Poland

    Daily Star journalist Chris McKenna: Imagine that. Bring on a Premier League striker and he scores a goal.

  11. Tight at the top

    Republic of Ireland 1-1 Poland

    Group D

    That late, late goal means that Republic of Ireland are just three points off the top of Group D. Poland stay unbeaten and stay on top, but only a point clear of Germany and Scotland. All to play for. Gibraltar may have to settle for a place in the play-offs.

  12. Post update

    Elsewhere in Europe

    Hungary could not find a way to break down Greece in Group F - and that's good news for Northern Ireland, who are four points above them in second place.

    Portugal moved to the top of Group I with a 2-1 victory over Serbia with goals from Ricardo Carvalho and Fabio Coentrao coming either side of Nemanja Matic's stunning equaliser.

  13. FULL-TIME

    Republic of Ireland 1-1 Poland

    Shane Long celebrates

    There it is. Shane Long gets the plaudits from from John O'Shea and it's a point apiece.

  14. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 1-1 Poland

    Germany will be pleased with that goal too.

    Ireland get a corner...

  15. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 1-1 Poland

    At times in the first half it looked like Poland would win this comfortably but after the break the hosts have been much improved. Robert Lewandowski has been kept quiet but now shoots over from 25 yards. Is that the last effort of the night?

  16. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 1-1 Poland

    There are five minutes added on as well. Still time for a winner for somebody. Poland win a corner...

  17. GOAL

    Republic of Ireland 1-1 Poland - Shane Long

    Shane Long goal

    They have done it! Ireland equalise in stoppage time. The corner is whipped in, Wes Hoolahan heads it back down and substitute Shane Long is there to stab it over the line via a deflection.

    You have to say they deserve that.

  18. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Robbie Brady's delivery is better - Lukasz Fabianski makes a hash of it and it's a corner...

  19. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    That's not how it works Mike. And you know it.

    Ireland have just a few minutes left now. One last chance?

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    Mike Gardner: Mila should have been sent off there. Slight touch to the face and goes down like he's been shot. Disgrace.

  21. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    He certainly has Sarah. I'd be surprised if he can turn it on like a tap though. 'Go out there and smash one in from 25 yards, will you Harry?'

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    Sarah Murphy: Bring Harry Arter on for ROI. He's scored a couple of scorching goals for Bournemouth over the last couple of weeks.

  23. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    James McClean has made a real difference since coming on but his latest delivery is horrible, straight out of play.

    Ireland have less than five minutes to find an equaliser. Poland looking good for a place in France next summer.

  24. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Sport

    "Great tackle by James McClean. Thankfully Milik got up and carried on! Wow - didn't know your foot could get in that position."

  25. YELLOW CARD

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Republic

    James McCarthy slaps Polish sub Sebastian Mila off the ball - that should be a red card but the referee books both men. He got away with one there.

  26. SUBSTITUTION

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Shane Long is now on, for Glenn Whelan. Is it too late?

  27. CLOSE!

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    That was the chance! James McClean with another fine ball in, it hits the heels of Robbie Keane and he then leaves it for Seamus Coleman, arriving like a train, Coleman blazes it wide though! Hit it hard as you like, but it was wild.

  28. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    James McClean does well again, excellent delivery from out wide. Nobody there again.

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    Noel Fitzpatrick: Get Long on for Walters.

  30. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    A leg breaker, or a rallying cry? That challenge from James McClean certainly divides opinion. He almost divided Arkadiusz Milik.

    Robbie Keane wriggles down the left and cuts it back, but Wes Hoolahan's effort is blocked. Still no further changes for Ireland. Get some forwards on!

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    Leo Nally: That was that a horrible tackle by McClean. Could have broken his leg.

    Dylan Sweeney: Great passion by McClean!

    Shay McEvoy: Got to admire McClean's commitment - hopefully that'll inspire the rest of the players.

  32. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Fifteen minutes to go. Ireland arguably deserve an equaliser for their dominance in the second half but can they force one home?

  33. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    That was very close for Robbie Keane and for Ireland. Poland have been a shadow of their former selves in this half, but how much of that is down to Ireland?

    James McClean then crunches Arkadiusz Milik in the middle. Good grief. John McClane would be pleased with that.

  34. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    James McClean's introduction almost conjures a goal! He beats his man and puts in a magic cross, Robbie Keane gets the header in and a combination of Lukasz Fabianski and the post keep it out!

    Almost goal number 66...

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    Conor McCrory: Robbie Brady has been working hard to make up for his mistake which led to the Polish goal, but why is he running at men and putting balls in the box instead of McCarthy or Hoolahan?

  36. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    McGeady

    Sunday World journalist Kevin Palmer: Is McGeady meant to be a winger, a midfielder or what? Looks like he's doing an audition for Riverdance every time he gets a pass.

  37. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    cOLEMAN

    It's a gutsy second-half showing from Ireland but have they got the quality to make it count? Seamus Coleman does well again to beat his man and find Jon Walters but he can only steer a header on goal. Tame.

    Daryl Murphy remains on the bench. Scoring goals for fun for Ipswich.

  38. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Panic stations in the Polish defence almost leads to the ball falling for Robbie Keane before Wes Hoolahan slams a shot well wide. Here is a change, and it's out wide. Aiden McGeady hauled off, James McClean on.

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    Ant Killeen: Way too one dimensional. Get Long on to partner Keane - we need more pace going forward. Brady's deliveries have been poor tonight, Grandma could put in a better free kick.

    Mark: Brady has been shocking this evening!

    James Marshall: Rep of Ireland dying in the group of death. Goal required to bring them back to life.

  40. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    A better ball in this time from Robbie Brady and Marc Wilson climbs high - his header is firm but easy for Lukasz Fabianski to hold on to. That's a shot on target though. Ireland on top.

  41. Post update

    Elsewhere in Europe

    Matic celebrates

    The match in Portugal has sparked into life, with two goals in quick succession. Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic equalised for Serbia with a superb bicycle kick but the visitors weres level for just two minutes before Fabio Coentrao made it 2-1.

  42. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Kamil Glik is down receiving treatment for Poland after an awkward landing, but he is able to continue. A hard man. Robbie Brady shoots and wins a corner via a block. Ireland dialling up the pressure.

  43. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Robbie Brady takes, Robbie Brady fires over. His dead-ball delivery has been poor tonight.

  44. YELLOW CARD

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Walters is fouled

    Ireland really do want Ian Harte out there now as they win a free-kick in the perfect range for the old left-back. Lukasz Szukala is booked for hauling down Jon Walters.

    Free-kick, 25 yards out, bang central...

  45. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Do you want to tell Roy that he couldn't Ken?

    Poland sitting deep and soaking up plenty of Irish possession. Again - no shots on target from the men in green.

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    Ken Gorry: Roy Keane could probably get around the pitch quicker than Glenn Whelan.

  47. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    A much better tempo from the hosts since half-time. Far more intensity and desire.

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    Julio Geordio in Bristol: Shay Given overrated? Utter garbage. He was arguably the best keeper in the Premier League during his time at Newcastle.

  49. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Robbie Brady

    Ireland haven't tested Poland yet but they are almost given a route back into the game! Robbie Brady puts a good cross in this time, it flicks off the head of Poland defender Pawel Olkowski and loops over the head of Lukasz Fabianski - only to hit the far post!

    Unlucky. Or lucky, depending on your point of view...

  50. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Poland have totally fallen for Ireland's rope-a-dope tactics...The football equivalent of lying on the floor and playing dead."

  51. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Robbie Brady to take - and again it's poor. Get Ian Harte on.

  52. YELLOW CARD

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Robbie Keane is fouled

    Robbie Keane crumples into a heap after a strong challenge from Kamil Glik, the referee waves play on but the linesman's flag goes up and Glik is eventually booked.

    Free-kick in a good area. Needs a good delivery...

  53. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Poland appear to be time wasting already, referee Jonas Eriksson has had a word with somebody taking a throw in too slowly.

  54. Post update

    Elsewhere in Europe

    Giroud

    Olivier Giroud has made it 2-0 to France in their friendly against Denmark. The Arsenal striker struck seven minutes before half-time after Alexandre Lacazette had given the Euro 2016 hosts the lead.

  55. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Good start from Ireland as Robbie Brady whips in a fine cross from the left but there's nobody there to meet it.

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    John Dykes: Have to wonder at what point Ireland would take a draw. Probably now.

    Michal Koziol: To Luke from 20:42, actually Peszko used to be somewhat a joke in Poland. We're just as surprised.

    Fergus Puskas: Is that John O'Shea or Paddy McGuinness playing at the back for Ireland?

    I think John O'Shea's been involved in enough mistaken identity cases for one season, Fergus.

    Paddy McGuiness
  57. KICK-OFF

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    An aborted kick-off, you don't see many of those. Jon Walters jumps the gun and we get under way at the second attempt.

  58. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    The players are out at the Aviva. No changes for the Republic. They need a big change on the pitch.

  59. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Phew! Almost got through five hours of live texting without a mention of Harry Kane there.

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    John Bennett

    BBC World Service Sport

    "England have Kane. Spain have Morata. France have Lacazette. First international goal tonight. 28 goals in all comps this season."

  61. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Daily Mail journalist Jack Gaughan: Is Shay Given the most overrated goalkeeper in Premier League history?

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    Damien in Sheffield: It says something that Ireland's chief attacking outlet is right-back Seamus Coleman, and he's yet to score for his country.

    Luke Dady: Peszko. Was genuinely rubbish at Molineux, and now he's tearing up the Irish.

  63. Post update

    Ricardo Carvalho scores, Valentino Rossi wins a race - is it 2005?

  64. Post update

    Elsewhere in Europe

    Ricardo Carvalho

    It's hardly raining goals. Ricardo Carvalho's header separates Portugal and Serbia in Group I, while Hungary and Greece are locked at 0-0 in Group F - Northern Ireland's Group. Meanwhile, a goal from Alexandre Lacazette has given France the lead over Denmark in a friendly.

  65. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Defeat tonight would not be terminal for Ireland's chances of qualification but it will be all uphill driving from here on in.

    They will have to make changes - surely? - as they have not troubled Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski once so far.

  66. HALF-TIME

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    A few jeers - but plenty of cheers from the massive Polish support - as the half-time whistle goes.

  67. YELLOW CARD

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Seamus Coleman goes into the book for a pull and the free-kick is dangerous, but well headed out by John O'Shea. Ireland need half-time.

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    John Fitzpatrick: Get Daryl Murphy on.

    Matthew Tasker: Bring Harry Arter on! Midfield mastermind.

    Jeet Padaruth: Is Roy Keane still part of the Ireland coaching staff? If so, I'd hate to be Robbie Brady at half-time.

    Yep. Here he is.

    Roy Keane
  69. CLOSE!

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    That's brilliant feet from Aiden McGeady! He leaves two Polish defenders on their backsides with a fine turn and then chips one just past the far post!

    Not sure if it was a shot or a cross but it nearly went in.

  70. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Ipswich Town's Irish striker Noel Hunt: Do we want to sell any more tickets to Polish fans by the way? Schoolboy stuff from the FAI! It's like an away game! More red than green!

  71. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Maciej Rybus flicks a header wide after strong play down the Polish left. A second goal for the visitors would be the end of this game as a contest you'd think.

  72. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Robbie Brady

    Better from Robbie Brady as he skips away from a challenge to gain 40 yards, but he can't get a clean cross into the middle. Ireland haven't had an effort on target yet but they have recovered their composure since falling behind. Seamus Coleman is an outlet on the right.

  73. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Seamus Coleman does really well to win a free-kick from a lost cause on the right, and Robbie Brady wastes it, overclubbing one straight out of play. The Hull man has not had a great first half.

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    Dan Tagg: Get the right keeper in net, Ireland. It's Westwood - top keeper.

    Javel: Well that's this season's campaign over. Big hill to climb, getting steeper all the way.

    Colin Reid: Poor defending all round.

  75. YELLOW CARD

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Rybus shoots from free kick

    Poland break away and Glenn Whelan has to take one for the team and bring down Arkadiusz Milik from behind. It's actually John O'Shea who is booked for an earlier foul on Robert Lewandowski. Ireland hanging on as Poland surge forwards at will. Free-kick from a long way out, Maciej Rybus shoots but that's well wide.

  76. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    Poland team picture

    If the result stays like this, Poland will top Group D on 13 points, with Germany and Scotland on 10 and the Republic on seven.

  77. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland

    I don't know how many fans Poland officially have in Dublin tonight - but unofficially they've got loads. It sounds and looks like a home game as the flares go off and the chants reverberate around the Aviva Stadium. All to do for the Republic now.

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    Adam Byrne: Ireland painful to watch as usual. No skill, no talent, no creativity, no imagination, nothing. Useless. #coybig

    #coybig, for the uninitiated, stands for 'come on, you boys in green'.

  79. GOAL

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Poland - Slawomir Peszko

    Poland score opening goal

    What a finish! But it's awful defending from Republic of Ireland as Marc Wilson and Robbie Brady make a mess of clearing the ball in the left-back position. Former Wolves winger Slawomir Peszko picks the ball up, cuts inside and thunders a left-footed belter past Shay Given. Wonderfully struck.

  80. YELLOW CARD

    Republic of Ireland 0-0 Poland

    Wes Hoolahan booked

    Wes Hoolahan was warned a few minutes ago for a late tackle and he's in the book now for a reckless one, chopping down Lukasz Szukala in midfield.

  81. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-0 Poland

    Midway through the first half and you'd give it to Poland on points so far. They look a really strong, well organised side. Ireland have at least snuffed out the threat of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski so far.

  82. CLOSE!

    Republic of Ireland 0-0 Poland

    Poland win a free-kick deep in the Ireland half. All sorts of grappling and holding in the penalty area but the delivery is excellent, Grzegorz Krychowiak beats his man to the ball but heads over.

    A presentable chance.

  83. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-0 Poland

    Robbie Brady wins a corner but his delivery is well cleared by the Polish defence. Much better from Ireland in the last 10 minutes.

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    Agnes Saul: Based only on the early exchanges, granted, but it looks like Poland could be strolling to an easy victory in Dublin tonight.

    Aidan Fortune: If ROI beat Poland, where would that leave them in the table given they've lost to Scotland but drew with Germany?

    A win for Martin O'Neill's side would leave four teams level on 10 points - Poland, Germany, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland. So the results between those four teams would then be treated as a mini-league to separate them.

  85. Post update

    Elsewhere in Europe

    Portugal

    It's taken just 10 minutes for Portugal to break the deadlock against Serbia. Former Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho shows he's still got it - the 36-year-old heads the home side in front from six yards.

  86. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-0 Poland

    Republic of Ireland may have weathered the Polish storm. They hardly saw the ball for the first 10 minutes but they are growing into the game now. Good movement down the right sees James McCarthy burst into the box, but he can't pull it back to Robbie Keane.

  87. CLOSE!

    Republic of Ireland 0-0 Poland

    Ireland's first effort. They take a quick free-kick, Poland are caught sleeping and Wes Hoolahan scuffs a shot wide from the edge of the area. A decent chance that, he never got hold of the shot.

  88. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-0 Poland

    Martin O'Neil

    Poland have started this game brilliantly, they've pinned Ireland back in their own half. Shay Given has not had to do anything yet though, Martin O'Neill's side look well drilled.

  89. Post update

    Elsewhere in Europe

    Ireland's clash with Poland is one of three Euro 2016 qualifiers under way. Northern Ireland's attention will be on the Group F match between third-placed Hungary and Greece, who are bottom of the table, while Portugal can go top of Group I with victory over Serbia.

  90. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-0 Poland

    Poland controlling all of the early play, Robbie Keane yet to have a touch and Jon Walters playing almost as a second right-back for the Republic. He will work hard all night out there. He's wearing a 'phantom of the opera'-style mask after he fractured a cheekbone playing for Stoke.

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    Lee in Sheffield: Unbelievable that Keiren Westwood is third choice keeper for Ireland - he's been sensational for Sheffield Wednesday this season while Shay Given hasn't played a single league game and David Forde has conceded far more in the same league!

  92. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-0 Poland

    John O'Shea

    A terrific atmosphere, and it's Poland - all in white tonight - who start well. John O'Shea has to make a strong tackle to clear his lines but the Poles look pacy and direct up top.

  93. KICK-OFF

    Republic of Ireland 0-0 Poland

    Flares

    We are under way! Dublin literally smoking after plenty of supporters let off flares in the build-up.

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    Republic of Ireland v Poland (19:45 BST)

    Can Ireland get the best out of Wes Hoolahan? The Norwich man has often been in and out of the picture on the international scene but can unlock the meanest defence. He starts tonight.

  95. Post update

    Republic of Ireland v Poland (19:45 BST)

    Robert Lewandowski on the end of the Polish line-up. The Bayern striker could prove the difference tonight, he's still only 26 but has plundered 23 goals in 66 caps.

  96. LINE-UPS

    Republic of Ireland v Poland (19:45 BST)

    Rep of Ireland: Given, Coleman, O'Shea, Wilson, Brady, Hoolahan, Whelan, McCarthy, McGeady, Keane, Walters. Subs: Forde, Clark, Long, McClean, Meyler, Arter, Christie, Ward, Quinn, Murphy, Keogh, Westwood.

    Poland: Fabianski, Olkowski, Szukala, Glik, Wawrzyniak, Peszko, Krychowiak, Jodlowiec, Rybus, Lewandowski, Milik. Subs: Szczesny, Cionek, Komorowski, Linetty, Teodorczyk, Maczynski, Mila, Janicki, Gajos, Kucharczyk, Wojtkowiak, Boruc.

    Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)

  97. Post update

    Republic of Ireland v Poland (19:45 BST)

    Players in the tunnel, making their way out. It has gone half seven and it is still light. Makes me seriously happy.

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    Steve Holligan: Why are Scotland below Germany in the group ranking, when we have a better goalscoring record?

    Teams level on points in Euro 2016 qualifying are separated first by head-to-head record.

    With Poland, Germany and Scotland all on 10 points (as things stand), their results against each other are treated as a mini-league to separate them. Poland enjoyed a 2-0 win in October over Germany, who themselves beat Scotland 2-1 in September. That means Poland are top, Germany second and Scotland third.

    Yes, yes - it's all about as clear as the interpretation of the offside rule at Windsor Park earlier.

  99. Post update

    Just 15 minutes to go until kick-off in Dublin. Can Republic of Ireland move level on points with Scotland, Germany and Poland? Or will the Poles flex their muscles and show why they are top of the tree?

  100. Post update

    You're not the only one who will be checking that offside rule Michael. We're all a bit confused...

  101. 'I'll have to check the rule'

    Northern Ireland 2-1 Finland

    Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill, speaking to Sky Sports: "We knew how Finland would play, we knew we would have to work hard off the ball, but we created by far and away the best chances in the game and we deserved the win.

    "We had a goal disallowed, and I can't understand why it was disallowed. I believe they've given offside against Chris Brunt from the short corner. I'll have to check the rule. There's not a lot of room here to take short corners, and that was why we moved the ball. But the players deserve credit for not letting it get to them."

  102. 'If you don't shoot, you don't score'

    Northern Ireland 2-1 Finland

    Finland manager Mixu Paatelainen, speaking to Sky Sports: "We were soft in our defending. Northern Ireland's players showed how powerful and good they are and they punished us. Our passing game was pretty good in the first half, but we were hesitant with our finishing. If you don't shoot, you don't score.

    "We were unfortunate not to get a penalty in the first half, but I must credit Northern Ireland's players. They punished us where we were weak."

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    John, Isle of Wight: "Perhaps the likes of Andorra, Luxembourg, Gibraltar, San Marino, Faroe Islands, Liechtenstein and one or two others should have their own tournament every couple of years so they give themselves a chance of things like winning games and clean sheets. At the moment they purely exist to improve other teams' goal differences and that can't be good for their players."

  104. Manager reaction

    Northern Ireland 2-1 Finland

    Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill, speaking to Sky Sports: "Confidence is the big issue for Kyle Lafferty. He's put a difficult year behind him and he's playing with a smile on his face. He was a real handful and he scored two fantastic goals.

    "Automatic qualification is a realistic possibility, but our next target is Romania. It's as simple as that. We'll have to be at our very, very best to take three points against Romania, but we're capable of doing that."

  105. Post update

    Republic of Ireland v Poland (19:45 BST)

    Republic of Ireland skipper Robbie Keane has a magnificent 65 international goals. That is sensational. He is going through his warm-up routine as we speak, along with strike partner Jon Walters (five goals).

  106. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-1 Finland

    Kyle Lafferty

    Only Danny Welbeck (six) has more scored goals in Euro 2016 qualifiers than Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty (five).

  107. Post update

    Scotland 6-1 Gibraltar

    You don't get 'exalted' from many managers in post-match news conferences do you? Top work.

  108. Manager reaction

    Scotland 6-1 Gibraltar

    Scotland manager Gordon Strachan, speaking to Sky Sports: "It's not been a bad day, but it was a long day for us. I'm just glad to get it out of the way.

    "I thought some of their players were strong. They affected some of our players, who have played terrifically well against more exalted opposition. But I'm upbeat, because to be where we are after five games is not bad."

  109. Keep it tight

    Scotland 6-1 Gibraltar

    Gibraltar

    Gibraltar have now conceded 27 times in qualifying, more than any other nation.

  110. 'Everything came off for me'

    Scotland 6-1 Gibraltar

    Scotland hat-trick goalscorer Steven Fletcher: "It is fantastic - I'm happy we got three points but it has been a while since I've scored so I'm very happy. Everything came off for me today and hopefully it can carry on. Any goal for my country makes me proud but getting a hat-trick - I'll cherish it."

  111. Team News

    Republic of Ireland v Poland (19:45 BST)

    Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has recalled Shay Given in one of seven changes from the side which started in the Group D qualifier defeat by Scotland in November. Given, 38, replaces David Forde to win his 128th cap after ending his international retirement last autumn.

    O'Neill has picked Seamus Coleman, Marc Wilson, captain John O'Shea and Hull's Robbie Brady in defence. Wes Hoolahan is selected to to play in behind recalled lone striker Robbie Keane.

    Republic of Ireland XI: Given, Coleman, O'Shea, Wilson, Brady, Whelan, McCarthy, McGeady, Hoolahan, Keane, Walters.

  112. Player reaction

    Northern Ireland 2-1 Finland

    Kyle Lafferty

    Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty, speaking to Sky Sports: "First and foremost, we have to keep winning games, and then at the end of the campaign, we hope we'll be up there.

    "But if we keep playing like we have been, there's no reason why we can't be up there."

  113. Post update

    Republic of Ireland v Poland (19:45 BST)

    Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill has demanded total commitment from his players tonight in what could be a crunch game.

    Despite the away defeat by Scotland in November, O'Neill has always believed his team's qualification fate will be decided by their home form.

    "We have given ourselves a chance by winning in Georgia and getting a point in Germany," said O'Neill on Saturday.

    "The games here were always going to be important. We have to be ready."

  114. Post update

    Scotland 6-1 Gibraltar

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at Hampden Park

    "There were frustrations. I don't think Scotland played particularly well today. It begs the question, what could happen to this Gibraltar team if someone hits their best form?

    "Scotland, playing at their best today, could have had double figures. I think somebody is going to give Gibraltar the biggest hiding in history soon.

    "I would say this was Scotland's weakest performance of this qualifying campaign. It wasn't the spirited performance we've been used to. They went through the motions for a good 25 minutes of the second half. And yet they still won 6-1."

  115. GROUP F

    Northern Ireland 2-1 Finland

    Northern Ireland

    Northern Ireland are a point behind Romania and face them next at Windsor Park in June. A massive game. Win that and you can almost smell the brie.

  116. GROUP D

    Republic of Ireland v Poland (19:45 BST)

    Group D

    Group D could be very interestingly poised by the end of the night. If Republic of Ireland beat Poland, then four sides will be locked on 10 points. Alternatively, the Poles could move three points clear again.

  117. Post update

    Elsewhere in Europe

    Romania get the job done against Faroe Islands, with Claudiu Keseru's goal enough to give them a 1-0 win. It means there's no change at the top of Group F - the leaders are a point ahead of Northern Ireland. Like Scotland, Germany have closed the gap on Group D leaders Poland with a 2-0 win in Georgia thanks to goals from Marco Reus and Thomas Muller. Poland face Republic of Ireland at 19:45 BST.

  118. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-1 Finland

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Northern Ireland midfielder Danny Wilson at Windsor Park: "Today's game was a massive one for Michael O'Neill. They knew they had to get something at home to cement their great away performances.

    "This is new territory for a lot of Northern Ireland players, but it's exciting too. Jamie Ward was excellent, Ollie Norwood worked his tail off and Chris Brunt played well too. Kyle Lafferty will get the plaudits for the goals, but Jamie Ward caused Finland all sorts of problems, and I thought he played very well."

  119. FULL-TIME

    Scotland 6-1 Gibraltar

    Hood down for Gordon Strachan, job done. Steven Fletcher takes the headlines but Gibraltar have at least scored a competitive international goal.

  120. Post update

    Scotland 6-1 Gibraltar

    Great chance for seven but Jordan Rhodes scuffs his shot into the keeper's hands.

  121. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-1 Finland

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Northern Ireland midfielder Danny Wilson at Windsor Park: "Sometimes, it's about getting the win, and Northern Ireland have done it. Michael O'Neill will be delighted with that. I don't they deserved the scare they got at the end. Northern Ireland managed the game very well, by and large, and they deserved the three points."

  122. Post update

    Scotland 6-1 Gibraltar

    Former Scotland international Billy Dodds on BBC Radio Scotland: "It doesn't matter who you do it against - it's about getting those ratios up. It's a fine fine finish from Steven Fletcher - his best goal of the day."

  123. FULL-TIME

    Northern Ireland 2-1 Finland

    They do hang on! Northern Ireland a step closer to qualifying for the Euro 2016 finals!

  124. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-1 Finland

    Away! Oh, Finland have won a corner...

  125. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-1 Finland

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Northern Ireland midfielder Danny Wilson at Windsor Park: "Northern Ireland have got to get hold of the ball and keep it for everything they're worth. They've got to be nice and solid now."

  126. GOAL

    Scotland 6-1 Gibraltar - Steven Fletcher (90 mins)

    Steven Fletcher takes one touch with his right foot, controlling the ball, before drilling it home with his left from the edge of the area. Very tidy finish - and the first hat-trick by a Scotland player since Colin Stein in 1969.

  127. GOAL

    Northern Ireland 2-1 Finland - Berat Sadik (90 mins)

    That is a big goal! Finland have one back at the start of stoppage time as substitute Berat Sadik gobbles up the rebound after Roy Carroll could only parry a shot from Roman Eremenko.

    Was he offside when Eremenko had his original shot?

  128. CLOSE!

    Scotland 5-1 Gibraltar

    Belated pressure from Scotland now as Barry Bannan whips in a free-kick which is tipped over the top.

  129. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Northern Ireland midfielder Danny Wilson at Windsor Park: "By the time the Romania game comes around in June, I think the pressure will be on them rather than Northern Ireland. I hope they can see out this game to give themselves a platform for that one. If they can do that, then who knows what can happen?"

  130. CLOSE!

    Scotland 5-1 Gibraltar

    Steven Fletcher has a great chance for a hat-trick but blasts his shot into the side-netting after Jordan Rhodes' shot is parried out. Ah, the flag was up, though.

  131. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    Kyle Lafferty has been named as man of the match. Give him player of the season now.

    Three minutes left of normal time.

  132. Post update

    Scotland 5-1 Gibraltar

    Scotland and Hull winger Robert Snodgrass on BBC Radio Scotland: "It's a great scoreline. We wanted goals. The second half has not been as exciting as the first but I'm delighted for Steven Fletcher - the goals will give him great confidence."

  133. Post update

    What an underwhelming second half of football across Europe. Scotland and Northern Ireland won't mind though. Four wins out of four for the home nations.

  134. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Northern Ireland midfielder Danny Wilson at Windsor Park: "I don't know what the officials are seeing. It's never in a million years an offside decision. It's happened twice now. I hope it doesn't cost them. It's very disappointing."

  135. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    Northern Ireland are caught offside from a short corner routine again. Back to the drawing board on that one lads.

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    Will in London: People criticising the absence of British clubs in Europe at the moment but the home nations seem to be doing well. Isn't international football meant to be a step up from Europe?

    Charles Kahanji: Northern Ireland are playing beautiful football. At Windsor Park, they can beat any team - including England.

  137. Post update

    Scotland 5-1 Gibraltar

    Former Scotland international Willie Miller on BBC Radio Scotland: "That was wonderful running from Rhodes and a great cross from one big striker to another. Fletcher used his physicality against his marker and it was no contest really."

  138. SUBSTITUTION

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    Kyle Lafferty succumbs to cramp and is replaced by Josh Magennis. Northern Ireland into the final 10 minutes.

  139. GOAL

    Scotland 5-1 Gibraltar - Steven Fletcher (77 mins)

    Steven Fletcher is congratulated

    You don't associate Jordan Rhodes with good wing play but the Blackburn man pulls out to the right and delivers a tremendous cross for Steven Fletcher to tuck away with a header. Three goals for Scotland now for Fletcher. Prolific.

  140. CLOSE!

    Scotland 4-1 Gibraltar

    Two Scottish subs combine for the best chance of the half, Barry Bannan with a peach of a 45-yard pass to Jordan Rhodes but he shoots wide.

  141. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    Northern Ireland hero Kyle Lafferty is indeed down and receiving treatment, looks like a textbook case of cramp. He'll run it off.

  142. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Northern Ireland midfielder Danny Wilson at Windsor Park: "Kyle Lafferty's doing a lot of work for Northern Ireland and getting into good positions, and the ball's not coming. He'll keep working, but they've got to give him a little bit of sugar sometimes. He's just gone down now, and I'm hoping it's only a little bit of cramp."

  143. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    Finland have 18 minutes to save this one. Joel Pohjanpalo makes a nuisance of himself but Gareth McAuley cuts him off and hammers the ball clear into the building site.

  144. Post update

    Scotland 4-1 Gibraltar

    BBC Sport's Alasdair Lamont at Hampden

    "This is more like a friendly now, with the result not in question and Gibraltar determined not to cave in completely. Scotland are entirely dominant but are far from clinical enough and, as such, the game is a bit of a non-event."

  145. Post update

    Scotland 4-1 Gibraltar

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Steven Fletcher

    BBC Radio 5 live's Roddy Forsyth at Hampden Park: "Somebody's posted on the BBC Scotland website: 'How embarrassed Gibraltar must be that Steven Fletcher's scored against them.' That's a bit harsh."

  146. Post update

    Scotland 4-1 Gibraltar

    It's been pointed out to me that goal difference will actually have no impact on the group, so Scotland have every right to sit back on this one. As you were Scotland.

    Last 20 minutes.

  147. Post update

    Scotland 4-1 Gibraltar

    Scotland and Hull winger Robert Snodgrass on BBC Radio Scotland: "It's a matter of time before we get another goal and the man to do that is on the pitch now - Jordan Rhodes. He's the natural finisher in the squad. If we get the ball in and around the six-yard box, he'll be there."

  148. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    Jonny Evans and Corry Evans getting the 'Yaya/Kolo Toure' chant at Windsor Park. I'll leave it to you to decide who is the better set of brothers...

  149. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Northern Ireland midfielder Danny Wilson at Windsor Park: "Stuart Dallas, who has just come on, can eat up the ground very quickly. And with Northern Ireland playing on the counter-attack, it's vital he can do that.

    "Northern Ireland's performance is just getting a bit scrappy. Let's calm down, get our composure, string a few passes together and get our confidence back."

  150. SUBSTITUTION

    Scotland 4-1 Gibraltar

    A game tailor made for Jordan Rhodes, surely? The Blackburn man is on for Steven Naismith.

  151. Post update

    Elsewhere in Europe

    Germany v Georgia

    Midway through the second half and it's as you were. Germany still lead Georgia 2-0 in Scotland's group, while Romania are 1-0 up against Faroe Islands in Northern Ireland's group.

  152. Post update

    Twenty-five minutes left in our 17:00 BST games. No sign of any darkness yet, but not much sign of action in the second half, either.

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    Stephen in Portrush: How has Michael O'Neill succeeded where so many managers have failed? Northern Ireland are playing like a team and punching above their weight! To be fair, Lawrie Sanchez did it as well.

  154. Post update

    Scotland 4-1 Gibraltar

    Former Scotland international Billy Dodds on BBC Radio Scotland: "Steven Fletcher's got to finish that. It's a great ball in from Hutton, who was rampaging down the right. Maybe was trying to put too little contact on it."

  155. SUBSTITUTION

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    Northern Ireland make a change as Stuart Dallas replaces Niall McGinn. It's only a year since I saw Dallas clogging around in a League Two relegation dogfight for Northampton. He's had an excellent 12 months.

  156. Post update

    Scotland 4-1 Gibraltar

    BBC Radio 5 live

    BBC Radio 5 live's Roddy Forsyth at Hampden Park: "The crowd are getting a bit impatient now. Scotland are just sitting on their lead and playing the ball around.

    "Quite a good number of Gibraltar fans have made the trip, and they've been by far the noisier. They've aimed a good few barbs at the Tartan Army as well. There are taunts of '4-1 and you think you're good'."

  157. Post update

    Scotland 4-1 Gibraltar

    Should be five really, Steven Fletcher getting his angles all wrong and slicing one wide from bang in front of goal.

  158. Post update

    Scotland 4-1 Gibraltar

    Germany 'only' put four past Gibraltar but goal difference could prove crucial in Group D.

  159. Post update

    Scotland 4-1 Gibraltar

    Former Scotland international Willie Miller on BBC Radio Scotland: "Gibraltar have seen more of the ball in the second half but I think that might have been expected. The job is done now for Scotland and anything more than four goals will be a bonus."

  160. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Northern Ireland midfielder Danny Wilson at Windsor Park: "Finland are taking a few more chances. They've virtually got five players up top now. But that will leave them open, and Northern Ireland counter-attacks are definitely on the cards."

  161. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    Northern Ireland v Finland

    Finland seeing plenty of the ball but Northern Ireland are happy to contain their two-goal lead. This would be an excellent win if Northern Ireland can hang on.

  162. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    Good strike. Northern Ireland move the ball smartly from left to right, Jamie Ward manoeuvres the ball on to his left foot and cracks in a 20-yard drive which Lukas Hradecky just about gathers in at the second attempt.

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    Alistair Wiseman: Any chance Gibraltar can be classed as Spanish for 45 minutes? Scotland being 4-1 up at half-time against Spain has a nice ring to it.

    Bob: Can Scotland hold on? The might of Gibraltar are looking for something out of this game!

    Jack R Davies: It's so tight in Group D. If Scotland win 10-1, Germany win 7-0 and Rep. of Ireland beat Poland 3-0 all the teams will be identical.

    That would be a heck of an accumulator, Jack.

  164. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Northern Ireland midfielder Danny Wilson at Windsor Park: "It's not done and dusted yet. Finland have developed two situations that have been very dangerous for Northern Ireland."

  165. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    Northern Ireland pushing on for a third goal, they want to bury this game for good. But Finland remain a threat, substitute Joel Pohjanpalo arriving at the near post to skim one wide.

  166. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live at Windsor Park

    Conor McNamara

    "The queue for a half-time cuppa at Windsor Park. Northern Ireland fans will remember this when living it up at Euro 2016."

    Despite the queue, Conor has made it back to his commentary position in time for the start of the second half.

  167. CLOSE!

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    Kyle Lafferty starts the second half as he ended the first, muscling a defender out of the way and firing over the top. Deflection, corner. How's that wind blowing in the second half?

    Right through the middle, Jamie Ward puts it back in and Niall McGinn stretches to smash over the top! Big chance for a third.

  168. KICK-OFF

    Scotland 4-1 Gibraltar

    Gordon Strachan makes a change, bringing on centre-back Gordon Greer for Matt Ritchie. He doesn't want to concede again.

    We are back under way.

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    The big offside debate over that disallowed Northern Ireland goals goes on - perhaps it's as well that they've scored two since.

    Dov Owen: To clarify to Jardie in London, the rule of offside does not require the ball to played forward - common misconception.

    Simon Edmond: Jardie of London is mistaken - the ball does not have to go forward.

    Lots of amateur refs on twitter these days...

  170. KICK-OFF

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    Finland get the ball rolling on the second half.

  171. Post update

    Scotland 4-1 Gibraltar

    Scotland and Hull winger Robert Snodgrass on BBC Radio Scotland: "Ikechi Anya has caused Gibraltar lots of problems so far. We need to keep giving him the ball and let him get around the full-back to create chances."

  172. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    Burnley, Darlington, Rangers, Sion, Palermo, Norwich, Caykur Rizespor.

    It's safe to wager that Kyle Lafferty's career trajectory is one that will never be repeated again in the history of association football.

    His goals are doing his nation the world of good though. Can he complete a hat-trick in the second half?

  173. Post update

    Scotland 4-1 Gibraltar

    Former Scotland international Willie Miller on BBC Radio Scotland: "Gordon Strachan's obviously watched Gibraltar and he might have been taken by surprise by them going forward but I'm sure he maintained belief that, eventually, we would have too much for them. I don't think he'll be too tempted to change it."

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    Gaz in Glasgow: ..great chance for Scotland to get a few more goals and stamp our mark in this group! Kind to give Gibraltar there first competitive goal..we are a big hearted nation!

    Richard, a neutral in Oxford: Gibraltar scoring first and regretting it reminds me of the time Scotland scored first against Brazil....

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  175. Post update

    Elsewhere in Europe

    Half-time whistles are sounding around the continent in the 17:00 BST kick-offs. In Northern Ireland's group, Romania lead Faroe Islands 1-0, while in Scotland's group, Germany are 2-0 up on Georgia.

  176. Post update

    Scotland 4-1 Gibraltar

    BBC Sport's Alasdair Lamont at Hampden

    "The scoreline is already looking very emphatic but it perhaps a disguises a rather lacklustre first-half performance from the Scots, albeit against a dogged Gibraltar side, who only began to buckle towards the end of that period.

    "Gibraltar do though have their first competitive goal, which their coach David Wilson admitted yesterday was a landmark he'd love to achieve at Hampden. There are plenty in dark blue who haven't performed to their capabilities in what was for long spells a ponderous display. But it's hard to argue with a three-goal cushion."

  177. Post update

    Scotland 4-1 Gibraltar

    Scotland and Hull winger Robert Snodgrass on BBC Radio Scotland: "I think that Gibraltar equaliser gave Scotland a bit of a kick up the backside and we've done well since then."

  178. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    Kyle Lafferty now has five goals in these qualifiers - one behind the top scorer, England's Danny Welbeck.

  179. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Northern Ireland midfielder Danny Wilson at Windsor Park: "I was looking at Michael O'Neill at half-time and he was jogging off, and his players were jogging off too. They're not walking off. They're looking bright.

    "They're sending out a message to Finland that there's more to come. Northern Ireland's unsung heroes so far have been in midfield. Steven Davis, Chris Baird and Ollie Norwood are so solid in there and they're giving a good platform from which to attack. Northern Ireland started hesitantly, but they got a grip as the game went on, and they thoroughly deserve the lead."

  180. Group F as it stands

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    Group F

    And look at that from Northern Ireland. Flying in Group F on 12 points as it stands.

  181. Group D as it stands

    Scotland 4-1 Gibraltar

    Group D

    Looking good for Scotland - Poland play tonight against Republic of Ireland.

  182. HALF-TIME

    Scotland 4-1 Gibraltar

  183. Post update

    Elsewhere in Europe

    ... make that 2-0. Thomas Muller doubles Germany's advantage with a low shot from just inside the 18 yard box. Georgia's resistance appears to be crumbling in Group D.

  184. HALF-TIME

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

  185. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    Northern Ireland moving the ball sweetly now. You can see how confident they are.

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    Jardie in London: On the disallowed Northern Ireland goal earlier: To be offside, surely the ball has to go forward - and from my few in a crowded pub with the London Northern Ireland Supporters Club, I don't think it was played forward! Who cares though... come on Super Kyle! Green and White Army! How much does the Eurostar cost?

  187. Post update

    Elsewhere in Europe

    Reus

    Germany finally break through against Georgia. Marco Reus finds the bottom corner to score after a nice move involving Mesut Ozil for 1-0. It's been coming.

  188. Post update

    Scotland 4-1 Gibraltar

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at Hampden Park

    "Gibraltar scoring was almost the worst thing that could have happened to them, because they got excited, they pushed up the park and started to leave spaces behind them. Now they are starting to look ragged. If they don't sort it out, it could be 'fill your boots' time for Scotland's forwards."

  189. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    Kyle Lafferty has been bombed out to Turkish side Caykur Rizespor after not being able to make an impression for Norwich. But on his day - and this is very much his day - he looks a brilliant target man. Pace, strength, touch - does he just not cut it in the Championship?

  190. Post update

    Scotland 4-1 Gibraltar

    Former Scotland international Billy Dodds on BBC Radio Scotland: "It's good quality from Scotland. Ikechi Anya gets his head up to pick out Naismith and it's a good finish. Easy street for Scotland now."

  191. Post update

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland

    Former Northern Ireland midfielder Danny Wilson at Windsor Park: "What a fantastic ball from Conor McLaughlin after great work by Jamie Ward. It had shape on it and was drilled in. All Kyle Lafferty had to do was direct it on target, and he did that with aplomb."

  192. GOAL

    Scotland 4-1 Gibraltar - Steven Naismith (39 mins)

    Naismith

    Scotland cruising now, it's a goalfest. A sweeping move down the left ends with Everton forward Steven Naismith side-footing home from 12 yards out.

  193. GOAL

    Northern Ireland 2-0 Finland - Kyle Lafferty (38 mins)

    Lafferty

    Is Kyle Lafferty sending his country to France? He is playing like a Northern Irish Zlatan! What a header this time, blasting the ball into the corner.

  194. Post update

    Northern Ireland 1-0 Finland

    Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty has four goals in five qualifiers. He's a new man.

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    Marie, Glasgow: Gibraltar are actually not the first international squad with three brothers from the same family in it. That accolade went to Honduras' 2010 World Cup squad which featured Jerry, Wilson and Johnny Palacios.

    Excellent knowledge Marie. First class.

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  196. Post update

    Northern Ireland 1-0 Finland

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Northern Ireland midfielder Danny Wilson at Windsor Park: "It's a fantastic ball from the free-kick, which was very well headed out, and Finland were unfortunate that it fell straight to Kyle Lafferty. It was a terrific volley - the keeper had no chance. If you put the ball into the danger areas, Lafferty will get on the end of it for you. He is such a threat."

  197. Post update

    Northern Ireland 1-0 Finland

    Kyle Lafferty's cracking goal puts Northern Ireland on 12 points as we stand, that's one point behind Group F leaders Romania.

    Still 55 minutes to go mind.

  198. GOAL

    Scotland 3-1 Gibraltar - Shaun Maloney (Pen 34 mins)

    Maloney

    Same corner, same end product. Shaun Maloney sweeps his penalty into the corner to put Scotland clear.

  199. PENALTY TO SCOTLAND

    Scotland 2-1 Gibraltar

    The referee awards a penalty after Gibraltar goalscorer Lee Casciaro is adjudged to have brought down Steven Naismith.

  200. GOAL

    Northern Ireland 1-0 Finland - Kyle Lafferty (33 mins)

    Laffterty

    Pick that one out! What a goal! Kyle Lafferty puts Northern Ireland ahead with a cracking goal, sweeping in a volley from 15 yards right into the corner. Fantastic strike!

  201. Post update

    Northern Ireland 0-0 Finland

    Davies

    Finland have a half-hearted penalty appeal waved away as Sebastian Sorsa tumbles in the box. Very evenly matched game at Windsor Park thus far.

  202. Post update

    Scotland 2-1 Gibraltar

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at Hampden Park

    "It was a messy goal, a scruffy goal. Steven Fletcher didn't even catch the header right, but it sneaked into the goal. Scotland are not playing particularly well, but they're in front and that's one thing we can relax about."

  203. Post update

    Scotland 2-1 Gibraltar

    Former Scotland international Willie Miller on BBC Radio Scotland: "Fletcher's taken it well. He's reacted better than the three defenders who were marking him. I think that's a really good goal."