SHAY Given and the Irish squad can look forward to a play-off fight with Estonia.
The Baltic nation stand between Ireland and a place in the Euro 2012 finals following today’s play-off draw in Krakow.
Giovanni Trapattoni’s side will be away in the first leg on either Friday, 11 November/Saturday 12 November, with the return tie at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday, 15 November.
Estonia have never reached the finals of a major tournament, and this is Tarmo Ruutli’s side’s first play-off appearance.
Ireland have played in five play-offs before, winning just once, to claim a place at the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals.
The other pairings see Turkey take on Croatia; the Czech Republic will play Montenegro, while Portugal will face Bosnia & Herzegovina.