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Live Reporting

By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

  1. 'This could be a banana skin'

    Shane Duffy

    Shane Duffy was the Republic of Ireland's hero against Denmark on Friday.

    His late header rescued a 1-1 draw in Copenhagen. And he has urged them to take that same mentality into today's game.

    "It could be a banana skin - we must have the same mentality going into it," said the Brighton defender.

    "We need to get a good start and hopefully that will be 10 points on the board.

    "It's a good start in a tough group between quite level teams. Seven points on the board - you always want nine, but you can't be too greedy."

  2. Post update

    Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman: “We're not thinking 'it’s Gibraltar, we should be winning 3-0, 4-0, 5-0'.

    "We need to play the game and see where that takes us and absolutely take nothing for granted.

    "Supporters can presume it might be an easy game or whatever, but as players you can never do that because everyone knows football’s a crazy game. You don’t want to be the team that gets beat.”

  3. Post update

    Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy on his team selection to Sky Sports: "I wanted to have two strikers.

    "Scott Hogan and David McGoldrick have played together at Sheffield United. Callum Robinson has been great in training and did well off the bench on Friday."

    On a problem with their bus on the way to the game... "It shouldn't make a difference. They've come from Georgia. We've come from Castleknock."

  4. 'Anything is possible'

    Gibraltar's Uruguayan head coach Julio Ribas said: "I saw Ireland’s game against Denmark, and it was a great result for them. Two top teams playing in a hard fought game.

    "We are very aware of Ireland’s threats at set pieces but they have many other strengths too. They are a top side as their status in the Fifa world rankings proves.

    "For us it’s all about continuing our development and growth as a team. We have a very young squad, with an average age of about 23.5. If we can do this, stick to our game plan and then take the our opportunities to express ourselves when we can then anything is possible."

    Gibraltar's Uruguayan head coach Julio Ribas
  5. McCarthy 'not bothered' how Republic win

    Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy

    Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy says he will be happy with a win, no matter how it comes.

    "I want to win the game," he said. "I don't get this about how we have to be expansive.

    "We tried that - we were expansive against Georgia and had lots of chances. We scored one, but we won the game. We weren't allowed to be expansive in Gibraltar, but we scored one and won the game.

    "I thought we played well in Denmark and one goal gets us the draw, so long as we win, I'm not bothered.

    "I'm not saying we are going out to do anything other - we try to play football, but I want to win. I want 10 points. The more games we win, we qualify.

    "If it ends in a scrappy 1-0 win off somebody's backside, I am not bothered, I will take the win."

  6. Previous meetings

    After today over 30% of Gibraltar's European Championship qualifying games will have been against the Republic of Ireland.

    In Euro 2016 qualifying, the Irish won 7-0 at home and 4-0 'away' - in Faro, Portugal.

    In the opening game of this group stage, they struggled to a 1-0 win in Gibraltar, albeit in unpredictable wind and on an artificial pitch. That was the first game of Mick McCarthy's second spell in charge.

    Image caption: Victoria Stadium is the home of Gibraltar, and also the ground that every Gibraltar Football League game is played at
  7. Who are Gibraltar?

    Gibraltar have been playing official international football since 2013 when they were admitted into Uefa.

    The British overseas territory, which borders Spain, has a population of just under 35,000 people.

    They have won four international games - friendlies against Malta and Latvia, and Nations League group games against Armenia and Liechtenstein.

    But they have lost all 22 World Cup or Euro qualifying games they have played.

    In that time, they have conceded 107 goals - and scored five.

  8. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball or 81111 on text

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    Tweet #bbcfootball or text 81111 (texts from UK only and please let us know your name and location).

  9. Gibraltar player to retire aged 26

    Gibraltar midfielder Anthony Bardon brings his playing career to an end today, at the age of 26.

    The London-born player, who will win his 29th cap if he comes off the bench, has already moved to the United States where he is setting up his own youth football team.

    He is also doing an internship with MLS side FC Dallas.

    "I know I am only 26 years old and I have been extremely fortunate to play international football for Gibraltar. It has been the biggest honour of my footballing career without a shadow of a doubt," he said.

    Anthony Bardon
    Image caption: Anthony Bardon (r) - who played against the Republic in 2015 - has an Irish grandmother
  10. Team news

    Republic of Ireland v Gibraltar (19:45 BST)

    The Republic of Ireland make two changes from the 1-1 draw in Denmark.

    In come Callum Robinson and Scott Hogan. Out go Robbie Brady and Glenn Whelan.

    It looks like a 4-4-2, instead of the 4-3-3 used in Copenhagen.

    Gibraltar make two changes from their 3-0 defeat in Georgia. Alain Pons replaces Anthony Bardon, who retires after this game. Andrew Hernandez takes the place of his brother Anthony Hernandez.

    Blackburn Rovers teenager Louie Annesley starts, as does Blackburn College fire and rescue management course student Jack Sergeant.

    Republic of Ireland: Randolph, Stevens, Keogh, Duffy, Coleman, McClean, Hendrick, Hourihane, Robinson, McGoldrick, Hogan.

    Gibraltar: Goldwin, Olivero, J Chipolina, R Chipolina, Sergeant, Annesley, Hernandez, Pons, Walker, Casciaro, De Barr

  11. Good start for the Republic

    It's been a great start for the Republic of Ireland so far, with wins over Gibraltar and Georgia followed by Friday's 1-1 draw with Denmark.

    A win today against minnows Gibraltar would leave the Irish on 10 points from four games.

    However they do still have both games against Switzerland and a home match against Denmark to come.

    The top two qualify automatically, with no play-off place through these groups.

    Denmark are playing Georgia at the same time as this game.

    Group D