Mick McCarthy says the Republic of Ireland have no-one to fear in the play-offs after his side fell agonisingly short of automatic Euro 2020 qualification following a draw with Denmark at the Aviva Stadium

The Irish created plenty of chances with one of their best performances in recent years, but Matt Doherty’s 85th-minute equaliser came too late as they chased the win they needed. Martin Braithwaite got in behind Doherty to stab home Henrik Dalsgaard’s cross and open the scoring from Denmark’s first shot on target – one of only two they had in the game. The point means the Republic of Ireland finished third in Group D and will have to hope for success through the play-offs, which take place next March. They…

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