Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny was given a timely boost by Carlo Ancelotti last night.
The Everton boss says Seamus Coleman will play in Saturday’s Premier League game with Burnley.
The Ireland captain has missed Everton’s last three games – including last night’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea – through injury.
Kenny names his squad next week for this month’s World Cup qualifiers with Serbia and Luxembourg.
The Republic of Ireland squad is heading to Hungary as well as Serbia later this month.
Their home and away fixtures with Qatar have been switched, meaning a trip to Debrecen on March 30th.
The 2022 World Cup hosts are non-competitive members of Ireland’s qualifying group.
Qatar’s home games will all be played in Hungary, and they’ll visit Dublin on October 12th.
Meanwhile, Jack Byrne is backing the new Republic of Ireland assistant coach Anthony Barry to succeed.
Apoel Nicosia midfielder Byrne is currently injured and won’t play any part in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Serbia and Luxembourg.
Chelsea coach Barry has replaced Damien Duff, who departed the international setup under Stephen Kenny back in January.
And Byrne has the first-hand experience of Barry.
“I had Anthony Barry at Wigan for a couple of weeks when I was there, very good to me, very helpful, really nice person, scouser, funny, you know, but a different coach, different to Damian (Duff) so look I think he’ll do really well there, I think he’ll help, I think the lads will love him,” said Byrne
“The lads are going to love whoever comes in there because everyone is fighting for the same thing, everybody wants Ireland to qualify for the same thing, everybody wants Ireland to qualify for the World cup” he added.