The Republic of Ireland will be third seeds for the World Cup qualifying campaign.
The Boys in Green drew nil nil with Bulgaria in the Nations League at Lansdowne Road last night.
Robbie Brady hit the crossbar and Ronan Curtis missed a great chance, but Ireland couldn’t break the deadlock.
The result was enough for Stephen Kenny’s side to avoid relegation to League C, but Kenny is yet to win a game as manager and his team has gone 11 hours without scoring a goal. However it is important to remember the Republic of Ireland manager was without 14 players from his original 26-man squad for the game.
Speaking after the match, Kenny seen positives in the result, “It’s not something to celebrate but tonight was important not to go down. We blooded in alot of young player’s and I feel we will get the benefit of that in the world cup campaign. It was a game we wanted to win and we just didn’t quite get there”
The result means Bulgaria are relegated while Wales are promoted. They beat ten-man Finland 3-1 in Cardiff.
Elsewhere, Northern Ireland were relegated to League C after a 1-1 draw with Romania. Phil Foden scored twice as England beat Iceland 4-0.
The four semi finalists are France, Spain, Belgium and Italy.