Last Updated: 16/11/12 5:00pm
FULL TIME. That's it, Ireland slump to defeat here in Dublin. Coleman's performance was a plus point for the hosts but the final ball into the box let them down tonight. Thanks for your input tonight, stay with us for reaction.
Coleman wins a throw in 25 yards out on the right. Ireland take and keep possession before Clark's pass is intercepted and cleared.
Fortunis releases Salpingidis into the right side of the box who crosses dangerously across the six yards box towards Athanasiadis at the far post but it is just ahead of his team-mate and Ireland clear.
Meyler tries to cross into the box from 30 yards in the centre but Tachtsidis charges the ball down and clears.
Meyler tries to pass to Ward on the left flank but his pass is misplaced and it is a Greece throw in to the left side of their box.
Tziolis wins a corner on the left. Greece take the corner short and Fortunis crosses into the box before Athanasiadis heads well wide from 12 yards in the centre.
Ireland keep good possession but Meyler is tackled by Tziolis midway in the Greece half on the right.
Greece make a rare foray forward and Salpingidis tries an effort from 28 yards on the right but it is way wide.
McClean creates a yard of space for himself before shooting from 25 yards out on the left but his effort is well wide.
Ireland take the corner on the left and win another on the left. They take short and Meyler crosses into the box towards Doyle at the far post but it just goes out for a goal kick.
Hoolahan takes the corner to O'Shea at the far post who heads at goal from close range and Tziolis puts it out for a corner on the left.
Hoolahan takes the free-kick across the box to Keogh who tries an effort. The ball is deflected and loops up to Ward to the left post but his short-range effort is poor and Greece clear.
Coleman makes a great run down the right flank and wins another free-kick off Stafylidis 16 yards out to the right of the Greece box.
Ireland take the corner short and Hoolahan crosses from 20 yards on the left into the box but Greece clear.
McClean takes corner on the right but Greece partially clear. Ireland come again and Coleman wins a throw in 12 yards out on the right.
McClean tries to get onto a long ball into the right corner but Stafylidis tracks across and clears.
McClean cuts inside from the right touchline before trying an effort from 28 yards out but his effort is well wide.
McCarthy creates a yard of space for himself before shooting from 30 yards but Tachtsidis manages to block.
Greece win a free-kick 28 yards out in front of goal. Tachtsidis tries an effort but puts it just over.
Ireland press again and Andrews tries to pass to McCarthy on the edge of the box but his touch is poor and Greece clear.
McClean wins a free-kick just inside the Greece half on the right. Ireland take and Hoolahan wins a corner on the left.
Andrews tries to release Cox into the box but Papadopoulos tracks back and tackles and the ball deflects back to his keeper to clear.
Ireland take the corner to McCarthy who tries an effort from 30 yards in the centre. Karnezis can only parry and Doyle tries to cross back into the centre from six yards out on the left but the keeper puts it out for a corner on the left.
Ireland take the corner short and McClean puts in a good cross into the far post and Karnezis has to put it out for a corner on the left.
Greece are bringing on Salpingidis, Fortounis and Athanasiadis for Samaras, Mitroglou and Holebas for the second period.
Sky Bet now go 6/1 for an Ireland win, 5/2 for the draw and 1/2 for a Greece victory. Ireland are not out of this yet!
Brady takes the corner and the ball falls to McClean at the near post. He gets a shot off from close range which appears to hit Tziolis on the left hand but the ref blows for half time. McClean is incensed with the decision.
Ireland take the throw in and Long passes to Brady who tries an effort from 22 yards on the right but Karnezis saves and pushes the ball out for a corner on the right.
Greece push forward and Ninis crosses into the box from 30 yards on the right but it is too close to Forde who catches.
Greece break forward and Clark catches Holebas with a late challenge midway in the Greek half. The Greek players are incensed and the ref has to be in quickly to stop tempters fraying. Clark is rightly booked.
Holebas tries to get down the left flank but Coleman shepherds the ball out for a throw in near the Ireland box.
Tachtsidis creates a yard of space and tries an effort from 22 yards in the centre but it is well over.
Long is booked for a late challenge on Tachtsidis in the centre of the pitch but replays showed he slipped as he went in.
Mitroglou creates a yard of space for himself before he tries an effort from 20 yards to the left of goal but it is well wide of Forde's right post.
Samaras tries to release Mitroglou on goal but his strike partner is given offside 35 yards out to the right.
Long wins a throw in 30 yards out on the left. They take and McClean crosses into the box from the left but Papadopoulos heads away.
GOAL - HOLEBAS!!! Holebas scores after Samaras picks him out on the edge of the box. He takes a touch and then turns and buries the ball right-footed into the bottom left corner.
Ward tries to release McClean into the left corner with a long ball but it is just over hit and goes out for a goal kick.
Greece come again and Ninis crosses from 25 yards on the right but it is over hit and Forde easily gathers.
Greece take the corner short and win a throw in near the left byline. They then feed the ball to Tziolis on the right and he crosses into the box but O'Shea makes a vital header to clear in the six yard box.
Ninis tries an effort from 30 yards out in the centre and Forde has to dive to his right and push the ball out for a corner on the left.
Tachtsidis tries to release Mitroglou into the left side of the box but his pass is just over hit and goes out for a goal kick.
Long releases McClean with a deft header on the left side and the Sunderland player crosses into the box from 22 yards out but it takes a deflection off Papastatho's and Karnezis collects the ball low down on his line.
Ireland push forward and Coleman crosses from 25 yards out on the right but it is just too high for Long and Greece partially clear. Ireland come again and Coleman again crosses in from the right towards Long but the striker fouls the keeper as the pair go for the ball.
Ireland break forward before Whelan's crossfield ball is misplaced and it is a Greece throw in midway in their half on the left.
Ninis tries to run into the right corner but the ball just goes out and it is an Ireland throw in near their own byline.
FIRST VIEW - Danny Kennedy says: "I think it will be a 1-1 draw. And James McClean will do really well, since an off form start for ireland. Samaras will score for them." Cheers Danny, enjoy the game!
Ireland come again and Coleman plays a one-two with Long before crossing into the centre from the right byline but Cox heads wide in acres of space six yards out. Bad miss.
Cox wins a free-kick 25 yards out on the left. They take but Brady's shot from 15 yards on the right is partially cleared.
Torosidis tries to cross from 25 yards on the right to the near post but it goes out for a goal kick.
Coleman crosses from 20 yards out on the right but it is just over hit for Long at the far post and Greece clear.
McCarthy intercepts a pass to Samaras on the left edge of the box. Ireland break forward and Long goes to ground under a challenge from Papastatho's in the box but the ref waves play on. Replays show this was right.
Long wins a throw in 12 yards out on the left. Ireland take and Ward puts the ball into the box and it clearly hits Stafylidis on the left arm in the centre but no penalty is given. Shocking decision.
A tribute on the pitch to James Nolan, the Ireland fan who lost his life in Poland following the team at the Euro 2012 championships this summer.
My view - I'm going for a 3-2 Ireland win, with Long to score first which pays a handsome 155/1! What are your views / predictions? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post up the best throughout the evening.
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Teams - Keeper Keiren Westwood was ruled out through injury. The 28-year-old was named by manager Giovanni Trapattoni in his starting line-up on Tuesday, but he was withdrawn on Wednesday afternoon after undergoing a scan on his groin. Westwood's place was taken by 33-year-old Millwall keeper David Forde, who wins just his fourth senior cap. The line-up also includes youngsters Ciaran Clark, James McCarthy, James McClean and Robbie Brady as Trapattoni hands a new generation of players a chance to impress. Celtic striker Georgios Samaras, one of the heroes of the Champions League victory over Barcelona, captains a Greece side which currently sits joint topof World Cup qualifying group G.
Teams - Ireland: Forde, Coleman , O'Shea, Clark, Ward, Whelan, McCarthy, McClean, Brady, Cox, Long. Subs: Randolph, O'Dea, Kelly, Andrews, Clifford, Meyler, Keogh, Hoolahan, Doyle.