Gareth McAuley believes Northern Ireland's game in the Faroe Islands on Friday is a pivotal one.
The road to Euro 2016 restarts on Thursday and this is how the British Isles sides are faring...
Dundee United striker Billy McKay has been called into the Northern Ireland squad as a replacement for the injured Ben Reeves.
Jonny Evans, Kyle Lafferty, Chris Brunt and Jamie Ward have been included in the Northern Ireland squad to face Faroe Islands and Hungary.
Wales have climbed to ninth place in the latest FIFA world rankings, their highest ever position.
Wales will begin their World Cup 2018 qualification campaign with a home game against Moldova on September 5, 2016.