Northern Ireland were left to contemplate a potential defensive crisis following the news Jonny Evans will have a scan on a groin injury on Sunday.
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The Republic of Ireland will meet Denmark for a place at the 2018 World Cup while Northern Ireland are up against Switzerland.
Republic of Ireland's World Cup play-off draw against Denmark is "the best possible" scenario, according to former striker Clinton Morrison.
Michael O'Neill admits he was relieved Northern Ireland avoided Italy and Croatia in their World Cup qualifying play-off draw.
Martin O'Neill believes playing Denmark away in the first leg of their World Cup play-off could work in Ireland's favour.
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