FT: Wales 0 Republic of Ireland 0

The final whistle blows. The game ends goalless, which is a fair reflection off the proceedings. Ireland probably just shaded things, with Myhill making a couple of decent saves, but this was not a game to live long in the memory.

Ireland launch one last attack, but the ball sails behind for a Wales goal-kick.

McCarthy's cross is headed clear by Ricketts. McClean tries to keep the attack going as we move into three added minutes.

Into the final minute. Ireland on the attack.

Chance for Madden, but a tough one as Myhill's weak punch clear drops to the debutant. His volley sails high over the bar, though.

The corner is overhit. McClean tries to bring the ball out of defence for Ireland but makes a bit of a hash of it before getting out of trouble as Ashley Williams fouls him.

Good work from Taylor wins Wales a corner.

Jonny Williams almost tees up Taylor, but McClean gets a crucial block in.

Andrew Crofts replaces Allen. Into the last five minutes.

McCarthy tries to cross from the right, but hits the ball with his standing foot and then slices behind for a goal-kick.

Final change for Ireland as Walters - who's done as much as anyone to light up a drab spectacle this evening - makes way for Conor Sammon.

Ben Davies looks to burst between two Ireland defenders but a heavy touch sees the ball run behind for a goal-kick.

Collison replaced by Craig Davies.

Another attempt on target! McClean again, this time shooting straight at Myhill from a tight angle.

Best piece of football in the game as Walters makes his way into the Wales box and cuts the ball back to Madden, whose shot is saved low to his right by Myhill. The ball breaks for McClean who looks sure to score only for Ashley Williams to make the block

A heavy first touch from McClean ruins a decent position for Ireland, with Myhill able to come out and gather.

Wales still looking busy, knocking the ball around in midfield before a long diagonal over the top sets Davies away. His first touch is good, and his cross is deflected to Vokes. But he shoots wide.

You'd say this game was petering out, but that suggests it ever petered in.

Andy Keogh replaces Long as Ireland make a fifth change.

Another change for Wales. Neil Taylor replaces Robson-Kanu.

Vokes beats Wilson in an aerial duel, but O'Dea is on hand to pick up the loose ball and clear his lines.

Good direct wing play from McClean, but his cross is too close to Myhill.

Chance! Best opportunity of the game as Long powers past three Wales defenders and into the penalty area but his shot is beaten away by Myhill. 1-1 in shots on target now.

A debut for Paddy Madden as he replaces Hoolahan.

Collison hits the free-kick straight into the wall. Jonny Williams slices the rebound well wide.

Walters gives away a free-kick with an unnecessary foul on Jonny Williams. Another free-kick in shooting range for Wales.

Wilson overhits a cross from the left. It sails out of play for a Wales goal-kick. More substitutions on the way.

A scrappy game has got scrappier. Couple of niggly fouls and offside calls not helping the flow. Wales looking to commit more men forward now, but the ball's not getting to them.

Still just the one effort on target in this match, and a period of readjustment here as four subs bed in.

Wilson fouls Jonny Williams to give Wales a free-kick out on the right. It's played short and comes to nothing.

Ireland get in on the action as well, with the impressive O'Shea off and Darren O'Dea on. Paul Green replaces Whelan.

And another change for Wales, Andy King replacing Ledley.

And that's Bellamy's last involvement as he makes way for Sam Vokes.

Good touch from Bellamy to bring down a long ball over the top, but O'Shea stays with him and gets the tackle in.

Plenty of activity on both benches. Could be a raft of substitutions on the hour here.

Corner for Ireland on the right. Long climbs highest to meet it but heads over the bar.

McCarthy tries his luck from 25 yards. Ashley Williams makes the block, and Gunter completes the clearance.

Bellamy's free-kick is on target, but comfortably saved by Westwood diving to his right. First shot on target tonight.

Chance for Wales, as Jonny Williams wins a free-kick 30 yards from Ireland's goal.

Sam Ricketts plays a long ball forward to no-one in particular. O'Shea nods back to Westwood.

Hoolahan has his back to goal on the edge of the Wales box and looks to flick the ball into the run of Long, but Ashley Williams anticipates that and cuts it out.

McCarthy tries to pick out Long with a long ball from deep, but it skids off the surface and is easy for Myhill to gather on the edge of his area.

Hoolahan flagged offside as he looks to get in behind Wales on the right.

The corner is half-cleared. Allen tries to stand up a cross for Ashley Williams, but it's just too high for the centre-back to make proper contact and the ball skids off his head and behind for a goal-kick.

The corner is poor, but Ledley keeps the ball alive and forces Whelan to nod the ball behind for another Wales corner.

A raking crossfield pass almost finds Collison, Marc Wilson forced to turn the ball behind for a Wales corner.

Poor set-piece. Catching practice for Myhill.

Corner for Ireland as Ashley Williams puts the ball behind.

Wales get the second half under way.

Half-time change for Ireland, with James McClean replacing Brady. No changes for Wales.

And that's the last action of the first half.

Smart corner from Bellamy, playing the ball into the path of the late-arriving Davies, but he sweeps wide from 16 yards.

Coleman does well to get back and make a tackle on Jonny Williams at the expense of a corner.

Ireland have had the better of this first half, but we're still awaiting the first shot on target.

Ireland fail to take advantage of a promising position on the right as Long can only put an overhit pass out for a Wales throw

Lovely skill from Brady on the edge of the Wales box, getting the ball out of his feet and opening his body up to send an effort curling towards Myhill's far post. Just started it too wide, though.

Apparently the Williams booking is for "unsporting behaviour with another player".

As one Williams has a shot on goal, another goes into the referee's notebook. Ashley Williams cautioned for what can only be dissent.

Jonny Williams shifts the ball a yard and gives himself a shooting chance from 30 yards, but slices it wide.

Another good forward surge from Ledley, but O'Shea once again keeps his cool and positions himself to cut out the threat.

Bellamy fails to beat the first man. Davies' attempt to lift the ball back into the danger area is overhit and runs out for a goal-kick.

Bellamy's snapshot from the corner of the penalty area ricochets behind for a corner, Wales' third of this first half.

Jack Collison's persistence almost sees him create a chance for himself out of nothing, but O'Shea gets a crucial foot in.

Long penalised for an overly physical challenge on Allen in midfield.

Jon Walters lets the ball run across his body before letting fly from 25 yards, but it's always off target.

Wales break forward, but the ball gets away from Robson-Kanu on the edge of Ireland's area. Wales yet to fashion a clear chance.

Hoolahan stumbles and is dispossessed by Allen to end a good spell of Ireland possession.

Chance! James McCarthy's cross from the right is dummied by Brady but Long fires over the bar first time from 14 yards. Really good chance, that. Ireland creating some good opportunities now.

Brady pounces on a loose ball and bursts into the Wales area before firing a shot over the bar when squaring the ball across the box may have been a better option.

First real sight of goal for either side as Glenn Whelan drags wide from the edge of the box after being teed up by Brady.

Ledley's persistence on the left keeps the ball as Coleman tries to shepherd it out for an Ireland goal-kick. Wales have a throw.

Good handling from Myhill to grab hold of Coleman's cross under pressure from Long.

Possession stats have turned round, with Wales enjoying 70 per cent of the ball in the last 10 minutes.

As soon as they lose possession, Ireland are getting plenty of men behind the ball. Wales struggling to play through them.

Nice touch from Bellamy, whose backheel looks set to put Robson-Kanu clear until the Wales number 11 produces a heavy first touch.

Bellamy rightly flagged onside as he gets just the wrong side of O'Shea before being played in.

Bellamy's delivery is cleared, and Ben Davies can't make anything of the loose ball.

Keiren Westwood fails to deal with the corner, and is indebted to John O'Shea for beating Ashley Williams to the ball and nodding behind for another corner.

Wales start again, and win a corner as Bellamy's left-wing cross is diverted behind.

Wales play it short and look to Joe Allen to unlock the Ireland defence. No way through, though, and Wales end up going all the way back to keeper Boaz Myhill.

Bellamy wins a free-kick for Wales after some neat footwork in a congested area just inside Ireland territory.

Seamus Coleman can't take advantage of a crossing opportunity on the right-hand side.

Hoolahan skips away form one tackle but is then tripped by Joe Ledley just inside the Wales half.

Wales with a spell of possession inside their own half, but still behind 65-35 on that stat in these opening 10 minutes.

Wales look to build something down the left through Hal Robson-Kanu, but it comes to nought.

Wales holding their defensive shape well as Ireland knock the ball around confidently in midfield.

Wes Hoolahan looks to find space for a cross on the left but can't find the right pass.

Long swings in a dangerous cross from the right, but there's no Ireland player in a position to take advantage. The ball runs across the penalty area and out for a Wales throw via the corner flagpole.

First real spell of possession for Wales, who spread the play nicely from left to right but then falter as they attempt to make meaningful forward progress through Jonny Williams.

Shane Long wins the ball back in midfield for Ireland, who look the livelier, busier side in these very early stages.

Ireland with the early possession, Robbie Brady just failing to find the mark with an attempted throughball.

Ireland get the game under way.

Players are out on the pitch, lining up for the national anthems.

Republic of Ireland: Westwood, Coleman, Clark, O'Shea, Wilson, Walters, McCarthy, Whelan, Brady, Hoolahan, Long.

Wales: Myhill, Gunter, A Williams, Ricketts, Ben Davies, Ledley, Allen, Bellamy, Collison, J Williams, Robson-Kanu.

Good evening. Welcome to our live minute-by-minute coverage of Wales v Republic of Ireland in Cardiff.


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