In just under three weeks time the Republic of Ireland will face and an all important clash with Denmark in their 2018 World Cup play- off which will ultimately decide their fate when it comes to reaching the finals in Russia next summer.
However the boys in green have also somehow managed to have another clash on the exact same day as their crucial match has cut in on a very important moment for the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and in Irish politics in general.
The match which will surely grab the attention of most of the nation has seemingly caused a bit of a stir amongst those in Fine Gael and indeed with those within the national broadcaster RTE as it’s kick off time will overlap with Mr Varadkar’s first ever keynote speech as Taoiseach at the annual Fine Gael Ard Fheis.
Although the clash will have little affect on soccer’s die hard faithful, it seems that it’s unfortunate timing of a 7:45pm kick off on Saturday the 11th of November has took the limelight off the Taoiseach’s big moment as many within the Dáil and indeed his own party will be more focused on the match rather than what he has to say.
Speaking over the weekend Mr Varadkar who also said he is keen to see the boys in green do well in Copenhagen, revealed that he and his party are currently in negotiations with RTE to get his speech moved to a different timeslot in order for the two not to clash.
The Taoiseach said although it’s is a unfortunate coincidence he is hopeful it’s airing can be rearranged as he is well aware that everyone would be rather be watching the game instead of listening to him.