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World Cup finals spot feels closer now, says Republic of Ireland midfielder Harry Arter

By Gareth Hanna

Republic of Ireland midfielder Harry Arter says his side have edged a little bit closer to Russia with their 0-0 draw in Denmark.

Denmark bossed possession but were frustrated by a well-organised Ireland side, who know a win in Dublin will take them to the World Cup finals.

"It feels a bit closer than it did before the game," Arter said on Sky Sports. "The away game is always going to be the tougher game. If before the campaign, you had offered us the chance to play Denmark at home in a one-off game to qualify for the World Cup, this group would have bitten your hand off for it.

"I think away from home a draw has got to be seen as a positive result. In an ideal world, we would have scored an away goal but we need to take positives from that. Other than the first 15 or 20 minutes when they had a few good chances, I felt we kept them quiet.

"Credit to the lads, they dug in deep and I felt we saw them off quite comfortably."

Ireland host the second leg at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday evening (kick-off 7.45pm).

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