Believe... A preview to Republic of Ireland v France

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The might of France stands between the Republic of Ireland and their World Cup dreams as the play-off lottery gets under way.

Click here or click the image to launch our guide.

Raymond Domenech will unleash his star-studded, but under-performing, side on the Irish at Croke Park on Saturday night, hoping to secure a trip to South Africa in Paris four days later.

But Ireland are not to be underestimated. Here's our guide to the Republic's history of upsetting the odds and a look at the key battles ahead of the first-leg.

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