NI through while ROI await Wales test

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NI Boss Michael O'Neill is wary of being "too greedy" in relation to positions in the playoffs

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Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill says last night's 1-nil defeat to Norway in their final World Cup group qualifier makes it unlikely they'll be seeded for next month's play-offs.

Their place in next week's draw was confirmed before kick-off in Oslo - after Scotland were held 2-2 by Slovenia.

O'Neill told Sky Sports News, it's still some achievement for his side.

O'Neill says he can't be too "greedy".

They'll find out next week which other group runner-up they'll face in a two-legged tie.

O'Neill says he's just happy they've got this far.

Jonny Evans says they won't fear any country.

The defender says they're confident they can reach next year's tournament in Russia.

Gareth McAuley says knowing they were through might have led to the result in Oslo.

Meanwhile, The Republic of Ireland have to beat Wales tonight if they're to have any chance of making it.

Victory in Cardiff could be good enough to go through automatically - if group leaders Serbia lose to Georgia.

Winning would guarantee second place - and a play-off spot.

Manager Martin O'Neill says it's important his side don't feel like they need to attack from the first minute.

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