Georgia 1-1 Ireland: 2018 World Cup qualifier match report, goals, as it happened
Ireland got off to a dream start against Georgia with a goal in the opening five minutes but the ceded control and gave up an equaliser as their grip on autmoatic qualification loosens.
Georgia vs Republic of Ireland live stream online: latest news
Georgia vs Republic of Ireland: World Cup qualifying preview
The Republic of Ireland and Serbia sit atop Group D in World Cup qualifying on the same number of points (12) and the former will be looking to take advantage of the two teams below them playing each other when Wales take on Austria.
Georgia are all but ruled out of qualifying for next summer's World Cup but will provide a handful against Ireland. Their last game in qualifying came in June when they drew 2-2 with Moldova as Valeri Qazaishvili and Giorgi Merebashvili score with Georgia 2-0 down to bring them back level. They might not have the chance to have their own party in Russia next year but they could very well ruin someone else's plans and Ireland need to be wary of not taking their eye off the ball.
Republic of Ireland
Martin O'Neil declared that Jon Walters is fit to play on Saturday night and said he is "delighted" with the news that his talisman is back as both his main striker and John O'Shea trained fully ahead of the clash on Saturday night. David McGoldrick has withdrawn from the squad but the addition of Walters, Ireland's top goalscorer in qualifying along with James McClean with four goals, is a massive boost heading into a crucial week during O'Neill's tenure.
Georgia vs Republic of Ireland: potential starting line-ups
Head coach: Vladimir Weiss
Head coach: Martin O'Neill