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THOUSANDS of Ireland fans have descended on Copenhagen and are partying in the streets ahead of the World Cup qualifying play-off first leg.
The away section at the Parken Stadium will hold 2,305 members of the Green Army tonight.
But huge numbers have made the journey in the hope of securing tickets at the last minute for other areas of the ground – although they have been warned not to by the Danish FA.
Whatever happens, the travelling hoards are determined to enjoy themselves and have been sampling the local beer throughout the afternoon.
Some cheeky fans even set up camp outside a Victoria’s Secret lingerie shop and cheered customers as they walked in and out.
The temperature in Copenhagen is around 6°c but locals have provided a warm welcome – with fans even getting their hands on free pints of beer upon arrival at the airport.
The Dubliner pub in the middle of the city has proven to be a popular destination for Irish supporters throughout the day.
The match itself kicks off at 7:45pm this evening at the 38,000-seater arena.
And there was good news for the travelling fans yesterday when ace midfielder Jeff Hendrick and full-back Stephen Ward were declared fit after injury fears.
For those who have not made the trip to the Danish capital, RTÉ 2’s coverage starts at 7:25pm.
The bookies have made Denmark 4/6 favourites to win the first leg, with Ireland considered major outsiders at 6/1.
The second leg takes place at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday night.