Kilbane - We fear no-one

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Kevin Kilbane insists the Republic of Ireland have no fear of who they might face in Monday's World Cup play-offs draw.

"Whoever we get, we get, and I think we are confident of beating anyone over two legs. You focus on yourselves and be the team you have been throughout the campaign. Hopefully that will be enough"

. Kevin Kilbane

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Giovanni Trapattoni's side will meet either France, Portugal, Russia or Greece over two legs on November 14th and 18th with a place at next summer's finals at stake.

Hull City star Kilbane admits the Irish are far from happy with seeding system for the draw, but is confident they can beat anyone over two legs.

"We knew from the results last weekend who the top four sides were probably going to be," said Kilbane.

"We are not happy about the way the seeding has gone but you have to move on from that.

"We have got a big draw to come and we will look at that and see who we get.

"You can't really look at any side in terms of preference. They have all got dangerous players and qualities.

"Whoever we get, we get, and I think we are confident of beating anyone over two legs.

"You focus on yourselves and be the team you have been throughout the campaign. Hopefully that will be enough.

"We've got a lot of players in the squad who are hungry and ready for a big tournament."

Kilbane's team-mate for club and country, Stephen Hunt concedes there is no margin for error in the two play-off games.

"We can't afford to make mistakes in the play-offs because you are out, it's as simple as that," said Hunt

"We have to be ruthless and mentally strong coming down the final stretch."