After a superb start to their qualifying campaigns for the European Championship, the five nations of the British Isles all have an excellent chance of qualifying for the 2016 finals in France.
England's record at reaching major tournaments is well-documented, but their neighbours have not enjoyed such high-profile exposure. Here, we look at their qualifying record.
Only once have four nations from the British Isles qualified for a finals, the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, and there was even a British...
Germany coach Joachim Low was at a loss for an explanation as his side continued their struggles in European qualifying by settling for a 1-1 home draw with Republic of Ireland on Tuesday.
Toni Kroos broke the deadlock in the 71st minute, but John O'Shea poked home in stoppage time to secure a valuable point for Ireland.
Low will see it as two dropped points for Germany, who are coming off of a 2-0 defeat to Poland last week.
"We are all disappointed," Low said. "When you are up 1-0 until the last...