The Republic of Ireland's World Cup dream was brough to a horrific end on Tuesday night as Christian Eriksen scored a hatrick to help Denmark on their way to Russian Federation next summer.
The Central American nation have qualified for the World Cup but the Welsh have missed out and lost 2-0 to France in a friendly in Paris on Friday.
Ireland were well beaten at home to Denmark on Tuesday night, going down 5-1 to leave their World Cup hopes lying in tatters.
As long as Ireland kept Eriksen in check, things looked like in the first match, but Åge Hareide made a quick switch in tactics after early frustrations, which left Martin O'Neill completely confused, just like his players on the pitch.
Denmark's Christian Eriksen celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal against Ireland.
"It's a insane feeling, we've been fighting together for so long since the qualification started", he said.
"We were well beaten in the end, no question about that". Real Madrid and Barcelona can concede in the first minute and come back or they can score in the first minute and come back and lose the game. It was around the half-hour mark that Denmark turned the match around with two valuable away goals.More news: What Is Kratom? Opioid Alternative Poses 'Deadly Risks,' FDA Warns
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"We'll take this with us and try to score as many goals as possible at the World Cup as well", said the midfielder, who doused former global defender Lars Jacobsen, who was broadcasting for Danish TV, with champagne as he celebrated. "They deserved to go through after beating us convincingly".
"We highlighted Eriksen as the key player on Saturday and we sang the praises of the staff and players for marshalling him and to witness what we just seen here beggar's belief", he added.
"There is two-on-one for a corner and Harry gets beaten but we should still be able to clear the ball and we haven't done that and the next goal is a comedy of mistakes".
Eriksen bagged his second of the game on 63 minutes, again producing a superb finish after good work from the effervescent Pione Sisto.
Not surprisingly, McClean, one of Ireland's better performers on the night, was distraught at the end of the game.
Denmark's Andreas Christensen takes a shot that went in off Cyrus Christie for their first goal.