But UEFA have now followed FIFA - who controversially scrapped plans for an open play-off draw ahead
of the World Cup this summer - by favouring higher-ranked teams.
Ireland also require victory to virtually guarantee third place in Group D, and a more favourable draw ahead
of the 2010 World Cup qualification programme.
Stan James intend to start betting soon on the Kroger St Jude Classic, which started in Memphis on Monday night, and the draw ahead
of last night's play is shown below.
Riquelme converted the spot-kick and Diego Forlan scored again before the break but Rangers hit back to earn a 2-2 draw ahead
of next week's return in El Madrigal.
Paraguay are not the biggest draw ahead
of the World Cup, but FAW bosses are still confident of attracting a sizeable crowd to the Millennium Stadium on March 1.
But Tosh reckons the Dons are a poor draw ahead
of their live clash with Hibs.
We are currently in a battle to stay with our competitors but when we have completed our three-year journey I am absolutely convinced that the capital investment we will have made will have allowed us to draw ahead
STRANRAER shared the points with ALLOA in a 1-1 draw ahead
of Tuesday's Challenge Cup clash.
Super sub Teddy Sheringham also predicted United would have more games like the dull draw ahead
as teams get wise to their attacking threat.
A sustained burst of power saw them draw ahead
, to lead at 1500 metres.
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH and HAMILTON fought out a 1-1 draw ahead
of Accies' points deduction appeal.
A penalty save by keeper Robert Douglas, celebrating his new three-year deal, denied Inverness a draw ahead
of their adventure in the First Division.
He has a tough draw ahead
if he wins, but he has finally achieved stability and consistency in his game.
The 21-year-old has returned from an ankle injury and netted four times in Town's last three games, helping them to two wins and a draw ahead
of Saturday's trip to Wolves.
It's very positive that when we weren't having a great day we kept working hard," said the 29-year-old, reflecting on the 2-2 Ricoh draw ahead
of Sunday's first ever trip to Burton Albion.