Tuesday 30 March, Nagyerdei Stadion, Debrecen, 7.45pm
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A dry evening looks to be in store with no chance of rain come kick-off time. There will be temperatures of 9C, although it will be quite humid in Hungary.
Alan Browne may be rotated after featuring in both games
Why Qatar and in Hungary?
Before we get to the sad reality facing Ireland, why is this game taking place?
Qatar were permitted as a guest team in the European qualifiers to allow them some good preparation matches ahead of the World Cup.
They are the host nation and have an automatic place at the tournament.
They were assigned to Ireland's Group A of qualifying. All the matches are classed as friendlies so they do not count towards the points tally.
That is a pity because so far they have beaten Azerbaijan and Luxembourg in the two games. It would have been a chance to make up some lost ground for Ireland.
Qatar are basing themselves in Europe for these games to reduce travelling time for the opposition. Debrecen in Hungary is the designated venue for this one.
The only way is up?
Normally, the result would not be crucial. However in these circumstances, the Irish public need a little convincing. There is an argument, albeit a small one, that this is a good game to play on the back on Saturday's humiliation.
Away from the spotlight of World Cup qualifiers, Stephen Kenny's side can try to muster a performance to at least save some face ahead of the resumption of the group games.
As mentioned, this is no easy task and apart from the early days of Gibraltar football, such straight-forward games have not existed for Ireland for some times.
Qatar are delivering some results, but it should be noted that Azerbaijan and Luxembourg rotated their teams with qualifiers ahead in the window. Ironically enough, Luxembourg game opportunities to players who were not playing at club level. Ireland do not have such a luxury.