HARRY Arter will tomorrow hope to play his part in keeping Republic of Ireland's World Cup dream alive – although an automatic spot in Russia is still a possibility.

The Boys in Green face Wales at Cardiff City Stadium needing to win to secure at least second spot and a play-off place in Group D.

Arter and co will top the group if they win in the Welsh capital and leaders Serbia lose to minnows Georgia on home soil.

If Serbia are held to a draw, Ireland would need a big win over Chris Coleman's side in order to qualify automatically.

Arter was a 78th-minute substitute as Ireland eased to a 2-0 victory over Moldova on Friday, the midfielder replacing two-goal striker Daryl Murphy.

And he was involved in the incident which saw Alexandru Gatcan red-carded in stoppage-time, going to ground as the Moldovan pressed his head into Arter's.

Elsewhere tomorrow, Lys Mousset could get game time when France Under-21s travel to Luxembourg, while Newport loan striker Joe Quigley will hope to feature for Ireland Under-21s against Israel.

Tonight, Jermain Defoe was an unused substitute in England's 1-0 victory over Lithuania – their final World Cup qualifier.

Ryan Fraser will not feature in Russia next year after Scotland drew 2-2 in Slovenia.

On Saturday, Asmir Begovic played 90 minutes as Bosnia & Herzegovina's World Cup dream was left hanging by a thread following a 4-3 defeat at home to Belgium.

Nathan Ake was an unused substitute for the Netherlands' 3-1 win in Belarus. Sweden's 8-0 win over Luxembourg means the Dutch's qualification hopes are almost certainly over.

Weymouth loan stopper Mark Travers kept a clean sheet in Ireland Under-19s' 5-0 hammering of visitors Cyprus in a European Championship qualifier.

On Friday, Lewis Cook played 90 minutes of England Under-21s' 3-1 victory over Scotland in a Euro 2019 qualifier at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium.