Trapattoni’s men will be seeded alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in tomorrow’s draw.
The Republic of Ireland have been seeded for tomorrow’s draw to determine who they will play in their Euro 2012 play-offs.
Giovanni Trapottini’s side will be in the same pot as Portugal, Croatia and the Czech Republic.
This means the Irish should be drawn against weaker opposition as these four teams were chosen based on their national team coefficients ahead of the draw in Krakow.
Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia and Montenegro are the four unseeded teams and either of them could be drawn against Ireland.
But any of these teams, with perhaps the exception of Estonia, would give the Irish a tough game although the men in green would still fancy their chances.
The first leg of the play-offs will be played on November 11 and 12, with the return legs on November 15.
Already through to the finals, alongside co-hosts Poland and Ukraine, are holders Spain, Germany, Russia, Italy, France, Holland, Greece, England, Denmark and Sweden.
The finals draw is on December 2 in Kiev and the tournament runs from June 8 until July 1 next year at eight venues.