Scotland’s failure to take three points in Slovenia this evening means that Ireland's fate is now in their own hands as they head to Cardiff tomorrow. 

If Martin O’Neill’s men beat Wales, by any scoreline, they will be assured of a spot in the World Cup play-offs.

Theoretically, Ireland could have qualified for the playoffs by winning 3-0 in Cardiff even had Scotland won but the result in Ljubljana means any victory will do for Ireland tomorrow.

Automatic qualification is still mathematically possible, but that would depend on Serbia losing at home to Georgia.

On a dramatic and tense evening in the Stozice Stadium, Scotland took the lead through a Leigh Griffith strike on the half hour mark.

After a lethargic opening half, Slovenia were transformed after the break. Roman Bezjak nodded home the equaliser seven minutes into the second half as the hosts took complete control of the game. 

The Slovenians scuppered numerous chances to take the lead and finally got in front on 72 minutes when Bezjak side-footed a ball through a forest of legs and past Craig Gordon.  .

The visitors looked to be exiting with a whimper but on 87 minutes, Robert Snodgrass snatched an equaliser with a brilliantly taken goal.

It made for a very nervy few minutes but despite an injury-time Slovenian sending off, the winner wouldn't come for the away side. 

Scotland are eliminated as Slovakia steal into second place in the group. For Ireland and Wales, there's everything to play for.