Giovanni Trapattoni is confident his Republic of Ireland side can make it through the play-offs to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.
Switzerland and Slovakia seized Europe's last two automatic berths in South Africa, while Portugal, Greece, Slovenia and Ukraine made the play-offs.
Republic of Ireland dominated possession at home to Montenegro, but the Group 8 runners-up had to settle for their sixth draw in ten qualifiers.
Shay Given has said that getting results is all that matters as he and Republic of Ireland colleague Kevin Kilbane prepare to win their 100 caps.
Switzerland, Greece, Slovakia and Slovenia head into Wednesday's final qualifiers hoping to claim the two remaining direct tickets to South Africa.
Fulham winger Damien Duff has rejoined the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of Wednesday night's final South Africa 2010 qualifier against Montenegro.