FIFA has confirmed that Georgia's next two home qualifiers for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ will take place in Tbilisi, following the world governing body's decision to move the match against Republic of Ireland to a neutral venue.

On Tuesday 19 August FIFA asked Georgia to nominate a neutral venue for the match, due to events which affected security in the entire country. The game took place in Mainz, Germany on Saturday 6 September, with Republic of Ireland winning 2-1.

However, after carefully assessing the situation, world football's governing body have granted Georgia permission to play their matches on home soil.

"FIFA has decided that the preliminary competition matches Georgia-Cyprus (Saturday 11 October) and-Bulgaria (Wednesday 15 October) will take place in Tbilisi as foreseen in the match calendar," a statement read.

"FIFA will remain in close contact with the Georgian Football Federation (GFF), but for the time being sees no indication that organisation and security standards will not be maintained for these matches."

Following defeats to Republic of Ireland and Italy in their two qualifiers so far, Georgia find themselves at the bottom of Group 8.