Northern Ireland need ALL of the following to happen in order to be seeded.
He was one of six Ireland players booked during the clash with Wales alongside goalkeeper Darren Randolph, defender Ciaran Clark, midfielder David Meyler, striker Daryl Murphy and goalscorer James McClean.
Wales bowed out at the group stage after losing 0-1 to the Republic of Ireland in Cardiff last night - a game they needed to win to make the Play-Offs.
However, the top four will be seeded based on the Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings that will be revealed on October 17th.
Under the current rankings, Northern Ireland would be seeded, but they are expected to be overtaken by a number of sides in the play-offs following losses against Germany and Norway. Having reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016 against all odds, Wales' 60-year wait for a place at the World Cup continues as they were beaten 1-0 by the Republic of Ireland in a winner-takes-all showdown for a playoff place for Russian Federation.
That means the worst runner-up of the nine groups will not be part of the draw.
Northern Ireland are set to learn their fate in the play-offs next weekHow is the play-off draw decided?
On top of that, the draw will be seeded meaning that the top four teams based on Fifa's rankings will be drawn against the bottom four teams.
Should Ireland navigate the play-offs and reach the tournament it will be the fourth time in their history they have qualified for a World Cup. And can they get a place among the seeds, making possible a massive game against the Republic?
In the absence of injured duo Seamus Coleman and Jonathan Walters, the 28-year-old captained his side to a memorable 1-0 victory over Wales, but picked up his second booking of the campaign to rule him out of his country's next game.
Group A: Sweden or Netherlands or France (unlikely).
Now we've got three places left - and here's where things get really complicated.