SunSport revealed last Sunday that the Liverpool whizkid, 17, was set to receive a shock call for the Group D showdown in Dublin on March 24.

And Wales boss Chris Coleman has opted to pick the teen star in his 23-man squad – which has been trimmed from an enlarged provisional party – named in Cardiff on Thursday morning.

The English-born ace will be joined by Real Madrid‘s Gareth Bale who has returned to fitness following a successful ankle operation while Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is back in action after a calf problem.

Woodburn made his seventh appearance of the season for Jurgen Klopp’s side in the 2-1 home win over Burnley at Anfield last Sunday, replacing Philippe Coutinho on the hour mark.

If Woodburn, born in Nottingham but grew up in Chester, appears at the Aviva Stadium next Friday night at the age of 17 years and 160 days he would become the third youngest player for his country behind Kop team-mate Harry Wilson, who was 16 when he was capped in Belgium four years ago, and Bale.