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    Schmeichel: “Irish fans gave me goosebumps”

    Kasper Schmeichel has paid tribute to the Irish fans after Denmark hammered the boys in green 5-1 at the Aviva. The Danish goalkeeper professed his admiration for the Irish people, and says the ‘Fields of Athenry’ gave him goosebumps last night. “I can only have admiration for the Irish as a nation,” he said after […] More

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    A False First XI: Dane-ger Here

    So we’re still in the tie after what was a predictably turgid 90 minutes but I’ve no doubt that, as is the case with most of the support, Martin O’Neill would have taken that result before kick-off. For once in my life, I’d actually managed to organise myself sufficiently to book a direct flight before […] More

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    Meyler: “No one will stand in our way”

    David Meyler says he can only see “one outcome” when Ireland face Denmark at the Aviva tomorrow night. The Hull City midfielder missed Saturday’s stalemate in Copenhagen through suspension, but is confident the boys in green can overcome the Danes in Dublin. The Cork native is likely to start in midfield on the night, and […] More

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    Danish police heap praise on Irish fans

    Danish police have praised the behaviour of Irish fans who managed to sneak into the home end at Parken Stadium. An estimated 8,000 Irish fans made the journey to Copenhagen for the boys in green’s 0-0 stalemate with Denmark on Saturday. All 2,900 tickets for the away end were snapped up, but a significant number of Irish […] More

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    Denmark v Ireland talking points

    It all comes down to Tuesday. Ireland produced a 0-0 draw against Denmark in Copenhagen in Saturday’s World Cup play-off first leg, leaving the play-off delicately poised ahead of Tuesday’s return clash at the Aviva. Here are the main talking points from Parken Stadium. Reliable Randolph Darren Randolph was excellent at Parken Stadium. The 30 […] More

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    Duff: “There is no reason to think we will go through”

    Damien Duff has slammed Ireland’s performance against Denmark in Copenhagen, and says “there is no reason to think we will go through” after the second leg on Tuesday. Martin O’Neill’s men produced a 0-0 stalemate at Parken Stadium, but in a familiar trend, struggled to maintain possession throughout. Darren Randolph made some crucial saves throughout, […] More

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    Roy Keane on Hendrick, Eriksen, and Irish players turning up in big games

    Assistant Ireland boss, Roy Keane was cagey about Jeff Hendrick’s fitness yesterday as injury concerns mount for Ireland ahead of Saturday’s crunch World Cup play off in Copenhagen. Reacting to reports on Tuesday that the Burnley midfielder had been sent for a scan, Keane told a press conference at FAI headquarters; “There’s no real news […] More

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    Danish FA issues ticket warning

    The Danish FA has warned that Irish fans who bought tickets for the Danish section of Parken Stadium face the risk of being turned away. Irish fans snapped up the 2,400 away tickets available, but some may try to overcome this by buying tickets in the home end of the 38,000 capacity stadium in Copenhagen. […] More

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    Randolph and Elliot: “For both of us to make a World Cup would be incredible”

    Darren Randolph and Rob Elliot may be in competition for the Ireland goalkeeper’s shirt but that rivalry doesn’t affect a friendship that goes back to their teens. Speaking after training at FAI headquarters in Abbotstown yesterday, Randolph said that making a World Cup finals would be the pinnacle of both their careers. “Me and Rob […] More

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    Martin O’Neill names final squad for World Cup play-offs

    Martin O’Neill has named the 27-man squad to face Denmark in the upcoming World Cup play-offs. James McCarthy, Sean Maguire and Richard Keogh miss out through injury, and David McGoldrick has been left out of the squad. Aiden O’Brien has been included, as has David Meyler, who will miss the first leg through suspension. However, […] More

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    Eriksen “very excited” to face Ireland

    Christian Eriksen says he’s very excited for Denmark ahead of next week’s World Cup play-off against Ireland. The Spurs midfielder spoke to RTÉ Sport after Tottenham’s stunning 3-1 win over Real Madrid at Wembley on Wednesday. Eriksen produced a calm finish to put Spurs 3-0 up in the second half, and was impressive throughout against […] More

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    Hareide and O’Neill target away goals

    Martin O’Neill and Denmark manager Age Hareide have both outlined the importance of away goals ahead of November’s two-legged World Cup play-off. 64 year old Hareide claims a 0-0 draw in Copenhagen in the first leg would not be “a disaster,” and said the Danes’ minds will be on an away goal. “They are good at defending, and […] More

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