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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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    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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    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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    Ireland up to 26th in FIFA rankings

    The Republic of Ireland have risen eight places to 26th in the FIFA world rankings after beating Moldova and Wales to secure a World Cup play-off. Northern Ireland have also qualified for the World Cup play-offs, but Michael O’Neill’s side have dropped to 23rd in the latest rankings. However, both teams will be unseeded for […] More

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    James McClean fires Ireland to the play-offs

    Ireland are guaranteed a World Cup play-off. What a relief. James McClean’s superb second half goal handed the boys in a green a famous 1-0 win in Wales, crushing the hosts’ hopes of qualifying for Russia in the process. After nine Group D fixtures and 13 months, it all came down to Cardiff. Both teams […] More

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    A False First XI: Not ‘Ova Yet

    Well, it’s a positive that we’re not out of it yet and we’re not travelling to Wales for a dead rubber. And although meeting the top seeds away in Cardiff is obviously a totally different proposition to playing the bottom seeds at home, if we show the application and verve that we showed in the […] More

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    Gareth Bale ruled out of Ireland clash

    Gareth Bale will miss Wales’ World Cup qualifiers against both Georgia and the Republic of Ireland through injury. The 28 year old suffered a calf strain in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last Tuesday, and missed the Spanish champions’ clash with Espanyol as a result. Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane initially […] More

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    What Ireland need to do to qualify for Russia

    Ireland’s odds of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia may have taken a significant blow in the past seven days, but Martin O’Neill’s men can still qualify for next summer’s tournament. The boys in green will most likely need to win both of their remaining games – at home to Moldova and away […] More

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    Ireland down to 34th in FIFA rankings

    The Republic of Ireland have dropped to 34th in the FIFA rankings, dropping five places following the results against Georgia and Serbia. The boys in green were ranked 23rd after that impressive win in Vienna, but have fallen 11 places in the time since that victory over Austria. These rankings could have an effect on […] More

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    Delaney uncertain about World Cup play-offs

    John Delaney says he is unsure whether the 2018 World Cup play-offs will be seeded. The FAI Chief Executive spoke about Ireland’s qualification campaign at the launch of the Football For All Strategic Plan, and also discussed contract negotiations with the Irish management team. The top team from each qualifying group will automatically qualify for […] More

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    Ireland drop three places in FIFA world rankings

    Northern Ireland have risen above the Republic of Ireland in the latest FIFA world rankings. Michael O’Neill’s side are now 22nd in the rankings – their highest ever ranking - having climbed four places, while the Republic of Ireland have dropped three places to 29th after drawing 1-1 with Austria at the Aviva Stadium last month. […] More

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    Ireland 1-1 Austria: Talking Points

    Ireland drew 1-1 with Austria at the Aviva on Sunday, but will feel that they should have claimed all three points, despite a poor performance. Jon Walters volleyed home an excellent equalizer five minutes from time after Martin Hinteregger’s tidy finish from a David Alaba corner gave Austria a deserved first half lead. Shane Duffy had […] More

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