Tag Archives: Ireland

Eriksen hat-trick leads Denmark to Russia 2018


Denmark secured Europe’s final qualification spot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ with a 5-1 victory away to Republic of Ireland on Tuesday evening for a 5-1 aggregate result. It is the fifth time that the Danes have qualified for world football’s showpiece event. Despite falling behind early, the Scandinavians responded with five unanswered goals to secure their place ...

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Seamus Coleman suffers broken leg in Republic of Ireland draw

Seamus Coleman succeeded Robbie Keane as captain of the Republic of Ireland (Image credit: Getty Images)

Republic of Ireland skipper Seamus Coleman suffered a broken leg during his side’s goalless draw with Wales at the Aviva Stadium. The Everton defender, 28, was given oxygen before being carried off following the challenge with Neil Taylor, who was sent off. Coleman is expected to have surgery in Dublin on Saturday on what is believed to be a double ...

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EURO 2016: Griezmann helps France fight back to oust Ireland


Two goals in four minutes from Antoine Griezmann kept alive France’s UEFA EURO 2016 hopes and finally ended the resistance of a dogged Republic of Ireland in Lyon. France had not fallen behind in any of their first three games – yet within two minutes that had changed. Shane Long went down after tangling with Paul Pogba and Robbie Brady sent ...

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EURO 2016: Brady sends euphoric Ireland into the last 16


On a day of high drama at UEFA EURO 2016, Robbie Brady’s 85th-minute goal gave the Republic of Ireland the victory against Italy they needed to qualify from Group E and set up a last-16 match with France. It was no less than Martin O’Neill’s men deserved for a performance full of drive, ambition and no little skill. They put ...

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Belgium find best form to beat Ireland


Two second-half Romelu Lukaku goals capped a dominant Belgium display as they hit form to beat the Republic of Ireland in UEFA EURO 2016 Group E. Belgium were seeking to bounce back from their 2-0 loss to Italy and Kevin De Bruyne, a pre-match injury doubt, started behind Lukaku and was soon controlling play. He set up Eden Hazard for ...

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EURO 2016: Clark own goal salvages point for Sweden

Sweden's forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (C) celebrates a goal with Sweden's defender Andreas Granqvist (L) and Sweden's forward John Guidetti during the Euro 2016 group E football match between Ireland and Sweden at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, near Paris, on June 13, 2016. / AFP / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND        (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

The Republic of Ireland were denied victory in their Group E opener after Ciaran Clark’s own goal 19 mintues from time salvaged a point for Sweden at Stade de France. Ireland had been the more purposeful team in the first half and Hoolahan’s goal just after the break gave them a deserved lead. It was wonderfully constructed and taken, Seamus Coleman’s ...

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Walters double takes Ireland to UEFA EURO 2016

Jon Walters wheels away after giving the Republic of Ireland the lead

The Republic of Ireland reached their second successive UEFA European Championship after a goal in each half from Jon Walters propelled the Boys in Green past Bosnia and Herzegovina in tonight’s play-off second leg. With an away-goals advantage following Friday’s 1-1 draw in Zenica, the hosts raised their game, a match-winning performance sealed by Walters’ first-half penalty and fine volleyed ...

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Fifa ‘paid FAI to stop legal action over Henry’s World Cup handball’

France striker Thierry Henry handled the ball in the build-up to his side's extra-time equaliser in their World Cup play-off against the Republic of Ireland in 2009

Fifa paid the Football Association of Ireland 5m euros (£3.6m) to stop legal action over Thierry Henry’s handball in Ireland’s World Cup play-off defeat by France in 2009, it has been claimed. FAI chief executive John Delaney said the association believed it had a legal case against Fifa after France’s win. Delaney said a “legitimate agreement” was made to drop ...

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