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#2018 World Cup

# 2018-world-cup - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Gary Neville is joining ITV on loan from Sky Sports for next summer's World Cup

The 42-year-old will join former team-mate Ryan Giggs on the panel.

Randolph defiant after World Cup failure: 'People have very short memories!'

The Ireland goalkeeper insists the Boys in Green will bounce back from Tuesday night’s disappointment.

All 32 teams have now qualified for the 2018 World Cup and here are the four pots

The group draw will take place in Moscow next month ahead of the finals.

# 2018-world-cup - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Schmeichel praises Irish fans: 'It's a shame they won't be at the World Cup'

The Denmark goalkeeper is heading to his first major tournament after tonight’s 5-1 win in Dublin.

Ireland relinquish early lead as World Cup dreams are dashed in Dublin

Martin O’Neill’s side won’t be at next summer’s tournament in Russia after falling short against Denmark.

# 2018-world-cup - Sunday 12 November, 2017

'We might have to score two... we'll have to show a bit more creativity' Reflections This post contains videos

'We might have to score two... we'll have to show a bit more creativity'

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill feels his side can improve on last night’s display in Copenhagen.

# 2018-world-cup - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Denmark boss irked by question about the poor quality of tonight's game The Ugly Truth This post contains videos

Denmark boss irked by question about the poor quality of tonight's game

“If we play like this in Dublin we’ll win. You can say what you want about football.”

Randolph to the rescue and more talking points from Denmark

It’s all to play for as Ireland head back to Dublin for a crunch showdown with Denmark on Tuesday.

Here's how we rated the Irish performances tonight in Copenhagen

Denmark and Ireland played out a goalless draw in the first leg of their 2018 World Cup play-off.

# 2018-world-cup - Friday 10 November, 2017

Eriksen reckons paying him too much attention could backfire on Ireland

The Tottenham Hotspur playmaker has been Denmark’s key player in this qualification campaign.

Kasper Schmeichel expects to see 'the Roy Keane on-pitch persona' in the Ireland team

Schmeichel’s father and Keane had a fractious relationship at Manchester United.

# 2018-world-cup - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

'At the moment, if Martin fell in muck he’d still smell of Old Spice. I think we’re going to qualify'

Ex-Ireland midfielder Keith Andrews believes Ireland will come through next month’s World Cup play-off with Denmark.

# 2018-world-cup - Thursday 12 October, 2017

FAI announce ticket details for Ireland's 2018 World Cup play-off

Martin O’Neill’s side will bid for a place at the tournament in Russia with a two-legged tie next month.

'The adrenaline is still pumping through my body just thinking about it'

Sean Maguire has returned to Preston North End on a high after making his senior debut for Ireland.

# 2018-world-cup - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

The 23 teams that have so far qualified for the 2018 World Cup and who can still get there

There are still nine berths up for grabs before the group draw in December.

Poll: Which of the 4 teams would you like to see Ireland face in the play-offs? Road To Russia This post contains a poll

Poll: Which of the 4 teams would you like to see Ireland face in the play-offs?

Croatia, Denmark, Italy or Switzerland will stand between Ireland and the 2018 World Cup.

# 2018-world-cup - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

6 points and one of these 3 scenarios occurring could help Ireland qualify for the 2018 World Cup

The Boys in Green face a crucial few days as Group D approaches its climax.

# 2018-world-cup - Sunday 3 September, 2017

The Dutch pick up a much-needed win but World Cup qualification still looks a long shot

Brighton’s Davy Propper scored twice in a 3-1 victory over Bulgaria.

'I felt like standing up and applauding': Isco's performance against Italy was just stunning High Praise This post contains videos

'I felt like standing up and applauding': Isco's performance against Italy was just stunning

The Real Madrid player scored twice but it was his overall contribution that stood out.

# 2018-world-cup - Friday 5 May, 2017

Argentina World Cup hopes boosted as Messi gets four-game ban quashed

Fifa have decided to keep the game’s biggest star in with a chance of playing in their biggest tournament.

# 2018-world-cup - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Russian hooligans reveal how they're preparing for next year's World Cup in new BBC documentary Violent Scenes This post contains videos

Russian hooligans reveal how they're preparing for next year's World Cup in new BBC documentary

Filmmaker Alex Stockley von Statzer travels to the tournament’s host nation to speak to members of notorious firms.

# 2018-world-cup - Monday 2 January, 2017

5 Irish footballers we'd like to see make their international debuts in 2017

The likes of Conor Hourihane, John Egan and Daryl Horgan are knocking have been pushing to be capped for Ireland.

# 2018-world-cup - Saturday 5 November, 2016

'If Martin O'Neill left the job tomorrow, Stephen Kenny would rightly be the favourite for Ireland manager'

RTÉ pundits Eamon Dunphy and Dietmar Hamann sit down to discuss Dundalk, Ireland and next week’s World Cup qualifier with Austria.

# 2018-world-cup - Thursday 6 October, 2016

McCarthy passed fit as Ireland name strong team to face Georgia

The Boys in Green are at home in a World Cup qualifier tonight.

McGeady, Hendrick...? Ireland may need another moment of magic to unlock Georgia

Tonight’s World Cup qualifier opponents proved tough to break down in the last campaign.

# 2018-world-cup - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

'I've never played anyone who isn't fit against their will' - O'Neill responds to Koeman's concerns

The Ireland boss says midfielder James McCarthy is ‘ready to go’ if picked for tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier with Georgia.

# 2018-world-cup - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Harry Arter set to miss Georgia game but Ireland fans needn't worry about his commitment

Fellow midfielder James McCarthy is hoping to be fit in time for Thursday’s qualifier according to Roy Keane, however.

Keane: Money will bring greed but football is still the greatest game on the planet

Ireland’s assistant boss says there is a lot of great work being done behind the scenes at clubs.

# 2018-world-cup - Monday 3 October, 2016

Uncapped pair called up as Ireland hit with a string of injuries ahead of World Cup qualifier

With several players unavailable, Manchester City goalkeeper Ian Lawlor and Aberdeen striker Adam Rooney have been added for Thursday’s clash with Georgia.

# 2018-world-cup - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Everton boss unhappy with McCarthy's Ireland call-up, asks for player to be 'protected'

The Toffees midfielder has been included in Martin O’Neill’s squad despite the fact that he hasn’t recovered from groin surgery.

# 2018-world-cup - Friday 23 September, 2016

'He has a number of options' - Ireland have made contact with in-form striker Hogan

Martin O’Neill revealed that he has met with the player’s agent about the possibility of declaring for the Boys in Green.

3 months after it was 'agreed', Martin O'Neill has finally signed his new Ireland contract

Roy Keane and the rest of the backroom staff have also agreed to extend their stay.

# 2018-world-cup - Thursday 1 September, 2016

James McCarthy ruled out as Dundalk star joins up with Ireland squad

Gary Rogers has linked up with Martin O’Neill’s side as they prepare to face Serbia.

# 2018-world-cup - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Russian footballers punished over €250,000 champagne binge

Midfielder Pavel Mamayev and forward Alexander Kokorin allegedly splashed out on 500 bottles of the alcoholic drink.

# 2018-world-cup - Friday 13 November, 2015

Arguably one of the biggest shocks in world football has just taken place

The 13th November may well become a national holiday for the island nation of Comoros after a huge result against Ghana.

# 2018-world-cup - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Here's everything you need to know about today's 2018 World Cup qualifying draw

Ireland are one of 141 countries awaiting their fate.

# 2018-world-cup - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Sepp Blatter hits back at his English critics

In an attempt to distance himself from a string of recent controversies, the FIFA president has accused “the English” of bitterness.