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Ireland U19s beat Belgium, but narrowly miss out on Euro qualification

Swedish win denies Tom Mohan’s side their place in Georgia this summer.

Green shoots: the Ireland team that battled to an opening win against Italy (file photo).
Green shoots: the Ireland team that battled to an opening win against Italy (file photo).

IRELAND’S U19S FINISHED their Elite Round qualification campaign with a win — but narrowly missed out on a place at this summer’s European Championships in Georgia.

Defeat for Tom Mohan’s side against Sweden last weekend meant that they needed to beat hosts Belgium in their final Group 7 game this evening, and then hope that the Swedes could not beat Italy.

And while Ireland did everything within their own power, winning 1-0 courtesy of a Wout Faes own goal in the first half, Sweden also ran out 1-0 winners.

The results left both sides on six points with Sweden progressing by virtue of their superior head-to-head record.

They will join hosts Georgia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Netherlands, and Portugal in the eight-team summer tournament.

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