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#Russia 2018

# russia-2018 - Friday 20 October, 2017

Ireland's World Cup play-off at home to Denmark is officially sold out

Premium level tickets sold out in less than five minutes on Friday morning.

# russia-2018 - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

'The feeling here is that Ireland will be tough to beat but, individually, we have the better players'

The Danes feel they have enough quality to get past the Republic of Ireland in the World Cup play-offs.

# russia-2018 - Monday 9 October, 2017

Which teams could Ireland potentially face in the World Cup play-offs?

Martin O’Neill’s outfit will be one of the four unseeded teams in the draw.

# russia-2018 - Sunday 8 October, 2017

For first time since 'that rubbish' and Dunphy controversy, Egypt will be at a World Cup Long Time Coming This post contains videos

For first time since 'that rubbish' and Dunphy controversy, Egypt will be at a World Cup

Liverpool’s Mo Salah was the hero with a crucial 95th-minute penalty.

Before a ball has even been kicked in Norway, Northern Ireland are now assured of play-off place

Michael O’Neill’s side now don’t require anything from this evening’s clash in Oslo.

Absolutely brilliant bedlam as Costa Rica qualify for World Cup after last-gasp leveller Scenes This post contains videos

Absolutely brilliant bedlam as Costa Rica qualify for World Cup after last-gasp leveller

As always, the local TV coverage is well worth a watch.

Uefa qualifying is down to the wire but things in South America are just as captivating

With one round of games remaining, six teams are still in contention for four spots.

# russia-2018 - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Wonderkid Christian Pulisic brings USA to within one game of World Cup qualification Serious Talent This post contains videos

Wonderkid Christian Pulisic brings USA to within one game of World Cup qualification

Borussia Dortmund star Pulisic scored and assisted as the United States defeated Panama 4-0 in Orlando.

'It's probably the best feeling of my life': Maguire revels in long-awaited debut

Sean Maguire made his international debut as Ireland beat Moldova 2-0 on Friday night.

# russia-2018 - Friday 6 October, 2017

As it happened: Ireland vs Moldova, World Cup 2018 qualifier

Ireland faced Moldova knowing a win is needed if they are to make a play-off place for next summer’s World Cup in Russia.

# russia-2018 - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

All was going to plan regarding Russia's World Cup venues until this happened

The Central Stadium in Ekaterinburg will host four group-stage games.

# russia-2018 - Sunday 1 October, 2017

'We know it's a difficult game, Moldova are a good team that cause problems'

Shane Duffy says Ireland must secure a win against Moldova on Friday before a crucial meeting with Wales in Cardiff.

# russia-2018 - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Hourihane's stunning free-kick the difference after Murphy pegged Villa back Irish Abroad This post contains videos

Hourihane's stunning free-kick the difference after Murphy pegged Villa back

Two Ireland internationals were on target in today’s late Championship game.

Watch: David McGoldrick scored a fine header as Ipswich fell to high-flying Leeds In Form This post contains videos

Watch: David McGoldrick scored a fine header as Ipswich fell to high-flying Leeds

McGoldrick scored his fifth goal in all competitions this season on Saturday afternoon at Elland Road.

# russia-2018 - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

# russia-2018 - Saturday 9 September, 2017

On fire! Sean Maguire just scored his first Championship goal for Preston

The striker has earned plaudits since moving to the Championship during the summer as he continues to wait for a first international appearance for Ireland.

# russia-2018 - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Incredible! War-torn Syria qualify for World Cup play-offs after last-gasp equaliser What A Story This post contains videos

Incredible! War-torn Syria qualify for World Cup play-offs after last-gasp equaliser

Omar Al Soma is forever guaranteed national hero status.

# russia-2018 - Sunday 3 September, 2017

'I'm full of anger - they bring shame on our country': Löw condemns Nazi chants

A group of Germany supporters shouted Nazi-era chants during a World Cup qualifier on Friday.

# russia-2018 - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Georgia

Ireland’s 100% win record against Georgia came to an end with a poor performance in Tbilisi.

Watch: Shane Duffy scores first international goal for Ireland against Georgia

It was the defender’s first goal for Ireland on his 12th appearance.

# russia-2018 - Friday 1 September, 2017

All you need to know about Georgia ahead of tomorrow's World Cup qualifier

Here is the lowdown ahead of Ireland’s important Group D World Cup qualifier in Tbilisi.

# russia-2018 - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Australian team taking 'appropriate precautions' as qualifier overshadowed by North Korean missile

The Socceroos are in Japan for Thursday’s World Cup clash.

# russia-2018 - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Conor Hourihane bagged an incredible hat-trick this evening as Aston Villa downed Norwich

The 26-year-old has four goals in his last two games in the Championship.

# russia-2018 - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Timing perfect for Sean Maguire as O'Neill prepares to name squad for World Cup qualifiers

Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle made their international debuts after joining Preston — Sean Maguire will be hoping for a similar fate ahead of Monday’s squad announcement.

# russia-2018 - Saturday 12 August, 2017

A complete guide to Irish footballers playing in the Premier League this season

There will be a record low of Irish players in the Premier League in 2017/18.

# russia-2018 - Friday 11 August, 2017

Almost five months after his horrific leg break Seamus Coleman is back in training for Everton

The defender suffered a double fracture during a World Cup qualifier with Wales in late March.

Everton's top four hopes, Irish World Cup contingent and more Premier League talking points

After less than 12 weeks away from our screens, England’s top flight is back.

# russia-2018 - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

'I wasn't going to hang around and warm the bench' - Darren Randolph left West Ham for World Cup ambitions

Slaven Bilic confirmed to the Ireland goalkeeper that Joe Hart would be his new number one at West Ham next season.

# russia-2018 - Friday 19 May, 2017

Bad news for Ireland as Southampton confirm Long injury blow

The striker sustained a broken metatarsal during the Saints’ win over Middlesbrough last weekend.

# russia-2018 - Thursday 23 March, 2017

State of Play: Four down, six to go - Ireland in good shape in quest to reach Russia

A win on Friday could eliminate one direct rival in the race for automatic qualification.

# russia-2018 - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Who will win the Premier League? Can Ireland qualify? Our writers' 2017 football predictions

Plus, who will get PFA Player and Young Player of the Year?

# russia-2018 - Friday 11 November, 2016

Ignored by his club, Kyle Lafferty's remarkable form for his country continued tonight

Michael O’Neill’s Northern Ireland easily got the better of Azerbaijan in their World Cup qualifier.

# russia-2018 - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Euro 2016 winners Portugal lost their opening World Cup qualifier tonight Wrap This post contains videos

Euro 2016 winners Portugal lost their opening World Cup qualifier tonight

Meanwhile, Holland and Sweden drew 1-1, while Faroe Islands also earned a point.

# russia-2018 - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Allardyce admits nerves ahead of first England game

The former Bolton boss is eager to be able to focus on the match against opponents the Three Lions failed to break down just a few weeks ago.

# russia-2018 - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

Sepp Blatter says 2018 & 2022 World Cup hosts were decided well before the vote took place

The Fifa president has given a remarkable interview to Russian media.

# russia-2018 - Monday 27 July, 2015

'Every draw at the moment for Ireland is tough... Teams won't dread playing us'

A nice, handy draw for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers? Not according to Roy Keane.

# russia-2018 - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Hulk says racism in Russian football will impact next World Cup

The Brazilian was reacting to the latest racist incident in the Russian league.

# russia-2018 - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Ireland set to be confirmed in pot 4 for World Cup draw this week

The Boys in Green are expected to be in the same pot as Faroe Islands.

# russia-2018 - Thursday 4 June, 2015

O’Neill: Russia would feel hard done by if they’re stripped of 2018 World Cup

Ireland boss believes Fifa “had to change at some stage.”

# russia-2018 - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Fifa reject complaints of the man who investigated alleged corruption for them

Michael Garcia appealed the version of his report that was released, calling it ‘incomplete and erroneous’.

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