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# wales-soccer - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Has the FAI’s faith in Martin O’Neill been vindicated?

The Irish side’s crucial victory against Wales in Cardiff has raised morale.

# wales-soccer - Friday 13 October, 2017

"He said 'morning' with the biggest grin I've ever seen in my life"

Tony Pulis jokingly threatened to drop James McClean after his winner against Wales on Monday.

A dour slog punctuated by unbridled joy - why international football is a metaphor for life itself

At times like this the beautiful game becomes a receptacle for all sort of cockamamie theories, writes Tommy Martin.

Good news for Ireland as no action will be taken against Robbie Brady for alleged 'headbutt' Relief This post contains videos

Good news for Ireland as no action will be taken against Robbie Brady for alleged 'headbutt'

The Burnley winger is now free to play for the Boys in Green in next month’s play-offs.

# wales-soccer - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

A year on from humiliation, Shane Duffy exorcises the ghosts of Cardiff with heroic display Opinion This post contains videos

A year on from humiliation, Shane Duffy exorcises the ghosts of Cardiff with heroic display

Last night’s Irish man of the match has been on an incredible journey in recent times.

Fifa investigating Robbie Brady's alleged 'headbutt' on Wales captain Ashley Williams Innocuous This post contains videos

Fifa investigating Robbie Brady's alleged 'headbutt' on Wales captain Ashley Williams

The Ireland wide man was involved in an incident during last night’s qualifier and could potentially miss the play-off if found guilty.

'I sincerely hope they go on and make it to the finals' - No hard feelings from Coleman

The Wales boss also said Ireland came with a game plan that worked.

Final stretch of the Road to Russia lies ahead and talking points from Ireland's win over Wales

James McClean’s important goals during this campaign, what we know about the play-off draw and how the future is looking.

On the fringes for so long, David Meyler is now Ireland's crucial midfield warrior

The Corkman has been superb throughout the qualification campaign.

# wales-soccer - Monday 9 October, 2017

'I have always feared teams, it’s the best way to be. Then we go out and beat them'

Martin O’Neill was full of praise for his players after Ireland’s heroic victory over Wales.

'I've got my obituary for Martin here. It's going in the bin'

Eamon Dunphy maintains he doesn’t like Martin O’Neill’s style, but he “can live with it”.

Here's how we think the Boys in Green rated in tonight's World Cup qualifier

Ireland pulled off a 1-0 win over Wales at the Cardiff City Stadium.

A nation holds its breath: James McClean puts Ireland in front in Cardiff Oh Me Nerves This post contains videos

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, World Cup qualifier

Ireland take on Wales, with a win guaranteeing Martin O’Neill’s side a playoff berth at least.

Ireland make three changes for winner-takes-all qualifier with Wales

The Cardiff City Stadium hosts the Boys in Green tonight.

Letter from Cardiff: Captain Coleman the bearer of good news and Scotland's pain can again be Ireland's gain

Hopes of reaching next year’s World Cup in Russia all come down to a winner-takes-all meeting with Wales.

Here's the Ireland XI that should play against Wales

Martin O’Neill faces some tough calls ahead of his side’s climactic Group D qualifier.

# wales-soccer - Sunday 8 October, 2017

How are Wales likely to line out against Ireland without Gareth Bale?

Chris Coleman’s side are missing their star man for tomorrow’s final World Cup qualifier in Cardiff.

'I said it'd be two British teams. Anybody with half a brain would've known what I meant' Opposition View This post contains videos

'I said it'd be two British teams. Anybody with half a brain would've known what I meant'

Wales boss Chris Coleman spoke today about the must-win clash with Ireland, Seamus Coleman’s injury and his family roots in Dublin.

As it happened: Slovenia v Scotland, World Cup qualifier

There is Irish interest today, as anything other than a win for Scotland will mean the Boys in Green can secure a play-off spot at least by beating Wales tomorrow.

# wales-soccer - Saturday 7 October, 2017

'It’s a huge honour for me and my family' - Ever-reliable Meyler steps up to take captain's armband

The Hull City midfielder filled the role in the absence of Seamus Coleman and Jon Walters last night.

'A no-brainer': How England and Ireland both tried to call up Alan McLoughlin on the same day COYBIG This post contains videos

'A no-brainer': How England and Ireland both tried to call up Alan McLoughlin on the same day

McLoughlin calls on Irish players to follow in his footsteps on Monday.

How Ukraine-Croatia could be vital to Ireland's qualifying hopes and more talking points

Plus, Sean Maguire’s dream year continues.

# wales-soccer - Friday 6 October, 2017

Here's why Serbia's loss to Austria tonight has added more intrigue to Monday's battle in Cardiff

The Republic of Ireland can still qualify automatically after what happened in Vienna tonight.

No favours from Georgia as narrow Wales win increases pressure on the Republic of Ireland

Tom Lawrence grabbed the game’s solitary goal and the side move four points clear of the Irish, albeit temporarily.

'I kept hearing about style of play - Ireland have performed the same way since I've been alive' COYBIG This post contains videos

'I kept hearing about style of play - Ireland have performed the same way since I've been alive'

Darren O’Dea joined Close Calls to give his thoughts on Martin O’Neill’s new contract, team selection, and Ireland’s final qualifiers.

Questionable timing as the FAI back their man to the hilt heading into do-or-die period

A contract extension for Martin O’Neill was announced on the eve of their penultimate World Cup qualifier.

Who can lift goal-shy Ireland and more talking points ahead of tonight's crucial game

The Boys in Green have struggled in front of goal at times in the campaign

# wales-soccer - 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.

# wales-soccer - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

'It was always Ireland for me... There was no decision to be made' Pride This post contains videos

'It was always Ireland for me... There was no decision to be made'

Islington-born Millwall attacker Aiden O’Brien says he didn’t think twice about representing the Boys in Green.

'If you're worried about the physical side of any sport, then play chess' Risk This post contains videos

'If you're worried about the physical side of any sport, then play chess'

Roy Keane has paid tribute to the retiring Kevin Doyle but also warned of the risks of playing football at the highest level.

'We’re missing Seamus Coleman. He’s as big a loss to us as Bale is to Wales' Reaction This post contains videos

'We’re missing Seamus Coleman. He’s as big a loss to us as Bale is to Wales'

Roy Keane has played down the significance of the Real Madrid star’s absence next week.

'You went out and you played, you got injected and then you played again' Looking Back This post contains videos

'You went out and you played, you got injected and then you played again'

Martin O’Neill says modern football has moved on considerably in terms of medical treatment compared with his heyday as a player.

# wales-soccer - Monday 2 October, 2017

O'Neill hints he would be open to playing uncapped players in pivotal games

The Ireland boss has given hope to the inexperienced stars such as Sean Maguire and Scott Hogan.

# wales-soccer - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Gareth Bale emerges as injury doubt for crucial World Cup qualifier against Ireland

He looks set to miss Real Madrid’s clash with Espanyol tomorrow.

# wales-soccer - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Here are the 23 Wales players seeking to end Ireland's World Cup bid

Uncapped 17-year-old Ethan Ampadu, whose father Kwame represented Ireland at U21 level, features in the squad.

# wales-soccer - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

All you need to know about the newest member of the Ireland squad Fyi This post contains videos

All you need to know about the newest member of the Ireland squad

Aiden O’Brien received his first call-up to the senior squad today.

Aston Villa striker Scott Hogan receives first call-up after obtaining Irish passport

The 25-year-old could make his international bow against Moldova or Wales next month.

# wales-soccer - Monday 25 September, 2017

'If John Delaney had said 'We want a young, vibrant side so don't worry about qualification' we could have done that' Make Or Break This post contains videos

'If John Delaney had said 'We want a young, vibrant side so don't worry about qualification' we could have done that'

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says his players must ‘rise to the occasion’ as he prepares to name his squad for the upcoming double-header.

Fifa scraps ban of poppies on football shirts

Fifa scraps ban of poppies on football shirts

The organisation’s initial stance was based on a strict interpretation of its laws.

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