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#World Cup Qualifiers Europe

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Here's all you need to know about Ireland's World Cup play-off opponents Fyi This post contains videos

Here's all you need to know about Ireland's World Cup play-off opponents

There’s a lot more to Denmark than world-class Tottenham star Christian Eriksen.

'Now let's take our chance' - Ireland boss glad to avoid Italy in World Cup play-off

Martin O’Neill is also happy that the second leg against Denmark will be at home.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Friday 13 October, 2017

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.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Fresh humiliation for Dutch football as Holland fail to qualify for 2018 World Cup Woe

Fresh humiliation for Dutch football as Holland fail to qualify for 2018 World Cup

They could only beat Sweden 2-0 on Tuesday when they needed an unlikely 7-0 victory.

Ireland won't be playing Ronaldo and Portugal in the play-offs after tonight's result in Lisbon

Switzerland’s 100% record came to an end against the Euro 2016 champions.

'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.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Monday 9 October, 2017

Iceland qualify for World Cup for first time

It was only two years ago that the side qualified for a major finals for the first time.

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.

Here are the 15 teams that have so far qualified for the 2018 World Cup

Poland are the latest team to secure a spot in the tournament after beating Montenegro.

Shane Long ruled out of Ireland's must-win clash with Wales

The Southampton striker won’t play any part in tonight’s final Group D game in Cardiff.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Sunday 8 October, 2017

'Genetically, we're behind': Gordon Strachan gives bizarre reason for Scottish failures

His side could only draw with Slovenia on Sunday – a result that ensured they missed out on the World Cup play-offs.

Huge boost for Ireland's World Cup hopes, as Slovenia dump Scotland out

Substitute Roman Bezjak inspired his side’s second-half comeback in Ljubljana.

'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.

'A 7-0 win at home to Sweden isn't going to happen'

Arjen Robben gave a frank assessment of the Dutch side’s chances of overhauling their rivals.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - 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.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Friday 6 October, 2017

Watch: The Moldova manager's press conference tonight was as awkward as it was brief Communication Breakdown This post contains videos

Watch: The Moldova manager's press conference tonight was as awkward as it was brief

Igor Dobrovolski is a man of few words, it seems.

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.

Daryl Murphy had the night of his life and scored after just 105 seconds against Moldova Great Start This post contains videos

Daryl Murphy had the night of his life and scored after just 105 seconds against Moldova

The Nottingham Forest striker was the star of the show.

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.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Thursday 5 October, 2017

O'Neill drops strong hint that he'll stay on until Euro 2020 after discussions with John Delaney

The Ireland manager believes there are ‘exciting times’ ahead.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

As the Republic pore over permutations, things are a lot easier for Northern Ireland

Michael O’Neill’s side are pretty much assured of a play-off place and face Germany tomorrow night.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - 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.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Friday 29 September, 2017

Another headache for Martin O'Neill as Harry Arter emerges as Ireland injury doubt

The Bournemouth midfielder hasn’t trained all week and will miss the clash with Leicester tomorrow.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

'If there’s a natural goalscorer in Hogan and Maguire, it'd be nice for the future of the Republic of Ireland'

Martin O’Neill has opted to include the uncapped strikers in his latest provisional squad.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - 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.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Friday 22 September, 2017

Two players emerge as doubts for Ireland's crucial World Cup qualifiers

Jon Walters and James McCarthy both face a race to be fit ahead of next month’s games.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Analysis: The 25 minutes that may have cost Ireland a World Cup spot

The Boys in Green face an uphill task to qualify for Russia after the results of the past week.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Ireland's task of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup just got even more difficult

Fifa have confirmed in a statement that the rankings for the play-offs will be seeded.

'It's not the players who will cost us our place in the World Cup - it's O'Neill and Keane'

Eamon Dunphy took issue with the management team’s inconsistency and doesn’t believe the Irish will make it to Russia next summer.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

As it stands: Just how bad does it look for the Republic of Ireland?

Qualification is still possible but even two wins from the final two games may not be enough.

Wales just about survive a nail-biter in Moldova as they leap-frog Ireland and go second

Hal Robson-Kanu and Aaron Ramsey scored late goals.

'I'd never seen anybody do that before': When Zidane and Serbia boss Muslin came to Dublin

In the summer of 1995, the current Serbia manager brought a star-studded Bordeaux team to face Bohemians in an Intertoto Cup clash.

Critics pointed towards Ireland's results ahead of massive night on the Road to Russia

“Criticism is not going to win or lose you a game. It’s what you do on the field.”

Poll: Who will win tonight's Ireland-Serbia game? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who will win tonight's Ireland-Serbia game?

Group D’s current top two face off at the Aviva Stadium this evening.

Northern Ireland secure second-place and inch closer to World Cup play-offs High Achievers This post contains videos

Northern Ireland secure second-place and inch closer to World Cup play-offs

Jonny Evans and Chris Brunt goals secured victory at Windsor Park.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Monday 4 September, 2017

Lowest Wembley crowd for an England game in three years as they beat Slovakia

Gareth Southgate’s side were forced to come from behind against Slovakia.

Defiant O'Neill reminds critics Ireland are fourth seeds, looks to past victories as inspiration for Serbia

The Ireland boss says they are still ‘in there fighting’ with three World Cup qualifiers remaining.

It's a huge night for Northern Ireland in their bid for World Cup qualification

Michael O’Neill’s men could guarantee second place at least in their group at Windsor Park this evening.

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