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#World Cup Qualifiers Europe

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Northern Ireland keep qualification dream on track with big win against Norway

Jamie Ward and Conor Washington got the goals in Windsor Park this evening.

England beat Lithuania 2-0 in a game that you've probably already forgotten

Defoe and Vardy get the goals in Wembley snoozefest.

How many more points do Ireland now need to secure World Cup qualification?

At the halfway point the Boys in Green find themselves joint-top of Group D.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Saturday 25 March, 2017

'I think Taylor was in tears afterwards. He knows the pain Seamus was in because he's been there before'

Ireland striker Shane Long doesn’t believe there was any malice in the Welsh defender’s tackle.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Friday 24 March, 2017

Serbia battle back to end any hopes of Georgia shock and go top of Group D

We were warming up for a shock result in the first half, but Serbia put the game to bed in the end.

Stage is set for an enthralling night and the Ireland-Wales pre-match talking points

Can the Boys in Green deal with the absentees? Will James McCarthy get the nod? Would Wales be happy with a draw…?

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Thursday 23 March, 2017

'James plays with emotion anyway' - McClean set to start after paying respects to friend McBride Tragic Loss This post contains videos

'James plays with emotion anyway' - McClean set to start after paying respects to friend McBride

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says the Derry-born winger is “fully-focused” on tomorrow night’s World Cup qualifer with Wales.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

What team should Ireland pick to start against Wales?

We choose the line-up we’d like to see named on Friday evening.

Good news for Ireland as quartet return to training ahead of World Cup qualifier

The Boys in Green were put through their paces in Dublin with two days to go until the meeting with Wales.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

'If you think our mindset is a draw, then you are sadly mistaken. We’re here to win' - Keane No Excuses This post contains videos

'If you think our mindset is a draw, then you are sadly mistaken. We’re here to win' - Keane

Ireland’s assistant boss insists they will be ready for Wales despite several missing players.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Monday 20 March, 2017

Hoolahan the latest to drop out as Ireland hit with injury crisis for Wales clash

The Norwich City schemer is one of several first-team regulars missing for Friday’s World Cup qualifier in Dublin.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Liverpool teenager included in Wales squad for World Cup qualifier against Ireland

17-year-old Ben Woodburn has been called up by Chris Coleman.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Monday 13 March, 2017

McGeady looking fitter, Brady and Duffy will be big losses and O'Neill open to paying Sheridan a visit

The Ireland boss is confident they can manage without a couple of key players against Wales next week.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Monday 6 March, 2017

Shane Duffy out of Ireland's crucial World Cup qualifier with Wales

The Brighton defender fractured his metatarsal over the weekend.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Thursday 16 February, 2017

McGeady's return to form puts him ahead of Horgan in Ireland pecking order - Kilbane

The Preston North End pair have both been performing well at club level over the past month.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Boost for Wales ahead of Ireland showdown as Bale returns to training early

The Real Madrid superstar has been out of action since November with an ankle injury.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Friday 10 February, 2017

Gareth Bale to be fit for Ireland clash says Zidane

The Real Madrid boss expects his Welsh winger back by 7 March.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - 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.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Saturday 24 December, 2016

'In my kindest calculations, I hadn't got Ireland in this position. It's a fantastic place to be'

Former striker and Sky Sports pundit Niall Quinn has seen this group of players grow and mature under Martin O’Neill.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Less than 3 years after starring at the World Cup, James' Real career looks in jeopardy

The Colombian said he cannot guarantee he will remain at Madrid beyond January, much to the disappointment of his team-mate.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Southgate finally named as England's permanent manager on a 4-year deal

The former U21 boss takes over from Sam Allardyce after acting as caretaker boss since September.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Strachan to remain as Scotland boss despite poor start to World Cup qualifiers

The 59-year-old was under big pressure following the recent defeat to England.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Analysis: How Ireland targeted Austria’s makeshift left-back Plan This post contains videos

Analysis: How Ireland targeted Austria’s makeshift left-back

Kevin Wimmer had an evening to forget against the Boys in Green on Saturday.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Monday 14 November, 2016

Ciaran Clark the unsung hero of Ireland’s famous win in Austria Analysis This post contains videos

Ciaran Clark the unsung hero of Ireland’s famous win in Austria

The Newcastle defender showed why Martin O’Neill has placed faith in him.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Ireland exorcise the ghost of Scotland '87 and more talking points from Vienna

Plus, why the Boys in Green are now in pole position to triumph in Group D.

Spain, Italy and Croatia among the winners in tonight's other World Cup qualifiers

Meanwhile, Euro 2016 cult favourites Iceland suffered a setback this evening.

O'Neill lauds Arter and McClean after Ireland end 53-year winless run against Austria

The Ireland manager was understandably in good spirits after a “brilliant” night in Vienna.

McClean strike sends Ireland top of the group after first-ever win in Vienna

The Boys in Green secured a 1-0 victory over Austria in their World Cup qualifier at the Ernst-Happel Stadium.

Arter starts as Ireland name strongest available team for clash with Austria

The Boys in Green are in Vienna for their last game of 2016.

Letter from Vienna: A footballing great, the Ireland curse and Harry's Challenge

Ben Blake has learned all about the man Austria’s Ernst-Happel Stadium is named after on the latest away trip.

Analysis: The key man Ireland need to stop from playing today Star This post contains videos

Analysis: The key man Ireland need to stop from playing today

Bayern Munich player David Alaba will be comfortably the biggest star on the pitch this evening.

Arter's long-awaited competitive debut, the chance of snow and Austria-Ireland talking points

Martin O’Neill has some selection issues, but the Boys in Green can end 2016 on a positive note in Vienna — a city that hasn’t been kind to them in the past.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Friday 11 November, 2016

Arsenal fans shed a tear tonight as Serge Gnabry scored a hat-trick on German debut

The former Gunner starred as Jogi Loew’s second-string side put eight past San Marino.

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.

This Ireland team has grown since our last visit to Vienna - Coleman

The current group of players have progressed since that disappointing defeat to Austria in 2013, according to their captain.

Birthday boy Koller won't let 'improved' Ireland spoil the party

The Austria manager knows tomorrow’s evening meeting in Vienna is a must-win.

What state are Austria in heading into tomorrow's World Cup qualifier with Ireland?

After a disastrous Euro 2016 finals, Marcel Koller’s side have had a mixed start to the current campaign.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Thursday 10 November, 2016

'If I get to put on the jersey, I’ll play any position' - McGoldrick desperate for chance after Euro 2016 heartbreak

The 28-year-old forward wants to fill the void left by the retired Robbie Keane and the latest injuries to Shane Long and Daryl Murphy.

Self-assured O'Dowda confident he can be a valuable asset for country and club

The signs are there that the 21-year-old winger can grow into a fine footballer in the not-too-distant future.

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