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#World Cup Qualifiers Europe

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Friday 17 November, 2017

The 21-player Ireland squad that will face the reigning European champions

Amanda Budden is one of the players included to take on the Netherlands, after missing the Slovakia trip due to college commitments.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

After World Cup failure, what's next for Ireland?

It is more than a year until the Boys in Green’s next qualifier for a major tournament.

Taxing times loom for Carlos Tevez and China's wantaway foreign stars

The transfer levy greatly stymied the Chinese league’s spending in the summer.

The 31 teams that have qualified for the 2018 World Cup so far

The final spot will be decided in the early hours of Thursday morning, as New Zealand take travel to face Peru.

Ireland could be part of 2018 event with World Cup absentees - reports

The US Soccer Federation officials are looking into hosting matches next year.

Last night's debacle is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Irish football's problems Opinion This post contains videos

Last night's debacle is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Irish football's problems

The Boys in Green suffered an embarrassing 5-1 World Cup play-off loss to Denmark at the Aviva Stadium.

7 Irish players facing uncertain futures after World Cup play-off exit

Tuesday night could spell the end for a number of veteran footballers’ international careers.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Ireland's system horribly exposed and the talking points from tonight's play-off defeat

Christian Eriksen proved his worth, while Martin O’Neill’s future in the job has come into question.

This emotional James McClean post-match interview is hard to watch Distraught This post contains videos

This emotional James McClean post-match interview is hard to watch

The West Brom winger suggested the occasion may have got to some players.

As it happened: Ireland v Denmark, World Cup qualification play-off

Ireland faced Denmark, with the winner set to earn a spot in Russia next summer.

The 9 teams that have reached every World Cup in the last 20 years or more

Italy failed to reach the tournament for the first time since 1958 after their loss to Sweden last night.

'This is stuff you dream of as a kid. Everybody wants to play at a World Cup and we're 90 minutes away'

The returning David Meyler is itching to get back into the Ireland team after missing the first leg against Denmark.

Can Ireland silence Danish critics and more talking points

We preview tonight’s crucial World Cup qualification play-off at the Aviva Stadium.

England among favourites for World Cup, says Brazil coach

“I’m not just saying that because I’m here at Wembley, speaking in front of English people,” he added.

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

'It is over. Apocalypse, tragedy, catastrophe' - Italy's press react to World Cup exit

The stalemate meant Sweden advanced thanks to a 1-0 victory in Friday’s first leg.

Gianluigi Buffon struggles to hold back the tears as his international career ends cruelly Heartbreak This post contains videos

Gianluigi Buffon struggles to hold back the tears as his international career ends cruelly

The Juventus icon helped Italy win the World Cup in 2006 but bowed out tonight after 20 years representing his country at senior level.

Humiliation for Italy as they fail to reach World Cup for first time since 1958 Woe

Humiliation for Italy as they fail to reach World Cup for first time since 1958

Sweden emerged victorious in Milan, thanks to a 1-0 aggregate victory.

Watch: Gigi Buffon responds to booing of Swedish national anthem with clapping Respect This post contains videos

Watch: Gigi Buffon responds to booing of Swedish national anthem with clapping

Tonight could potentially be the Italy legend’s last game for his country.

'He doesn't know the players' - Denmark hit back at David Meyler comments

The Hull midfielder claimed the Boys in Green have more heart and desire than their rivals.

'It puts things into perspective' - O'Neill lends support to his former Celtic player Miller

The pair worked together at the Glasgow giants, and news has emerged that the 36-year-old is battling cancer.

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

Arsenal star tells Northern Ireland to get over contentious penalty

Granit Xhaka has little sympathy.for Michael O’Neill’s side’s misfortune.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Two more countries qualified for the 2018 World Cup today

Morocco and Tunisia booked their places in Russia this evening.

As it happened: Ireland v Denmark, World Cup qualification play-off first leg

Ireland took on Denmark, with a spot in Russia 2018 up for grabs.

England see off Pumas in scrappy opener

Nathan Hughes scored his first Test try and Semesa Rokoduguni also crossed for England.

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

Stunned! Italy in big trouble after first-leg play-off defeat in Sweden

The pressure is on ahead of the second-leg in Milan.

How will Denmark set up against Ireland in tomorrow's World Cup play-off?

The home side have got plenty of experience throughout the team.

'If you were playing Fifa or Football Manager, there's no question you would be picking the Danish team' Looking Ahead This post contains videos

'If you were playing Fifa or Football Manager, there's no question you would be picking the Danish team'

Journalist Klaus Egelund gives the view from Denmark ahead of their World Cup play-off first-leg against Ireland this weekend.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Irish football fans warned against buying tickets in Danish section

“If they are capable of beating the security, stay quiet and take off the green jersey,” a DBU official added.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'He's a world-class player and deserves all the credit he gets' - Arter on Denmark's danger man

The midfielder says Ireland must stop Christian Eriksen, but warned that they can’t concentrate on one player.

'Nothing to fear' as World Cup play-off set to take place on edge of killing field

Australia face a daunting clash away to Honduras on Friday.

Tarnished Luka Modric key to Croatia World Cup hopes

The 32-year-old was involved in a scandal in June over allegedly false testimony he gave at a major corruption trial.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

With less than 2 weeks until Denmark, here's how Ireland's key players are shaping up

Some of Ireland’s likely starting XI to face the Danes have fared better than others at club level in recent weeks.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Thursday 26 October, 2017

'I haven’t forgotten him' - Uncapped Wolves full-back Doherty earns recall

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill also spoke highly of ‘improving’ Preston pair Sean Maguire and Alan Browne.

# 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.

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