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#Euro 2016 Qualifiers

# euro-2016-qualifiers - Saturday 14 November, 2015

Zlatan Ibrahimovic on target but Denmark's late away goal leaves tie finely poised
# Euro 2016 Play-off
# Euro 2016 Play-off

Zlatan Ibrahimovic on target but Denmark's late away goal leaves tie finely poised

Nov 14th 2015, 10:03 PM 7,533 Views 4 Comments

It’s all to play for in Copenhagen on Tuesday.

Opinion: Martin O'Neill deserves a new contract regardless of the result on Monday
# Backing
# Backing

Opinion: Martin O'Neill deserves a new contract regardless of the result on Monday

Nov 14th 2015, 8:00 AM 20,032 Views 48 Comments

The Boys in Green earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw in the first leg of their play-off with Bosnia-Herzegovina last night.

Eamon Dunphy and Liam Brady made a bet after last night's Bosnia-Ireland game
# Wager
# Wager

Eamon Dunphy and Liam Brady made a bet after last night's Bosnia-Ireland game

Nov 14th 2015, 1:07 AM 19,118 Views 9 Comments

The RTÉ panellists have contrasting views on Norwich midfielder Wes Hoolahan.

# euro-2016-qualifiers - Friday 13 November, 2015

Here's the classy Robbie Brady strike that put Ireland ahead tonight
# Euro 2016 Qualifiers
# Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Here's the classy Robbie Brady strike that put Ireland ahead tonight

Nov 13th 2015, 10:43 PM 10,691 Views 1 Comment

You may have missed this goal the first time around.

Player ratings: how the Boys in Green fared against Bosnia tonight
# Opinion
# Opinion

Player ratings: how the Boys in Green fared against Bosnia tonight

Nov 13th 2015, 10:02 PM 43,040 Views 33 Comments

We give our thoughts on the Irish team’s performance in Zenica this evening.

In pics: We hadn't the foggiest what was going on in the Bosnia-Ireland game tonight
# Unclear
# Unclear

In pics: We hadn't the foggiest what was going on in the Bosnia-Ireland game tonight

Nov 13th 2015, 9:10 PM 32,152 Views 68 Comments

With the score at 0-0, seeing the ball clearly became difficult for players and spectators alike.

As it happened: Bosnia-Herzegovina v Ireland, Euro 2016 play-off first-leg
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Bosnia-Herzegovina v Ireland, Euro 2016 play-off first-leg

Nov 13th 2015, 8:40 PM 70,488 Views 62 Comments

Could Ireland keep the tie alive in Zenica? We followed all the action.

Murphy and Ward get the nod as O'Neill picks his starting XI for Euro 2016 play-off
# Team News
# Team News

Murphy and Ward get the nod as O'Neill picks his starting XI for Euro 2016 play-off

Nov 13th 2015, 6:34 PM 14,078 Views 30 Comments

Bosnia-Herzegovina are Ireland’s opponents tonight.

Why are Ireland and other third-place teams now allowed to qualify for the Euros?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Why are Ireland and other third-place teams now allowed to qualify for the Euros?

Nov 13th 2015, 6:13 PM 6,183 Views 1 Comment

For the first time ever, 24 teams will compete at the European Championships next summer.

Here's what Ireland need to be worried about against Bosnia-Herzegovina
# Analysis
# Analysis

Here's what Ireland need to be worried about against Bosnia-Herzegovina

Nov 13th 2015, 3:55 PM 11,571 Views 17 Comments

A high-pressing game and dead-ball proficiency are among the characteristics to be wary of.

Judge to replace Hoolahan and 4 more Ireland-Bosnia talking points
# Preview
# Preview

Judge to replace Hoolahan and 4 more Ireland-Bosnia talking points

Nov 13th 2015, 7:20 AM 12,808 Views 16 Comments

Also, Murphy’s time to shine and set pieces could be key.

Wes Hoolahan on his 'Dad' Eamon Dunphy and the selection controversy in Poland
# Interview
# Interview

Wes Hoolahan on his 'Dad' Eamon Dunphy and the selection controversy in Poland

Nov 13th 2015, 6:01 AM 6,800 Views 4 Comments

The Norwich and Ireland star is expected to feature against Bosnia tonight.

# euro-2016-qualifiers - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Analysis: What does Glenn Whelan actually do for Ireland?
# Underrated
# Underrated

Analysis: What does Glenn Whelan actually do for Ireland?

Nov 12th 2015, 5:28 PM 18,508 Views 68 Comments

The Stoke midfielder has his detractors, but the role he performs with Martin O’Neill’s team is invaluable.

Another injury blow for Ireland as David Meyler is latest to be ruled out of play-off games
# Withdrawal
# Withdrawal

Another injury blow for Ireland as David Meyler is latest to be ruled out of play-off games

Nov 12th 2015, 4:21 PM 4,339 Views 8 Comments

The Hull midfielder could be out for eight weeks due to a knee injury.

Adidas have revealed the official Euro 2016 ball and it's not too bad
# Sleek
# Sleek

Adidas have revealed the official Euro 2016 ball and it's not too bad

Nov 12th 2015, 2:24 PM 5,053 Views 8 Comments

‘Beau Jeu’ incorporates the red, white and blue of the French flag.

What should Ireland's starting XI be for tomorrow's Euro 2016 play-off first leg?
# Selection Headaches
# Selection Headaches

What should Ireland's starting XI be for tomorrow's Euro 2016 play-off first leg?

Nov 12th 2015, 1:03 PM 9,996 Views 37 Comments

Martin O’Neill’s side are away to Bosnia-Herzegovina as they look to secure a place at next year’s finals in France.

Who is the man planning to dash Ireland's Euro 2016 dreams and how did he rescue Bosnia's chances?
# Profile
# Profile

Who is the man planning to dash Ireland's Euro 2016 dreams and how did he rescue Bosnia's chances?

Nov 12th 2015, 11:37 AM 3,166 Views 0 Comments

Mehmed Baždarević has turned his country’s fortunes around in the space of 12 months.

# euro-2016-qualifiers - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

We'll Leave It There So: Long ruled out of play-off, RTE lose Six Nations & all today's sport
# Wednesday
# Wednesday

We'll Leave It There So: Long ruled out of play-off, RTE lose Six Nations & all today's sport

Nov 11th 2015, 7:59 PM 15,892 Views 5 Comments

Also, are the Dubs set to play a Championship game at Nowlan Park next year & there’s been a big rugby shake-up in England.

Shane Long ruled out of Friday's play-off with Bosnia but could still feature in second-leg
# Blow
# Blow

Shane Long ruled out of Friday's play-off with Bosnia but could still feature in second-leg

Nov 11th 2015, 6:49 PM 4,621 Views 8 Comments

The striker will remain at Southampton to get more treatment in his attempts to shake off his ankle injury.

Squad rotation for RTÉ panel ahead of crunch Ireland-Bosnia ties
# Changes
# Changes

Squad rotation for RTÉ panel ahead of crunch Ireland-Bosnia ties

Nov 11th 2015, 6:08 PM 13,266 Views 18 Comments

John Giles will not be appearing on our TV screens on Friday.

'There's a sense of destiny behind Bosnia at the minute': Jonathan Wilson on Ireland's opponents
# In Depth Look
# In Depth Look

'There's a sense of destiny behind Bosnia at the minute': Jonathan Wilson on Ireland's opponents

Nov 11th 2015, 5:33 PM 14,445 Views 14 Comments

The footballer writer and Eastern European expert has been speaking to The42 about what Martin O’Neill’s side can expect.

‘I’m a big believer in everything happening for a reason’
# Interview
# Interview

‘I’m a big believer in everything happening for a reason’

Nov 11th 2015, 2:16 PM 14,598 Views 6 Comments

Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph chats to The42 about beating the world champions and preparing for Bosnia.

Here's what the Irish team to face Bosnia would be based on Fantasy Football points*
# Fyi
# Fyi

Here's what the Irish team to face Bosnia would be based on Fantasy Football points*

Nov 11th 2015, 12:51 PM 14,450 Views 7 Comments

*And disregarding injuries and player unavailability.

# euro-2016-qualifiers - Sunday 8 November, 2015

More bad news for Ireland as Dzeko continues his rich vein of form in Rome derby
# Hot Streak
# Hot Streak

More bad news for Ireland as Dzeko continues his rich vein of form in Rome derby

Nov 8th 2015, 5:54 PM 5,613 Views 16 Comments

The Bosnian played a crucial role in his side’s 2-0 win.

# euro-2016-qualifiers - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Bad news for Ireland as Edin Dzeko conjured his best performance of the season tonight
# Who's The Bos?
# Who's The Bos?

Bad news for Ireland as Edin Dzeko conjured his best performance of the season tonight

Nov 4th 2015, 9:49 PM 7,875 Views 7 Comments

Another Bosnian – Miralem Pjanic – grabbed the winner for Roma in a 3-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen.

# euro-2016-qualifiers - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Bosnia's big names included for Euro 2016 play-off with Ireland
# Full Strength
# Full Strength

Bosnia's big names included for Euro 2016 play-off with Ireland

Nov 3rd 2015, 11:38 AM 6,200 Views 8 Comments

Manager Mehmed Bazdarevic has announced a 28-man squad for the two-legged tie against the Boys in Green.

# euro-2016-qualifiers - Monday 2 November, 2015

FAI receives just 880 tickets for Ireland's crucial Euro 2016 play-off
# Like Gold Dust
# Like Gold Dust

FAI receives just 880 tickets for Ireland's crucial Euro 2016 play-off

Nov 2nd 2015, 4:58 PM 7,095 Views 10 Comments

Fans planning to travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina to attend the away leg later this month could be left disappointed.

# euro-2016-qualifiers - Saturday 31 October, 2015

One of Ireland's most experienced players set to miss Bosnia clash
# Blow
# Blow

One of Ireland's most experienced players set to miss Bosnia clash

Oct 31st 2015, 6:23 PM 8,670 Views 13 Comments

It was a good day for another Irish goalkeeper, however.

# euro-2016-qualifiers - Friday 30 October, 2015

Bosnia's main striker going through a goal drought ahead of Euro 2016 play-off with Ireland
# Dry Spell
# Dry Spell

Bosnia's main striker going through a goal drought ahead of Euro 2016 play-off with Ireland

Oct 30th 2015, 5:24 PM 4,589 Views 7 Comments

Edin Dzeko has scored just once in eight games for Roma this season.

# euro-2016-qualifiers - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

Martin O'Neill names 39-man Ireland squad to face Bosnia in Euro 2016 play-offs
# Ready To Go
# Ready To Go

Martin O'Neill names 39-man Ireland squad to face Bosnia in Euro 2016 play-offs

Oct 28th 2015, 12:22 PM 17,370 Views 57 Comments

John O’Shea and Jon Walters are both included.

# euro-2016-qualifiers - Monday 19 October, 2015

Ireland need Delaney for vital Bosnia trip
# Opinion
# Opinion

Ireland need Delaney for vital Bosnia trip

Oct 19th 2015, 7:00 AM 8,846 Views 12 Comments

With John O’Shea set to miss the first leg, Martin O’Neill is set for a defensive dilemma.

# euro-2016-qualifiers - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Alan Judge will get his Ireland chance soon if he keeps scoring goals like this
# In Form
# In Form

Alan Judge will get his Ireland chance soon if he keeps scoring goals like this

Oct 18th 2015, 5:54 PM 6,971 Views 2 Comments

Former Irish international Lee Carsley earned his first win as Brentford manager largely thanks to the Dubliner.

'We got the toughest opponent!' - Dzeko and Bosnia wary of 'dangerous' Ireland
# Caution
# Caution

'We got the toughest opponent!' - Dzeko and Bosnia wary of 'dangerous' Ireland

Oct 18th 2015, 4:45 PM 8,553 Views 9 Comments

The Bosnia frontman has given his immediate reaction after learning of his country’s Euro 2016 play-off fate.

Ireland will play Bosnia in the play-offs for a spot at Euro 2016
# Luck Of The Draw
# Luck Of The Draw

Ireland will play Bosnia in the play-offs for a spot at Euro 2016

Oct 18th 2015, 10:39 AM 73,760 Views 111 Comments

Martin O’Neill and the Boys in Green discovered their fate in Nyon this morning.

# euro-2016-qualifiers - Friday 16 October, 2015

All the details you need to know ahead of Sunday's Euro 2016 play-off draw
# Explainer
# Explainer

All the details you need to know ahead of Sunday's Euro 2016 play-off draw

Oct 16th 2015, 5:05 PM 6,296 Views 15 Comments

Where can I watch proceedings unfold, when do the games take place and does the away goals rule come into play?

# euro-2016-qualifiers - Thursday 15 October, 2015

We’ll Leave it There So: All-Ireland draw, Ward claims world silver and today's sport
# Thursday
# Thursday

We’ll Leave it There So: All-Ireland draw, Ward claims world silver and today's sport

Oct 15th 2015, 8:19 PM 12,083 Views 2 Comments

There are also updates from the Irish rugby team’s camp and news on Shane Long’s latest injury.

Shane Long in a real race to be fit for Ireland's Euro 2016 play-offs
# Doubtful
# Doubtful

Shane Long in a real race to be fit for Ireland's Euro 2016 play-offs

Oct 15th 2015, 3:15 PM 5,705 Views 2 Comments

The striker’s club boss Ronald Koeman expects him to be out for between two to four weeks.

# euro-2016-qualifiers - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Analysis: Lack of confidence and individual errors cost Ireland automatic Euros spot
# In Depth
# In Depth

Analysis: Lack of confidence and individual errors cost Ireland automatic Euros spot

Oct 14th 2015, 5:22 PM 18,673 Views 35 Comments

We take a comprehensive look at the issues that hampered the Irish team’s campaign.

The curse of finishing 3rd at the World Cup returns to haunt the Dutch
# Bad Omen
# Bad Omen

The curse of finishing 3rd at the World Cup returns to haunt the Dutch

Oct 14th 2015, 2:25 PM 6,110 Views 7 Comments

The Netherlands are the latest in a long line of teams to suffer such a fall from grace.

'I’m not going to spend the days leading up hoping for one team over another' - O'Neill
# One More Chance
# One More Chance

'I’m not going to spend the days leading up hoping for one team over another' - O'Neill

Oct 14th 2015, 1:03 PM 3,704 Views 4 Comments

The Derryman is confident that Ireland can qualify regardless of which seeded team they are drawn with.