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#Euro 2020 qualifiers

# euro-2020-qualifiers - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's Euro 2020 qualifying campaign?
# Test Your Memory
# Test Your Memory

Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's Euro 2020 qualifying campaign?

Updated Apr 15th 2020, 9:50 PM 27,915 Views 16 Comments

Test your memory of last year’s qualifiers.

# euro-2020-qualifiers - Monday 9 March, 2020

Long in, Brady out - Predicting Mick McCarthy's squad for defining Slovakia clash
# Selection
# Selection

Long in, Brady out - Predicting Mick McCarthy's squad for defining Slovakia clash

Mar 9th 2020, 4:10 PM 7,684 Views 11 Comments

Do you agree with our 24-man selection?

# euro-2020-qualifiers - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Aston Villa star set for lengthy spell on the sidelines
# Blow
# Blow

Aston Villa star set for lengthy spell on the sidelines

Dec 22nd 2019, 4:26 PM 12,111 Views 5 Comments

John McGinn is likely to be out for three months, after he sustained an ankle fracture.

# euro-2020-qualifiers - Thursday 28 November, 2019

'I did not deserve ugly Luis Enrique criticism' - Moreno
# Unhappy
# Unhappy

'I did not deserve ugly Luis Enrique criticism' - Moreno

Nov 28th 2019, 10:49 PM 7,192 Views 5 Comments

The former La Roja coach has now issued a defiant response to the manager.

# euro-2020-qualifiers - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Luis Enrique criticises 'disloyal' ex-assistant Moreno over Spain coaching 'ambition'
# Succession
# Succession

Luis Enrique criticises 'disloyal' ex-assistant Moreno over Spain coaching 'ambition'

Nov 27th 2019, 12:09 PM 9,909 Views 8 Comments

The unseemly fallout to Spain’s managerial change continues.

# euro-2020-qualifiers - Friday 22 November, 2019

Gareth Bale defended after controversial 'Wales, golf, Madrid' celebration
# Support
# Support

Gareth Bale defended after controversial 'Wales, golf, Madrid' celebration

Nov 22nd 2019, 9:47 AM 9,323 Views 4 Comments

The Real Madrid forward’s agent responded to criticism of the player.

# euro-2020-qualifiers - Thursday 21 November, 2019

'Disrespectful, ungrateful' – Bale slammed by Spanish press over 'Wales, golf, Madrid' banner
# Needs A New Club
# Needs A New Club

'Disrespectful, ungrateful' – Bale slammed by Spanish press over 'Wales, golf, Madrid' banner

Nov 21st 2019, 12:47 PM 12,981 Views 21 Comments

The player’s perception in Madrid has now fallen to all-time low.

# euro-2020-qualifiers - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Moreno has 'clear conscience' after controversial Spain exit
# Replaced
# Replaced

Moreno has 'clear conscience' after controversial Spain exit

Nov 20th 2019, 10:09 PM 11,514 Views 10 Comments

Luis Enrique’s former assistant has stepped aside after just a handful of months at the Roja helm, a feeling he admitted was ‘bittersweet’.

# euro-2020-qualifiers - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

McGinn on the double in Scotland's comeback win as their focus also switches to March
# Play-off Party
# Play-off Party

McGinn on the double in Scotland's comeback win as their focus also switches to March

Nov 19th 2019, 10:29 PM 8,329 Views 5 Comments

Steve Clarke’s side finished their Euro 2020 qualifying Group I campaign with a 3-1 win over Kazakhstan.

'Tides can turn' but Southgate has no plans to quit England ahead of 2022 World Cup
# Future
# Future

'Tides can turn' but Southgate has no plans to quit England ahead of 2022 World Cup

Nov 19th 2019, 9:44 AM 2,846 Views 2 Comments

The manager has outlined his intention to remain in charge through Qatar, depending on how Euro 2020 goes.

Recurring attacking problems expose Ireland's need to break from obsession with their past
# Standing Still
# Standing Still

Recurring attacking problems expose Ireland's need to break from obsession with their past

Updated Nov 19th 2019, 8:30 AM 21,492 Views 46 Comments

The old ‘Put ‘Em Under Pressure’ couldn’t mask the fact that this is a side that can’t be relied upon to create goalscoring chances from open play against anyone.

Mancini: I don't know if rivals are worried, but they'd prefer not to face Italy
# Perfect Campaign
# Perfect Campaign

Mancini: I don't know if rivals are worried, but they'd prefer not to face Italy

Nov 19th 2019, 8:09 AM 3,983 Views 0 Comments

Italy coach Roberto Mancini believes rivals would prefer to avoid playing his team at Euro 2020.

# euro-2020-qualifiers - Monday 18 November, 2019

Age Hareide: 'We didn't play well and were lucky to get away with a draw'
# Opposition View
# Opposition View

Age Hareide: 'We didn't play well and were lucky to get away with a draw'

Nov 18th 2019, 11:23 PM 6,853 Views 6 Comments

The Danish boss was impressed by the Irish performance, but his side have moved onto Euro 2020 at their hosts’ expense.

McCarthy 'immensely proud' of Irish players on another nearly-night
# Edged Out
# Edged Out

McCarthy 'immensely proud' of Irish players on another nearly-night

Nov 18th 2019, 11:13 PM 5,922 Views 14 Comments

The Irish manager stressed the positives as his side now head for the play-offs.

Azzurri complete stunning campaign with remarkable 9-1 rout of Armenia
# Bobby Manc
# Bobby Manc

Azzurri complete stunning campaign with remarkable 9-1 rout of Armenia

Nov 18th 2019, 10:28 PM 6,819 Views 4 Comments

Roberto Mancini’s Italy turned on the style in their final Group J game.

Another Danish draw not enough as Ireland consigned to Euro 2020 play-offs
# Not Quite Enough
# Not Quite Enough

Another Danish draw not enough as Ireland consigned to Euro 2020 play-offs

Nov 18th 2019, 9:57 PM 36,151 Views 71 Comments

Ireland didn’t want for effort, but they were ultimately not good enough to beat familiar opponents.

Few surprises as McCarthy names Irish side to face Denmark
# Starting XI
# Starting XI

Few surprises as McCarthy names Irish side to face Denmark

Nov 18th 2019, 6:28 PM 13,857 Views 30 Comments

Alan Browne and Conor Hourihane both start as the manager makes three changes from the side that lost in Geneva.

Hope rather than logic sustaining Ireland ahead of qualification finale with the Danes
# Preview
# Preview

Hope rather than logic sustaining Ireland ahead of qualification finale with the Danes

Nov 18th 2019, 8:50 AM 16,813 Views 25 Comments

There is little evidence that Ireland can pull off the win they need against Denmark tonight – but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen.

'It could be the last big night for me, and I'm going to cherish and enjoy it as much as I can'
# Whelan In The Years
# Whelan In The Years

'It could be the last big night for me, and I'm going to cherish and enjoy it as much as I can'

Nov 18th 2019, 6:30 AM 3,966 Views 4 Comments

Glenn Whelan is aware tonight’s clash with Denmark is among the last of his big games in an Irish shirt.

# euro-2020-qualifiers - Sunday 17 November, 2019

Winks and Mount hit maiden goals as England canter to victory in Kosovo
# Potent
# Potent

Winks and Mount hit maiden goals as England canter to victory in Kosovo

Nov 17th 2019, 7:04 PM 8,774 Views 10 Comments

England scored 13 goals without reply in their previous two games but laboured at times before pulling clear in a 4-0 win over Kosovo.

Ronaldo reaches 99 international goals as holders Portugal qualify for Euros
# Marksman
# Marksman

Ronaldo reaches 99 international goals as holders Portugal qualify for Euros

Nov 17th 2019, 4:52 PM 8,048 Views 5 Comments

A late tap-in took Cristiano Ronaldo to within touching distance of a new landmark as Portugal beat Luxembourg.

McCarthy: 'I guess the only surprise to everyone tomorrow will be if we win'
# Against The Odds
# Against The Odds

McCarthy: 'I guess the only surprise to everyone tomorrow will be if we win'

Nov 17th 2019, 12:27 PM 8,977 Views 18 Comments

The Irish manager may believe his side are being written off ahead of tomorrow’s Euro 2020 qualifier with Denmark, but he isn’t lacking in confidence.

# euro-2020-qualifiers - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Comfortable win in Baku sets Wales up for crunch Euro 2020 qualifier on Tuesday
# Still In The Hunt
# Still In The Hunt

Comfortable win in Baku sets Wales up for crunch Euro 2020 qualifier on Tuesday

Nov 16th 2019, 9:31 PM 9,214 Views 5 Comments

First-half goals from Kieffer Moore and Harry Wilson were enough for Wales in Baku.

Christie and McGinn hit the net as understrength Scotland defeat Cyprus
# Match Winner
# Match Winner

Christie and McGinn hit the net as understrength Scotland defeat Cyprus

Nov 16th 2019, 4:25 PM 3,261 Views 0 Comments

Scotland geared up for next year’s Euro 2020 play-offs with victory in a qualification dead-rubber.

'If it was up to some lads I wouldn't kick a ball again, but they've no education in the game'
# No Inch Given
# No Inch Given

'If it was up to some lads I wouldn't kick a ball again, but they've no education in the game'

Nov 16th 2019, 10:00 AM 39,737 Views 41 Comments

James McClean is at odds with his critics ahead of Ireland’s must-win Euro 2020 qualifier with Denmark.

# euro-2020-qualifiers - Friday 15 November, 2019

Spain hammer seven past Malta, Italy score 10th straight win and Sweden book Euro spot
# Wrap
# Wrap

Spain hammer seven past Malta, Italy score 10th straight win and Sweden book Euro spot

Nov 15th 2019, 10:46 PM 4,057 Views 1 Comment

There was plenty of qualification action across the groups on Friday.

# euro-2020-qualifiers - Thursday 14 November, 2019

'It was hard for me to see Gomez get booed' - Sterling hits out at England fans
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

'It was hard for me to see Gomez get booed' - Sterling hits out at England fans

Nov 14th 2019, 11:16 PM 12,748 Views 17 Comments

The Manchester City star was dropped from the English squad over a clash between the pair.

Ronaldo hits hat-trick in 6-0 victory as Portugal close in on Euro qualification
# Almost There
# Almost There

Ronaldo hits hat-trick in 6-0 victory as Portugal close in on Euro qualification

Nov 14th 2019, 10:30 PM 7,246 Views 2 Comments

Goncalo Paciencia, Pizzi and Bernardo Silva were also on target.

Italian teen not scared by €300 million price tag
# Big Money
# Big Money

Italian teen not scared by €300 million price tag

Nov 14th 2019, 3:43 PM 17,889 Views 16 Comments

Sandro Tonali isn’t worried about his valuation ahead of a big season.

# euro-2020-qualifiers - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Portugal boss fumes at repeated Cristiano Ronaldo questions in press conference
# Unimpressed
# Unimpressed

Portugal boss fumes at repeated Cristiano Ronaldo questions in press conference

Nov 13th 2019, 9:23 PM 5,943 Views 0 Comments

Fernando Santos had quickly heard enough as he fielded questions on the star’s role at Juventus.

'I'd imagine Sterling's not hugely enthusiastic about me' – Southgate
# Tension
# Tension

'I'd imagine Sterling's not hugely enthusiastic about me' – Southgate

Nov 13th 2019, 6:43 PM 7,583 Views 6 Comments

The Man City star has been dropped by the England manager.

Russia snub Adidas jersey for Euro 2020 qualifiers over upside-down colours on flag
# Wrong Way Round
# Wrong Way Round

Russia snub Adidas jersey for Euro 2020 qualifiers over upside-down colours on flag

Nov 13th 2019, 5:18 PM 10,886 Views 4 Comments

It was pointed out that the colours were arranged in the reverse order.

# euro-2020-qualifiers - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Ferdinand accuses Southgate of hanging Sterling out to dry
# Unimpressed
# Unimpressed

Ferdinand accuses Southgate of hanging Sterling out to dry

Nov 12th 2019, 7:45 PM 13,113 Views 19 Comments

The ex-Man United star has questioned the England manager’s decision.

'It’s coming down to Monday, and I’ll do everything to get there'
# Judgement Day
# Judgement Day

'It’s coming down to Monday, and I’ll do everything to get there'

Nov 12th 2019, 4:17 PM 5,327 Views 1 Comment

Alan Judge has endured more bad luck than most, but is eager to play his part in Ireland’s push for Euro 2020.

'It kills me when I'm not involved' - Brady eager to make up for lost time in defining week
# Back In The Mix
# Back In The Mix

'It kills me when I'm not involved' - Brady eager to make up for lost time in defining week

Nov 12th 2019, 12:04 PM 3,567 Views 4 Comments

The Burnley midfielder is aiming to force his way back into the Irish line-up for Monday’s effective play-off with Denmark.

Sterling dropped by England for Montenegro clash after bust-up with Gomez
# Bust-up
# Bust-up

Sterling dropped by England for Montenegro clash after bust-up with Gomez

Updated Nov 12th 2019, 11:07 AM 31,526 Views 64 Comments

The Three Lions will have to play without the Manchester City winger after Gareth Southgate decided he will not be considered for selection.

# euro-2020-qualifiers - Friday 8 November, 2019

Southgate wants 'high-performance, low-maintenance' Maddison
# Challenge
# Challenge

Southgate wants 'high-performance, low-maintenance' Maddison

Nov 8th 2019, 8:15 AM 5,969 Views 2 Comments

James Maddison must be focused to cement an England spot, manager Gareth Southgate said.

# euro-2020-qualifiers - Friday 1 November, 2019

Ireland release new green and gold home kit ahead of vital qualifiers
# Jersey Launch
# Jersey Launch

Ireland release new green and gold home kit ahead of vital qualifiers

Nov 1st 2019, 1:06 PM 13,177 Views 19 Comments

The New Balance strip will be available from next week.

# euro-2020-qualifiers - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Bulgaria to play behind closed doors following racist abuse in defeat to England
# Punishment
# Punishment

Bulgaria to play behind closed doors following racist abuse in defeat to England

Oct 29th 2019, 4:27 PM 3,344 Views 5 Comments

The Bulgarian Football Union has also been fined €75,000 for the racist behaviour of fans during the game.

McCarthy hoping Brady can rediscover some form in time for crucial Denmark game
# Opportunity
# Opportunity

McCarthy hoping Brady can rediscover some form in time for crucial Denmark game

Oct 29th 2019, 4:05 PM 5,327 Views 7 Comments

The Ireland boss is optimistic that Robbie Brady can bring some creativity to his team ahead of November’s crunch Euro 2020 qualifier.

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