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# road-to-russia - Friday 1 June, 2018

Deschamps defends Pogba as fans whistle star during impressive win over Italy
# World Cup Warm-up
# World Cup Warm-up

Deschamps defends Pogba as fans whistle star during impressive win over Italy

Jun 1st 2018, 11:46 PM 18,467 Views 4 Comments

The Manchester United man was out-shone by Les Bleus’ brilliant front three of Mbappe, Griezmann and Dembele.

# road-to-russia - Thursday 26 April, 2018

More bad news for Bayern and a World Cup concern for Germany over key defender
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

More bad news for Bayern and a World Cup concern for Germany over key defender

Apr 26th 2018, 5:10 PM 6,994 Views 4 Comments

Boateng suffered a thigh injury in last night’s game against Real Madrid.

# road-to-russia - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Neymar leaves hospital by helicopter to begin rehab at luxury villa near Rio de Janeiro
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

Neymar leaves hospital by helicopter to begin rehab at luxury villa near Rio de Janeiro

Mar 4th 2018, 3:37 PM 11,624 Views 10 Comments

His recovery “headquarters” includes a machine capable of producing 300kg of ice a day.

# road-to-russia - Friday 1 December, 2017

Here's the full draw for next summer's Fifa World Cup in Russia
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

Here's the full draw for next summer's Fifa World Cup in Russia

Dec 1st 2017, 4:04 PM 28,259 Views 55 Comments

Vladimir Putin addressed the audience before Gary Lineker hosted the draw in Moscow.

# road-to-russia - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

No warm balls - Fifa reassure fans that World Cup draw is entirely random
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

No warm balls - Fifa reassure fans that World Cup draw is entirely random

Nov 29th 2017, 6:11 PM 6,455 Views 4 Comments

Football’s governing body has responded to claims that some of the balls are heated or cooled to ensure teams are kept apart in the group stage.

# road-to-russia - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Randolph defiant after World Cup failure: 'People have very short memories!'
# Reflections
# Reflections

Randolph defiant after World Cup failure: 'People have very short memories!'

Nov 16th 2017, 10:31 AM 6,556 Views 12 Comments

The Ireland goalkeeper insists the Boys in Green will bounce back from Tuesday night’s disappointment.

# road-to-russia - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

The 31 teams that have qualified for the 2018 World Cup so far
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

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

Nov 15th 2017, 3:13 PM 6,311 Views 8 Comments

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

Aston Villa midfielder the hat-trick hero as Australia book their place at the World Cup
# Star Man
# Star Man

Aston Villa midfielder the hat-trick hero as Australia book their place at the World Cup

Nov 15th 2017, 11:48 AM 6,571 Views 2 Comments

The Socceroos overcame Honduras.

# road-to-russia - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Schmeichel praises Irish fans: 'It's a shame they won't be at the World Cup'
# Reaction
# Reaction

Schmeichel praises Irish fans: 'It's a shame they won't be at the World Cup'

Nov 14th 2017, 11:48 PM 10,845 Views 19 Comments

The Denmark goalkeeper is heading to his first major tournament after tonight’s 5-1 win in Dublin.

Ireland relinquish early lead as World Cup dreams are dashed in Dublin
# Danish Delight
# Danish Delight

Ireland relinquish early lead as World Cup dreams are dashed in Dublin

Nov 14th 2017, 9:39 PM 26,075 Views 148 Comments

Martin O’Neill’s side won’t be at next summer’s tournament in Russia after falling short against Denmark.

Meyler drafted back into the Ireland team for showdown with Denmark
# Boys In Green
# Boys In Green

Meyler drafted back into the Ireland team for showdown with Denmark

Nov 14th 2017, 6:23 PM 32,457 Views 55 Comments

A place at next summer’s World Cup in Russia is at stake tonight at the Aviva Stadium.

Poll: One last hurdle - how do you think tonight's World Cup play-off will go?
# Crystal Ball Gazing
# Crystal Ball Gazing

Poll: One last hurdle - how do you think tonight's World Cup play-off will go?

Nov 14th 2017, 11:33 AM 6,108 Views 6 Comments

Ireland’s campaign started over 14 months ago and draws to a close tonight.

# road-to-russia - Monday 13 November, 2017

World Cup without four-time champions Italy would be a 'disaster' - Löw
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

World Cup without four-time champions Italy would be a 'disaster' - Löw

Nov 13th 2017, 3:20 PM 4,635 Views 6 Comments

It’s all or nothing, as Italy find themselves trailing to Sweden ahead of tonight’s crucial second leg.

# road-to-russia - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Poll: after last night's result, do you think Ireland will get to the World Cup ?
# COYBIG
# COYBIG

Poll: after last night's result, do you think Ireland will get to the World Cup ?

Nov 12th 2017, 12:00 PM 43,424 Views 62 Comments

It’s all to play for.

'We might have to score two... we'll have to show a bit more creativity'
# Reflections
# Reflections

'We might have to score two... we'll have to show a bit more creativity'

Nov 12th 2017, 8:15 AM 5,679 Views 5 Comments

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill feels his side can improve on last night’s display in Copenhagen.

# road-to-russia - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Denmark boss irked by question about the poor quality of tonight's game
# The Ugly Truth
# The Ugly Truth

Denmark boss irked by question about the poor quality of tonight's game

Nov 11th 2017, 11:57 PM 9,369 Views 14 Comments

“If we play like this in Dublin we’ll win. You can say what you want about football.”

Randolph to the rescue and more talking points from Denmark
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

Randolph to the rescue and more talking points from Denmark

Nov 11th 2017, 11:15 PM 6,519 Views 8 Comments

It’s all to play for as Ireland head back to Dublin for a crunch showdown with Denmark on Tuesday.

Here's how we rated the Irish performances tonight in Copenhagen
# Assessment
# Assessment

Here's how we rated the Irish performances tonight in Copenhagen

Nov 11th 2017, 10:01 PM 43,573 Views 62 Comments

Denmark and Ireland played out a goalless draw in the first leg of their 2018 World Cup play-off.

'When something's taken away from you like that... emotions are so raw at that time'
# Play-offs
# Play-offs

'When something's taken away from you like that... emotions are so raw at that time'

Nov 11th 2017, 4:33 PM 7,750 Views 0 Comments

John O’Shea recalls his memories of playing in international play-offs and what it would mean to play in another World Cup.

Murphy or Long, Christian belief and more Copenhagen talking points
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

Murphy or Long, Christian belief and more Copenhagen talking points

Nov 11th 2017, 9:00 AM 13,176 Views 44 Comments

Denmark stand between Ireland and a place at the World Cup for the first time since 2002.

Toothless Peru held in New Zealand as tense draw leaves World Cup berth in the balance
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

Toothless Peru held in New Zealand as tense draw leaves World Cup berth in the balance

Nov 11th 2017, 8:53 AM 6,767 Views 11 Comments

The game finished 0-0 in Wellington.

# road-to-russia - Friday 10 November, 2017

'People will be cursing our luck that Glenn Whelan is coming in but he's done a job for us before'
# Close Calls
# Close Calls

'People will be cursing our luck that Glenn Whelan is coming in but he's done a job for us before'

Nov 10th 2017, 11:10 PM 6,836 Views 20 Comments

We looked ahead to the big game in the latest episode of Close Calls.

Bendtner was unplayable when he set his mind to it while working under O'Neill
# Lord Bendtner
# Lord Bendtner

Bendtner was unplayable when he set his mind to it while working under O'Neill

Nov 10th 2017, 6:43 PM 10,369 Views 5 Comments

The enigmatic striker spent a season on loan at Sunderland when the Ireland boss was in charge.

Eriksen reckons paying him too much attention could backfire on Ireland
# Christian Belief
# Christian Belief

Eriksen reckons paying him too much attention could backfire on Ireland

Nov 10th 2017, 4:50 PM 3,762 Views 4 Comments

The Tottenham Hotspur playmaker has been Denmark’s key player in this qualification campaign.

Kasper Schmeichel expects to see 'the Roy Keane on-pitch persona' in the Ireland team
# Kasper The Friendly Goalie
# Kasper The Friendly Goalie

Kasper Schmeichel expects to see 'the Roy Keane on-pitch persona' in the Ireland team

Nov 10th 2017, 3:46 PM 8,763 Views 6 Comments

Schmeichel’s father and Keane had a fractious relationship at Manchester United.

# road-to-russia - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Croatia close in on ticket to Russia 2018 as they fire four and ease past Greece
# Cruising
# Cruising

Croatia close in on ticket to Russia 2018 as they fire four and ease past Greece

Nov 9th 2017, 10:11 PM 8,788 Views 7 Comments

The game finished 4-1 in Zagreb.

Northern Ireland's World Cup hopes dealt blow as controversial penalty gives Switzerland the edge
# Halfway There
# Halfway There

Northern Ireland's World Cup hopes dealt blow as controversial penalty gives Switzerland the edge

Nov 9th 2017, 10:02 PM 34,523 Views 119 Comments

Ricardo Rodríguez converted from the spot with just over half an hour to go.

# road-to-russia - Thursday 26 October, 2017

No Walters as Ireland squad to face Denmark in World Cup play-off announced
# Extended
# Extended

No Walters as Ireland squad to face Denmark in World Cup play-off announced

Oct 26th 2017, 1:04 PM 26,846 Views 34 Comments

The Boys in Green meet the Danes over two legs in November.

# road-to-russia - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

'At the moment, if Martin fell in muck he’d still smell of Old Spice. I think we’re going to qualify'
# PREDICTION
# PREDICTION

'At the moment, if Martin fell in muck he’d still smell of Old Spice. I think we’re going to qualify'

Updated Oct 24th 2017, 5:00 PM 33,274 Views 20 Comments

Ex-Ireland midfielder Keith Andrews believes Ireland will come through next month’s World Cup play-off with Denmark.

# road-to-russia - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Brighton boss Chris Hughton delivers potentially great news for Ireland
# Fingers Crossed
# Fingers Crossed

Brighton boss Chris Hughton delivers potentially great news for Ireland

Oct 19th 2017, 12:14 PM 8,248 Views 6 Comments

The ex-Ireland full-back is hopeful Shane Duffy is available for this weekend’s Premier League meeting with West Ham.

# road-to-russia - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Ireland drawn with Denmark for 2018 World Cup play-off
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

Ireland drawn with Denmark for 2018 World Cup play-off

Oct 17th 2017, 1:09 PM 93,304 Views 146 Comments

The draw was held at Fifa headquarters in Zurich this afternoon.

# road-to-russia - Monday 16 October, 2017

Here's everything you need to know about tomorrow's World Cup play-off draw
# Two-legged Tie
# Two-legged Tie

Here's everything you need to know about tomorrow's World Cup play-off draw

Oct 16th 2017, 5:00 PM 31,663 Views 34 Comments

Ireland find out which one of the four seeded teams they will face for a place at next year’s finals in Russia.

# road-to-russia - Thursday 12 October, 2017

FAI announce ticket details for Ireland's 2018 World Cup play-off
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

FAI announce ticket details for Ireland's 2018 World Cup play-off

Updated Oct 12th 2017, 8:15 PM 30,385 Views 15 Comments

Martin O’Neill’s side will bid for a place at the tournament in Russia with a two-legged tie next month.

'We're hopeful it will settle down quickly. It already is' - Positive update on Walters injury
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

'We're hopeful it will settle down quickly. It already is' - Positive update on Walters injury

Oct 12th 2017, 6:18 PM 4,518 Views 3 Comments

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has been discussing the Ireland forward’s fitness issues.

'The adrenaline is still pumping through my body just thinking about it'
# Up And Running
# Up And Running

'The adrenaline is still pumping through my body just thinking about it'

Oct 12th 2017, 3:36 PM 8,125 Views 8 Comments

Sean Maguire has returned to Preston North End on a high after making his senior debut for Ireland.

# road-to-russia - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

'It's football and we play to win' - Peru player denies making World Cup pact with Colombia
# Nothing To See Here
# Nothing To See Here

'It's football and we play to win' - Peru player denies making World Cup pact with Colombia

Oct 11th 2017, 10:49 PM 9,867 Views 8 Comments

With the scores at 1-1, Colombia were set to qualify automatically while Peru were heading for a play-off against New Zealand.

The 23 teams that have so far qualified for the 2018 World Cup and who can still get there
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

The 23 teams that have so far qualified for the 2018 World Cup and who can still get there

Oct 11th 2017, 7:55 PM 24,952 Views 27 Comments

There are still nine berths up for grabs before the group draw in December.

Poll: Which of the 4 teams would you like to see Ireland face in the play-offs?
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

Poll: Which of the 4 teams would you like to see Ireland face in the play-offs?

Oct 11th 2017, 10:44 AM 13,588 Views 11 Comments

Croatia, Denmark, Italy or Switzerland will stand between Ireland and the 2018 World Cup.

# road-to-russia - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

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

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

Oct 10th 2017, 9:40 PM 59,393 Views 62 Comments

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

37-year-old Tim Cahill the Australia hero as they end Syria's World Cup dream
# Two For Tim
# Two For Tim

37-year-old Tim Cahill the Australia hero as they end Syria's World Cup dream

Oct 10th 2017, 2:03 PM 7,228 Views 6 Comments

Some man to head home a goal.

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