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Five Overlooked Players For Ireland’s World Cup Play-Off Squad


Martin O’Neill named a 34-man Ireland squad on Thursday that was, for the most part, light on surprises. As expected, James McCarthy has been included after completing an hour in Everton’s League Cup defeat to Chelsea on Wednesday night, while the ties have come too soon for captain James McClean to be considered for selection. Jon Walters’ is another name …

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Martin O’Neill Picks Out The Two Biggest Danish Threats To Ireland’s World Cup Hopes

Republic of Ireland Squad Announcement, Three Ireland Headquarters, Dublin 26/10/2017 Manager Martin O'Neill

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has warned that the upcoming World Cup play-off will be two tough games against a very strong Denmark side. Speaking at the announcement of his 34-man provisional squad for the two legs next month, O’Neill suggested that the Danes are a much-improved outfit from that which missed out on qualification for Euro 2016 having …

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Watch: Remembering Ireland’s Eight Play-Off Appearances

The play-off route beckons once more for the Republic of Ireland having emerged in second place from a fiercely-contested Group D.   Under Martin O’Neill Ireland have been beaten 13 different international sides and will look to extend that record against Åge Hareide’s Danish outfit. The Boys in Green have enjoyed mixed fortunes in their previous play-offs, winning just three of …

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