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Gary Neville Explains Why England Brought Jack Wilshere To Euro 2016 Ahead Of Danny Drinkwater

SAINT-ETIENNE, FRANCE - JUNE 20: Jack Wilshire of England and Peter Pekarik of Slovakia compete for the ball during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group B match between Slovakia and England at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on June 20, 2016 in Saint-Etienne, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Among the more controversial calls from then-England manager Roy Hodgson for his Euro 2016 squad was the decision to select Jack Wilshere ahead of Danny Drinkwater. Wilshere barely played 100 minutes of football last season, while Drinkwater had just had the campaign of his life as he played a pivotal role in Leicester’s Premier League title win. Nonetheless, the Arsenal …

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Passing the Buck: The Evolution Of Ireland’s Footballing DNA

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 13: Wes Hoolahan (C) of Republic of Ireland celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mate Glenn Whelan (L) and Robbie Brady (R) during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Republic of Ireland and Sweden at Stade de France on June 13, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

“A nation holds its breath…” As Ireland continue on the road to the 2018 World Cup against Georgia on Thursday evening, The Opel Jersey analyse how Ireland’s style of play has changed over the years, and how it still needs to evolve yet further. _____ In the days and weeks following Ireland’s 2-2 draw with Serbia in Belgrade, much discourse focused on …

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Watch: Republic Of Ireland’s Top Five Dramatic Late Goals

LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Robbie Brady (R) of Republic of Ireland celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Italy and Republic of Ireland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 22, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The Republic of Ireland national side has become synonymous with late goals over the years, as a determined attitude from the Boys in Green has paid dividends time and time again. In fact, even on the road to France in the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, the winner against Georgia and equalisers against Germany and Poland were all scored in injury …

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Chelsea Lining Up January Move For Tottenham Defender [Report]

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and AS Monaco FC at Wembley Stadium on September 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Chelsea are plotting a surprise January transfer move for Premier League full back Ben Davies, according to reports. Premier League clubs’ regulations dictate that a club is allowed a maximum of 25 players in their squad. Of those selected in the squad, eight must be homegrown, which means they have must have come through an English academy, and with Chelsea …

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Wales Move Above Spain And Italy In Latest FIFA World Rankings

CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 05: Gareth Bale of Wales celebrates after scoring his sides fourth goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Moldova at the Cardiff City Stadium on September 5, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Wales’ Euro 2016 heroics have seen them break into the FIFA World Ranking top ten for the first time in over a year. Chris Coleman’s side gave a great account of themselves in France earlier this summer, beating former number one rank Belgium along the way to a semi-final finish. In the latest FIFA World Rankings released today, Wales have moved …

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Opinion: History On Ireland’s Side As They Face Into Tough Qualifying Group

While immensely proud of their nation’s performances at Euro 2016, many Irish fans were also overcome with jealousy while observing Wales’ extraordinary accomplishment. After all, this is a nation with a smaller population and a less lucrative football history than ours. How have they done so well? Is it all down to Gareth Bale? We have Jeff Hendrick, and we all know …

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