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FIFA World Rankings Review: Wales, England, Northern Ireland & Rep Of Ireland

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 25: (L to R) Neil Taylor, Aaron Ramsey, Chris Gunter, Jonathan Williams and Gareth Bale of Wales celebrate their win after the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between Wales and Northern Ireland at Parc des Princes on June 25, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

The FIFA world rankings were announced today, taking into consideration Euro 2016 and the Copa America Centenary finals. With three of the home nations and the Republic of Ireland taking part in this year’s championships, Pundit Arena looks at how they fared, particularly compared to the July 2012 (post-Euro 2012) rankings. Considering how much has changed in these teams, it …

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Stoke And Ireland Midfielder Signs One-Year Contract Extension

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Glenn Whelan of Stoke City gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Newcastle United at the Britannia Stadium on March 2, 2016 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Stoke City have confirmed that Republic of Ireland international Glenn Whelan has signed a new deal at the club. The 32-year-old, who has made over 300 appearances for Stoke since joining from Sheffield Wednesday in 2007, has agreed a one-year extension, lengthening his contract to the summer of 2018. In a statement on the club’s website, Potters chief executive Tony Scholes …

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James McClean Reflects On Ireland’s Euro 2016 Exit

Although Ireland suffered defeat to France in the last sixteen, Ireland still returned from Euro 2016 to a hero’s welcome. The highlight was undoubtedly Robbie Brady’s winner against Italy, but for nearly an hour it looked like Martin O’Neill’s side could do the unthinkable and knock the hosts out of their own tournament. For the players themselves, as outlined by winger …

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Ireland’s Soldiers Fall To France With Their Heads Held High

“All changed, changed utterly. A terrible beauty is born.” – W.B Yeats, Easter, 1916. Same country, different heroes. 100 years on from our most historic battle, and O’Neill’s men had written themselves into the history books. The COYBIG-natories read aloud the proclamation on the steps of the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, cast aside the Italians and established a new footballing republic. “Having organised and …

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Ireland V France Preview: La Revanche Des Garçons En Vert

LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Robbie Brady (C) of Republic of Ireland is congratulated by Martin O'Neill (R) manager of Republic of Ireland after their team's 1-0 win in 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)

Ireland take on France this afternoon for the first time since Thierry Henry broke the hearts of a nation by nefarious means, in a World Cup qualifying playoff in November 2009. The fallout from that led to the sort of collective sporting outrage that we as a nation were not used, though at that very minute we gained a sense …

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Opinion: Ireland Shouldn’t View France Tie As Revenge Mission

French forward Thierry Henry (L) and Irish defender Richard Dunne are pictured at the end of the World Cup 2010 qualifying football match France vs. Republic of Ireland on November 18, 2009 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, northern Paris. Former champions France secured their World Cup spot after a 1-1 draw with the Republic of Ireland at the Stade de France. France won the two-legged tie 2-1. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

The events of 18th November 2009 are well known to those who consider themselves fans of the French or, more pertinently, the Republic of Ireland national team. Sunday’s rematch between these two sides in the second round of the European Championships has been billed in most quarters as a chance for the Irish to finally exact their revenge upon their …

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Ireland’s Shane Long Weighs In On ‘Revenge’ Talk Against France

LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Shane Long of Republic of Ireland applauds after his team's 1-0 win in 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 Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

With Ireland playing France tomorrow, the first time the sides of met since the infamous Thierry Henry handball, many have seen it as a revenge mission for the nation. While Martin O’Neill’s side are delighted to have reached the knockout stages of the European Championships for the first time, that night in Saint-Denis when Henry and William Gallas combined to cancel …

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Watch: Ireland’s Martin O’Neill Reveals What He Said To Roy Keane After Italy Win

Ireland's coach Martin O'Neill holds a press conference at the Montbauron stadium in Versailles on June 23, 2016 during the Euro 2016 football tournament. / AFP / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Ireland boss Martin O’Neill masterminded an unforgettable 1-0 win against Italy on Wednesday night to send his side into the knockout stages. As the final whistle rang out in Lille, less than ten minutes after Robbie Brady’s heart-stopping winner, O’Neill and assistant manager Roy Keane embraced in a way that highlighted the emotional rollercoaster of the previous ninety minutes. Roy …

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