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How Ireland Should Now Line Up Against Wales After Moldova Win

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 6/10/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Moldova Ireland team

Ireland did the necessary against Moldova on Friday night to set up a winner-takes-all clash with Wales on Monday. Two first half goals from Daryl Murphy were enough to seal the win, though the performance at times wasn’t particularly strong and some players should be pretty nervous about their role in the starting lineup. Still, Ireland got the win they …

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Brian Kerr Puzzled By The Timing Of O’Neill’s Ireland Contract Extension

Ireland Kerr O'Neill

Former Ireland manager Brian Kerr has expressed his surprise at the timing of current boss Martin O’Neill’s contract extension. It was announced on Thursday evening that O’Neill and his backroom staff had agreed in principle to remain in charge of the national side for the next European Championship qualifying campaign, with the announcement coming just 24 hours before the Boys …

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How A Much-Changed Ireland Should Line Up Against Moldova

Ireland Moldova

Ireland’s slim hopes of qualifying for next year’s World Cup in Russia will almost certainly crumble to dust if they don’t beat Moldova on Friday night. The good news, however, is that the runners-up spot (if not a playoff place) is still very much in Ireland’s hands. The task (but the execution) is simple: two wins from two guarantees second …

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Chris Coleman Doesn’t Think Gareth Bale Loss Will Affect Wales

Wales' forward Gareth Bale is congratulated byWales' coach Chris Coleman following the team's 3-0 win in the Euro 2016 group B football match between Russia and Wales at the Stadium Municipal in Toulouse on June 20, 2016. / AFP / Pascal PAVANI (Photo credit should read PASCAL PAVANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Ireland head to Cardiff on Monday for a crunch showdown with Wales, knowing that anything less than three points likely won’t be enough to see them into the play-offs. Yesterday, the Boys in Green received a significant boost with the news that Gareth Bale will miss the week’s international clashes. The Euro 2016 semi-finalists head to Tbilisi to face Georgia …

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Gareth Bale Ruled Out Of Crucial World Cup Showdown With Ireland

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 24: Seamus Coleman of the Republic of Ireland tackles Gareth Bale of Wales during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Republic of Ireland and Wales at Aviva Stadium on March 24, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Wales have suffered a huge blow in their quest to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, as it has been confirmed that Gareth Bale will miss their last two qualifiers against Georgia and Ireland. The Real Madrid star will miss the tie with a hamstring injury. With Serbia leading Group D and likely to finish on top, baring a collapse, …

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