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World Cup Round-Up: Wales Slip Up, Italy Get Lucky

CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 09: Tomike Okriashvili of Georgia celebrates his sides first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Georgia at the Cardiff City Stadium on October 9, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

The European World Cup qualifiers continued on Sunday night as three groups played their fourth matches of the campaign. To Group D first, where what was billed as a routine win for Wales against Georgia turned out to be anything but. Gareth Bale put the home side ahead after just nine minutes, but Tornike Okriashvili grabbed a deserved equaliser just before …

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Moldova V Ireland: Confirmed Lineup, Hoolahan Starts

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 6/10/2016 Republic of Ireland vs Georgia Republic of Ireland team

The Republic of Ireland continue their World Cup qualification campaign with a trip to Moldova, their first ever game against tonight’s opponents. Nothing less than three points will be accepted as Ireland look to keep up the pace in what is sure to be a tight contest with Wales, Austria and Serbia for the top two spots. For tonight’s game, …

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Moldova V Republic Of Ireland: Everything You Need To Know

DUBLIN, IRELAND - OCTOBER 06: Seamus Coleman of Ireland in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Group D Qualifier between Republic of Ireland Georgia at the Aviva Stadium on October 6, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland are yet to fully convince in their World Cup qualifying group, but four points from two games keeps them firmly in contention. The match against Georgia was, largely, a horror show, interrupted only by a great run by Seamus Coleman that somehow ended up being bundled over the line by the Ireland captain. The Boys …

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England 2-0 Malta: Player Ratings From A Routine Win At Wembley

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: Dele Alli of England celebrates with team mates after scoring his teams second goal of the game during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Group F match between England and Malta at Wembley Stadium on October 8, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The Gareth Southgate era began for England in what turned out to be a comfortable win for England. Though the home side were camped out in the Maltese half, it took half an hour for the opposition’s defence to be breached as Daniel Sturridge headed home a cross from his Liverpool team-mate Jordan Henderson. The Three Lions made it two courtesy …

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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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