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Watch: Liverpool’s Coutinho And Firmino Both Score In Brazil Victory

Brazil's Philippe Coutinho (L) celebrates his goal against Bolivia with teammate Neymar during their Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier football match in Natal, Brazil, on October 6, 2016. / AFP / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Liverpool’s Brazilian contingent continues to go from strength to strength. Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino have both made storming starts to the new Premier League season, and have carried over those displays into international duty with Brazil. The former played from the start in Brazil’s 5-0 victory against Bolivia in Thursday night’s World Cup qualifier, while the latter sprung from …

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Ireland 1-0 Georgia: Player Ratings From An Unconvincing Win

DUBLIN, IRELAND - OCTOBER 06: Seamus Coleman of Republic of Ireland celebrates scoring his sides first goal with team mates during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Group D Qualifier between Republic of Ireland and Georgia at Aviva Stadium on October 6, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland were in action against Georgia at the Aviva, looking to get their first win of this World Cup qualification campaign. Ireland’s display in the first half was little short of horrid, they rarely looked like threatening the Georgian goal while at the other end were lucky when the away side struck the crossbar and post …

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Twitter Reacts As Rep. Of Ireland Awkwardly Stumble Past Georgia

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

Republic of Ireland got the win they needed against Georgia at the Aviva Stadium, but by God it wasn’t pretty. Martin O’Neill’s side rode their luck in the fist half as the visitors hit the crossbar and post in the same mover, while at the same time looking wholly unconvincing themselves. A serious rethink and change of attitude was needed …

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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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The View From Georgia: Weiss Will Be Planning ‘Smash And Grab’ Victory Against Ireland

Ireland have relied on luck and last gasp heroics against Georgia in the past. Alastair Watt gives Póg Mo Goal the inside view from the visitors to Dublin. – What are the hopes for the current qualification series? The realistic aim is for Georgia to avoid bottom spot and anything higher than fifth would be a good outcome. Moldova are perceived as beatable …

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Glen Johnson’s Surprise England Comeback Is Over Already

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JUNE 07: Glen Johnson of England in action during the International Friendly match between England and Honduras at the Sun Life Stadium on June 7, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Glen Johnson was one of the biggest surprises in Gareth Southgate’s first squad as England manager. The Stoke City defender had not played for his country since 2014, but was drafted in as a replacement for injured Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne. Yesterday, Southgate explained the decision, arguing that Johnson’s vital experience was a key factor in the 32-year-old’s shock inclusion. However, …

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Two New Faces In Ireland’s 33-Man Squad To Face Georgia And Moldova

LYON, FRANCE - JUNE 25: In this handout image provided by UEFA, Republic of Ireland head coach Martin O'Neill faces the media during the Republic of Ireland press conference on June 25, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Handout/UEFA via Getty Images)

Martin O’Neill has this morning confirmed his Republic of Ireland squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers next month. The two fixtures, against Georgia at the Aviva on October 6th and Moldova in Chisinau three days later, will see the Boys in Green looking to build on the point gained in Serbia in what was generally a poor performance, despite the 2-2 …

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World Cup Round-Up: Portugal Lose, France Held To Surprise Draw

(R-L) Antoine Griezmann of France and Moussa Sissoko of France can't believe it as another chance goes begging during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Belarus and France at Borisov Arena on September 6, 2016 in Borisov, Belarus. (Photo by Dave Winter/Icon Sport) (Photo by Dave Winter/Icon Sport via Getty Images)

The final wave of opening European World Cup qualifiers took place tonight, as Euro 2016 finalists Portugal and France both got their respective campaigns underway. In Group A, France took on Belarus in Barysaw, looking to bounce back from the disappointment of losing the European Championship on home soil. However, it was to be a frustrating night for Didier Deschamps’ …

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