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Cyprus Vs Greece Takes On Added Significance For Ireland After Bosnia Loss

Dublin , Ireland - 6 October 2017; Callum O'Dowda of Republic of Ireland in action against Alexandru Gacan of Moldova during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Republic of Ireland and Moldova at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The permutations for World Cup 2018 qualification are coming to a head as the campaign reaches its conclusion. While Ireland need to defeat Wales away on Monday to stand any chance of qualifying for next summer’s Moscow extravaganza, Chris Coleman’s side aren’t the only obstacle to progress. Matters elsewhere across Europe, particularly in Groups F and I where Scotland and Slovenia, …

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Opinion: England Relying Too Heavily On Marcus Rashford

England limped to a 1-0 victory over Slovenia to ensure qualification for Russia 2018 at Wembley on Thursday evening. There was a real lack of cohesion in almost everything they did and a worrying over-reliance on Marcus Rashford, particularly in the first half. Rashford was the main (perhaps even the only) threat for England in the first half. Playing in …

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Dele Alli Facing FIFA Action Over Middle-Finger Incident

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli is facing a potential international ban as FIFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against the 21-year-old following his middle finger incident in England’s World Cup Qualifier with Slovakia on Monday night. The incident took place in the 77th minute of the game as Alli was caught on camera making the gesture which he claimed was a joke …

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The Big Teams Who Could Miss Out On The 2018 World Cup

As the qualification groups for the 2018 World Cup begin to take shape, we take a look at some of the big sides who could very well miss out on a place in Russia next summer. Argentina A World Cup without Lionel Messi is fast becoming a genuine possibility. Jorge Sampaoli’s side are currently fifth in qualifying after a dismal 1-1 …

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Opinion: Ireland Have One Major Problem – Scoring Goals

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 5/9/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Serbia Ireland's James McClean reacts to a missed chance

The Republic of Ireland’s World Cup dreams hang by a thread after their 1-0 defeat to Serbia on Tuesday night. The reason their hopes have fleeted out in the last four days is relatively simple: they are just not clinical enough. Looking back to Saturday night’s meeting with Georgia in Tbilisi, Ireland had a multitude of chances to come away …

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