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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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Nemanja Matic Excited By Chance To Meet Childhood Hero Roy Keane

The Republic of Ireland will be hoping to claim all three points on Tuesday night at the Aviva as they welcome group leaders Serbia with the race to Russia next summer hotting up. One man, in particular, looking to upset the Irish is Manchester United’s latest recruit in the heart of midfield, Nemanja Matic. The ex-Chelsea man is looking forward …

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Opinion: Issues Martin O’Neill Needs To Address Before Serbia Match

Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland picked up a point away to Georgia on Saturday night – a result some of the country’s more pessimistic fans may have settled for before kick-off. Having watched the match, even the most optimistic supporters of the Boys in Green will be delighted with the point. The performance has got the football community in Ireland …

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Fans Are Absolutely Hating The Supposed New Irish Jersey

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Leaked images emerged this morning of what could be New Balance’s first effort as the Republic of Ireland’s official jersey manufacturer. There’s no confirmation as of yet that this will actually be new strip but it has already induced quite the reaction from fans. From the rounded collar to the orange trim to the somewhat unnerving shade of green they …

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The Pros And Cons To The Continued Selection Of Glenn Whelan

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Stadionul Zimbru, Chisinau, Moldova 9/10/2016 Moldova vs Republic of Ireland Ireland's Glenn Whelan

Ireland’s 1-1 draw with Austria on Sunday brought with it many criticisms of Martin O’Neill’s team selection. One of the individuals in question yet again was Glenn Whelan. Whelan did not necessarily have a bad game on Sunday and did produce some good defensive play and anchored the midfield. However, he was anonymous at times and and offered Ireland very …

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Six Talking Points Ahead Of Crucial Ireland v Austria Qualifier

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria 12/11/2016 Austria vs Republic of Ireland Ireland's James McClean celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Following Ireland’s 3-1 defeat to Mexico, the more experienced head racked up an impressive reverse score against South American heavyweights Uruguay.  This will have Ireland is fantastic spirits as they approach another critical game. Austria come to Dublin following a crushing 1-0 defeat at the hand’s of Martin O’Neill’s men and expectations are high for the home side. Ireland look …

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