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Sublime Eriksen propels Denmark to World Cup

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Dublin (AFP) – Christian Eriksen’s magnificent hat-trick inspired Denmark to a 5-1 demolition of the Republic of Ireland in Tuesday’s second leg of their play-off in Dublin to clinch a spot at next year’s World Cup.

Following Saturday’s stalemate in Copenhagen, Ireland got their home leg off to the perfect start when Shane Duffy headed them into the lead after only six minutes, but Denmark struck twice before the break and three more in the second half to seal their place in Russia.

Sublime Eriksen propels Denmark to World Cup

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Dublin (AFP) – Christian Eriksen’s magnificent hat-trick inspired Denmark to a 5-1 demolition of the Republic of Ireland in Tuesday’s second leg of their play-off in Dublin to clinch a spot at next year’s World Cup.

Following Saturday’s stalemate in Copenhagen, Ireland got their home leg off to the perfect start when Shane Duffy headed them into the lead after only six minutes, but Denmark struck twice before the break and three more in the second half to seal their place in Russia.

Hull survive Derby fightback to reach play-off final

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London (AFP) Hull City survived to reach the Championship play-off final on Tuesday despite losing 2-0 at home to Derby County in their semi-final second leg.

Hull's 3-0 win in the first leg at the weekend left Derby with too much to do in the return at the KC Stadium as Steve Bruce's side set up a final against Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley later this month.

Hull survive Derby fightback to reach play-off final

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London (AFP) Hull City survived to reach the Championship play-off final on Tuesday despite losing 2-0 at home to Derby County in their semi-final second leg.

Hull's 3-0 win in the first leg at the weekend left Derby with too much to do in the return at the KC Stadium as Steve Bruce's side set up a final against Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley later this month.

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World Cup Play-Off: Disciplined Irish Frustrate Denmark, Secure Precious Draw In Copenhagen (Video)

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The Republic of Ireland's hopes of making it to next summer's World Cup remain in tact after a hard-fought goalless draw in Copenhagen.

Prior to the game, the Irish fans were in typical good humour, amusing themselves outside a Victoria's Secret shop by cheering every customer who walked out the door.

International Friendly: Jonathan Walters Nets Stunner Then Misses Open Goal As Ireland Beat Uruguay 3-1 (Video)

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The Republic of Ireland enjoyed a morale-boosting 3-1 win against Uruguay on Sunday, ahead of next week's World Cup qualifier against Austria.

Jonathan Walters scored the goal of the game on 28 minutes, with the Stoke attacker producing a superb long-range effort.

Jose Giminez levelled the scoresbefore the break, before Walters then somehow contrived to miss an open goal from all of two yards, with his effort coming back off the crossbar.

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Coventry City’s Cyrus Christie Booked For Tripping Pitch Invader (Video)

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Coming a day after Wycombe 'keeper Jordan Archer was arse-checked (hang on, that came out wrong) to the ground by a 17-year-old fan, here's Coventry City's Cyrus Christie lashing out and tripping yet another tiresome pitch invader and picking up a yellow card from the referee for his troubles.