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World Cup Qualifying: Solitary James McClean Goal Sees Rep. Of Ireland Reach Play-Offs At Wales’ Expense (Photos & Video)

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Republic of Ireland went barnstorming into the World Cup play-offs by beating Wales in Cardiff on Monday evening to thereby quash their opponents' thin hopes of making it to Russia.

The evening kicked-off with a stirringa capella rendition of the Welsh national anthem, Land of Our Fathers, which the home contingent bellowed out in bristling unison.

Where to find Wales vs. Ireland World Cup qualifier on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Wales vs. Ireland World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place.

A playoff position is on the cards for either Wales or Ireland in a huge match for both countries. Playing at home in Cardiff, Wales needs a win and a Serbia defeat to finish in first place in the group.

[Photo]: Everton star suffers horrifying leg injury; will miss the rest of the season

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Everton defender, Seamus Coleman, suffered a broken leg in a horrific tackle from Neil Taylor during Ireland’s 0-0 draw with Wales in a World Cup qualifier.

Coleman was taken off the pitch on a stretcher, and was taken to hospital. The right-back is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Coleman horror injury mars Ireland-Wales World Cup qualifying draw

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Dublin (AFP) – Wales were held to a 0-0 draw by the Republic of Ireland on Friday in a World Cup qualifier overshadowed by a serious-looking injury to Irish captain Seamus Coleman.

The Everton right-back was given oxygen and stretchered off in the 71st minute after his right foot was left flopping at an unnatural angle by a crude lunge from Neil Taylor, who was sent off.

Coleman horror injury mars Ireland-Wales World Cup qualifying draw

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Dublin (AFP) – Wales were held to a 0-0 draw by the Republic of Ireland on Friday in a World Cup qualifier overshadowed by a serious-looking injury to Irish captain Seamus Coleman.

The Everton right-back was given oxygen and stretchered off in the 71st minute after his right foot was left flopping at an unnatural angle by a crude lunge from Neil Taylor, who was sent off.

World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Updated Standings, Results and Talking Points

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The calendar year 2016’s last international break provided the setting for the latest stop in the long road to qualification for the 2018 World Cup. 63 matches were played across six continents, as the qualification picture for the finals in Russia became clearer after the latest round of matches.

Euro 2016 Transfers: Bartosz Kapustka and 23 players whose Euro form put them in the shop window

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Euro 2016 may be done and dusted but it's not quite forgotten. Despite the lack of classic matches the Euros had its fair share of excellent team and individual performances, and those quality...

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Success for Iceland and Wales – Now For Their Club Sides

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Are you a fan of the official Euro 2016 anthem? You’ve heard it by now, probably in the form of a “special goal celebration music edit that will be played in stadiums every time a goal is scored”. The lyrics are quite optimistic, Zara Larsson insists that “We’re in this together…We stand strong together/We’re in this forever”.

Euro 2016 Best and Worst Fans

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Euro 2016’s Best (and worst) Fans So Far

We’re only just into the quarter finals, and already some pundits are naming Euro 2016 as one of the worst tournaments in recent memory. Many of the teams tipped for glory before the championships haven’t turned up, and although big names like Germany and France are through to the quarters, the football they’ve played along the way has been surprisingly pedestrian.

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McClean breaks Welsh hearts as Ireland reach play-offs

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Cardiff (United Kingdom) (AFP) – The Republic of Ireland claimed a World Cup play-off spot at Wales’ expense after James McClean’s crisp second-half strike earned his side a 1-0 victory in Cardiff on Monday.

The West Bromwich Albion winger’s goal moved Ireland above Wales into second place in Group D below Serbia, meaning Martin O’Neill’s men will be one of the eight teams in the European play-off draw on October 17.

McClean breaks Welsh hearts as Ireland reach play-offs

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Cardiff (United Kingdom) (AFP) – The Republic of Ireland claimed a World Cup play-off spot at Wales’ expense after James McClean’s crisp second-half strike earned his side a 1-0 victory in Cardiff on Monday.

The West Bromwich Albion winger’s goal moved Ireland above Wales into second place in Group D below Serbia, meaning Martin O’Neill’s men will be one of the eight teams in the European play-off draw on October 17.

Hogan, O’Brien win first Ireland call-ups for qualifiers

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Dublin (AFP) – Aston Villa’s Scott Hogan and Millwall’s Aiden O’Brien received their first call-ups by the Republic of Ireland ahead of their decisive World Cup qualifiers.

Martin O’Neill’s side face Moldova and Wales in their last two Group D games next month as they look to keep their hopes of reaching Russia next year alive.

Walters snatches point for Irish against Austria in World Cup qualifier

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Paris (AFP) – Jon Walters smashed in a late equaliser as the Republic of Ireland fought back to draw 1-1 with Austria in their World Cup qualifier in Dublin on Sunday.

Stoke City forward Walters chased a long ball downfield by Robbie Brady and held off Aleksandar Dragovic before volleying into the far corner with five minutes remaining at the Aviva Stadium.

Walters snatches point for Irish against Austria in World Cup qualifier

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Paris (AFP) – Jon Walters smashed in a late equaliser as the Republic of Ireland fought back to draw 1-1 with Austria in their World Cup qualifier in Dublin on Sunday.

Stoke City forward Walters chased a long ball downfield by Robbie Brady and held off Aleksandar Dragovic before volleying into the far corner with five minutes remaining at the Aviva Stadium.

Confidence boosting friendly wins for Dutch, Ireland

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Paris (AFP) – The Netherlands warmed up for a vital 2018 World Cup qualifier next week with an emphatic 5-0 friendly win against Ivory Coast on Sunday.

The Dutch are struggling to make it to Russia next year, placed only fourth in Group A on seven points behind leaders France (13) Sweden (10) and Bulgaria (9).

Confidence boosting friendly wins for Dutch, Ireland

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Paris (AFP) – The Netherlands warmed up for a vital 2018 World Cup qualifier next week with an emphatic 5-0 friendly win against Ivory Coast on Sunday.

The Dutch are struggling to make it to Russia next year, placed only fourth in Group A on seven points behind leaders France (13) Sweden (10) and Bulgaria (9).

Koeman fumes over O’Neill’s failure to protect McCarthy

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London (AFP) – Everton manager Ronald Koeman has blasted Republic of Ireland coach Martin O’Neill for failing to protect James McCarthy from injury.

McCarthy has been ruled out of Saturday’s vital Merseyside derby against Liverpool after suffering a hamstring problem while on international duty with Ireland.

Koeman fumes over O’Neill’s failure to protect McCarthy

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London (AFP) – Everton manager Ronald Koeman has blasted Republic of Ireland coach Martin O’Neill for failing to protect James McCarthy from injury.

McCarthy has been ruled out of Saturday’s vital Merseyside derby against Liverpool after suffering a hamstring problem while on international duty with Ireland.

Ireland lament ‘big loss’ as Coleman has surgery on broken leg

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Dublin (AFP) – Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman had surgery on his broken leg Saturday following a horror tackle by Wales’s Neil Taylor in Friday’s goalless World Cup qualifying draw in Dublin.

Taylor was sent off in the 71st minute at Lansdowne Road, with Everton full-back Coleman taken off on a stretcher after his right foot was left dangling by an ugly foul.

Ireland lament ‘big loss’ as Coleman has surgery on broken leg

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Dublin (AFP) – Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman had surgery on his broken leg Saturday following a horror tackle by Wales’s Neil Taylor in Friday’s goalless World Cup qualifying draw in Dublin.

Taylor was sent off in the 71st minute at Lansdowne Road, with Everton full-back Coleman taken off on a stretcher after his right foot was left dangling by an ugly foul.

Coleman broken leg horror mars Ireland-Wales World Cup qualifying draw

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Dublin (AFP) – Wales were held to a 0-0 draw by the Republic of Ireland on Friday in a World Cup qualifier overshadowed by a sickening injury to Irish captain Seamus Coleman.

The Everton right-back was given oxygen and stretchered off in the 71st minute after his right leg was broken by a crude lunge from Wales left-back Neil Taylor, who was sent off.

Coleman broken leg horror mars Ireland-Wales World Cup qualifying draw

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Dublin (AFP) – Wales were held to a 0-0 draw by the Republic of Ireland on Friday in a World Cup qualifier overshadowed by a sickening injury to Irish captain Seamus Coleman.

The Everton right-back was given oxygen and stretchered off in the 71st minute after his right leg was broken by a crude lunge from Wales left-back Neil Taylor, who was sent off.

No special plan to stop Bale: Keane

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Dublin (AFP) – Ireland have no special plan to nullify Welsh superstar Gareth Bale in Friday’s crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier because it would never work anyway, assistant manager Roy Keane said.

Keane, himself a standout if different type of player to Bale when he played for Manchester United and Ireland, said many teams had tried - and failed - to stop the Wales and Real Madrid forward.

No special plan to stop Bale: Keane

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Dublin (AFP) – Ireland have no special plan to nullify Welsh superstar Gareth Bale in Friday’s crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier because it would never work anyway, assistant manager Roy Keane said.

Keane, himself a standout if different type of player to Bale when he played for Manchester United and Ireland, said many teams had tried - and failed - to stop the Wales and Real Madrid forward.

FIFA take action against Ireland for political symbol

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Zurich (AFP) FIFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) for a political symbol worn during a friendly in March, a spokesperson for the world body said Friday.

Ireland's commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the country's Easter Uprising on their shirts has become more sensitive with England and Scotland locked in a battle with FIFA over the wearing of poppies in tribute to war dead.

FIFA take action against Ireland for political symbol

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Zurich (AFP) FIFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) for a political symbol worn during a friendly in March, a spokesperson for the world body said Friday.

Ireland's commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the country's Easter Uprising on their shirts has become more sensitive with England and Scotland locked in a battle with FIFA over the wearing of poppies in tribute to war dead.

O’Neill accuses Koeman of ‘bleating’ over McCarthy

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Dublin (AFP) Ireland manager Martin O'Neill dismissed Everton coach Ronald Koeman's complaints about his use of midfielder James McCarthy as "bleating" on Wednesday.

Koeman blamed O'Neill for giving McCarthy too much game time in two 2018 World Cup qualifiers last month as he had just returned from a groin operation.

Transfers & Rumours

Official: Burnley Sign Veteran Attacker Jonathan Walters From Stoke

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Burnley have signed Republic of Ireland forward Jonathan Walters from Stoke City on a two-year deal.

The deal for the 33-year-old could rise to £3m for Burnely, with Walters the Clarets' second signing of the summer, coming after the arrival of Leeds full-back Charlie Taylor.

The Merseyside-born Walters started his career with Blackburn in 1998 before lining out for the likes of Bolton, Hull and Ipswich in a fine career built on hard-work and muscle rather than any great flair.

Muckers: Brilliant Image Surfaces Of Burnley Teammates Robbie Brady And Jeff Hendrick Together At Boyhood Club (Photo)

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Over the course of the season so far, Burnley's dabbling in the transfer market has finally brought togethertwo of football's oldest muckers reunited at Turf Moor.

Indeed, Burnleybroke their transfer record to bring in Robbie Brady on deadline day, thus reunitingthe Irish midfielder with boyhood teammate Jeff Hendrick.

Videos

Pies Classics: St Patrick’s Day Special – 10 English-Born Footballers Who Played For Republic Of Ireland

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As a doff of the wax cap to it beingSt Patrick's Day and all, Piesthought we'd have a little look-see at those gentlemen who, despite being born upon the sceptred shores of Albion, decided to represent the Republic of Ireland with pride at international level much like old Saint Paddy himself.

Irish Side Dundalk FC Make Champions League History With Heroic 3-0 Qualifying Win Over BATE Borisov (Highlights)

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Dundalk made history last night by becoming the first League of Ireland side to make it into the Champions League play-off rounds.

A herculean effort saw Dundalk overturn a 0-1 first-leg deficit to beat BATE Borisov 3-0 in Tallaght and 3-1 on aggregate, thus ensuring the Irish side at least one more Champions League fixture this season which, even if they lose, would see them wind up in the Europa League group stages.

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FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Dates, Times, Fixtures For Round 4

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Club Football takes a brief hiatus as international football takes centre stage this week. Another exciting round of FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers will start its proceedings from Thursday, and we have some exciting games to look forward to.

England under caretaker manager Gareth Southgate will face Scotland on Friday in what is going to be the 113th meeting between the two sides.

FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Dates, Times, Fixtures For Round 4

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Club Football takes a brief hiatus as international football takes centre stage this week. Another exciting round of FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers will start its proceedings from Thursday, and we have some exciting games to look forward to.

England under caretaker manager Gareth Southgate will face Scotland on Friday in what is going to be the 113th meeting between the two sides.

FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Dates, Times, Fixtures For Round 4

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Club Football takes a brief hiatus as international football takes centre stage this week. Another exciting round of FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers will start its proceedings from Thursday, and we have some exciting games to look forward to.

England under caretaker manager Gareth Southgate will face Scotland on Friday in what is going to be the 113th meeting between the two sides.

Euro 2016: France rely on second half performance once again to reach quarter-finals

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An Antoine Griezmann brace in the second half saw France come from behind to beat the Republic of Ireland in their second round clash in Lyon this afternoon.

The hosts performed poorly in the opening 45 minutes once again before dominating the second half and deservedly progressed into the quarter-final with a 2-1 win.

Griezmann brace, Arsenal forward impresses in France 2-1 Ireland

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Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann scored twice as France beat the Republic of Ireland 2-1 to move into the last eight of Euro 2016 on Sunday in Lyon.

France manager Didier Deschamps has made four changes to his side that drew 0-0 with Switzerland in their last match with Dimitri Payet, Blaise Matuidi, N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud all returning to the starting XI.

Euro 2016 Round of 16: Manchester United's €120m summer target vs Everton midfielder, key battles

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France take on the Republic of Ireland in the round of 16 of the European Championships at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday. On paper, this game looks like a foregone conclusion with the hosts being firm favourites, but stranger things have happened in this competition in the past.

The last time these teams faced off in a game of such importance was a 2010 World Cup qualifer.

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Irish Premier League: Cork City Stadium Roof Collapses After Being Ravaged By Hurricane Ophelia (Photos)

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The Republic of Ireland bore the full brunt of Hurricane Ophelia when she/it swept in on Monday, with the lashing winds causing damage and even fatalities right across the country.

While thankfully nobody was hurt, the good folk of Cork City awoke on Monday morning to find that Ophelia had had her wicked way with their Turner's Cross stadium, with half of the roof across the Derrynane Stand collapsing in on itself.

Everton boss blasts Roy Keane, suggests Ireland risk players' fitness

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Ronald Koeman has hit back at Roy Keane over his criticism of Everton’s handling of James McCarthy’s fitness.

The Republic of Ireland assistant boss Keane recently blasted the Blues, saying that there were ‘more scientists involved now than there needs to be’ in McCarthy’s battle against injury.

Video Highlights – Serbia 2 Ireland 2 – Video

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Here are the video highlights of Ireland's 2-2 draw in Belgrade tonight against Serbia with Daryl Murphy, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ciaran Clark (late sub) all playing in the game. Daryl got the equalizer late in the game with a great header from a corner his first ever goal for Ireland.