Jeff Hendrick earns his first start for Ireland as Trapattoni names his side to take on Spain in New York. Seamus Coleman starts on the right wing while Sammon partners Keane in attack.
While Irish fans try to wipe the mauling by Spain from their memories, Tuesday’s opponents in New York still talk about the support of the Green Army in Gdansk. La Liga football writer and editor of Madrid Atléticos, Garreth Nunn gives us the view from the other side ahead of the Republic’s final match of the season against the world and European champions.
Broadcast a year ago today, this Sky Sports News report from Poznan is still one of the best. Irish fans on top form on our return to the European Championships. “The Irish are outnumbering the Croatians; they’re probably outnumbering the Poles and it’s their own country.”
PSV Eindhoven have revealed a return to an all red home kit to celebrate their centenary year, replacing the famous red and white stripes. The Nike shirt is a throw-back to some of the most successful periods in the club’s history.
From the artist who gave us the superb Ronaldinho skills flip-book, now we’ve got the follow-up Ronaldo version.
A depleted Irish squad heads for New York to take on world and European champions Spain, almost a year on since the heavy defeat in Gdansk. Dave O’Grady, host of the YBIG Football Show, looks ahead to the clash and considers who might feature for a new-look Ireland.
While Ireland are chasing goals in Dublin, our group rivals Austria and Sweden clash in Vienna. If that game finishes level and the Boys in Green win, they’ll move second in World Cup qualifying Group C.
The Lansdowne Road crowd is planning a tenth minute tribute to Robbie Keane during tonight’s World Cup qualifier with the Faroe Islands. The Irish captain will become his country’s record caps holder as the Boys in Green aim to stay in contention for Brazil next summer.
“The FAI have committed to playing Spain in New York and we must go. It’s about respect, and respect for the Irish people who want to see these players. They’re paying for tickets but not to see the second team”
Barcelona’s latest signing Neymar was introduced to a crowd of over 50,000 at the Nou Camp.