Ireland

Serbian View: No Lead is Safe Against the Irish

Underage world champions and top of their World Cup group, Serbian football is on a high right now. Provided they don’t make a familiar mistake and slip up against Moldova, they will roll into Dublin expecting a fight to the finish, writes Milos Dusanovic.

Magic Walters, Our Only Wizard of Aus…10 Talking Points

A terrible start and a rip-roaring finish, Ireland’s clash with Austria ended with substance thanks to Jon Walters’ equaliser but was worryingly devoid of style. We are still in a brilliant position to qualify for next summer’s World Cup, so why does it feel so precarious? Here are ten talking points after a huge week for Ireland’s qualification hopes.

One Year to Go to the World Cup

In 12 months’ time, the FIFA World Cup will kick off in Russia and Copa90 set the scene by explaining why it’s the greatest competition on Earth.

The Nation Holds Its Breath: Watch the Full Film

On the day of the most important football match in Irish history, an expectant father is torn between witnessing the miracle of childbirth and the miracle of reaching the quarter finals of the World Cup. Now you can watch the new Irish short film, produced by the famous Weinstein Company, in full.

You Boroughs In Green: Football in Irish-America

Ireland’s latest American adventure sees them take on Mexico this week. So, who are these supporters that continually show up in New York when the Irish arrive? What is the status of soccer in the Irish-American community? And when will we see a player born and raised in the United States line out for the Boys in Green? asks Irish New Yorker Eugene O’Driscoll.

From the Dick, Kerr’s Ladies to Suffragettes FC

The history of the women’s game on the island of Ireland is comparatively short, though it has had its moments of controversy, and brilliance, not least in the form of a young Inchicore player who became an Italian sensation, writes Donal Fallon.