For Fionn O’Dea, Ireland’s World Cup play-off heartache will take a long time to heal just like his previous scars playing and following the not always beautiful game.
Stephan Reich of cult German football magazine 11Freunde explains why it’s so beautiful that Ireland have reached Euro 2016.
“Out of the fog has come clarity. Ireland are on the way to France.” You won’t tire of watching these. Highlights of Ireland’s second leg victory over Bosnia including the reaction of the RTE panel.
Bosnia & Herzogovina have plenty in common with Euro 2016 rivals Republic of Ireland. Both have experienced heartache in play-offs and both endured cruel luck at the Stade de France.
Dzeko and Pjanic are the standout stars of the Bosnia & Herzogovina squad but if Ireland are to reach Euro 2016, there are others they’ll have to shackle in Zenica and Dublin. Gavin Fahy runs a comprehensive rule over the ones to watch.
As Limerick look to pull off the impossible, Cian Manning recalls when the escape artist himself Sam Allardyce negotiated his early days in management in the Treaty City.
The Republic of Ireland have experienced ups and downs in our history with tournament play-offs.
Just days ago we’d have taken a play-off spot with both hands but humbling the world champions caused Irish fans to dream. A frustrating night in Warsaw has raised doubts again but Ireland still have a shot at Euro glory. At the end of a qualifying campaign with a final act to play, here’s ten talking points.
Five years on from THAT goal, we’re revisiting an extract from French Football Weekly’s Jeremy Smith’s interview with Phillipe Auclair, author of Thierry Henry: Lonely At The Top. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Henry is a divisive figure in French football. Perceived as aloof, an adversary of Zidane, and the apparent leader of a shameful strike at the 2010 World Cup, we look at the Frenchman’s standing in history, and that night in Paris.
How Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo reacted to each other’s goals during the Sweden-Portugal World Cup play-off.