Radamel Falcao could still feature at this summer’s World Cup after his doctor gave him a better than 50% chance of recovering in time. The Monaco star, nicknamed ‘El Tigre,’ watched from his hospital bed as his team-mates and supporters held a pre-match tribute. The striker was also visited in Porto by Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos.
Martin O’Neill takes charge of the Irish side for a second time for the visit to Poznan and a friendly game with Poland. The teams have previously met on 24 occasions, the second of which resulted in President Hyde being removed as a patron of the GAA.
The President was at Dalymount last week to take in Bohs and Derry. “Soccer is very important. If you took it out of Irish life, you’d have a great big hole.”