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Coming Attractions: League of Ireland 2018 Preview

“More and more people are tuning into the joy a Friday night has brought thousands of supporters across the country for years.” Gavin White previews the 2018 League of Ireland season ahead of the big kick-off.

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.

Winter is Clearing: League of Ireland 2017 Preview

A long winter is clearing as two clubs look to knock Stephen Kenny’s Dundalk off their perch in the shadow of a historic year for Dalymount Park. Gavin White previews the 2017 League of Ireland season ahead of the big kick-off.

Austrian View: Getting Back to Reality

On 5th November, 2015, little Austria stood 10th in the FIFA rankings. A landslide campaign in the Euro qualifiers with nine wins and just one draw even turned the Alaba-led team into a dark horse for the tournament in France. What has happened since then? Georg Sander of 90minuten gives the view from the Boys in Green’s next opponents.

France View: Drama or Karma?

The French both admire, and fear, Ireland’s work ethic, and ahead of their last 16 showdown, the hosts can’t escape thoughts of the infamous last meeting between the sides, writes Jeremy Smith.

Italian View: Winning Start Surprises Azzurri Fans

While many predicted Italy to challenge for the title, Azzurri fans had little hope going in to the European Championship. Ahead of Ireland’s do-or-die clash, the Italian’s winning start has come as a surprise, writes Antonio Ferrara.

Netherlands View: Dark Days for the Dutch

Keen to close this dark chapter in their football history, the Netherlands will be in no mood to allow Ireland fine tune their Euro preparations, writes Martijn Hilhorst.

Slovak View: “We’re at Our Peak”

Slovakia are in Dublin for a depleted Ireland’s second Euro 2016 warm-up game. Slovak football journalist Lukáš Vráblik gives us the low-down on the Boys in Green’s fellow qualifiers heading to France this summer.