The World Cup gear is arriving thick and fast this week, and following the launch of Italy’s home and away shirts, comes PUMA’s unveiling of the Brazil 2014 kits for Cameroon, Ghana, Algeria, Switzerland, and Chile. The new jerseys will be worn for the first time in tonight’s series of international friendlies.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. It was a must win game at home, with a World Cup play-off at stake. October 2005 and Ireland under Brian Kerr surrendered to Switzerland with a whimper. The RTE analysis is depressingly familiar.