Euro 2016 Round-Up: Ireland qualify for Euro 2016
Nov16

Euro 2016 Round-Up: Ireland qualify for Euro 2016

Republic of Ireland have qualified for Euro 2016 after a 2-0 (3-1 on aggregate) win over Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Aviva Stadium. After a 1-1 draw in Zenica on Friday, the tie was hanging in the balance, but a Jon Walters brace sealed Martin O’Neill’s side a spot in France next summer. It took 24 minutes for the hosts to go ahead when the Stoke forward netted a controversial penalty after Ervin Zukanovic was harshly...

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Head-to-Head: John O’Shea (Republic of Ireland) vs Edin Dzeko (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Nov16

Head-to-Head: John O’Shea (Republic of Ireland) vs Edin Dzeko (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

Vice-captain John O’Shea has given the Republic of Ireland a massive boost ahead of tonight’s decisive 2016 UEFA European Championships play-off second-leg against Bosnia-Herzegovina.  The Sunderland centre-half is set to return to Martin O’Neill’s starting eleven this evening after finally recovering from an hamstring injury, with the 34-year-old coming through Sunday’s training session unscathed...

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Preview & Prediction: Republic of Ireland vs Bosnia & Herzegovina
Nov16

Preview & Prediction: Republic of Ireland vs Bosnia & Herzegovina

Republic of Ireland host Bosnia & Herzegovina at the Aviva Stadium on Monday in the second-leg of their Euro 2016 qualifier, with the tie still all to play for. Robbie Brady’s 82nd minute goal gave the Irish late hope of snatching a victory in Bosnia on Friday but Edin Dzeko’s quick-fire response leaves the sides level at 1-1 heading into this clash in Dublin. With Ireland scoring the crucial away goal in the first-leg, a 0-0 draw...

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Preview & Prediction: Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Republic of Ireland
Nov13

Preview & Prediction: Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Republic of Ireland

Having just missed out on second place in their qualifying group to Poland, the Republic of Ireland will have to book their place at Euro 2016 the hard way in a two-legged play-off against Bosnia & Herzegovina. After remarkably defeating Germany 1-0, Martin O’Neill’s side had put themselves in a position where victory or a high-scoring draw against Poland would put them second, but ultimately they lost 2-1. Now they...

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Head-to-Head: Miralem Pjanic (Bosnia) vs Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland)
Nov13

Head-to-Head: Miralem Pjanic (Bosnia) vs Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland)

Having just missed out on second place in their qualifying group, the Republic of Ireland will have to book their place at Euro 2016 the hard way in a two-legged play-off against Bosnia & Herzegovina. The first of those legs takes place in Zenica on Friday night, and Martin O’Neill will be keen for his team to gain a positive result. One of the key battles will come in the midfield between Bosnia’s attack-minded...

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adidas Beau Jeu: Official EURO 2016 match ball
Nov12

adidas Beau Jeu: Official EURO 2016 match ball

adidas have revealed Beau Jeu, the official EURO 2016 match ball with a little help from France football legend Zinedine Zidane. The 2000 European Championship winner took to his Instagram page to show off the first images of the ball which will debut in the first group match next summer. Beau Jeu, translated in English as “the beautiful game”, is closely linked to next year’s host country, France. The layering of colour incorporates...

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