Euro 2016 Draw: England to play Wales in France
Dec13

Euro 2016 Draw: England to play Wales in France

England will face Wales at next summer’s European Championship in France after the two home nations were drawn together in Group B. The Three Lions, who won all of their 10 qualifying games, take on the Dragons, who are appearing in their first major championship since 1958. Five days before their clash on June 16 in Lens, Roy Hodgson’s side face Russia, while Wales play Slovakia in their group openers. Northern Ireland will play...

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Martin O’Neill: Tough draw could suit Ireland
Dec13

Martin O’Neill: Tough draw could suit Ireland

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill says their difficult Euro 2016 draw, which sees them face Sweden, Belgium and Italy in Group F, could suit his...

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Stoke City’s International Player of the Week
Nov19

Stoke City’s International Player of the Week

Name: Jon Walters Country: Republic of Ireland Position: Forward Unable to play in the first-leg Euro 2016 play-off against Bosnia due to injury, Walters was recalled and told to send Ireland through to next summer’s competition in Dublin. The Merseyside-born forward did not disappoint, coming up with both goals as the Irish came out 3-1 winners on aggregate. In typical Walters style, he hassled and bullied the Bosnian...

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Everton’s International Player of the Week
Nov19

Everton’s International Player of the Week

Name: James McCarthy Country: Republic of Ireland Position: Central Midfielder When Republic of Ireland finished in the play-off spot in their Euro 2016 qualification group they would have been delighted after a tough campaign, but that delight would have been replaced with nerves when they were drawn to face Bosnia & Herzegovina. With the likes of Edin Dzeko and Miralem Pjanic in their ranks it was never going to be an easy tie,...

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Aston Villa’s International Player of the Week
Nov19

Aston Villa’s International Player of the Week

Name: Ciaran Clark Country: Republic of Ireland Position: Defender The 26-year-old may not have been a regular for his country in his career to date – he has 13 caps – but he was certainly a vital part of their two-legged Euro 2016 play-off victory against Bosnia & Herzegovina. With John O’Shea and Paul McShane missing through injury, Clark was given his chance in the crucial away match on Friday night, and...

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Norwich City’s International Player of the Week
Nov19

Norwich City’s International Player of the Week

Name: Robbie Brady Country: Republic of Ireland Position: Left Winger Ireland fans are giving all of the plaudits to Jon Walters for his two goals that sent Martin O’Neill’s men through to Euro 2016. However, without Robbie Brady they might not have made it to the finals, after the Canaries star scored a late equaliser in Bosnia gave the Republic an away goal, and one foot in France. His impressive performances were topped off as he...

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