Ireland are back in action on Tuesday evening as they take on Qatar in a friendly at the Aviva Stadium.
Ireland come in to Tuesday’s game against Qatar with a renewed sense of confidence after they ended their long wait for a competitive win against Azerbaijan on Saturday evening.
A brace from under-fire Callum Robinson handed Ireland all three points in a crucial World Cup qualifier for Stephen Kenny’s side in Baku. Chiedozie Ogbene also got his name on the scoresheet in a big win for the visitors.
Here are all the details you need to know ahead of another crunch clash for Stephen Kenny’s men who are searching for their second win on the spin.
You can see our liveblog, which will have regular updates throughout the match, at the bottom of this piece.
Squad announced for Azerbaijan & Qatar fixtures@LaticsOfficial striker Will Keane receives his first international call-up as Stevens, Knight & Ogbene all return following injury 👍
Coleman & O'Shea ruled out 👎
— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) September 30, 2021
Ireland v Qatar.
Despite a win over Azerbaijan on the road, Stephen Kenny needs another win to ease the pressure on his stewardship of the Irish team – starting with Tuesday’s friendly against Qatar.
Ireland eased to a 3-0 win away to the Azeris on Saturday evening, with Callum Robinson and Chiedozie Ogbene handing Kenny’s side a deserved win in Baku.
Last time out against Qatar, Ireland drew 1-1 with Gulf State, as James McClean’s strike was not enough to help Kenny to his first win as Ireland manager on that occasion.
Tuesday’s game against Qatar in Dublin offers Kenny a chance to blood more of his young stars in a friendly environment, although they will have to do it without Seamus Coleman and Dara O’Shea who miss out through injury.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch Ireland v Qatar, including TV information, kick-off time and team news.
What TV channel can I watch the Ireland v Qatar match on?
Ireland v Qatar will be broadcast on RTÉ 2.
Build-up will begin at 6.45pm before the studio hands over to the commentary team in the Aviva Stadium in time for a 7.45pm kick-off. The match will also be available to stream on RTÉ Player.
If you’re living in the UK, or in Ireland but would prefer to watch it on Sky Sports, you can watch the game on Sky Sports Premier League. Their coverage begins at 7:40 pm.
Ireland team news.
Captain Seamus Coleman has been ruled out with a hamstring injury, while Dara O’Shea also misses out with a long-term injury. Ryan Manning misses out and has been replaced by Liam Scales as a late replacement in the squad.
Will Keane has been called up to the Ireland squad for the first time, but did not feature in the win over Azerbaijan. Jason Knight is expected to return after missing out on Saturday’s win against Azerbaijan.