Ireland v Qatar: Team news, TV details and liveblog

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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.

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 Ryan Manning misses out and has been replaced by Liam Scales as a late replacement in the squad.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.
Rudi Kinsella

Ireland 4-0 Qatar

A brilliant win from Stephen Kenny's side, with a hat-trick from Callum Robinson and a late goal by Shane Duffy to cap it all off.

It may not be the most important game, but it will mean the world to Kenny and the rest of his staff.

Jeff Hendrick and Jamie McGrath's performances also leave Irish fans with reason to be excited, with the latter hopefully ready to take his career to the next level.

All in all it has been an excellent international window for the Irish team.

Rudi Kinsella

Duffy gets in on the act

An inch-perfect cross from Conor Hourihane saw Shane Duffy rise above everyone else to bury the ball past the 'keeper.

Duffy had gone close a couple of times against Azerbaijan, so he will be delighted to get on the scoresheet.

Will Ireland get to five?

Rudi Kinsella

Hat-trick for Robinson!

Ireland kept the ball with almost every player on the pitch getting a touch, before Jeff Hendrick played the perfect pass into Callum Robinson.

Robinson then slid the ball past the keeper with the confidence of a man who has scored five goals in the past four days.

The football was incredible in the lead up to the goal, and the fans all around the Aviva have been in great form all night.

Robinson's hat-trick is the first an Irish player has scored since Robbie Keane did back in 2014.

Stephen Kenny will be delighted, though Qatar have definitely made it easy.

Rudi Kinsella

Ireland 2-0 Qatar

What a half from Ireland, who have completely dominated Qatar throughout the first 45 minutes.

Two goals from Callum Robinson saw Ireland go in 2-0 up at half-time, while Chiedozie Ogbene nearly made it three with a header that struck the crossbar.

Caoimhin Kelleher had very little to do in the Irish goal, and Shane Duffy, John Egan and Andrew Omobamidele looked completely confident at the back.

The star of the show has been Jamie McGrath though, who was so classy on the ball every time it touched his feet. Stephen Kenny will be delighted.

Rudi Kinsella

It's 2-0 Ireland!

Callum Robinson doubles Ireland's lead with a goal from the penalty spot after some nice work from Jamie McGrath.

He calmly slotted the ball past the keeper to make it 2-0, and to make it four goals in four days for the West Brom man.

A dream start for Robinson and for Ireland in general, the Aviva Stadium is bouncing!

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