For those Irish fans that traveled to France for Euro 2016, few moments in their lives will ever surpass the instant in which Robbie Brady’s glorious header rattled the back of the Italian net.
For a long time now, Irish fans have held an extraordinary reputation for having one of the best groups of travelling supporters in the world. In France however, the green army reached a new level of fandom.
France 2016 was something special. Irish fans were not just seen proudly supporting their team in and around the stadiums, they were seen chanting arm in arm with opposing supporters. They were seen cleaning up rubbish and singing lullabies to children. And most importantly, the incredible horse man was seen pulling off the shot of the tournament.
All jokes aside, after an impressive tournament in France, Ireland are now in a strong position to qualify for the next World Cup in Russia. However, with many having concerns about certain aspects with regard to the 2018 tournament, there are fears that many fans won’t make the trip should the boys in green actually get the job done.
An article published in the Independent last year stated that ‘Russian football’s culture of racism paints a bleak prospect’ for the tournament. A piece published in The Guardian listed 9 different concerns that fans have with regard to the 2018 World Cup.
So, with all of the above in mind, will you still travel to Russia should Ireland qualify for the 2018 World Cup?
Ireland are currently top of Group D, and are looking good to qualify. While they are not yet odds on to be in Russia in 2018, many are confident, and putting their money where their mouths are. However, if football betting isn’t your thing, then some Spin Genie spins can be grabbed by visiting this site.