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World Cup Round-Up: Italy And Spain Enjoy Strong Wins, Wales Held

Spain's defender Ignacio Monreal (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the FIFA qualifying Group G football match Spain vs Macedonia at Los Carmenes stadium in Granada, on November 12, 2016. / AFP / JORGE GUERRERO (Photo credit should read JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)

The second wave of European World Cup qualifiers took place on Saturday night, including former world champions Italy and Spain. To Group D first, where the Republic of Ireland took control of the pool with a deserved 1-0 win against Austria (more of which you can read about here and here).  James McClean scored the only goal of the game …

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World Cup Round-Up: Wales Slip Up, Italy Get Lucky

CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 09: Tomike Okriashvili of Georgia celebrates his sides first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Georgia at the Cardiff City Stadium on October 9, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

The European World Cup qualifiers continued on Sunday night as three groups played their fourth matches of the campaign. To Group D first, where what was billed as a routine win for Wales against Georgia turned out to be anything but. Gareth Bale put the home side ahead after just nine minutes, but Tornike Okriashvili grabbed a deserved equaliser just before …

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Twitter Reacts As James McClean Brace Gets Ireland Out Of Jail In Moldova

Shane Long Ireland

Ireland dug deep for a deserved victory in eastern Europe tonight, after seeing off a tricky Moldova challenge, thanks to a James McClean brace. Wes Hoolahan was included in the starting line-up, and made an immediate impact, playing Shane Long through for an early opener. I’m not tweeting tonight about Weso because I’ve already tweeted 3263 times about him & how wonderful he …

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Moldova V Ireland: Confirmed Lineup, Hoolahan Starts

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 6/10/2016 Republic of Ireland vs Georgia Republic of Ireland team

The Republic of Ireland continue their World Cup qualification campaign with a trip to Moldova, their first ever game against tonight’s opponents. Nothing less than three points will be accepted as Ireland look to keep up the pace in what is sure to be a tight contest with Wales, Austria and Serbia for the top two spots. For tonight’s game, …

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Moldova V Republic Of Ireland: Everything You Need To Know

DUBLIN, IRELAND - OCTOBER 06: Seamus Coleman of Ireland in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Group D Qualifier between Republic of Ireland Georgia at the Aviva Stadium on October 6, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland are yet to fully convince in their World Cup qualifying group, but four points from two games keeps them firmly in contention. The match against Georgia was, largely, a horror show, interrupted only by a great run by Seamus Coleman that somehow ended up being bundled over the line by the Ireland captain. The Boys …

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Two New Faces In Ireland’s 33-Man Squad To Face Georgia And Moldova

LYON, FRANCE - JUNE 25: In this handout image provided by UEFA, Republic of Ireland head coach Martin O'Neill faces the media during the Republic of Ireland press conference on June 25, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Handout/UEFA via Getty Images)

Martin O’Neill has this morning confirmed his Republic of Ireland squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers next month. The two fixtures, against Georgia at the Aviva on October 6th and Moldova in Chisinau three days later, will see the Boys in Green looking to build on the point gained in Serbia in what was generally a poor performance, despite the 2-2 …

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Five New Faces Who Should Feature In Martin O’Neill’s Ireland Squad Tomorrow

BELGRADE, SERBIA - SEPTEMBER 05: Head coach Martin O'Neill of Ireland reacts during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Serbia and Ireland at stadium Rajko Mitic on September 5, 2016 in Belgrade. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

The Republic of Ireland continue their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign next month. The Boys in Green opened their account with a draw away to Serbia, and now have games against Georgia and Moldova on the horizon. Although six points are essential, they are not a given. Martin O’Neill has a relatively settled side, but competition for squad places is high. Here, we look …

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World Cup Round-Up: Wins For Italy And Wales As Spain Score Eight

Spain's forward Diego Costa (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the WC 2018 football qualification match between Spain and Liechtenstein at the Reyno de Leon Stadium in Leon on September 5, 2016. / AFP / MIGUEL RIOPA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)

The second wave of European qualifiers’ opening weekend took place tonight, as 2006 winners Italy and 2010 champions Spain got their respective campaigns underway. In Group D, Georgia and Austria began proceedings in the early kick-off. In what could have been a very tricky tie for an Austrian side still reeling from a poor Euro 2016, first half goals from Marc Janco …

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