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“It’s Bittersweet But I Fully Support It”- Mick McCarthy On FAI Decision

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Mick McCarthy has said that he will “fully support” new Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny who succeeds the 61-year-old in the role.  McCarthy was contracted by the FAI until July 31st with U21 boss Kenny set to take over following the completion of Ireland’s Euro 2020 campaign. However, that plan was thrown into confusion following the worldwide outbreak of …

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UEFA Confirm Postponement Of Ireland’s Rescheduled Playoff Against Slovakia

UEFA have confirmed that all the European Championship playoffs that had been rescheduled from March to June have now been postponed until further notice. This, of course, includes Ireland’s game against Slovakia which had initially been set for March 26th before being rescheduled for June due to the recent coronavirus outbreak. All national team games for both men and women …

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Slovakian FA Urge UEFA To Postpone Euro 2020 Playoff With Ireland

The Slovakian FA have officially called on UEFA to cancel the upcoming Euro 2020 play-off against Ireland scheduled for March 26th. The Slovakian government announced on Thursday increased measures to combat the outbreak of COVID-19, closing their airports, schools as well as blocking international trains and buses. The playoff had already been scheduled to be played behind closed doors as …

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Player Party Behind Slovakia Coach’s Resignation

Outgoing Slovakia coach Jan Kozak said Thursday he had resigned after finding seven players returning late from a party following a 2-1 loss to arch-rivals Czech Republic last weekend. “It hurt terribly, as if someone spat all over me. Like a slap in the face,” Kozak, a 64-year-old former midfielder, told reporters. “I’m terribly disappointed,” he added, naming Newcastle goalkeeper …

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Opinion: England Relying Too Heavily On Marcus Rashford

England limped to a 1-0 victory over Slovenia to ensure qualification for Russia 2018 at Wembley on Thursday evening. There was a real lack of cohesion in almost everything they did and a worrying over-reliance on Marcus Rashford, particularly in the first half. Rashford was the main (perhaps even the only) threat for England in the first half. Playing in …

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World Cup Round-Up: England Limp To Draw, Scotland Thrashed

LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA - OCTOBER 11: Daniel Sturridge of England reacts during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Group F match between Slovenia and England at Stadion Stozice on October 11, 2016 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

The final round of European World Cup qualifiers for this week took place across the continent this evening, with Germany and England among the nations involved. To Group C first, where current World Cup holders Germany took on Michael O’Neill’s Northern Ireland in a repeat of their Euro 2016 group stage fixture. Two goals within the first twenty minutes, courtesy …

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World Cup Round-Up: Germany Comfortable, Scotland Rescue Late Draw

(L) of Germany and (R) of Czech Republic battle for the ball during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Germany and Czech Republic at Volksparkstadion on October 8, 2016 in Hamburg, Germany.

The third and final wave of European World Cup matchweek 2 qualifiers took place on Saturday night, with mixed fortunes for the three Home Nations involved. To Group C first, where the reigning champions Germany were in action at home to the Czech Republic. Jogi Löw’s side got through this fixture completely unscathed, as a double from Thomas Müller, with …

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Manchester United Defender Withdraws From England Squad

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has been removed from the England squad to take on Slovakia in Trnava on Sunday with the 21-year-old being given permission to return to his club by new England manager Sam Allardyce. Shaw was originally drafted into England’s 23 man squad for the Three Lions opening 2018 World Cup qualifier but was told on Saturday that he could return to …

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Allardyce Announces England Team Ahead Of Slovakia Test

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - AUGUST 30: Sam Allardyce, manager of England looks on during an England training session at St George's Park on August 30, 2016 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

New England manager Sam Allardyce has announced his first team selection ahead of the opening game of their World Cup qualifying campaign with Slovakia in Trnava on Sunday. Allardyce has kept faith with eight of the team that were unceremoniously dumped out of Euro 2016 by Iceland. Joe Hart retains his position as England No. 1 despite his high-profile error in …

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England: Sam Allardyce Names Michail Antonio In His First Squad As Manager

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - JULY 25: Newly appointed England manager Sam Allardyce poses after a press conference at St. George's Park on July 25, 2016 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Sam Allardyce has named his England squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Slovakia. The former Sunderland boss replaced Roy Hodgson as England manager after a disastrous European Championship campaign, and will be hoping that his own reign as Three Lions manager will be a lost more successful. With James Milner announcing his international retirement recently, one change was …

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