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Harry Arter’s Praise For ‘World Class’ Eriksen Proves What A Threat He Really Is

Republic of Ireland Press Conference, FAI National Training Centre, Dublin 6/6/2017 Harry Arter

Denmark’s Christiam Eriksen is an exceptional player, but Ireland should be focusing on themselves primarily ahead of Saturday’s huge World Cup qualification play-off first leg.  That is according to the man who may well be tasked with keeping tabs on the Spurs maestro this weekend, Harry Arter. Eriksen is a key component to the wonderful run of form that Tottenham …

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‘Lucky For Us He Was A Spanish Referee’ Austrian Defender Thinks Duffy ‘Goal’ Should Have Been Allowed

Austria just about kept their hopes of World Cup qualification alive on Sunday night, securing a point against the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva. The game finished 1-1, as a first-half goal from Austrian defender Martin Hinteregger was cancelled out by a volley from the Republic’s Jonathan Walters in the 85th minute. Austria moved to eight points and they …

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International Star But Club Flop: The Kyle Lafferty Enigma

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 11: Kyle Lafferty of Northern Ireland celebrates after he opens the scoring during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan at Windsor Park on November 11, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

When Northern Ireland entertain Norway at Windsor Park on Sunday night in World Cup qualifying Michael O’Neill’s men may again look to Kyle Lafferty for goalscoring inspiration. The 29-year-old continues to lead the way for his country and has netted 20 times in 59 international appearances. Indeed, his form in helping Northern Ireland qualify for last summer’s European Championships was quite fantastic. …

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Martin O’Neill On Seamus Coleman’s Surgery And Timescale For Return

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 24/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Wales Ireland’s Seamus Coleman is comforted by Assistant manger Roy Keane Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Ireland’s hard-fought point against Wales paled into insignificance on Friday night once the news of a double leg break to captain Seamus Coleman was confirmed in the aftermath of the World Cup qualifier.  Neil Taylor’s collision with the Donegal man immediately had the watching Ireland and Everton fans hugely concerned, but there is now at least some semblance of positivity coming …

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Martin O’Neill Cuts 11 Players From Irish Squad Ahead Of Wales Clash

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Stadionul Zimbru, Chisinau, Moldova 9/10/2016 Moldova vs Republic of Ireland Ireland's Wes Hoolahan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The Republic of Ireland squad for the World Cup qualifying tie against Wales on Friday and friendly versus Iceland on Tuesday has been cut from 39 to 28 by manager Martin O’Neill.  Injuries to Ciaran Clark, Harry Arter, Paul McShane, Rob Elliot, David McGoldrick and Liam Kelly have ruled them out of the squad. Meanwhile, Darron Gibson, Adam Rooney, Anthony …

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Opinion: Wayne Rooney’s Battle With Taxman Latest Fiasco In Woeful Few Months

Things are going from bad to worse for Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney. It was reported over the weekend by The Times that the 30-year-old is at the centre of an alleged ‘tax avoidance’ scheme involving a film firm and multiple other investors. Rooney supposedly invested £12.5 million of his footballing fortune into the company, whom, after selling two movies, filed …

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