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Opinion: Issues Martin O’Neill Needs To Address Before Serbia Match

Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland picked up a point away to Georgia on Saturday night – a result some of the country’s more pessimistic fans may have settled for before kick-off. Having watched the match, even the most optimistic supporters of the Boys in Green will be delighted with the point. The performance has got the football community in Ireland …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Made A Lot Of History Last Night In Portugal’s Big Win Over The Faroe Islands

Cristiano Ronaldo might be currently suspended at club level, but that hasn’t stopped him from breaking more and more goal-scoring records in international colours. Portugal took on minnows Faroe Islands last night – and Ronaldo didn’t take long to declare his country’s superiority. The Real Madrid man scored after three minutes before going on to grab a hat-trick in a 5-1 win …

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Southgate Gets Both Barrels From Some On Twitter As Reports Suggest Lallana Could Be Out For Four Weeks

Reports have emerged suggesting Liverpool could be without midfielder Adam Lallana for up to four weeks. Several media outlets, including Sky Sports, are reporting the 28-year-old returned from England duty with a thigh injury and will probably miss this weekend’s Merseyside derby. Lallana has been a key player for Liverpool this season, as they look to secure a top four finish. …

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Twitter Reacts To Ireland’s Scoreless Draw With Wales And That Tackle On Seamus Coleman

Unfortunately the major talking point of tonight’s World Cup qualifier between the Republic of Ireland and Wales was a horrendous challenge from Neil Taylor, which left Irish captain Seamus Coleman with a broken leg. The game itself was a dull, scoreless but bruising affair, with both sides struggling desperately to create clear-cut chances. According to RTE, there were fourteen shots …

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Surprise Inclusions As Gareth Southgate Announces England Squad To Face Germany And Lithuania

PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 23: Jermain Defoe of England celebrates scoring the opening goal during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group C match between Slovenia and England at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on June 23, 2010 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Gareth Southgate has included a few surprise additions in his first England squad since becoming the full-time boss, for games against Germany and Lithuania later this month. Here we look at who was picked in each position, and who missed out on this occasion. Goalkeepers Southgate has decided not to mess around too much in the goalkeeper department. Joe Hart and …

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Who Should Start For England In Place Of The Injured Harry Kane?

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: Harry Kane of England in action during the international friendly match between England and Portugal at Wembley Stadium on June 2, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Harry Kane will miss England’s upcoming games, after Tottenham confirmed he has sustained ankle ligament damage and will face a spell on the sidelines. With Gareth Southgate due to name his squad on Thursday, he will be thinking hard about replacements for Kane. When making his choice, he will need to look at who’s playing well, who has a positive …

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Five Uncapped Players Who Should Be In The England Squad This Month

WATFORD, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Nathan Redmond of Southampton celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the Premier League match between Watford and Southampton at Vicarage Road on March 4, 2017 in Watford, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

All eyes will be on England manager Gareth Southgate next Thursday (March 16), when he names his first squad since becoming full-time boss. After two wins and two draws as caretaker boss, he will be keen for a first victory in the permanent role when England face Germany in Dortmund on March 22. After that ‘friendly’ international, it’s back to …

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Fifa Open Disciplinary Action Against Northern Ireland And Wales Over Poppy Display

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 12: Supporters holds up placards to form a giant poppy ahead of Remembrance Sunday prior to the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Serbia at Cardiff City Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Fifa have opened disciplinary proceedings against Northern Ireland and Wales in relation to the display of poppy symbols during their recent internationals. Despite the two associations agreeing not to wear poppies during their games to mark Armistice Day, the governing body has decided to take action because of several displays of ‘political messages’. England and Scotland defied FIFA’s regulations by …

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Wes Hoolahan: A Case Of The Grass Always Being Greener?

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 13: Wes Hoolahan (L) of Republic of Ireland celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mate Glenn Whelan (R) during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Republic of Ireland and Sweden at Stade de France on June 13, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

With Ireland set to face Austria in a pivotal clash in Vienna on November 12, the public are guaranteed to hear either Eamon Dunphy lament to exclusion of Wes Hoolahan from the starting line-up or quiver with excitement in the wake of his favourite Irish player starting in a crunch game. Hoolahan is by far Ireland’s most creative player and has …

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