The Republic of Ireland won’t be represented at the 2022 UEFA Women’s European Championship in England after they failed to book a playoff spot from Group I of the qualifiers. Ahead of the final matchday (matchday eight) in the group, the Republic of Ireland were in a two-horse race for the playoff spot from Group I with leaders Germany already through to the tournament proper. The Republic of Ireland and Ukraine were the two nations battling for a place in the playoffs.
Ahead of matchday eight, the Republic of Ireland women were leading their Ukrainian counterparts by one point and they needed to better the result of Ukraine on the final matchday to secure their place in the playoffs. Hosts England have qualified automatically for the tournament, while the winners from the nine groups available will join the English team. Continue reading EURO HOPES ENDED FOR IRELAND WOMEN
PSG are keeping tabs on Chelsea midfielder Willian. It is understood that the French side have shown interest in the winger as a potential replacement for Neymar. Willian has been linked to the French giant in recent seasons. While Neymar has been continuously linked with a return to Camp Nou.
According to various reports, Barcelona will make another approach to sign Neymar at the end of the season. The Blaugrana will sanction the sale of a few fringe and underperforming stars in order to raise the fund for Neymar. Phillips Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele and Arturo Vidal are among the players that have been linked with the Camp Nou exit. Coutinho has been tipped with a return to the Premier League while Juventus have indicated an interest in Vidal.
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Former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland Captain and anchor man, Roy Keane was known as a brute and steel character on the pitch and he has transferred his on-pitch character into his analysis as a TV pundit.
He is known not to put any word in check while speaking, he is not afraid to say what he thinks and feels even if it might upset a few people. Players and managers alike have been a victim of his outbursts.
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The national football team of the Republic of Ireland might miss Shane Duffy as he is doubtful to play for the qualifier matches against Switzerland and Georgia for Euro 2020 that is set to happen in the next month. The main reason for his miss is the injury in his calf. Duffy is a defender for Brighton in the Premier League and for playing for the club, he got injured and was forced to leave the field during the second half in the match between Aston Villa and Brighton for the Carabao Cup in which the latter got defeated.
Currently, the Republic of Ireland has positioned itself at the top of Group D after playing just five games in the competition. Graham Potter is the boss of Brighton. He said that it is really sad for Shane to not being able to play the matches and his teammates will really going to miss him. Shane Duffy, who has shown a lot of good performance in the Premier League club Brighton, has been omnipresent in the defense side of the Republic of Ireland for the qualifying campaign for Euro 2020. He also successfully scored in the much dramatic and talked about match against Denmark that got tied held in the month of June in Copenhagen.
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Manchester United are looking to move on to other transfer targets after completing the transfer of defender AaronWan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace.
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are thought to be eyeing a move for the English duo of Sean Longstaff and James Maddison. It is reported that United are weighing up bids for both players as they look to continue their summer spree.
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New Republic of Ireland head coach Mick McCarthy said that Seamus Coleman is an important player for him and that his place is guaranteed in the team irrespective of his form with Everton. Indeed the player has been struggling this season to get a sustained run in the Everton team and that has cause doubts that he might lose his place in the national team.
Mick McCarthy said that Seamus Coleman is his captain and that he is an important player not only on the pitch but also off the pitch. He said that he will be counting on him to lead the other players.
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Former Tottenham Hotspur and Republic of Ireland striker, Robbie Keane has announced his retirement from football as a player.
The 38 year old captained his country for more than 10 years, scoring 325 goals in 737 appearances for 10 different club for a football playing career spanning 23 years.
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Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill might be without some key players next month in what might be an important match for his career at the head of the national team. Indeed players such as Seamus Coleman, Harry Arter, and Rice might be missing the games scheduled for next month.
Everton defender Seamus Coleman is currently suffering from a fracture and will be missing the two games scheduled for next month. Harry Arter, on the other hand, is out of the team following a clash with Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane. Rice who has become an important player has yet to decide whether he wants to represent England or the Republic of Ireland at international level.
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Republic of Ireland are making an impressive campaign in their qualifying matches for the 2016 Euro’s as the team of Martin O’Neil has not lost a single match so far and remain at the top of Group D along with Poland as they both have secured a total of 7 points so far.
The latest qualifying match that Republic of Ireland played was against Germany in a game that took place at the Veltins-Arena in Germany and a goal from Toni Kroos at the 71st minute gave the German team the lead but just when the match was about to end, John O’Shea scored a late goal which equalized the match 1-1 and forced both squads on having to settle with 1 point.
This was a fairly disappointing result for Germany as they were in need of a victory and had control of the match for the majority of the time but just couldn’t hold on to their lead.
‘It’s a precious point and it might be vital at the end of the campaign. To see John scoring, wearing the armband too, and it so late in the game, well it had everything,’ grinned O’Neill who has overseen an unbeaten start to Group D. We’ve had two tough away games and we’ve got seven points. It was a great point for us, in the context of coming to the home of the world champions and getting something from the game. I still feel Germany is the strongest team in the group’’ Republic of Ireland’s coach Martin O’Neil said.
This draw was huge for Republic of Ireland as they managed to snatch a valuable point when playing against the current champions of the world in their own turf. The side of Martin O’Neil continues their march at the top spots of Group D while Germany will have to start performing better if they want to secure a spot to the 2016 Euro’s.
Japan’s early departure from the 2014 World Cup wrapped up Alberto Zaccheroni’s time in charge of the Japanese as he was replaced by the Mexican manager Javier Aguirre.
Javier Aguirre is believed to have signed a 2 year long contract the national Japanese team with the former coach of Mexico earning around $2.5 million each year and if he manages to seal positive results during his time in charge of the squad, the contract has an option that would allow him to continue being the manager for an extended period of time.
The 55 years old Mexican coach Javier Aguirre already has experience in not only coaching national football teams’ but also in managing big clubs such as: Athletic Madrid.
When the announcement was made official to the public, the technical director of the Japanese national football team Hiromi Hara went on praising Javier Aguirre and explaining some of the reasons why the board of directors opted to choose the Mexican as the next coach of Japan.
“We have agreed on terms and the executive board has approved his appointment. He has a lot of experience. He knows how to win and that’s exactly what we want to raise the level of our team. I want him to help us become the kind of team that can stand firm even when we’re playing badly or we’re up against a strong opponent. We wanted someone with experience of European or South American football, and he also has international experience and experience of the World Cup.”
Aguirre has done a reasonably well job with Mexico during his time coaching the national side as he guided the team to the round of 16 on 2 different occasions during the 2002 and 2010 World Cup.