Republic of Ireland played a goalless draw with Wales on Friday March 24 and the results further points to the fact that the Euro 2016 finalists might not play in Russia next year.
The hosts did a decent job of forcing the Welsh side to a draw – that they seemed content with. The defence was solid and the deep-lying play wearied the visitors.
Real Madrid talisman Gareth Bale could not inspire the set-up to victory though he came close twice. They could have sustained the attack but a poor attack on Ireland skipper Seamus Coleman forced the referee to send off Neil Taylor in the 69th minute. Continue reading WALES FORCE IRELAND TO A DRAW
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has branded striker Robbie Keane as one of the greatest finishers the game has seen.
The striker recently announced his international retirement in a career that saw him make close to 150 appearances for the national team. Since making his debut in 1988,Keane has gone on to feature in 145 appearances. A return of 67 goals from these matches speaks volumes about the striker’s capability in front of goal.Keane has been a successful Premier League forward who represented the likes of Tottenham, Liverpool, and Aston Villa
. He is currently with LA Galaxy in the MLS.
As Ireland qualified for the Euro 2016 in surprising circumstances, it was thought thatKeane would make the most out of it by featuring in a major international tournament. This has long been a dream for many Irish players. Prior to Euro 2012, Ireland had qualified for only one European championships in their history. Euro 2016 was seen as a distant attempt, but they qualified with flying colours. It was also seemingly the best place forKeane to call time on his international career and it proved to be the same.Keane will make one final appearance for the international team when they take on Oman in the first week of September.
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