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# road-to-russia - Sunday 11 June, 2017

As it happened: Ireland v Austria, World Cup 2018 qualifier

It ended 1-1 at the Aviva.

Ireland presented with a golden opportunity to kill off one of their World Cup qualifying rivals

Martin O’Neill’s side can take Austria out of the running for a spot at next year’s finals by claiming victory this evening.

# road-to-russia - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Germany score 7, Lewandowski bags a hat-trick, Eriksen nets for Denmark

A round-up of the rest of tonight’s World Cup qualifying action across Europe.

Injury-time goal secures big away win for Northern Ireland in World Cup qualifiers

Michael O’Neill’s side were heading for a goalless draw in Azerbaijan until the 92nd minute.

'Warrior' Walters set to lead the line for Ireland after declaring himself fighting fit

The Stoke City man is raring to go ahead of tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier against Austria.

# road-to-russia - Friday 9 June, 2017

'People have died for their country so we want our lads to put their bodies on the line' Rallying Cry This post contains videos

'People have died for their country so we want our lads to put their bodies on the line'

Ireland’s assistant boss has been glad to see injured captain Seamus Coleman link up with the group ahead of Sunday’s World Cup qualifier.

Marriage of Fancy Dan and Plain Jane brings out the best in the Boys in Green

It’s time to throw off the inferiority complex and take that next step, writes Tommy Martin.

# road-to-russia - Thursday 8 June, 2017

With a host of missing players, Austria could well be there for the taking

Marcel Koller must prepare for Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Ireland with a severely-depleted squad.

# road-to-russia - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

'He hasn't let us down' - Ex-Ireland keeper backs Randolph to keep hold of number one jersey

Packie Bonner believes Martin O’Neill will stick with the West Ham goalkeeper for next month’s qualifier against Austria.

# road-to-russia - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

'Hopefully Seamus looks at what people like me did and realises there's a way back from this'

Former Ireland striker Niall Quinn is upbeat that the current captain can return for next year’s World Cup finals — provided the team qualifies.

# road-to-russia - Saturday 25 March, 2017

'We've 11 points on the board. I would have taken that at the start of the group'

Martin O’Neill was content with a draw in Dublin last night.

# road-to-russia - Friday 24 March, 2017

Stage is set for an enthralling night and the Ireland-Wales pre-match talking points

Can the Boys in Green deal with the absentees? Will James McCarthy get the nod? Would Wales be happy with a draw…?

Poll: Who will win tonight's World Cup qualifier between Ireland and Wales? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who will win tonight's World Cup qualifier between Ireland and Wales?

It’s a huge game for Martin O’Neill’s side.

# road-to-russia - Thursday 23 March, 2017

'Whatever Ireland have planned for Bale, it won't be anything new'

Wales boss Chris Coleman insists they aren’t under pressure to win at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow night.

# road-to-russia - Monday 6 March, 2017

Shane Duffy out of Ireland's crucial World Cup qualifier with Wales

The Brighton defender fractured his metatarsal over the weekend.

# road-to-russia - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Boost for Wales ahead of Ireland showdown as Bale returns to training early

The Real Madrid superstar has been out of action since November with an ankle injury.

# road-to-russia - Saturday 21 January, 2017

'I'm very concerned' - Martin O'Neill focused on Wales showdown

The Ireland boss was on last night’s Late Late.

# road-to-russia - Monday 2 January, 2017

5 Irish footballers we'd like to see make their international debuts in 2017

The likes of Conor Hourihane, John Egan and Daryl Horgan are knocking have been pushing to be capped for Ireland.

# road-to-russia - Saturday 24 December, 2016

'In my kindest calculations, I hadn't got Ireland in this position. It's a fantastic place to be'

Former striker and Sky Sports pundit Niall Quinn has seen this group of players grow and mature under Martin O’Neill.

# road-to-russia - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Ireland's ticket allocation for World Cup qualifier in Cardiff revealed

The number would rise in the unlikely event that Wales change venue for the final Group D game, however.

# road-to-russia - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Wales players 'absolutely devastated' after Serbia draw hands Ireland group initiative

After seeing his side concede a late equaliser to draw with Serbia, Chris Coleman admitted the Wales players were left deflated.

# road-to-russia - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Opinion: O'Neill's magic touch has Ireland producing big results again

Ireland earned their first-ever away win in Austria tonight.

As it happened: Austria v Ireland, World Cup 2018 qualifier

Ireland claimed a historic win in Vienna to boost their chances of qualifying for the World Cup.

# road-to-russia - Monday 7 November, 2016

Dundalk duo Horgan and Boyle make the cut as Ireland squad meets up in Dublin

The two Lilywhites stars will link up with the rest of the group ahead of Saturday’s World Cup qualifier in Vienna, but James McCarthy is out.

# road-to-russia - Saturday 5 November, 2016

'If Martin O'Neill left the job tomorrow, Stephen Kenny would rightly be the favourite for Ireland manager'

RTÉ pundits Eamon Dunphy and Dietmar Hamann sit down to discuss Dundalk, Ireland and next week’s World Cup qualifier with Austria.

# road-to-russia - Sunday 30 October, 2016

A bullet finish from McGoldrick a timely boost for Martin O'Neill ahead of crucial Austria qualifier Take A Bow This post contains videos

A bullet finish from McGoldrick a timely boost for Martin O'Neill ahead of crucial Austria qualifier

The Irish striker netted his second goal of the campaign to grab Ipswich a point against Rotherham.

# road-to-russia - Friday 7 October, 2016

A win is a win - but the stats from last night show Ireland were lucky to get all three points

A Séamus Coleman goal was the difference between the two sides.

# road-to-russia - Thursday 6 October, 2016

'It's a shocking team, it's almost as if they put the names in a hat and pulled them out'

Eamon Dunphy claims Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has picked the wrong team for tonight’s qualifier against Georgia.

Top seeds in Ireland's group meet in Vienna and two heavyweights clash in pick of tonight's qualifiers

Austria take on Wales while Spain travel to Italy in this evening’s standout ties.

McGeady, Hendrick...? Ireland may need another moment of magic to unlock Georgia

Tonight’s World Cup qualifier opponents proved tough to break down in the last campaign.

# road-to-russia - Friday 23 September, 2016

'I’m really chuffed, I didn’t expect it at all' - Ireland's new goalkeeper is eager to impress

Danny Rogers and Conor Hourihane are the two new faces in Ireland’s 33-man squad.

Will O'Neill embrace the chance to freshen the squad and other Ireland talking points Road To Russia This post contains videos

Will O'Neill embrace the chance to freshen the squad and other Ireland talking points

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill names his squad for next month’s World Cup double-header, later today.

# road-to-russia - Monday 19 September, 2016

Everton's James McCarthy and Darron Gibson doubtful for Ireland's upcoming qualifiers

Martin O’Neill will be sweating over the fitness of the midfield duo, who have both undergone surgery on respective groin issues

# road-to-russia - Monday 5 September, 2016

Should Coleman be captain and key questions ahead of Ireland's World Cup qualifier

The Boys in Green are in Belgrade to take on Serbia tonight.

# road-to-russia - Sunday 4 September, 2016

'Ireland will be our most difficult opponents' - Ivanovic sees Long and Walters as major threats

The Serbia and Chelsea defender knows what to expect when they meet the Boys in Green in tomorrow night’s World Cup qualifier.

What starting XI should Ireland put out against Serbia?

Here’s the line-up we would like to see Martin O’Neill go with in the first game of the World Cup qualifiers.

# road-to-russia - Saturday 3 September, 2016

Kosovo's first-ever World Cup qualifier is surrounded by controversy

They take on Finland on Monday night in their first competitive fixture.

What sort of state are Serbia in heading into the World Cup qualifier with Ireland?

Experienced coach Slavoljub Muslin has been tasked with leading them to their first major tournament since 2010.

# road-to-russia - Friday 2 September, 2016

Keane: We won’t pick young players because they’ve built a reputation, yet haven’t kicked a ball Making The Grade This post contains videos

Keane: We won’t pick young players because they’ve built a reputation, yet haven’t kicked a ball

Ireland’s number two wants to see the likes of Callum O’Dowda and Eoghan O’Connell push for places.

Coleman and O'Shea in race to be fit for Ireland's World Cup qualifying curtain-raiser

The pair returned to training today for the final session before the squad flies out to Serbia.

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