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#World Cup 2018

# world-cup-2018 - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

No bitterness from Cork City as Maguire finally receives Ireland recognition

The Preston North End striker has been included in Martin O’Neill’s provisional squad.

# world-cup-2018 - Sunday 25 June, 2017

'When you know what he went through to get the green jersey, words can't describe the emotions'

The summer of 2017 is one the Longs won’t forget in a hurry.

# world-cup-2018 - 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.

Kane ends international drought to rescue England in dramatic finale with Scotland

The Scots were denied a famous victory by the Tottenham Hotspur star in the dying moments.

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.

# world-cup-2018 - Friday 9 June, 2017

Northern Ireland boss: ‘If I named a 35-man squad, Martin O’Neill would be in it’

Michael O’Neill says his side are punching above their weight as they bid to reach another major tournament.

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.

# world-cup-2018 - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Ireland trio in contention to make senior debuts against Mexico

“We want them to give the manager a headache for Uruguay but, more importantly, the Austria match.”

# world-cup-2018 - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Threat of football hooligans at next year's World Cup 'fake' and 'overblown'

One of the Russian organisers for the 2018 finals believes negative media coverage has been unwarranted.

# world-cup-2018 - Saturday 29 April, 2017

The season-ending injury which 'could have been a lot worse'

David Meyler will miss Ireland’s crucial World Cup 2018 qualifier against Austria in June.

# world-cup-2018 - Sunday 26 March, 2017

O'Neill confirms successful surgery for Coleman following double leg break

“It will obviously take some time but Seamus has got great determination,” the Ireland boss said.

# world-cup-2018 - Friday 24 March, 2017

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.

# world-cup-2018 - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Quiz: Before they face Ireland, how well do you remember these Welsh footballers?

Chris Coleman’s side are in action in the Aviva Stadium on Friday night.

# world-cup-2018 - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Roy Keane: 'I expected Gareth Bale to be fit - but we'll be ready for him'

The Ireland assistant boss says they’ll be “up against a very, very good team” when Wales come to Dublin.

# world-cup-2018 - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Coleman sees the League of Ireland as 'the better route' for young players

Ireland’s captain believes there are benefits to experiencing first team football before moving across the water.

# world-cup-2018 - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Wales fans 'outraged' by ticket allocation for World Cup qualifier in Dublin

The Football Association of Wales have been allocated 6.4% of tickets for the game against Ireland in March.

# world-cup-2018 - 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.

# world-cup-2018 - Monday 14 November, 2016

Ciaran Clark the unsung hero of Ireland’s famous win in Austria Analysis This post contains videos

Ciaran Clark the unsung hero of Ireland’s famous win in Austria

The Newcastle defender showed why Martin O’Neill has placed faith in him.

# world-cup-2018 - Saturday 12 November, 2016

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.

# world-cup-2018 - Thursday 10 November, 2016

Coleman on life as captain, Robbie's Germany goal and the road to Russia

The Ireland captain is hoping to guide his side to their first World Cup finals in 16 years.

# world-cup-2018 - 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.

Rapid to Vienna: Doyle aims to stake claim in play-off showdown with Keane

“As long as I’m playing professionally I’ll be available for Ireland.”

# world-cup-2018 - 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.

# world-cup-2018 - 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.

# world-cup-2018 - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Ireland will be facing Spain's conquerors on Thursday Assessing The Opposition This post contains videos

Ireland will be facing Spain's conquerors on Thursday

The Georgian team have shown signs of improvement since their last meetings with Ireland.

# world-cup-2018 - Monday 26 September, 2016

'You shouldn't have to go out of your way to try and persuade players to play for Ireland' Call Of Duty This post contains videos

'You shouldn't have to go out of your way to try and persuade players to play for Ireland'

Keith Andrews feels English-born striker Scott Hogan should state his international intentions.

# world-cup-2018 - 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.

# world-cup-2018 - Monday 5 September, 2016

As it happened: Serbia v Ireland, World Cup qualifier

The road to Russia went through Belgrade tonight.

'Wayne Rooney plays where he wants'

The England skipper made a record 116th appearance for his country amid a last-gasp win over Slovania.

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.

Letter from Belgrade: Graffiti on the walls but atmosphere may not be so hostile for Ireland

The Red Star Stadium has been an intimidating place to visit over the years, but the Serbian national team is going through a difficult period at the moment.

# world-cup-2018 - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Prepare for 'twists and turns' as Ireland set off on the road to Russia

If the Boys in Green are to make it to the 2018 World Cup, there are sure to be a few bumps along the way.

'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.

# world-cup-2018 - Saturday 3 September, 2016

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.

# world-cup-2018 - 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.

'Jeff can be anything. He's got a hell of a career ahead of him'

Burnley’s new record signing is set to play a major role in Ireland’s challenge for a place at the 2018 World Cup, says Niall Quinn.

# world-cup-2018 - Thursday 1 September, 2016

Arter hoping he's 'made a statement' ahead of Ireland's opening World Cup qualifier

The Bournemouth midfielder is attempting to play his way into Martin O’Neill’s first XI.

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