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Category: Republic of Ireland

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Republic of Ireland’s Cyrus Christie reveals racist abuse after World Cup loss

• Christie says he received abuse on Twitter after defeat to Denmark• FAI refers posts to Irish police as PFA Ireland condemn abuseThe Republic of Ireland defender Cyrus Christie has revealed that he has received racist abuse on Twitter following his c…

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Where it went wrong for the teams who missed out on the World Cup

Fans from 21 countries explain why they will be staying at home next summer. Holland were unlucky, Italy were mismanaged and Mongolia were a disasterFive points out of a possible 18 from our games against Belgium, Greece and Cyprus proved fatal. Greece…

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Martin O’Neill hints he would be happy to stay as Republic of Ireland manager

• I will sit down and speak with the FAI, O’Neill said• Manager was offered two more years after win in WalesMartin O’Neill has suggested he is likely to continue as the Republic of Ireland manager unless his employer has changed its mind about wanting…

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Martin O’Neill’s central miscalculation calls future into question | Paul Doyle

The Republic of Ireland manager’s substitutions abandoned the heart of midfield to Christian Eriksen and Denmark, and the manner of defeat could hardly have been worse for O’NeillMartin O’Neill said he would take a couple of weeks to mull over the impl…

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Martin O’Neill defends his record after Ireland fail to reach World Cup – video

Martin O’Neill defends his managerial record following the Republic of Ireland’s 5-1 loss to Denmark on Tuesday evening. The result means Ireland will play no part at the World Cup in Russia next year and O’Neill was dismissive when asked by a journali…

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Subtlety, strategy and Christian Eriksen are all too much for Republic of Ireland | Louise Taylor

Ireland will be missed at the World Cup but they had no answer to the talismanic Christian Eriksen while Martin O’Neill’s strategy was so limitedThey may have traded their longships for charter flights from Copenhagen but the red-and-white bedecked arm…

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Martin O’Neill defends his record after mistakes cost Republic of Ireland

• O’Neill angry at claim his luck had finally run out in Denmark defeat• ‘I didn’t win trophies as a player and a manager by having luck’Martin O’Neill rued the mistakes that contributed to his team’s chastening World Cup play-off defeat by Denmark but…

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Republic of Ireland’s World Cup dream shattered by Eriksen and Denmark

And lo, the spirit and awkwardness of Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland were not enough. Those qualities took them to within touching distance of their first World Cup in 16 years but no further. Denmark, far superior in this play-off, will go inste…

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Republic of Ireland v Denmark: World Cup play-off second leg – live!

World Cup play-off updates from the second leg (first leg: 0-0)And feel free to email Barry or tweet him here with your thoughts 6.36pm GMT Darren Randolph, Cyrus Christie, Ciaran Clark, Shane Duffy, Stephen Ward; David Meyler, Harry Arter; Jeff Hendri…

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Martin O’Neill lightens the mood before Republic of Ireland’s tightrope walk | Paul Doyle

Martin O’Neill’s relaxed approach helps defuse play-off tension as Ireland seek to book a place at the World Cup by beating Denmark in DublinRoy Keane said last week the key to Martin O’Neill’s celebrated motivational acumen boils down to a knack for s…

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Nicklas Bendtner confident Denmark can upset Republic of Ireland in Dublin

• Former Arsenal striker surprised how defensive Irish were in goalless first leg• Denmark will go through on away goals if there is a score draw on TuesdayThe boos at the final whistle suggested that Denmark fans believed their team blew their best ch…

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Republic of Ireland hold nerve to take Denmark back to Dublin level

Easy to read, difficult to beat. The Denmark manager, Age Hareide, will take no satisfaction from the fact his assessment of the Republic of Ireland team turned out to be spot-on. Martin O’Neill, by contrast, can be happy Ireland’s World Cup fate will …

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Denmark v Republic of Ireland: World Cup play-off first leg – live!

Updates from the first leg in CopenhagenSend your thoughts to scott.murray@theguardian.comBookish? In a nostalgic frame of mind? Click here! 7.10pm GMT Required pre-match reading #2: A classic, this. As entertaining as the team it celebrates. Just in c…

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Republic of Ireland out to change Denmark’s mood in World Cup play-off

Martin O’Neill has two games to qualify for Russia 2018 with what he hopes will be the Republic of Ireland’s third successive play-off winThe United Nations has classed Denmark as the happiest country in the world for three of the past five years, with…

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Shay Given: ‘Roy Keane has a soft side, though you don’t see it often’

The Republic of Ireland’s most capped goalkeeper on Martin O’Neill, Roy Keane and why qualifying for a World Cup finals was the highlight of his careerShay Given did not establish himself as one of the Premier League’s finest goalkeepers, let alone ear…

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World Cup play-offs, final qualifiers and friendlies: 10 things to look out for

Republic of Ireland walk disciplinary tightrope, Italians seek revenge, Morocco and Senegal look for final step and will Wilfried Zaha be Ivory Coast’s saviour?Northern Ireland and Switzerland last met in a competitive fixture in 1964, when a home team…

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World Cup 2018: fans from around Europe preview the play-offs

Fans from Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland fill us in on their teams before the play-offsIt was disappointing to finish behind Iceland in our group. We are a strong team with promising young…

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O’Neills embody cerebral tradition of Blanchflower and Irish game’s best | Michael Walker

The Republic and Northern Ireland managers, Martin and Michael O’Neill, realise the importance of a thoughtful approach to their World Cup play-offs against Denmark and Switzerland“Thinkers are the deadliest men”Liam Brady was playing for Internazional…

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World Cup play-offs: where the four European ties will be won and lost

Will Switzerland build on their form in qualifying? Are Italy going to a 15th straight World Cup? Will Croatia beat Greece? And will the Irish enjoy some luck?By Martin Laurence for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkSwitzerland have a right…

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World Cup 2018 play-off draw in full – video report

The Republic of Ireland will face Denmark and Northern Ireland will take on Switzerland in the World Cup play-offs after the draw for the games was made on Tuesday. Northern Ireland last qualified in 1986 while the Republic of Ireland last appeared at …