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#road to russia

# road-to-russia - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

From The42 'I've believed for a long time that we'll go to Russia... Bring them on' Captain Fantastic

'I've believed for a long time that we'll go to Russia... Bring them on'

David Meyler is confident that Ireland can progress through the play-offs to reach next year’s World Cup.

# road-to-russia - Monday 9 October, 2017

From The42 'I knew what I was doing' - Harry Arter explains his role in Ireland's golden goal Flash Harry

'I knew what I was doing' - Harry Arter explains his role in Ireland's golden goal

The Bournemouth midfielder had a hand in James McClean’s winner against Wales in Cardiff.

From The42 'I have always feared teams, it’s the best way to be. Then we go out and beat them' On We Go

'I have always feared teams, it’s the best way to be. Then we go out and beat them'

Martin O’Neill was full of praise for his players after Ireland’s heroic victory over Wales.

From The42 McClean fires Ireland to World Cup play-off with vital victory in Cardiff Report

McClean fires Ireland to World Cup play-off with vital victory in Cardiff

The West Brom winger struck in the second half to keep Ireland on track to make it to Russia.

From The42 Here are the 15 teams that have so far qualified for the 2018 World Cup Road To Russia

Here are the 15 teams that have so far qualified for the 2018 World Cup

Poland are the latest team to secure a spot in the tournament after beating Montenegro.

From The42 Ireland fans have taken over Cardiff ahead of tonight's World Cup qualifier The Green Party This post contains videos

Ireland fans have taken over Cardiff ahead of tonight's World Cup qualifier

Many have travelled to the Welsh capital without tickets for the crucial Group D fixture.

From The42 'It'll definitely be a night for cool heads. Play the game, not the occasion' Road To Russia

'It'll definitely be a night for cool heads. Play the game, not the occasion'

Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph says composure will be key in tonight’s massive World Cup qualifier.

From The42 The Long wait, Welsh World Cup woe and more big match talking points Water Cooler

The Long wait, Welsh World Cup woe and more big match talking points

Can Ireland keep their bid to qualify for the 2018 World Cup on track tonight in Cardiff?

# road-to-russia - Sunday 8 October, 2017

From The42 O'Neill calls on Ireland to channel spirit of Lille in crunch Cardiff clash Italian Job This post contains videos

O'Neill calls on Ireland to channel spirit of Lille in crunch Cardiff clash

“It’s not that far back in the memory that the players shouldn’t consider it when we are approaching this game.”

From The42 Wales want to give their fans 'something to be proud of' after 60-year wait Home Advantage

Wales want to give their fans 'something to be proud of' after 60-year wait

“When we have an atmosphere like we know they can create, it’s a really tough place to come.”

# road-to-russia - Friday 6 October, 2017

From The42 Murphy on the double and Maguire handed debut as Ireland tee up massive night in Cardiff Job Done

Murphy on the double and Maguire handed debut as Ireland tee up massive night in Cardiff

A 2-0 victory over Moldova was enough in their penultimate World Cup qualifier.

From The42 Questionable timing as the FAI back their man to the hilt heading into do-or-die period Still To Play For

Questionable timing as the FAI back their man to the hilt heading into do-or-die period

A contract extension for Martin O’Neill was announced on the eve of their penultimate World Cup qualifier.

# road-to-russia - Thursday 5 October, 2017

From The42 O'Neill drops strong hint that he'll stay on until Euro 2020 after discussions with John Delaney Looking Ahead

O'Neill drops strong hint that he'll stay on until Euro 2020 after discussions with John Delaney

The Ireland manager believes there are ‘exciting times’ ahead.

# road-to-russia - Monday 25 September, 2017

From The42 'If John Delaney had said 'We want a young, vibrant side so don't worry about qualification' we could have done that' Make Or Break This post contains videos

'If John Delaney had said 'We want a young, vibrant side so don't worry about qualification' we could have done that'

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says his players must ‘rise to the occasion’ as he prepares to name his squad for the upcoming double-header.

# road-to-russia - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

From The42 The first batch of World Cup tickets go on sale this week and you can apply for Ireland matches Road To Russia

# road-to-russia - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

From The42 'Conversation should be about state of Irish football, not O'Neill and Keane' Square One

'Conversation should be about state of Irish football, not O'Neill and Keane'

Richie Sadlier says there’s bigger issues than Weso’s selection.

# road-to-russia - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

From The42 'We threw the kitchen sink at them' - Walters admits 'sombre' atmosphere after Serbia loss Downbeat

'We threw the kitchen sink at them' - Walters admits 'sombre' atmosphere after Serbia loss

The Ireland skipper insists all is not lost despite suffering a major setback tonight.

# road-to-russia - Saturday 2 September, 2017

From The42 Disjointed Ireland have to settle for a point in Georgia Frustrating

Disjointed Ireland have to settle for a point in Georgia

Tonight’s World Cup qualifier in Tbilisi ended in a 1-1 draw.

From The42 Letter from Tbilisi: €2 tickets, the home of a famous Liverpool upset and Ireland's need to win at all costs Road To Russia

Letter from Tbilisi: €2 tickets, the home of a famous Liverpool upset and Ireland's need to win at all costs

Ben Blake is in the Georgian capital, where Martin O’Neill’s side are aiming to edge a step closer to World Cup qualification this evening.

# road-to-russia - Thursday 31 August, 2017

From The42 'When it’s put to you as bluntly as it was, there was no point in me staying' No1

'When it’s put to you as bluntly as it was, there was no point in me staying'

The Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph said it was ‘a race to see who could get out the door first’ after he learned Joe Hart was joining West Ham.

# road-to-russia - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

From The42 Keane says Maguire 'unlucky' to miss out on Ireland squad, hints that he could be involved next week Impressed

Keane says Maguire 'unlucky' to miss out on Ireland squad, hints that he could be involved next week

Martin O’Neill’s number two also spoke about Will Keane and Scott Hogan, before brushing off links with the Israel job.

# road-to-russia - Friday 25 August, 2017

From The42 Walters an injury worry ahead of Ireland's World Cup qualifying double-header Influential

Walters an injury worry ahead of Ireland's World Cup qualifying double-header

The Burnley striker has been ruled out of this weekend’s Premier League meeting with Tottenham, while team-mate Jeff Hendrick is also a doubt.

# road-to-russia - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

From The42 Ireland's striker options boosted as Scott Hogan finally declares his allegiance Coming On Board

Ireland's striker options boosted as Scott Hogan finally declares his allegiance

The Aston Villa hitman has informed Martin O’Neill that he is interested in lining out for the Boys in Green.

# road-to-russia - Monday 14 August, 2017

From The42 'It’s not an easy step up' - Ireland boss suggests Maguire has work to do after first call-up LOI Graduate

'It’s not an easy step up' - Ireland boss suggests Maguire has work to do after first call-up

The 23-year-old striker was named in Martin O’Neill’s provisional squad this afternoon.

# road-to-russia - Sunday 13 August, 2017

From The42 Ireland's white New Balance away kit has just been launched First Pictures

Ireland's white New Balance away kit has just been launched

The Boys in Green will wear the strip on their travels as they chase a spot at next year’s World Cup finals.

# road-to-russia - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

From The42 Ireland's first New Balance home kit has been officially unveiled Road To Russia

Ireland's first New Balance home kit has been officially unveiled

The Boys in Green are set to debut the strip next month, but it will be available to buy from 10 August.

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

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Austria, World Cup 2018 qualifier Road To Russia

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

It ended 1-1 at the Aviva.

From The42 Ireland presented with a golden opportunity to kill off one of their World Cup qualifying rivals Talking Points

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

From The42 Germany score 7, Lewandowski bags a hat-trick, Eriksen nets for Denmark Road To Russia

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.

From The42 Injury-time goal secures big away win for Northern Ireland in World Cup qualifiers Road To Russia

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.

From The42 'Warrior' Walters set to lead the line for Ireland after declaring himself fighting fit Welcome Boost

'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

From The42 '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.

From The42 Marriage of Fancy Dan and Plain Jane brings out the best in the Boys in Green Road To Russia

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

From The42 With a host of missing players, Austria could well be there for the taking Weakened

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

From The42 'He hasn't let us down' - Ex-Ireland keeper backs Randolph to keep hold of number one jersey Road To Russia

'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

From The42 'Hopefully Seamus looks at what people like me did and realises there's a way back from this' Road To Recovery

'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

From The42 'We've 11 points on the board. I would have taken that at the start of the group' Road To Russia

'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

From The42 Stage is set for an enthralling night and the Ireland-Wales pre-match talking points Road To Russia

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…?

From The42 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

From The42 'Whatever Ireland have planned for Bale, it won't be anything new' Unstoppable

'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.