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#road to russia

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

From The42 Shane Duffy out of Ireland's crucial World Cup qualifier with Wales Bad News

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

From The42 Boost for Wales ahead of Ireland showdown as Bale returns to training early Road To Russia

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

From The42 'I'm very concerned' - Martin O'Neill focused on Wales showdown Road To Russia

'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

From The42 5 Irish footballers we'd like to see make their international debuts in 2017 On The Fringes

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

From The42 'In my kindest calculations, I hadn't got Ireland in this position. It's a fantastic place to be' Out In Front

'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

From The42 Ireland's ticket allocation for World Cup qualifier in Cardiff revealed Road To Russia

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

From The42 Wales players 'absolutely devastated' after Serbia draw hands Ireland group initiative Road To Russia

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

From The42 Opinion: O'Neill's magic touch has Ireland producing big results again Opinion

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

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

From The42 As it happened: Austria v Ireland, World Cup 2018 qualifier Liveblog

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

From The42 Dundalk duo Horgan and Boyle make the cut as Ireland squad meets up in Dublin Homegrown

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

From The42 'If Martin O'Neill left the job tomorrow, Stephen Kenny would rightly be the favourite for Ireland manager' High Praise

'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

From The42 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

From The42 A win is a win - but the stats from last night show Ireland were lucky to get all three points Numbers Game

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

From The42 'It's a shocking team, it's almost as if they put the names in a hat and pulled them out' Showbiz Baby

'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.

From The42 Top seeds in Ireland's group meet in Vienna and two heavyweights clash in pick of tonight's qualifiers Euro Vision

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.

From The42 McGeady, Hendrick...? Ireland may need another moment of magic to unlock Georgia Preview

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

From The42 'I’m really chuffed, I didn’t expect it at all' - Ireland's new goalkeeper is eager to impress Who's In Goal?

'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.

From The42 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

From The42 Everton's James McCarthy and Darron Gibson doubtful for Ireland's upcoming qualifiers Road To Russia

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

From The42 'Ireland will be our most difficult opponents' - Ivanovic sees Long and Walters as major threats Familiar Faces

'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.

From The42 What starting XI should Ireland put out against Serbia? Selection Dilemna

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

From The42 Kosovo's first-ever World Cup qualifier is surrounded by controversy Road To Russia

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

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

From The42 What sort of state are Serbia in heading into the World Cup qualifier with Ireland? Road To Russia

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

From The42 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.

From The42 Coleman and O'Shea in race to be fit for Ireland's World Cup qualifying curtain-raiser Injury Update

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.

# road-to-russia - Sunday 28 August, 2016

From The42 West Ham's Michail Antonio the only new name as Sam Allardyce names his first England squad Road To Russia

West Ham's Michail Antonio the only new name as Sam Allardyce names his first England squad

Jack Wilshere and Ross Barkely fail to make the 23-man selection.

# road-to-russia - Thursday 25 August, 2016

From The42 The strikers in line to fill the void left by Robbie Keane Forward Thinking

The strikers in line to fill the void left by Robbie Keane

We take a look at the young strikers coming through, the uncapped forwards, those who might deserve a second chance and players who qualify through their Irish heritage.

# road-to-russia - Thursday 7 July, 2016

From The42 We look at the task facing Ireland to qualify for Russia after Ryan Giggs' mischievous comment Here We Go Again

We look at the task facing Ireland to qualify for Russia after Ryan Giggs' mischievous comment

The former Wales winger playfully suggested that his country had an easy draw for the World Cup qualifiers.

# road-to-russia - Monday 27 June, 2016

From The42 The Ireland team that should start the World Cup qualifiers Road To Russia

The Ireland team that should start the World Cup qualifiers

What team would you go with?

# road-to-russia - Sunday 26 July, 2015

From The42 Ireland begin World Cup campaign in Serbia as qualifying fixtures released Road To Russia

Ireland begin World Cup campaign in Serbia as qualifying fixtures released

A trip to Cardiff rounds off the group stages in October 2017.

# road-to-russia - Saturday 25 July, 2015

From The42 Here's how Ireland's World Cup 2018 rivals have fared since we last met Familiar Foes

Here's how Ireland's World Cup 2018 rivals have fared since we last met

Ireland will be on red alert for in-form Welsh and Austrian outfits.

From The42 Ireland to face Wales as O'Neill's side handed favourable 2018 World Cup qualifying draw Road To Russia