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Scotland boss Steve Clarke relieved to secure victory in the Czech Republic

Posted Tuesday, September 08, 2020 by PA60 hits

Steve Clarke admitted Scotland were on a hiding to nothing as they squeezed past the Czech Republic’s second string in Olomouc.Scotland were made heavy favourites to pick up the win at the Andruv Stadion after the hosts were forced to scramble a squad of players together with just 48 hours notice after a coronavirus crisis ruled out their original group.The Czechs started with nine debutan...Full Story »

Lyndon Dykes gets off the mark as Scotland scrape past makeshift Czech Republic

Posted Tuesday, September 08, 2020 by PA65 hits

Unconvincing Scotland survived a nervy night to beat a makeshift Czech Republic side 2-1 in their Nations League encounter in Olomouc.The hosts had quickly cobbled together a squad after the original group and staff had been stood down amid coronavirus concerns over the weekend.The Czech Republic started with nine debutants and one of them, Jakub Pesek, stunned Scotland with an 11th-minute opene...Full Story »

Fredrik Jensen strike sinks Republic of Ireland in Dublin

Posted Monday, September 07, 2020 by PA82 hits

Substitute Fredrik Jensen ruined Stephen Kenny’s big night as he came off the bench to fire Finland to Nations League victory over the Republic of Ireland.Jensen had been on the pitch for just 18 seconds when he fired the Finns ahead somewhat against the run of play to ensure the manager’s first home game ended in a 1-0 defeat at an empty Aviva Stadium.After a pedestrian first half, ...Full Story »

Late Shane Duffy header rescues draw for Republic of Ireland against Bulgaria

Posted Friday, September 04, 2020 by PA42 hits

Captain Shane Duffy left it late to ensure Stephen Kenny’s big night did not end in defeat as the Republic of Ireland fought back to secure a 1-1 Nations League draw in Bulgaria.Kenny’s first game in charge looked destined to end in a disappointing defeat until central defender Duffy, who this week sealed a loan move to Celtic from Brighton, headed home his fourth international goal ...Full Story »

Mick McCarthy not giving up on Euro 2020 qualification for Republic of Ireland

Posted Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by PA54 hits

A defiant Mick McCarthy is refusing to give up on his Euro 2020 dream after seeing the Republic of Ireland come up just short in their showdown with Denmark.Monday night’s 1-1 draw at the Aviva Stadium means it is the Danes who progress automatically along with Switzerland, leaving Ireland to battle their way through the play-offs in March.McCarthy will not know who his team will face in t...Full Story »

Republic of Ireland miss out on automatic Euro 2020 spot after draw with Denmark

Posted Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by PA75 hits

Matt Doherty’s late header was not enough to send the Republic of Ireland to the Euro 2020 finals as they came up just short in a tense encounter with old foes Denmark.Martin Braithwaite had stabbed the visitors into a 73rd-minute lead at the Aviva Stadium on a night when Ireland needed to win to progress automatically from Group D.Doherty headed Mick McCarthy’s men level with five m...Full Story »

Republic of Ireland ease to friendly comeback victory over New Zealand

Posted Friday, November 15, 2019 by PA54 hits

Derrick Williams, Sean Maguire and Callum Robinson stole Troy Parrott’s thunder as the Republic of Ireland came from behind to secure a 3-1 friendly win over New Zealand.On a night when 17-year-old Tottenham striker Parrott was handed a senior debut for his country by Mick McCarthy – just as Robbie Keane had been back in 1998 – it was three more senior colleagues who opened the...Full Story »

Leah Williamson leaves it late to earn England victory in Czech Republic

Posted Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by PA86 hits

England Women signed off from 2019 with a much-needed 3-2 win against the Czech Republic in a snowy Ceske Budejovice.Lionesses head coach Phil Neville had called for a response from the 2-1 defeat to Germany in front of a record-breaking crowd at Wembley, which was a fifth loss from seven matches.The Czech Republic, though, made the most of another slow start from England as Tereza Szewieczkova ...Full Story »

McCarthy happy Republic have another chance despite loss to Switzerland

Posted Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by PA74 hits

Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy was refusing to be downhearted as he contemplated a winner-takes-all clash with Denmark with a trip to the Euro 2020 finals at stake.Ireland would have already booked their ticket had they won in Switzerland on Tuesday night, but a 2-0 defeat by the side currently sitting in 11th place in the FIFA rankings left them needing to take three points from the Dan...Full Story »

Republic face uphill battle after Switzerland sink them in Euro qualifier

Posted Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by PA60 hits

A Haris Seferovic strike and Shane Duffy’s own goal left the Republic of Ireland needing to beat Denmark to secure automatic qualification for the Euro 2020 finals as Switzerland got right back into the race.Seferovic’s 16th-minute effort and Duffy’s misfortune at the death secured a 2-0 win for the home side at the Stade de Geneva on a night when skipper Seamus Coleman was sen...Full Story »

O’Neill proud as Northern Ireland survive late fightback to beat Czech Republic

Posted Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by PA109 hits

Michael O’Neill was proud of the way his players hung on as Northern Ireland survived a late fightback to beat the Czech Republic 3-2 in Prague and secure a first friendly away win in 13 years.The Green and White Army achieved what England could not on Friday as a brace from Paddy McNair, either side of Jonny Evans’ strike, gave them a victory which eased the pain of Thursday’s...Full Story »

Aaron Connolly rues missed chances as Republic of Ireland held in Georgia

Posted Sunday, October 13, 2019 by PA68 hits

Aaron Connolly left Georgia ruing the one that got away after passing up a late chance to snatch a priceless Euro 2020 qualifier victory on his senior Republic of Ireland debut.The 19-year-old Brighton striker came off the bench with just 11 minutes remaining and had two chances to score, forcing a solid save from keeper Giorgi Loria and then firing into the side-netting in a cameo which lit up ...Full Story »

Republic of Ireland held to draw in Georgia

Posted Saturday, October 12, 2019 by PA84 hits

Debutant Aaron Connolly very nearly snatched victory in Georgia after coming off the bench to spark a late Republic of Ireland surge.The 19-year-old forced a 90th-minute save from keeper Giorgi Loria and then fired into the side-netting when he might have done better in a lightning cameo which almost paid rich dividends.Defender Shane Duffy, who had led a concerted rearguard action for much of a...Full Story »

England star Tammy Abraham's girlfriend posts cute pic ahead of Czech match

Posted Saturday, October 12, 2019 by hits

Abraham is hoping to bring his prolific form for Chelsea to the England national team England star Tammy Abraham’s girlfriend has uploaded a touching pic of the two together ahead of his first game against the Czech Republic. Competition is sky high with England boasting one of the best forward lines in world football but Abraham, 22, has forced his way into the reckoning for the Euro 20...Full Story »

England boss Gareth Southgate lays into Three Lions after tame Czech Republic performance

Posted Saturday, October 12, 2019 by hits

England boss Gareth Southgate lays into Three Lions after tame Czech Republic performance (Image: GETTY) England were beaten 2-1 by Czech Republic to delay qualification to Euro 2020 for Gareth Southgate’s side. Gareth Southgate did not beat around the bush as he criticised his England side following defeat to Czech Republic. England were beaten in a qualifier for the first time since 2...Full Story »

Southgate accepts reality Czech in Prague and promises better in Bulgaria

Posted Saturday, October 12, 2019 by PA80 hits

Gareth Southgate says England got what they deserved after the Czech Republic inflicted their first qualifying defeat in a decade.The Three Lions blew the chance to seal Euro 2020 qualification with three matches to spare as the Czechs capitalised on the visitors’ listless performance in Prague.Harry Kane’s fifth-minute penalty was as good as it got for England, with Jakub Brabec qui...Full Story »

England stunned as Czechs come from behind to win in Prague

Posted Saturday, October 12, 2019 by PA82 hits

England fell to their first qualifying defeat in a decade as debutant Zdenek Ondrasek secured the Czech Republic a deserved victory against Gareth Southgate’s stuttering side.The Three Lions arrived in Prague knowing victory would assure progress to Euro 2020 with three matches to spare – and few expected anything other than an away win given the 5-0 shellacking handed out to the Cze...Full Story »

Troy Parrett brace leads Republic of Ireland Under-21s to win in Sweden

Posted Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by PA77 hits

Tottenham striker Troy Parrott helped Republic of Ireland Under-21s earn a fine come-from-behind 3-1 victory in Sweden and keep them on track to qualify for Euro 2021.Behind at half time, Parrott was then introduced as a substitute and scored twice either side of Conor Masterson’s header.Ireland’s third win in Group One sent them top and maintained their 100 per cent record.Manager S...Full Story »

Republic of Ireland’s draw brings back fond memories for Mick McCarthy

Posted Friday, September 06, 2019 by PA70 hits

Mick McCarthy was reminded of reaching the World Cup as the Republic of Ireland fought back to snatch a Euro 2020 qualifying draw with Switzerland.McCarthy, who went to Italy in 1990 as a player under Jack Charlton and was in charge when Ireland made it to the Far East 12 years later, experienced a similar elation when David McGoldrick struck late to grab a point from a 1-1 draw in Dublin on Thu...Full Story »

McGoldrick rescues Republic of Ireland with late equaliser against Switzerland

Posted Friday, September 06, 2019 by PA95 hits

David McGoldrick chose the perfect moment to score his first international goal as the Republic of Ireland hit back to snatch a priceless 1-1 Euro 2020 qualifier draw against Switzerland.The Sheffield United striker powered home an 85th-minute header seconds after Glenn Whelan had rattled the crossbar just when it look as though Fabian Schar’s earlier effort had handed the Group D favourit...Full Story »

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