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Callum Robinson hat-trick sees the Republic of Ireland hammer Qatar

Posted Wednesday, October 13, 2021 by PA19 hits

Callum Robinson plundered a hat-trick as the Republic of Ireland beat World Cup hosts Qatar 4-0 to win back-to-back games for the first time since March 2019.Robinson, whose first-half double in Azerbaijan on Saturday set up a 3-0 World Cup qualifying victory, repeated the trick inside 13 minutes at the Aviva Stadium and then added a third eight minutes after the restart to become the first Irel...Full Story »

Callum Robinson ends a week of Covid-19 controversy with double in Republic win

Posted Sunday, October 10, 2021 by PA23 hits

Callum Robinson ended a week of controversy with a decisive double as the Republic of Ireland won a competitive match for the first time under manager Stephen Kenny in Azerbaijan.Robinson hit the headlines in the run-up to the game after revealing he had chosen not to be vaccinated against Covid-19 despite twice contracting the virus, but provided the perfect response to the criticism he receive...Full Story »

Czech Republic 2 - 2 Wales: Wales bounce back from Danny Ward blunder to pick up a point in Prague

Posted Saturday, October 09, 2021 by PA20 hits

Wales battled back from conceding a bizarre Danny Ward own goal to keep their World Cup qualifying hopes alive with a 2-2 draw against the Czech Republic in Prague.The returning Aaron Ramsey gave Wales a 36th-minute lead, although that was quickly wiped out by Jakub Pesek after Ward had failed to gather Filip Novak’s shot.Ward was left even more red-faced four minutes after the restart aft...Full Story »

Stephen Kenny not looking for assurances over his Republic of Ireland future

Posted Wednesday, September 08, 2021 by PA20 hits

Stephen Kenny insisted he does not need a vote of confidence from the Football Association of Ireland after seeing his team cling on to their fading World Cup hopes in dramatic fashion.An 86th-minute Nikola Milenkovic own goal at the Aviva Stadium saw the Republic of Ireland fight back to snatch a 1-1 draw with Serbia.The result spared their under-pressure manager further punishment after an unf...Full Story »

Republic of Ireland grab draw as Sergej Milinkovic-Savic goes from hero to zero

Posted Wednesday, September 08, 2021 by PA24 hits

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic was both hero and villain for Serbia as the Republic of Ireland struck late once again to snatch a World Cup qualifying draw.On a night when the visitors, marshalled by the brilliant Dusan Tadic, were quicker in thought and deed for long periods, Milinkovic-Savic, who had earlier headed his side in front, thumped an attempted 86th-minute clearance straight at team-mate Ni...Full Story »

Boss Stephen Kenny defends record as Republic of Ireland draw with Azerbaijan

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2021 by PA17 hits

Stephen Kenny has launched a passionate defence of his Republic of Ireland reign after admitting their World Cup hopes are realistically over.Ireland needed a late Shane Duffy equaliser to spare them the ignominy of a home defeat at the hands of Azerbaijan, ranked 112th in the world, as they belatedly opened their Group A account at the fourth time of asking after a 1-1 draw in Dublin.As a resul...Full Story »

Shane Duffy’s late equaliser gets the Republic of Ireland out of jail

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2021 by PA4 hits

Shane Duffy got the Republic of Ireland out of jail as they left it late to rescue their first point of the World Cup qualifying campaign with a face-saving 1-1 draw against Azerbaijan.Duffy’s 87th-minute header, his fifth international goal, cancelled out Emin Makhmudov’s stunning first-half strike and belatedly opened Ireland’s Group A account at the fourth attempt on an even...Full Story »

Portugal 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland: Cristiano Ronaldo breaks international goals record to crush Ireland hopes

Posted Thursday, September 02, 2021 by PA39 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo became international football’s record goalscorer with a last-gasp double to snatch Portugal an unlikely victory from the Republic of Ireland’s grasp.The 36-year-old celebrated his return to Manchester United in style by almost single-handedly rescuing the Portuguese with headers in the 89th minute and the sixth minute of stoppage time to make it 2-1 just as it look...Full Story »

Denmark reach Euro 2020 semi-finals with win over Czech Republic

Posted Sunday, July 04, 2021 by PA34 hits

Denmark beat the Czech Republic 2-1 in Baku to book their place in the semi-final of Euro 2020.Thomas Delaney headed Denmark into an early lead and Kasper Dolberg also struck shortly before half-time.Czech frontman Patrik Schick reduced the deficit with his fifth goal of the tournament in the 49th minute, but it was Denmark who progressed to secure a semi-final spot at Wembley on July 7.VI SKAL ...Full Story »

Kasper Hjulmand wants Denmark to play fearless football against Czech Republic

Posted Friday, July 02, 2021 by PA158 hits

Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand is confident his side can continue to play without fear as they try to edge close to repeating the feat of their 1992 predecessors.The Danes have grown in stature as Euro 2020 has progressed after their horrific start when Christian Eriksen collapsed with a cardiac arrest in their opening defeat to Finland.They head into a quarter-final against the Czech Republic in...Full Story »

Czech Republic dump 10-man Holland out of Euro 2020

Posted Monday, June 28, 2021 by PA45 hits

Tomas Holes and Patrik Schick struck in the second half as the Czech Republic stunned 10-man Holland in their Euro 2020 last-16 clash.The Dutch completely lost their way in front of a capacity crowd in Budapest after Matthijs de Ligt was sent off for handball on 55 minutes.Holes gave the Czechs the initiative with a powerful header on 68 minutes and Schick wrapped up victory with his fourth goal...Full Story »

Frank De Boer says no easy ride for Netherlands as Czech Republic are ‘big problem’

Posted Sunday, June 27, 2021 by PA49 hits

Frank De Boer is not bothered whether Holland might appear to have been given an easy ride as they plot a course towards the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 when they tackle the Czech Republic in Budapest on Sunday. The Oranje finished top of Group C, winning all three matches in Amsterdam on their return to a major international tournament for the first time since the 2014 World Cup. With the l...Full Story »

Czech Republic 0 - 1 England: England top Group D as Raheem Sterling goal sees off Czech Republic

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2021 by PA50 hits

England progressed to the European Championship knockout phase as group winners thanks to Raheem Sterling’s early header in a 1-0 victory against the Czech Republic.Having kicked off Group D by beating World Cup semi-final foes Croatia and then been booed following the goalless draw with rivals Scotland, Gareth Southgate’s already-qualified side put in a controlled display on Tuesday...Full Story »

England set to be without Mount and Chilwell vs Czech Republic as Southgate faces changes

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by Express.co.uk80 hits

England are poised to be without both Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell against Czech Republic. England manager Gareth Southgate conceded there is a “high possibility” the Chelsea pair will have to sit out the Wembley showdown after they were listed by the FA as possible close contacts of Scotland's Billy Gilmour who has tested positive. Mount, who has played every minute of England's t...Full Story »

Patrik Schick scores again as Czechs edge closer to last 16 with Croatia draw

Posted Saturday, June 19, 2021 by PA40 hits

Patrik Schick continued his Hampden hot streak as the Czech Republic boosted their qualification hopes with a 1-1 draw against Croatia.The Bayer Leverkusen ace lit up the Euros with two goals – including a 50-yard stunner – in Monday’s win over Scotland.But it was a controversial penalty which saw him net again in Glasgow after Dejan Lovren was harshly penalised for catching th...Full Story »

Czech Republic not focused only on Croatia’s ‘brain’ Luka Modric

Posted Thursday, June 17, 2021 by PA37 hits

Czech Republic defender Ondrej Celustka feels the team must not allow their only focus to be shackling the ‘brain’ of the Croatia side Luka Modric when the countries face off at Hampden Park on Friday.Croatia will be out to produce a response following a 1-0 defeat by England at Wembley in their opening Euro 2020 Group D match, while the Czechs could secure a place in the knockout st...Full Story »

5 things learned from Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic

Posted Monday, June 14, 2021 by 101 GREAT GOALS22 hits

1. Tierney a big miss With the news that Kieran Tierney would be unavailable for the match, Steve Clarke’s masterplan took a major hit. Leeds United’s Liam Cooper was tasked with slotting into the left-centre back position which Tierney has made his own under Clarke. Simply, Cooper is far less attack minded than Tierney and even though the Arsenal man is technically playing in a...Full Story »

Scotland begin Euro 2020 campaign with defeat by the Czech Republic at Hampden

Posted Monday, June 14, 2021 by PA43 hits

Scotland’s return to a major finals for the first time in 23 years began with a deflating 2-0 defeat by the Czech Republic at Hampden Park.In front of 9,847 fans – most of them Scots – both sides had chances in their opening Euro 2020 fixture before striker Patrik Schick headed the Czechs in front three minutes before the interval.Schick doubled that lead in the 52nd minute wit...Full Story »

Stephen Kenny condemns fans who booed Republic players for taking the knee

Posted Wednesday, June 09, 2021 by PA36 hits

Republic of Ireland boss Stephen Kenny and striker Adam Idah have condemned the spectators who booed their team as they took a knee in Hungary.The Irish players showed their support for football’s anti-racism campaign ahead of kick-off at a packed Szusza Ferenc Stadium in Budapest on Tuesday evening, but the gesture was not well received by many among the crowd.Kenny admitted the jeers did...Full Story »

Keepers Gavin Bazunu and Caoimhin Kelleher impress as Republic draw in Hungary

Posted Wednesday, June 09, 2021 by PA39 hits

Gavin Bazunu and Caoimhin Kelleher staked their claims for the goalkeeper’s shirt as the Republic of Ireland fought out a 0-0 draw with Euros-bound Hungary.Nineteen-year-old Manchester City keeper Bazunu and Liverpool counterpart Kelleher, 22, played a half each in front of a passionate crowd at the Szusza Ferenc Stadion in Budapest.Bazunu denied striker Adam Szalai and Kelleher the same m...Full Story »

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