Be inspired by history, Martin O'Neill tells Republic of Ireland squad


Wales has been a very solid team in these qualifiers, now second in Group D with 17 points. "I don't know about revenge, but certainly the view among the players is that if Russian Federation was available to us and we could make it there, thoughts about Seamus would be very much in the forefront of our minds", he said.

While the rankings will be updated after the final rounds of qualifiers, but we're going to be on the unseeded side of the draw, but who can we face? Can O'Dowda and Ireland make the World Cup?

He scored twice in Chisinau to see off Moldova a year ago and then hit the victor against Austria in Vienna last November. His cross was aimed towards Harry Arter and McClean was coming in from behind. A cursory glance at this reveals that Ireland would likely progress as the Greeks have shipped three red cards in this campaign.

He was not the only hero on the night.

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Coleman guided Wales to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 - their first major tournament for 58 years.

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Irish fans can happily forget about Kiev if Scotland fall short in Slovenia on Sunday evening.

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And, in possession, the Boys in Green were pushing the hosts back too.

The midfielder has been speaking about the goal and his first call-up for the national team with Three Ireland.

So going in at half time, Ireland were 45 minutes closer to going out rather than going on to a play-off though it was still Wales who were creating the better chances. James Chester headed into the side-netting from a corner before Robson-Kanu saw another header expertly tipped over by Randolph after a brilliant cross from substitute Jonny Williams.

Ireland are rooted on +1 with less goals scored.

Chris Coleman (Wales): "We're on risky ground if we go in with a game plan of trying to soak the pressure up for 90 minutes".

From thinking 0-0 might be enough, they suddenly found they needed to score twice.

Ireland in this selection lost only one match, but it was the key. At the same time, the positional attack was never the strength of the Irish.

"Then the team had to collectively defend and they did so brilliantly".

Republic captain Seamus Coleman had his leg broken by a challenge from Wales defender Neil Taylor in the goalless draw and has not played football since.



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