FIFA President Sepp Blatter addresses a news conference after a meeting of the FIFA executive committee in Zurich on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

As things stand, Ireland will get no ranking points at all for their home and away games against Gibraltar

Patrick Hoban of Dundalk celebrates scoing his side’s third goal with Dane Massey at Oriel Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Dane Massey brace helps Stephen Kenny’s side claim first silverware in 12 years

Aviva Stadium on a World Cup qualifier night: work towards the Euro 2020 finals will begin in the next few months. photograph: Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Irish bid, ranked third in technical terms, secured three group games and round of 16 tie

Dublin has been chosen as one of the host European cities for Euro 2020. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire.

One last 16 match and three group games will be staged at the Aviva Stadium

The Uefa Europa League Trophy is pictured at the Aviva stadium in Dublin, Ireland, on May 18th, 2011, before the match between Portuguese teams FC Porto and SC Braga. Photograph: Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images

Uefa assessment of capital’s bid generally positive in almost every aspect

Alan Mathews’s Bray side will be aiming to avoid a third straight defeat against the defending champions. Photograph: Inpho

Leaders had hoped that key league game against Rovers would be played sooner

Uefa president Michel Platini sees the playing of Euro 2020 all over the continent as one of his legacies to the game. Photograph: Fabio Campana/EPA

Vote to take place in Geneva to decide 13 host cities for Michael Platini’s dream finals

John Coleman has left Sligo Rovers after just three months in charge  to return to Accrington Stanley.   Photograph:  Clint Hughes/PA

John Coleman returns to Accrington Stanley after three months at Showgrounds

Gibraltar’s goalkeeper Jordan Perez reacts after a goal scored by Poland in  Faro last week. Photograph:
Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Gibraltar FA considering moving qualifier from Faro to a London venue

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