Slovakia goalkeeper Marek Rodák challenges Ireland captain Shane Duffy during the Uefa Euro 2020 playoff semi-final at the Tehelné Pole Stadium in Bratislava. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

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Republic of Ireland players celebrate David O’Leary’s winning penalty against Romania in Genoa, on June 25th, 1990. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

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