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Martin O’Neill has suggested Ireland will need two goals in order to qualify for the World Cup. Photograph: Donall Farmer/PA

Denmark seem to have encountered Ireland’s first line of defence out at the airport on Sunday, where officials from the visiting federation were appar(...)

Ireland players during their pre-match huddle ahead of the first leg of their 2018 World Cup qualifying playoff in Copenhagen. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

So, what’s happening on Tuesday? The Republic of Ireland are playing Denmark in the second leg of their 2018 World Cup qualifying playoff. What time(...)

Shane Duffy was a rock at the back during Ireland’s draw in Denmark. Photograph: Tim Goode/PA

Towering Duffy head and shoulders above From the outset of Saturday night’s goalless draw it was clear Denmark knew it was going to be difficult to p(...)

  Harry Arter: “In an ideal world, you want to score an away goal, but to come over here and keep them at bay was a good effort.”

The Danes may already have been talking about the difficulty their hosts will be in on Tuesday if they can get a goal but for the Irish it was about t(...)

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper  Darren Randolph with kit man Dick Redmond after the  World Cup playoff first leg against Denmark at the the Parken stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Watching Ireland can leave you cold. The Danes know that now. A crisp and beautiful night in Copenhagen seemed to drop a few degrees over another 90 (...)

 Darren Randolph of the Republic of Ireland makes a save against Denmark.  Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Denmark 0 Republic of Ireland 0 Martin O’Neill’s players may not have delivered on his stated ambition for them in this game by grabbing an away goal(...)

Around 2,400 Irish supporters will be in the away end at the Parken stadium for Saturday’s World Cup playoff against Denmark. Photograph: Lars Ronbog/Sportsagency/Lars Ronbog

So, er, what’s happening? The World Cup playoffs, that’s what. Where have you been? Nevermind that, where might I be going? Russia, next summer, if(...)

Republic of Ireland captain David Meyler challenges Wales’ goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey during the World Cup qualifier at  Cardiff City Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

So much had happened in such a short space of time that David Meyler was struggling to take it in and when Ireland’s captain was asked about who he mi(...)

 James McClean (second from right) celebrates scoring his goal with his Republic of Ireland  team-mates  during the  World Cup qualifier against Wales at Cardiff City Stadium. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Wales 0 Republic of Ireland 1 For countless generations the Irish have been passing through Wales en route to what they hoped would be better times i(...)

Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool reacts to a challenge during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St. James’ Park. Photo: Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images

Just before Daniel Sturridge was withdrawn from proceedings on a grey north-east afternoon, he could be seen sitting on the turf clutching his left bo(...)

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