Republic of Ireland




After losing out on a World Cup berth in 2010 because of a Thierry Henry handball goal that eliminated them from qualifying, it’s good to see Ireland pull together and qualifying for a major international tournament. They share the longest odds to win with Denmark, but that’s partly because of the difficulty of their group. With current title holders Spain and perennial contenders Italy to fend off, it may be tough to advance. But don’t underestimate the footballing heart of this nation.


Giovanni Trapattoni

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Date                                Opponent                                         Stadium                                             Location

June 10                           Croatia                            Municipal Stadium Poznan                 Poznan, Poland

June 14                            Spain                              Arena Gdansk                                          Gdansk, Poland

June 18                            Italy                                Municipal Stadium Poznan                 Poznan, Poland


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