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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Azerbaijan

Last year
# border clashes
Three Armenians killed as fresh clashes break out with Azerbaijan at border
Last week, the two countries’ foreign ministers met for talks mediated by the US Secretary of State.
# Caucasia
Armenia and Azerbaijan report 155 deaths after ceasefire violations
Hostilities reignited between the longtime adversaries this week.
# Armenia
Almost 100 troops reported killed in fierce Armenia-Azerbaijan border clash
The two countries have been locked in a decades-old conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
# Armenia
Thousands rally in Armenia against Karabakh concessions
Karabakh was at the centre of a six-week war in 2020 that claimed more than 6,500 lives before it ended with a Russian-brokered ceasefire agreement.
# Baku
One dead and 37 injured after nightclub blast in Azerbaijan capital
The blast was caused by a leak from a tank of liquefied gas stored in the nightclub.
All time
# Armenia
EU leaders look to deepen relations with former Soviet republics
The EU summit with its Eastern partnership came on the same day as Russia issued Washington a series of security demands.
# Elsewhere
Luxembourg win in Azerbaijan to edge race for third in Ireland's group
The result means Stephen Kenny’s side need at least a draw against Portugal tonight to avoid finishing behind Luxembourg.
# Qualifiers
Hat-trick for Ronaldo as Portugal hammer Luxembourg and Serbia defeat Azerbaijan
A 5-0 win for Portugal tonight.
# Podcast
The Football Family: Azerbaijan v Ireland debrief
A free clip from the latest instalment of our football podcast, which is available exclusively to members.
# jab done
Callum Robinson stars in Baku to secure Kenny a first competitive win
Robinson scored twice in a 3-0 win against Azerbaijan.
# Selection
Robinson starts and Connolly dropped as Kenny names Irish team to face Azerbaijan
Andrew Omobamidele keeps his place.
# illness
Jason Knight ruled out of Ireland's clash with Azerbaijan
Adam Idah is fit to be involved.
# match preview
Stephen Kenny fighting for his future in dead-rubber qualifier with Azerbaijan
The manager says his side have ‘learned lessons’ as they seek to win a first competitive game of his tenure.
# Injury Update
Idah and Knight emerge as doubts for Azerbaijan clash
Stephen Kenny has some selection issues ahead of tomorrow night’s World Cup qualifier.
# Podcast
The Football Family: Azerbaijan v Ireland preview
A free clip from the latest instalment of our football podcast, which is available exclusively to members.
# Jamie McGrath
'We were looking around and it turns out we were the culprits - we didn’t realise we were doing anything wrong'
Jamie McGrath recalls a misadventure with Dundalk in Baku, as he returns to the city with Ireland this weekend.
# Don't look Baku in anger
'Ireland haven't been good enough over the last five years to expect to beat anyone'
We previewed Saturday’s clash with Azerbaijan on the latest episode of The Football Family podcast.
# unflappable
'We're not even thinking about that' - Bazunu not bothered by speculation around Kenny's future
Ireland’s teenage goalkeeper says all focus is on Saturday’s qualifier with Azerbaijan.
# squad announcement
Ex-England U21 striker Will Keane receives first Ireland call-up for October double-header
The 28-year-old has four goals in nine matches for League One club Wigan Athletic this season.
# top of the table
Portugal still in control of Ireland's qualifying group after win over Azerbaijan
It finished 3-0 in Baku.
# discussion
'He got his team selection wrong and I worry that he got it wrong for the wrong reasons'
The Republic of Ireland’s draw with Azerbaijan was dissected on the latest episode of The Football Family.
# Reaction
'It’s probably a game we deserved to win 3-1 or 4-1' - Kenny bemoans finishing after another winless game
Ireland were held 1-1 at home to Azerbaijan.
# Relief
Late Duffy header spares Ireland a humiliating defeat to Azerbaijan
It finished 1-1 as fans returned to the Aviva Stadium.
# Selection
Troy Parrott starts as Kenny makes three changes for Azerbaijan test
The side are seeking a first competitive win under the new manager tonight.
# Preview
Kenny's Ireland must avoid the failings of Luxembourg debacle in tricky Azerbaijan tie
A first competitive win is in sight at Lansdowne Road tonight, but the manager is stressing the need for intensity.
# At last
Kenny anticipates 'really special' experience for players as they finally play in front of Aviva crowd
Almost half of the squad for tomorrow’s clash with Azerbaijan have never played front of fans at Lansdowne Road.
# available
Matt Doherty fit to face Azerbaijan after his body 'shut down' against Portugal
Doherty struggled through the second half in Faro with illness, but says he is ready for selection as Ireland aim to build on their performance with a first win.
# Qualifiers
10-man France held by Bosnia and Luxembourg defeat Azerbaijan in Ireland's group
It finished 1-1.
# Fire
Mud volcano eruption caused explosion in Caspian Sea near oil fields
Emergency services are gauging the environmental fallout of the eruption.
# Peace Deal
Armenian opposition politician arrested over alleged prime minister assassination plot
The leader of an opposition party in Armenia was arrested yesterday after being summoned to the headquarters of the country’s security forces.
# Truce
Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to end fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh region
The peace deal comes with the deployment of Russian peacekeepers.
# Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan apologises to Russia after shooting down helicopter as fighting rages over Karabakh
Fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia has been ongoing for six weeks in the context Nagorno-Karabkh region.
# Conflict
Fighting over disputed region between Armenia and Azerbaijan continues despite US mediation
Rockets have struck residential areas in Nagorono-Karabakh as Armenia and Azerbaijan continue their conflict over the territory.
# Conflict
Azerbaijan claims Armenian military launched deadly missile strike
The incident marks an escalation of the countries’ conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
# Truce
Azerbaijan and Armenia report shelling of cities despite ceasefire
Azerbaijani authorities said today that nine civilians had been killed and more than 30 wounded following missile strikes.
# Nagorno Karabakh
Both Armenia and Azerbaijan claim the other side violated today's ceasefire as tensions simmer
Mediation talks leading to the ceasefire were facilitated by Russia.
# Nagorno Karabakh
Armenia reports heavy losses as fighting intensifies with Azerbaijan in disputed region
The Armenian prime minister said the country is “facing possibly the most decisive moment in our millennia-old history”.
# Armenia
'The people who are dying were born in 2002, 2003, why are they at war?'
Irish-Armenians are calling for the international community to intervene as deadly fighting continues in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
# Azerbaijan
Death toll rises in Nagorno-Karabakh ahead of UN Security Council's emergency talks
Fierce fighting raged between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces yesterday despite pleas for calm.
# Nagorny Karabakh
Explainer: Why has conflict erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan?
Fighting erupted again over the weekend in a long-running territorial dispute.