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#Brazil 2014

# brazil-2014 - Monday 15 October, 2012

Germany more unified than at Euro 2012, says Lahm
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Germany more unified than at Euro 2012, says Lahm

Oct 15th 2012, 12:51 PM 475 Views 0 Comments

The trip to Dublin seems to have a galvanising effect for the Germans.

Faroe Islands v Ireland: 3 things we hope to see on Tuesday
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# COYBIG

Faroe Islands v Ireland: 3 things we hope to see on Tuesday

Oct 15th 2012, 12:13 PM 2,091 Views 4 Comments

Giovanni Trapattoni’s side play their latest World Cup qualifier in Torshavn tomorrow night.

Eamon Dunphy: Trapattoni is 'taking us for a ride'
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# YBIG

Eamon Dunphy: Trapattoni is 'taking us for a ride'

Oct 15th 2012, 10:56 AM 13,654 Views 60 Comments

“The FAI have a big decision to make and if they don’t make the right decision — which is to pay him off and get a better manager — the consequences will be dire”

Stephen Kelly persuaded to board Faroes flight after management bust-up - reports
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# Brazil 2014

Stephen Kelly persuaded to board Faroes flight after management bust-up - reports

Oct 15th 2012, 9:23 AM 19,460 Views 51 Comments

The Fulham defender was ultimately persuaded to leave for Vagar ahead of tomorrow night’s game.

Opinion: It's Trap, and not the players, who is to blame for Ireland's problems
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# Conjecture

Opinion: It's Trap, and not the players, who is to blame for Ireland's problems

Oct 15th 2012, 8:00 AM 2,399 Views 6 Comments

There was a sense of deja vu about recent criticisms leveled at Giovanni Trapattoni, writes Paul Fennessy.

# brazil-2014 - Sunday 14 October, 2012

Old rivalry: Deschamps excited by Spain test
# Tie Of The Round
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# Tie Of The Round

Old rivalry: Deschamps excited by Spain test

Oct 14th 2012, 7:32 PM 944 Views 0 Comments

Didier Deschamps doesn’t sound very confident.

Germany's Reus aims to tame Swedes, Lahm says the Ireland match was 'fun'
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# Ready To Go

Germany's Reus aims to tame Swedes, Lahm says the Ireland match was 'fun'

Oct 14th 2012, 4:23 PM 1,692 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, Germany team manager Oliver Bierhoff has admitted the Ireland game was easier than expected.

'Ah here, leave it out' - spoof video of Ireland-Germany game created
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# LOL

'Ah here, leave it out' - spoof video of Ireland-Germany game created

Oct 14th 2012, 3:15 PM 5,004 Views 4 Comments

Irish football fans at last have a reason to be cheerful, thanks to this hilarious parody.

# brazil-2014 - Saturday 13 October, 2012

'Our aim is not Germany, our aim is Sweden and Austria' declares Trapattoni
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# 6-1

'Our aim is not Germany, our aim is Sweden and Austria' declares Trapattoni

Oct 13th 2012, 8:13 PM 15,100 Views 79 Comments

“Every player loses many, many games,” trumpeted the Irish manager.

'Trapattoni has to do the right thing and step away' - Cunningham
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# Criticism

'Trapattoni has to do the right thing and step away' - Cunningham

Oct 13th 2012, 6:38 PM 10,469 Views 41 Comments

Meanwhile, Kevin Kilbane, who played under Trap, also believes he should resign.

Low pleased by German presence
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# Reaction

Low pleased by German presence

Oct 13th 2012, 9:10 AM 869 Views 2 Comments

“As far as the Sweden game is concerned, I expect they will be working altogether unlike the Irish team,” the German coach said after last night’s 6-1 win.

Here's what Roy Keane thought of last night's Ireland-Germany game
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# Reaction

Here's what Roy Keane thought of last night's Ireland-Germany game

Oct 13th 2012, 9:03 AM 28,983 Views 107 Comments

Keane was less than pleased, as Ireland were taught a harsh footballing lesson by their German counterparts.

# brazil-2014 - Friday 12 October, 2012

Poll: Is it time for Giovanni Trapattoni to step down as Ireland manager?
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# Have Your Say

Poll: Is it time for Giovanni Trapattoni to step down as Ireland manager?

Oct 12th 2012, 11:13 PM 20,793 Views 136 Comments

It was an embarrassing night for Irish football. Should the Italian coach now resign?

House of horrors: 5 things we learned from Ireland v Germany
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# Post-mortem

House of horrors: 5 things we learned from Ireland v Germany

Oct 12th 2012, 10:44 PM 16,342 Views 57 Comments

Doomed tactics, German efficiency and a thankless task: here are some of the talking points from Ireland’s night of pain.

'That wasn't the way to lose a game,' admits crestfallen O'Shea
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# Interview

'That wasn't the way to lose a game,' admits crestfallen O'Shea

Oct 12th 2012, 10:34 PM 948 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland player also described tonight’s match as “a massive humiliation”.

Player ratings: here's how we rated the Boys in Green
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# IreGer

Player ratings: here's how we rated the Boys in Green

Oct 12th 2012, 9:56 PM 14,398 Views 69 Comments

It was a grim night in the Aviva Stadium. Here’s how each player’s performance measured up.

Here's how Twitter reacted to Ireland v Germany
# Anger
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# Anger

Here's how Twitter reacted to Ireland v Germany

Oct 12th 2012, 9:50 PM 26,037 Views 38 Comments

The site’s users were unsurprisingly scathing in their assessment of Ireland’s 6-1 hammering tonight.

Because we need something to cling to, here's Robbie's equaliser from the 2002 World Cup
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# IreGer

Because we need something to cling to, here's Robbie's equaliser from the 2002 World Cup

Oct 12th 2012, 4:55 PM 620 Views 0 Comments

We’re going to win 0-0 tonight, right?

Ireland v Germany: 3 key battles in tonight's match
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# IreGer

Ireland v Germany: 3 key battles in tonight's match

Oct 12th 2012, 4:23 PM 1,720 Views 6 Comments

Ireland will need very strong performances in certain areas of the field if they are to earn a positive result tonight.

Loew rejects claims of squad unrest
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# IreGer

Loew rejects claims of squad unrest

Oct 12th 2012, 11:41 AM 734 Views 1 Comment

The German coach is preparing his team of stars for their Aviva Stadium bow this evening.

Pic of the day: Banner in memory of Irish supporter James Nolan
# James Nolan RIP
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# James Nolan RIP

Pic of the day: Banner in memory of Irish supporter James Nolan

Oct 12th 2012, 11:14 AM 6,193 Views 8 Comments

Supporters group You Boys In Green will unfurl the banner at tonight’s clash of Ireland and Germany at the Aviva Stadium.

Team talk: O'Shea focused on collective responsibility
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# IreGer

Team talk: O'Shea focused on collective responsibility

Oct 12th 2012, 10:00 AM 2,337 Views 22 Comments

“It’s not just about one individual tomorrow for a game like this; it’s about the whole team.”

Don't touch that dial... here's the sport on TV this weekend
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# Goggle Box

Don't touch that dial... here's the sport on TV this weekend

Oct 12th 2012, 8:29 AM 827 Views 0 Comments

Get your feet up, sports fan. You (possibly) deserve it.

Loew backing Klose and Schweinsteiger to marshal away win
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# IreGer

Loew backing Klose and Schweinsteiger to marshal away win

Oct 12th 2012, 8:01 AM 421 Views 0 Comments

The Germany boss is looking for leaders when his side take to the pitch at Lansdowne Road tonight.

World Cup qualifier preview: German test sends Trapattoni back to drawing board
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# IreGer

World Cup qualifier preview: German test sends Trapattoni back to drawing board

Oct 12th 2012, 7:18 AM 3,029 Views 19 Comments

Jogi Loew’s young side provide the top-class opposition.

Friday night lights 'an opportunity' for young Irish stars, says Giovanni Trapattoni
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# IreGer

Friday night lights 'an opportunity' for young Irish stars, says Giovanni Trapattoni

Oct 12th 2012, 1:11 AM 2,575 Views 5 Comments

Trap is looking for ‘new energy’ ahead of tonight’s crucial World Cup qualifier.

# brazil-2014 - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Little talk of Ireland during Germany's late, late show
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# IreGer

Little talk of Ireland during Germany's late, late show

Oct 11th 2012, 5:33 PM 2,416 Views 2 Comments

Joachim Loew was focusing on his own team at today’s press conference.

Here's your 'Jogi Löw is worried about Ireland, real worried' pic of the day
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# In Fashion

Here's your 'Jogi Löw is worried about Ireland, real worried' pic of the day

Oct 11th 2012, 4:59 PM 1,886 Views 1 Comment

Apparently, the German coach took some time out to do a little bit of modelling today.

Jon Walters gets the nod ahead of Shane Long for Germany showdown
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# IreGer

Jon Walters gets the nod ahead of Shane Long for Germany showdown

Oct 11th 2012, 3:08 PM 7,268 Views 73 Comments

John O’Shea will skipper the side at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow night.

Confirmed: Robbie Keane out of Germany game
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Confirmed: Robbie Keane out of Germany game

Oct 11th 2012, 11:33 AM 5,814 Views 61 Comments

Giovanni Trapattoni will have to plan without the LA Galaxy striker.

Ireland won't be a pushover, insists Germany assistant
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Ireland won't be a pushover, insists Germany assistant

Oct 11th 2012, 7:11 AM 3,796 Views 26 Comments

Trap is ‘an absolute tactical genius and he will have some ideas’ according to the Germans. Should you tell them about Poland or will we?

# brazil-2014 - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Systems analysis: Tactical changes no worries for Walters
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Systems analysis: Tactical changes no worries for Walters

Oct 10th 2012, 5:05 PM 3,212 Views 1 Comment

If Jonathan Walters is picked in a five-man Irish midfield on Friday, it will be no different to the role he has played at Stoke this season.

Conor Clifford 'the future' says Tardelli when asked about Wes Hoolahan snub
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Conor Clifford 'the future' says Tardelli when asked about Wes Hoolahan snub

Oct 10th 2012, 3:35 PM 1,674 Views 3 Comments

“I saw him some times and for me he is a very good player.”

Middle management: Irish eyeing midfield change to deal with Özil threat
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Middle management: Irish eyeing midfield change to deal with Özil threat

Oct 10th 2012, 2:24 PM 4,157 Views 21 Comments

Manager Giovanni Trapattoni may tinker with his trusted 4-4-2 formation for the Germany clash on Friday night.

Injury update: Robbie Keane will be fighting fit to face Germans, says Marco Tardelli
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# IreGer

Injury update: Robbie Keane will be fighting fit to face Germans, says Marco Tardelli

Oct 10th 2012, 1:26 PM 2,390 Views 14 Comments

The Irish skipper sat out training today.

Giovanni Trapattoni says talk of vacant Blackburn job is just 'chit-chat'
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# Italian Job

Giovanni Trapattoni says talk of vacant Blackburn job is just 'chit-chat'

Oct 10th 2012, 12:33 PM 3,659 Views 17 Comments

The Italian’s contract with the FAI runs until after the World Cup in 2014.

Ireland v Germany: 3 players to watch
# World Cup 2014
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# World Cup 2014

Ireland v Germany: 3 players to watch

Oct 10th 2012, 9:30 AM 1,565 Views 0 Comments

We give you the low-down on some of the talented players Jogi Loew has at his disposal.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Trap calls Conor Clifford up to Irish squad as midfield cover
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# IreGer

Trap calls Conor Clifford up to Irish squad as midfield cover

Oct 9th 2012, 7:43 PM 9,692 Views 30 Comments

The FAI confirmed this evening the Chelsea midfielder will arrive in Dublin tomorrow morning.

# brazil-2014 - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Injury woes mount as St Ledger unlikely to face Germany
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Injury woes mount as St Ledger unlikely to face Germany

Oct 7th 2012, 6:45 AM 516 Views 2 Comments

The defender has a hamstring problem while James McClean is also a concern ahead of Friday’s qualifier.

# brazil-2014 - Friday 5 October, 2012

Bastian Schweinsteiger back in Germany squad ahead of Ireland game
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Bastian Schweinsteiger back in Germany squad ahead of Ireland game

Oct 5th 2012, 1:33 PM 3,462 Views 10 Comments

“We know what to expect in terms of the atmosphere in Dublin. The Irish will give everything in front of their own fans to beat us in their own stadium,” says Jogi Low.