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# group d

Last year
2022
# marching on
Mbappe’s double downs Denmark as France reach World Cup knockout stage
Mbappe and Pele are the only players to score seven or more World Cup goals before turning 25.
# Euro 2022
France boss urges vigilance despite blistering start to Euros
Grace Geyoro scored a first-half hat-trick in a 5-1 thrashing of Italy.
All time
# Off the Mark
Own goal gets Liverpool's Champions League bid off to winning start as Fabinho fills Van Dijk void
The Premier League side came away from their trip to Amsterdam with a 1-0 win.
# Analysis
Aaron Connolly's big night ruined, as Ireland's lack of quality catches up with them
Mick McCarthy said beforehand that he didn’t feel any great sense of belief from those in the pre-match press conference. This 90 minutes showed why, writes David Sneyd.
# group d
Denmark beat Switzerland to go level on points with Ireland
Yussuf Poulsen scored an 84th-minute winner, coolly slotting the ball home.
# Wrap
Italy outclass Spain in Belfield to top Group D
Elsewhere, Germany beat Austria, as the details for the quarter-finals were confirmed.
# Super Eagles
Brilliant Musa double inspires Nigeria to victory as Group D is blown wide open
Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa sent the Super Eagles into second place with an impressive brace against Iceland.
# worldie
Sublime! Ahmed Musa's outrageous half-volley is one of the goals of the World Cup
The forward’s 14th goal for his country is surely a goal of the competition contender.
AS IT HAPPENED
Argentina vs Croatia, World Cup
We went minute-by-minute as Argentina faced Croatia in a crucial Group D encounter.
# Goat
'He's already the greatest' - Messi doesn't need World Cup to be best of all time, says Xavi
The ex-Barcelona midfielder believes Messi has already written a legacy as the best ever, regardless of events in Russia.
# top of the table
Luka Modric on the scoresheet as Croatia ease to victory and go top of Group D
An own goal and a Luca Modric penalty handed Croatia all three points in Kaliningrad.
# You're Fired
Serbia sack manager three weeks after qualifying for next summer's World Cup
Slavoljub Muslin had led Serbia to their first international tournament in eight years.
# oh well
Georgia couldn't do Ireland a favour in Serbia tonight
Aleksandar Prijovic scored after coming on as a second-half substitute to steer his side to the World Cup.
AS IT HAPPENED
Ireland vs Moldova, World Cup 2018 qualifier
Ireland faced Moldova knowing a win is needed if they are to make a play-off place for next summer’s World Cup in Russia.
# Permutations
6 points and one of these 3 scenarios occurring could help Ireland qualify for the 2018 World Cup
The Boys in Green face a crucial few days as Group D approaches its climax.
# Cautious
'We know it's a difficult game, Moldova are a good team that cause problems'
Shane Duffy says Ireland must secure a win against Moldova on Friday before a crucial meeting with Wales in Cardiff.
# Permutations
As it stands: Just how bad does it look for the Republic of Ireland?
Qualification is still possible but even two wins from the final two games may not be enough.
# Welcome boost
'Warrior' Walters set to lead the line for Ireland after declaring himself fighting fit
The Stoke City man is raring to go ahead of tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier against Austria.
# Overview
State of Play: Four down, six to go - Ireland in good shape in quest to reach Russia
A win on Friday could eliminate one direct rival in the race for automatic qualification.
# out in front
'In my kindest calculations, I hadn't got Ireland in this position. It's a fantastic place to be'
Former striker and Sky Sports pundit Niall Quinn has seen this group of players grow and mature under Martin O’Neill.
# Reaction
Fatigue finally catches up on Dundalk and more Europa League talking points
Plus why the jeering of United players was ridiculous.
# Preview
Dundalk physios 'working over-time' as Russian giants arrive for sold-out European clash
Zenit St Petersburg visit Tallaght Stadium tonight in another David v Goliath match-up for the Lilywhites.
# RIP
Croatia captain Srna travels home from Euro 2016 after father's death
The 34-year-old was informed of the news after his country’s win over Turkey.
# Letter from Poland
Warsaw prepares for Irish invasion as 5,000 fans expected for final Euro 2016 qualifier
The42′s Niall Kelly has touched down in Poland with less than 30 hours until kick-off at the National Stadium.
# Permutations
Here's what Ireland now need to do to gain automatic qualification to the Euros
The Boys in Green are set for a crunch encounter in Poland on Sunday.
# Permutations
Here's what the Irish team now must do to qualify for the Euros
The Boys in Green’s chances improved following a crucial win against Georgia last night.
# Permutations
8 teams Ireland could face if they reach the Euro 2016 qualifying playoffs
The Boys in Green are currently in pole position to finish third in their group.
# Permutations
Explainer: What Ireland now need to do to qualify for Euro 2016
The Boys in Green face an uphill task after yesterday’s underwhelming display against Scotland.
AS IT HAPPENED
Germany v Ireland, Euro 2016 qualifier
After two wins from two, Martin O’Neill faced his biggest challenge as Ireland boss this evening.
# wounded
Germany demand instant response as Joachim Loew bemoans poor finishing
Attacker Mario Goetze has predicted three points on Tuesday and that ‘things will look different then’.
# group d
Hope for Ireland? Scotland give world champions Germany a scare in narrow defeat
Ikechi Anya drew the Gordon Strachan’s men level before Thomas Mueller’s winner.
# neck
'Chiellini bumped into me with his shoulder', says Suarez as he complains of eye injury
The Liverpool striker says whatever happened today is ‘no big deal’.
# antipasto
Snapshot: Here's Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder after his 'run-in' with Luis Suarez
Obviously, we haven’t seen the defender’s shoulder very often, but they look like bite-marks to us.
# Catenaccio
Uruguay advance to last 16 after dramatic finish against 10-man Italy
The Catenaccio approach looked like it would pay off until Diego Godin’s late header.
# Nothing To See Here
This is the sinkhole in Natal that could cause major World Cup problems
Italy face Uruguay at the city’s stadium next Tuesday.
# Match Report
Superb Suárez puts England on the brink
Wayne Rooney netted his first World Cup goal to level the game in the second half, but it was Uruguay who got off the mark in Group D.
AS IT HAPPENED
World Cup Hangout: Mikey Stafford is live from Brazil and ready to party
Whether you’re still stuck in work, on the way home or getting the dinner ready, we’ve got you covered.
# Allez les Bleus
Benzema's brace sinks Honduras as France impress in their World Cup opener
Goal-line technology used for the first time in the tournament as Central Americans play majority of the game with ten men.
# joel's number one
Joel Campbell, Costa Rica's influential attacker, will be given Arsenal chance
Arsene Wenger has revealed the 21 year-old will be back at the Emirates for pre-season.
AS IT HAPPENED
England v Italy, World Cup 2014 Group D
Revisit our coverage of tonight’s highly-anticipated clash.