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#Nations League

# nations-league - Saturday 18 December, 2021

'A two-month contract?' Kenny dismisses talk of minor Nations League extension
# Uncompromising
From The42
# Uncompromising

'A two-month contract?' Kenny dismisses talk of minor Nations League extension

Updated Dec 18th 2021, 12:07 PM 29,255 Views 26 Comments

The Irish boss is optimistic he will be in charge for the forthcoming Euros campaign.

# nations-league - Friday 17 December, 2021

Brazil and Argentina among the teams set to join Nations League from 2024
# New Look
From The42
# New Look

Brazil and Argentina among the teams set to join Nations League from 2024

Dec 17th 2021, 6:35 PM 9,973 Views 9 Comments

Uefa vice-president Zbigniew Boniek made the announcement today.

Stephen Kenny suggests fixture schedule favours Ireland's rivals
# Advantage
From The42
# Advantage

Stephen Kenny suggests fixture schedule favours Ireland's rivals

Dec 17th 2021, 4:00 PM 3,971 Views 4 Comments

The Boys in Green have been paired with Ukraine, Scotland and Armenia in their Nations League group.

# nations-league - Sunday 10 October, 2021

Mbappe scores controversial winner as France beat Spain to lift Nations League
# San Siro
From The42
# San Siro

Mbappe scores controversial winner as France beat Spain to lift Nations League

Oct 10th 2021, 9:50 PM 14,266 Views 4 Comments

Spain took the lead before Karim Benzema equalised with a curling screamer.

# nations-league - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Hernandez fires comeback kings France into Nations League final
# Match Winner
From The42
# Match Winner

Hernandez fires comeback kings France into Nations League final

Oct 7th 2021, 10:10 PM 6,563 Views 2 Comments

France claimed thrilling 3-2 win against Belgium.

# nations-league - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Spain end Italy's record unbeaten run to reach Nations League final
# Torres
From The42
# Torres

Spain end Italy's record unbeaten run to reach Nations League final

Oct 6th 2021, 10:02 PM 22,358 Views 9 Comments

Luis Enrique’s side will now face either France or Belgium in Sunday’s final.

# nations-league - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Too early for Gazza comparisons, says Grealish
# Potential
From The42
# Potential

Too early for Gazza comparisons, says Grealish

Nov 19th 2020, 2:02 PM 8,502 Views 9 Comments

The England winger produced another virtuoso performance in Wednesday’s 4-0 win against Iceland.

Impossible to make definitive judgements on Kenny and Ireland amid freak set of circumstances
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Impossible to make definitive judgements on Kenny and Ireland amid freak set of circumstances

Nov 19th 2020, 6:30 AM 17,298 Views 12 Comments

The team’s winless run continued last night against Bulgaria.

# nations-league - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Ireland's miserable run continues with goalless draw against Bulgaria
# Another Bad Night
From The42
# Another Bad Night

Ireland's miserable run continues with goalless draw against Bulgaria

Nov 18th 2020, 9:49 PM 45,922 Views 98 Comments

Ireland avoided relegation with a point in Dublin, but will be third seeds in the World Cup qualifiers and now haven’t scored in 11 hours of football.

# nations-league - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

'I’ve had a family issue with Covid' - Hourihane gives frank insight into players' mindset amid pandemic
# Honest
From The42
# Honest

'I’ve had a family issue with Covid' - Hourihane gives frank insight into players' mindset amid pandemic

Nov 17th 2020, 11:00 PM 8,475 Views 1 Comment

The Aston Villa midfielder gave a honest assessment of the challenges and dilemmas of playing international football ahead of tomorrow’s game with Bulgaria.

# nations-league - Monday 16 November, 2020

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has dig at international break
# Unimpressed
From The42
# Unimpressed

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has dig at international break

Nov 16th 2020, 5:36 PM 9,627 Views 3 Comments

Spurs defender Matt Doherty tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty with Ireland.

# nations-league - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Late Austria fightback leaves Northern Ireland facing Nations League relegation
# Going Down?
From The42
# Going Down?

Late Austria fightback leaves Northern Ireland facing Nations League relegation

Nov 15th 2020, 10:10 PM 5,378 Views 3 Comments

The hosts hit back after Josh Magennis had put Northern Ireland in front.

Tielemans and Mertens strike as Belgium end England's Nations League hopes
# Second Best
From The42
# Second Best

Tielemans and Mertens strike as Belgium end England's Nations League hopes

Nov 15th 2020, 10:01 PM 8,178 Views 2 Comments

Defeat ends England’s hopes of reaching a second successive Nations League finals.

'I was big into the Gaelic and hurling' - Ireland's Dara O'Shea reveals admiration for Dublin GAA star
# Gratitude
From The42
# Gratitude

'I was big into the Gaelic and hurling' - Ireland's Dara O'Shea reveals admiration for Dublin GAA star

Nov 15th 2020, 9:00 AM 13,948 Views 1 Comment

The defender looked up to fellow St Judes player Kevin McManamon.

# nations-league - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Stephen Kenny: 'It has been a tough period... But I'm not complaining about that'
# Keep Calm And Carry On
From The42
# Keep Calm And Carry On

Stephen Kenny: 'It has been a tough period... But I'm not complaining about that'

Nov 14th 2020, 4:50 PM 22,363 Views 37 Comments

The Ireland boss has seen a number of important players ruled out of late.

# nations-league - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

'It's hard to believe we didn't score' - Ireland didn't deserve Finland defeat, says Kenny
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

'It's hard to believe we didn't score' - Ireland didn't deserve Finland defeat, says Kenny

Updated Oct 14th 2020, 9:42 PM 39,842 Views 57 Comments

The Irish manager stood by Darren Randolph and cursed his side’s luck as they were beaten again.

Connolly returns and O'Shea makes his debut for Ireland against Finland
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Connolly returns and O'Shea makes his debut for Ireland against Finland

Oct 14th 2020, 3:46 PM 8,335 Views 6 Comments

Stephen Kenny has made four changes to the Irish side that drew with Wales on Sunday.

Kenny's kids looking to end turbulent week with win in Finland
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Kenny's kids looking to end turbulent week with win in Finland

Oct 14th 2020, 6:30 AM 12,583 Views 3 Comments

After a week like no other, a much-changed Irish squad featuring seven players under the age of 22 seek a first win under the new manager.

# nations-league - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Ukraine sub strikes late to inflict surprise defeat on Spain
# Nations League
From The42
# Nations League

Ukraine sub strikes late to inflict surprise defeat on Spain

Oct 13th 2020, 11:06 PM 5,161 Views 1 Comment

Dynamo Kiev’s Viktor Tsygankov wasn’t long on the pitch before he scored the only goal of the night.

Loew under pressure as Germany forced to rally from two goals down to draw against Switzerland
# Tough Times
From The42
# Tough Times

Loew under pressure as Germany forced to rally from two goals down to draw against Switzerland

Oct 13th 2020, 10:35 PM 5,704 Views 7 Comments

The 60-year-old has been at the helm for 14 years.

Irish player returns second positive Covid-19 result on retest and will miss Finland game
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Irish player returns second positive Covid-19 result on retest and will miss Finland game

Oct 13th 2020, 8:04 AM 21,167 Views 11 Comments

The player is now out of the squad for the game in Finland.

# nations-league - Monday 12 October, 2020

Another possible false positive in Stephen Kenny's Ireland camp, FAI say
# Weird Science
From The42
# Weird Science

Another possible false positive in Stephen Kenny's Ireland camp, FAI say

Oct 12th 2020, 7:54 PM 25,925 Views 12 Comments

The player was tested by Uefa ahead of the Finland game.

# nations-league - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Northern Ireland brought back down to earth by Austria after play-off delight
# Nations League
From The42
# Nations League

Northern Ireland brought back down to earth by Austria after play-off delight

Oct 11th 2020, 11:44 PM 10,982 Views 4 Comments

Michael Gregoritsch’s header proved the difference, while world champions France drew 0-0 with Portugal.

Molumby starts as Kenny forced to make significant changes for Wales clash
# Chaotic Preparation
From The42
# Chaotic Preparation

Molumby starts as Kenny forced to make significant changes for Wales clash

Oct 11th 2020, 1:00 PM 13,654 Views 17 Comments

Jack Byrne is among just five outfield players on the bench.

Plane saga dominates build-up as Kenny searches for important win against Wales
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Plane saga dominates build-up as Kenny searches for important win against Wales

Oct 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 29,210 Views 2 Comments

With the Euros dream dead, Ireland need to start getting results to improve their seeding for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers draw.

# nations-league - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Spain secure Nations League win over Switzerland to stay top From The42

Spain secure Nations League win over Switzerland to stay top

Oct 10th 2020, 10:33 PM 8,704 Views 1 Comment

There were also wins for Germany, Montenegro and Luxembourg in today’s other Nations League fixtures.

'I don’t think there’s a problem between the Wales and the Ireland players'
# Nations League
From The42
# Nations League

'I don’t think there’s a problem between the Wales and the Ireland players'

Oct 10th 2020, 5:34 PM 12,271 Views 9 Comments

Ben Davies says relations between both sets of players are fine – despite the bad tempered games in 2017 when Neil Taylor broke Seamus Coleman’s leg with a horror challenge.

Ryan Giggs: 'Ireland were the better team against Slovakia and got no luck'
# Nations League
From The42
# Nations League

Ryan Giggs: 'Ireland were the better team against Slovakia and got no luck'

Oct 10th 2020, 3:26 PM 8,194 Views 4 Comments

Welsh manager hails Stephen Kenny’s new look Irish side but plans to give Aaron Ramsey a rare international start in tomorrow’s game in Dublin.

# nations-league - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

17-year-old becomes youngest France international in 106 years during win over Croatia
# Nations League
From The42
# Nations League

17-year-old becomes youngest France international in 106 years during win over Croatia

Sep 8th 2020, 10:28 PM 16,526 Views 3 Comments

Former Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren scored a screamer for Croatia.

# nations-league - Monday 7 September, 2020

Impressive Italy win in Amsterdam, Scots stutter to beat patchwork Czechs
# Oranje Crushed
From The42
# Oranje Crushed

Impressive Italy win in Amsterdam, Scots stutter to beat patchwork Czechs

Sep 7th 2020, 11:09 PM 6,407 Views 0 Comments

Andy Robertson was instrumental in Scotland’s 2-1 win.

Haaland brace helps Norway hammer Northern Ireland
# Nations League
From The42
# Nations League

Haaland brace helps Norway hammer Northern Ireland

Sep 7th 2020, 10:49 PM 9,709 Views 15 Comments

Alexander Sorloth also scored twice as Ian Baraclough’s home debut ended in defeat.

# nations-league - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Impressive Swiss leave misfiring Germany frustrated
# Report
From The42
# Report

Impressive Swiss leave misfiring Germany frustrated

Sep 6th 2020, 11:00 PM 8,184 Views 0 Comments

Joachim Loew’s men are now third in their Nations League group.

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Finland
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Finland

Sep 6th 2020, 7:59 PM 75,717 Views 58 Comments

It was a disappointing evening for Ireland in Stephen Kenny’s first game in charge.

Ireland underwhelm as Kenny begins Aviva reign with defeat to Finland
# Bad Start
From The42
# Bad Start

Ireland underwhelm as Kenny begins Aviva reign with defeat to Finland

Sep 6th 2020, 7:03 PM 52,410 Views 122 Comments

A Fredrik Jensen goal gave the visitors a 1-0 victory in Dublin this evening.

As it happened: Ireland v Finland, Nations League From The42
Live Sep 6th 2020, 4:15 PM

As it happened: Ireland v Finland, Nations League

# nations-league - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Moment of Mbappe magic seals France victory as Ronaldo-less Portugal win comfortably
# Eurogiants
From The42
# Eurogiants

Moment of Mbappe magic seals France victory as Ronaldo-less Portugal win comfortably

Sep 5th 2020, 10:33 PM 11,218 Views 0 Comments

Belgium were also among the European heavyweights to record Nations League opener wins.

Sterling’s last-gasp penalty gifts England win after dramatic finish in Iceland
# Nations League
From The42
# Nations League

Sterling’s last-gasp penalty gifts England win after dramatic finish in Iceland

Sep 5th 2020, 7:25 PM 8,316 Views 5 Comments

Harry Kane had a goal disallowed and Kyle Walker was sent-off in the Nations League clash.

Scratch that… Czechs to use fresh squad after U-turn on Scotland clash
# Scots Free
From The42
# Scots Free

Scratch that… Czechs to use fresh squad after U-turn on Scotland clash

Updated Sep 5th 2020, 3:00 PM 15,060 Views 3 Comments

The game had been called off by the Czechs on Friday night but they are now set to call up a completely new team for Monday’s Nations League tie.

# nations-league - Friday 4 September, 2020

Late drama sees Northern Ireland earn unlikely draw
# Hard Fought
From The42
# Hard Fought

Late drama sees Northern Ireland earn unlikely draw

Sep 4th 2020, 10:14 PM 8,908 Views 11 Comments

Ian Baraclough owed a huge debt to his goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell in Bucharest.

David McGoldrick links up with Ireland squad
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

David McGoldrick links up with Ireland squad

Sep 4th 2020, 9:14 PM 8,531 Views 17 Comments

A foot injury meant the Sheffield United striker missed the match away to Bulgaria on Thursday night.

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