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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# uefa nations league

Last year
# close shave
Late Brady penalty spares Ireland humiliating draw with Armenia
Ireland blew a 2-0 lead but ultimately prevailed 3-2 at the Aviva Stadium.
# Selection
Two changes as Ireland team to face Armenia is named
Jeff Hendrick and Robbie Brady return to the starting side.
# Preview
Ireland need to prove a point in Dublin reunion with Armenia
Stephen Kenny’s side host Armenia in their final Nations League game tonight.
# Overlooked
Alexander-Arnold left out of England squad for Nations League meeting with Germany
The 23-year-old was an unused substitute against Italy on Friday.
# Xs and Os
Analysis: Scotland's superior midfield makes the difference in game of fine margins
We take a closer look at Ireland’s 2-1 Nations League defeat at Hampden Park.
# big miss
'He's a bit down but we'll look after him obviously'
Troy Parrott missed a glorious chance to score in Ireland’s 2-1 loss to Scotland on Saturday night.
# Reaction
Kenny laments 'contentious' penalty in Scotland defeat
Ryan Christie’s penalty condemned Ireland to a 2-1 loss in Glasgow.
# wings clipped
Ireland made to regret missed chances in Nations League loss to Scotland
Ireland lost their half-time lead in a 2-1 defeat.
# Selection
Obafemi starts, Duffy and Coleman out as Kenny names Ireland team to face Scotland
Matt Doherty also returns to the starting XI.
# match preview
Ireland out to upset confident Scotland at Hampden Park
The sides square off in the Nations League tonight.
# demystifying
Explainer: How Ireland can top Nations League group and improve their Euro 2024 seeding
We also explain how Ireland can use the Nations League to earn a play-off for the Euros.
# midfield general
Striking balance between aggression and 'playing nice football' key for Jayson Molumby
The West Brom midfielder on the importance of physicality
# Announcement
Brady earns recall as Ireland squad named for Nations League double-header
The 30-year-old has rediscovered some form at Preston North End this season, while Andrew Omobamidele and Callum O’Dowda also return.
# uefa nations league
Scotland name 25-man squad for Ireland and Ukraine matches
Captain Andy Robertson misses but Ryan Fraser has been recalled by manager Steve Clarke.
# versatile
'People see I'm tall and assume I am slow and unagile, but I'm comfortable in midfield'
Nathan Collins reflects on his wonder-goal against Ukraine and his early days as a midfielder.
# Debate
Time to move beyond age of reactionary anger when assessing Ireland
The words of Graeme Souness ring true: “It’s the players. You’re either a f****** player or you’re not. You’re a big player or you’re not a big player.”
# Reaction
'We're leaving the stadium disappointed that we haven't won the game'
Stephen Kenny reacts to the 1-1 draw with Ukraine.
# honours even
Collins wonder-goal lights up Ireland's thrilling draw with Ukraine
Collins scored an exceptional goal as Ireland were held 1-1 in the Polish city of Lodz.
# Selection
Scott Hogan starts as Kenny makes three changes for Ukraine clash
Ireland have a much-depleted back line for tonight’s game in Poland.
# Blow
Obafemi absence confirmed for Ireland while Ebosele gets opportunity
Stephen Kenny had already admitted the Swansea City striker was a major doubt after limping off with a groin injury following the win over Scotland.
# James McClean
'I've been picked for every single squad I've been available for, which is something I'm very proud of'
James McClean looks set to captain Ireland against Ukraine tonight, as he inches closer to his 100th cap.
# Preview
Preview: Depleted Ireland facing difficult task against Ukraine
Ireland round out a hectic four-game window in the Polish city of Łódź.
# Blow
Michael Obafemi to miss Ireland's Nations League clash with Ukraine
There is more encouraging news for Chiedozie Ogbene.
# opposition view
Ukraine hit with striker blow but shake off squad illness ahead of Ireland clash
Ukraine defender Vitaly Mykolenko paid tribute to Seamus Coleman ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Ireland in the Uefa Nations League.
# Autopsy
'Where did that come from?' - Clarke still scratching head over Scots' Dublin defeat
‘Football is a strange game at times.’
# Even Keel
'After Belgium people thought we were absolutely brilliant, then we lose a game and it's a catastrophe'
Stephen Kenny reflects on the extremes of reaction that come with his job.
# Pressure
Fans repeat calls for Baraclough to go as Northern Ireland rescue late draw with Cyprus
Jonny Evans levelled late on but Baraclough’s side have still never won a Nations League fixture.
# Concern
Michael Obafemi emerges as doubt for Ukraine game after Scotland heroics
Stephen Kenny also praised Ireland’s ‘most significant home win in seven years.’
# Three and easy
Michael Obafemi stars in Ireland's dominant victory over Scotland
Obafemi scored a stunning goal in what proved to be Ireland’s first-ever win in the Uefa Nations League.
# Selection
Obafemi makes first start as Stephen Kenny rings the changes for Scotland clash
Troy Parrott and Jayson Molumby are also handed starts in a youthful Irish side.
# Love/Hate
Anger is an energy that Ireland need to use for inspiration
It’s only eight years since Ireland faced Scotland during the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. The landscape has changed but challenges remain the same.
# Preview
Preview: Ireland need unlikely result against Scotland to salvage wretched Nations League campaign
Ireland have lost of their opening two games in the competition so far, and today are seeking a first competitive home win in more than three years.
# Pressure
'Ireland need foothold in group to make games in September meaningful' - Scotland boss Clarke
Visiting manager wary Stephen Kenny’s side can use Dublin clash as the catalyst for a Nations League rescue bid.
# staying calm
Kenny insists he isn't feeling the pressure as search for Nations League win goes on
Ireland have lost their opening two games of the group, and haven’t won a competitive home game in over three years.
# Report
Tsygankov free-kick condemns Ireland to another defeat in the Nations League
Ukraine were 1-0 winners at the Aviva Stadium tonight.
# Selection
Two changes as Stephen Kenny names Irish team to face Ukraine
The visitors have changed almost their entire team.
# Preview
'We are alive and we are fighting' - Competition is secondary as Ireland and Ukraine meet for the first time
Ukraine are in Dublin for tonight’s clash in the Uefa Nations League.
# Update
Coleman out but wholesale changes not expected for Ukraine clash
Stephen Kenny has been speaking ahead of tomorrow’s Nations League game in Dublin.
# Selection
Ireland set to stick with Caoimhín Kelleher for rest of Nations League campaign
Gavin Bazunu has been ruled out with injury.
# Looking Back
Analysis: Further evolution is needed if Ireland are to solve problems against weakest opponents
Ireland repeated a patter of struggling against defensive sides in a wretched 1-0 loss in Yerevan.