Big Blow For Ireland In Euro 2016 Qualifying

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Republic of Ireland’s quest for European Championship qualification were hit by a 1-1 draw against Scotland last evening. Ireland remain fourth in group D, and five points adrift of leaders Poland, who beat Georgia 4-0. Germany, a point behind Poland, defeated Gibraltar 7-0. Scotland are third in the table, 2 points behind Germany and 2 ahead of Ireland. Martin O’Neill believes there is still a place in France for his charges [audio_player src=””] Ireland defender John O’Shea says the squad won’t give up until it’s mathematically impossible to reach the tournament in France next summer [audio_player src=””] Scotland boss Gordon Strachan says it was like watching an old-fashioned cup tie [audio_player src=””] England can this evening take another step towards Euro 2016 qualification. Roy Hodgson’s side are away to Group E’s third placed side, Slovenia. Elsewhere in that group, Estonia take on San Marino, and Switzerland travel to Lithuania. Brazil open up their Copa America account tonight – they face Peru in Group C, with that game kicking off at 10.30pm Irish time. Elsewhere in the group, Colombia take on Venezuela.