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Ireland can make a serious statement tonight

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2:41 PM - 14 Nov 2014



It’s been almost the perfect start for the Republic of Ireland in Group D of the Euro2016 qualifiers.

Wins over Georgia and Gibraltar along with last month’s dramatic draw away to World Champions Germany have left the Boys in Green on 7 points alongside group leaders Poland.

Scotland find themselves back on four points with the Germans so Ireland know a draw in Glasgow tonight wouldn’t be a bad result but a win would almost have Irish fans dreaming of a trip to France in two years time.

However Ireland boss Martin O’Neill believes regardless of what happens at Celtic Park tonight, home form will determine if this group of players will be playing at a major tournament in the summer of 2016:

Momentum is a word that O’Neill and his players have mentioned regularly so avoiding defeat tonight would set them up nicely heading into next years qualifiers.

Tonight will be the first competitive meeting between the two countries since 1987.

That night at Hampden Park a Mark Lawrenson goal was enough to give Ireland a 1-0 win and the result proved crucial as they qualified for Euro 88.

One thing for sure this game will certainly be competitive when 7.45 comes around this evening.



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