Republic of Ireland v Netherlands: Euro 2024 qualifier – live-ZoomTech News

Key occasions

37 min Eire had a wobbly spell after the equaliser however they’re enjoying effectively once more now. Their urgent has been wonderful.

36 min Gakpo’s deep, outswinging nook is headed large by Dumfries. Barely an opportunity.

34 min “I don’t actually know if Stephen Kenny is doing job or not however have a look at that crew,” says Niall Mullen. “The star man is a Luton benchwarmer, the aim scorer is a Norwich reserve, and James McClean performs for a TV present. Maybe Kenny checked the field that mentioned alchemist on the applying type so will deserve his pink slip. In any other case it should appear fairly harsh, if/when it inevitably arrives.”

Yeah, watch out what you would like for and all that. It’s a disgrace as a result of there are some actually good younger gamers rising – Ferguson, Moran, even Melia – and Kenny’s model of play would go well with them.

33 min: One other probability for Eire! De Jong is robbed on the sting of the D by Browne. Idah performs the unfastened ball sq. to Ogbene, whose shot is effectively blocked by Ake. That’s the second time Eire have nearly scored after urgent the Netherlands in their very own space.

33 min Browne curls the free-kick a couple of yards large. It was a good effort, although Flekken had it lined.

32 min Ake fouls Ogbene 25 yards from aim. It is a good spell for Eire, who’ve made the Netherlands defence look ragged at occasions.

30 min Van Dijk faffs round on the sting of his personal space and is dispossessed by Idah. He goes down and the referee provides a free-kick. That was a fairly tight name; I’m unsure it was a foul.

27 min One other McClean nook ricochets across the six-yard field. Ultimately it’s half cleared to Knight, whose shot from the sting of the realm is blocked. Netherlands are everywhere in the present on set items.

27 min “Are there completely different guidelines for goalkeepers?” says Samuel Campbell. “I believed that it was a purple if you happen to make no try to play the ball and I don’t assume Bazunu made any try to play the ball there.”

Does he not make an try by popping out within the first place? It’s that motion in the direction of Dumfries which ends up in the penalty. Had he made a separate try to journey Dumfries it might have been a purple card (I believe).

25 min: Good save from Bazunu! Malen reveals talent and a devastating change of tempo to beat Egan and march into the realm. He drives a low shot throughout aim that’s overwhelmed away by Bazunu, plunging to his proper. The rebound nearly falls for Malen however Collins will get between him and the ball.

23 min It’s now Greece 2-0 Gibraltar within the different Group B recreation.

22 min That is an gratifying recreation, nearly old style in its physicality. It feels just like the second half, not the primary, with each groups frantically searching the ball.

GOAL! Eire 1-1 Netherlands (Gakpo 19 pen)

Cody Gakpo scores! Bazunu went the suitable manner, to his left, and received a hand to it, however he might solely push it into the online.

Cody Gakpo of Netherlands, proper, celebrates after scoring his facet’s first aim from a penalty. {Photograph}: Seb Daly/Sportsfile/Getty Photographs

19 min Eire’s defensive position was in all places then, with Duffy enjoying Dumfries onside.

18 min: Penalty to Netherlands! Gakpo slides a stunning go by way of to Dumfries, who will get to the ball a fraction earlier than Bazunu and is fouled. A transparent penalty and a yellow card for Bazunu.

Ireland goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu fouls Denzel Dumfries of Holland.
Eire goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu fouls Denzel Dumfries of Holland. {Photograph}: Hollandse Hoogte/Shutterstock

16 min The nook is cleared, Eire break and Mats Wieffer is booked for a crude foul on Knight.

15 min Gakpo’s free-kick is headed behind by Nathan Collins. Within the different recreation, Dimitrios Pelkas has put Greece forward in opposition to Gibraltar.

13 min McClean’s nook is punched away by Flekken. Cullen’s snap volley is blocked, however Eire regain possession and Ogbene curls a positive cross to the far submit. Browne (I believe) jumps highest however his header is effectively blocked. Netherlands don’t look snug on crosses and set-pieces.

13 min No alarms in defence to this point for Eire. I put their formation as 5-2-2-1 as a result of I believed they’d be pinned again, however Doherty and McClean are enjoying very excessive up the sphere. Simply as I kind that, Doherty surges into the realm to win one other nook.

10 min Dumfries will get to his toes and instantly goes searching for McClean. An change of opinions, not totally civil, ensues.

8 min Dumfries stays down after a hefty sort out from McClean, who in all probability ought to have been booked for that. Whereas Dumfries receives therapy, right here’s Adam Idah’s nerveless penalty.

7 min There’s a cracking tempo to the sport, and we’ve already seen a couple of full of life challenges from either side.

6 min “As Ric Ocasek sang, you’re all I’ve received tonight,” says Joe Pearson. “Fox caught it behind a pay wall. Fifty bucks! Nope. Most of my countrymen are hip deep in NFL Week One, however I need to know what’s happening in a Euro 2024 qualifier. Is that so improper?”

It isn’t now!

5 min “Not àpropos of this recreation, admittedly, Rob; however I see that Hansi Flick has simply been sacked from the Germany job,” writes Charles Antaki. “Sadly the Guardian typesetters handed up the possibility to do some artistic work on the kerning entrance and have failed to provide FLICK OFF its long-awaited look.”

With the Grauniad’s fame, what might presumably go improper?

GOAL! Republic of Eire 1-0 Netherlands (Idah 4 pen)

Adam Idah calmly sends Flekken the improper manner! It’s an ideal begin for Eire, and the Aviva Stadium has became a bouncy fortress.

Adam Idah of Republic of Ireland shoots to score his side's first goal from a penalty.
Adam Idah of Republic of Eire shoots to attain his facet’s first aim from a penalty. {Photograph}: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile/Getty Photographs

2 min: Penalty to Eire! The nook is headed in the direction of aim by Duffy and hits the outstretched arm of Van Dijk. A typical trendy penalty; it gained’t be overturned.

Virgil van Dijk of Holland commits a handball.
Virgil van Dijk of Holland commits a handball. {Photograph}: Hollandse Hoogte/Shutterstock

2 min: Likelihood for Ogbene! Eire nearly take the lead after 62 seconds. Flekken performed an absurdly dangerous go in the direction of De Jong (I believe), who was bullied off the ball 12 yards from his personal aim. Idah laid it off to Ogbene, whose shot was desperately blocked and flew behind for a nook.

1 min After a minute’s silence in honour of those that misplaced their lives within the Morocco earthquake, Adam Idah will get the sport beneath manner. Eire are kicking from proper to left as we watch.

A reminder of the groups

Eire (doable 5-2-2-1) Bazunu; Doherty, Collins, Duffy, Egan, McClean; Browne, Cullen; Ogbene, Knight; Idah.
Substitutes: Kelleher, O’Leary, O’Shea, Manning, Smallbone, Hendrick, Molumby, Connolly, McGrath, Ebosele, Armstrong, Omobamidele.

Netherlands (doable 3-4-2-1) Flekken; De Ligt, Van Dijk, Ake; Dumfries, Wieffer, De Jong, Blind; Simons, Gakpo; Malen.
Substitutes: Verbruggen, Noppert, Van de Ven, De Vrij, Weghorst, Lang, Berghuis, Hartman, Reijnders, De Roon, Veerman, Koopmeiners.

How beautiful it’s to listen to from our outdated buddy Ian McCourt

“Rob, how are ya? It’s humorous that somebody ought to convey up the Crimson Rose Cafe by The Fureys. Manner again in 1999, my dad labored for Bray Wanderers and for the FAI Cup closing, they recorded a model of that music with the crew – he’s within the background of this video.

“On the CD model of it, there’s a shorter model on which my dad, who’s not with us, speaks. I’ve at all times needed to get my palms on one to play his voice to the youngsters however have by no means had any luck. Perhaps a reader on the market has one?”

For those who do, please get in contact.

The gamers stroll onto the sphere. It seems a damp night time in Dublin, with an out of doors probability of thunderstorms.

“The touring help of the Danish nationwide crew took over about half a block of downtown Helsinki in the present day,” writes Kári Tulinius. “There was the normal off-key singing and copious ingesting, however what was most notable, nonetheless, was that loads of followers in Finnish shirts had joined them, and the camaraderie was palpable. I’m wondering what number of of them had been within the stadium to see Christian Eriksen collapse. Shared trauma can bind individuals collectively.”

“Rob Smyth, hope you’re effectively,” says a really well mannered Paul Roche. “Right here’s a Dutch-flavoured Irish tune, or maybe it’s an Irish-flavoured Dutch tune, to will get issues going

Saturday 1 September 2001, 3pm, Lansdowne Highway

Eire misplaced 2-0 in France on Thursday, a end result so predictable that there’s little or no to say in regards to the recreation.

The state of play in Group B

  • France P5 Pts 15

  • Netherlands P3 Pts 6

  • Greece P4 Pts 6

  • Eire P4 Pts 3

  • Gibraltar P4 Pts 0

The opposite recreation tonight is Greece v Gibraltar, which needs to be an emphatic house win.

Staff information

Stephen Kenny makes two modifications from the France defeat, each at wing-back. Matt Doherty, who is obtainable after suspension, and James McClean are available in for Jayson Molumby and Enda Stevens. Meaning Alan Browne, who performed at proper wing-back in Paris, will transfer into the centre of midfield.

Ronald Koeman has tinkered with the Netherlands facet that hammered Greece on Thursday. Matthijs de Ligt, Mats Wieffer and Donyell Malen are available in for Lutsharel Geertruida (who’s injured), Marten de Roon and Wout Weghorst.

Eire (doable 5-3-2) Bazunu; Doherty, Collins, Duffy, Egan, McClean; Browne, Cullen; Ogbene, Knight; Idah.
Substitutes: Kelleher, O’Leary, O’Shea, Manning, Smallbone, Hendrick, Molumby, Connolly, McGrath, Ebosele, Armstrong, Omobamidele.

Netherlands (doable 3-4-2-1) Flekken; De Ligt, Van Dijk, Ake; Dumfries, Wieffer, De Jong, Blind; Simons, Gakpo; Malen.
Substitutes: Verbruggen, Noppert, Van de Ven, De Vrij, Weghorst, Lang, Berghuis, Hartman, Reijnders, De Roon, Veerman, Koopmeiners.

Referee Irfan Peljto (Bosnia and Herzegovina).


For many of Stephen Kenny’s three years as Eire supervisor, a lot of the main focus has been on the longer term: altering the model of play and constructing a younger facet that would qualify for main tournaments. However the current catches up with us all finally, and Kenny has reached the purpose the place, as a clever man as soon as mentioned, subsequent time there’ll be no subsequent time.

Eire have to beat the Netherlands tonight to keep up a sensible probability of qualifying routinely for Euro 2024. (The playoffs are a distinct, more complicated story.) There have been options this might be Kenny’s final recreation as Eire supervisor. It’s unhappy that it has come to this, particularly as he has been extraordinarily unfortunate with accidents and the draw for qualifying, however soccer has by no means actually been a spot for dreamers.

And but. If Eire play in addition to they did at house to France in March, they are going to bother the Netherlands. A well-known victory definitely isn’t past the realms. For richer or poorer, this might be the defining night time of the Stephen Kenny period.

Kick off 7.45pm.

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