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Euro 2016 Qualifiers

 

 
Euro 2016 Qualifiers, Sports TripsWith Martin O'Neill now in charge of the Ireland team and ably assisted by Roy Keane, we have taken a look at our opposition as we try and qualify for Euro 2016 in France. 
 

Germany

How did they get on in the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign? Germany, of course, topped a group that included Ireland, looking imposing at times. However, they weren’t without flaws — the game in which they let a 4-0 lead over Sweden slip, for instance, hinted that there are defensive weaknesses within the side.
 
World ranking: 2nd
Key player: Philipp Lahm 
How many points will Ireland take off them? Zero 
Where are they likely to finish in the group? 1st
 

Poland

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How did they get on in the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign? They ultimately finished a disappointing 4th. Having managed to earn an encouraging 1-1 draw with England early in the campaign, they then lost at home to Ukraine and never really recovered sufficiently after that.
 
World ranking: 70th
Key player: Robert Lewandowski 
How many points will Ireland take off them? 6
Where are they likely to finish in the group? 4th
 

Scotland

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How did they get on in the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign? Their poor start to the campaign cost Craig Levein his job as head coach, and initial bad form under new boss Gordon Strachan scuppered their chances of qualification. Nevertheless, they have improved ever since, securing a notable victory over Croatia in the process.
 
World ranking: 34th
Key player: Darren Fletcher 
How many points will Ireland take off them? 4
Where are they likely to finish in the group? 3rd
 

Georgia

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How did they get on in the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign? They gained only five points, albeit in a difficult group that included France and Spain. Moreover, they caused the big teams some problems, earning a 0-0 draw at home to France, while Spain needed an 86th minute Roberto Soldado goal to beat them 1-0 in Tbilisi.
 
World ranking: 103rd
Key player: Vladimir Dvalishvili
How many points will Ireland take off them? 6
Where are they likely to finish in the group? 5th
 

Gibraltar

How did they get on in the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign? This is their first-ever qualifying campaign since gaining the green light from UEFA to play international football competitively.
 
World ranking: N/A
Key player: Scott Wiseman
How many points will Ireland take off them? 6
 
 

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