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Thursday 24 August 2017


IRELAND v SLOVAKIA 0-0 draw @ 13/2

THE Irish striker in form was forced to pull out through injury on the morning of the game; the other is playing in a league of questionable quality while a third seems low on confidence and sharpness.

In Shane Long's absence, Robbie Keane and Kevin Doyle were always going to struggle while Ireland's starting midfield quartet of Damien Duff, Aiden McGeady, Keith Andrews and Glenn Whelan now boast a woeful tally of 13 goals from a combined tally of 178 caps. Their defence, however, now has six consecutive clean sheets.

At 13/2, a bet might have been some consolation to alleviate the Friday night frustration.

Irish Independent

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