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Republic of Ireland's Evan Ferguson, left, heads his side's goal during the UEFA European U21 Championship play-off first leg against Israel at Tallaght Stadium. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Republic of Ireland's Evan Ferguson, left, heads his side's goal during the UEFA European U21 Championship play-off first leg against Israel at Tallaght Stadium. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Republic of Ireland's Evan Ferguson, left, heads his side's goal during the UEFA European U21 Championship play-off first leg against Israel at Tallaght Stadium. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Jim Crawford's Under 21 Ireland side are in Israel this week for the second leg of their European Championship play-off. Here’s all you need to know about the game.

Where and when is it on?

Tuesday’s match takes place at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv with a 6.15pm kick-off.

Where can I watch the game?

The game is not on terrestrial TV but is being streamed live on the RTE Player. You can also follow all the action as it happens on our liveblog here on Independent.ie.

What's the team news?

Evan Ferguson, Ireland's goalscorer in Friday's drawn first leg, has emerged as an injury doubt ahead of the game.

The big news in the original squad was the call ups of senior international Aaron Connolly and senior squad member Festy Ebosele, and Connolly has been talking about why he was happy to return.

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What can I read about the game on Independent.ie?

Ireland had to come from behind to secure that first leg draw and were disappointed not to take a lead to Israel. We've been talking to various members of the squad and also have player ratings from that first leg below.

What are the match odds?

Israel are favourites at 21/20 with Ireland 23/10 and the draw on 90 minutes priced at 21/10.

What's the manager saying?

Jim Crawford:

We’ve got to this point, where we’ve already made history by being the first Irish team to get to a play-off, but now we’re one game away from making the finals. My message would be to ‘go and create history.’

“I only got a couple of caps at U-21 level and I have never forgotten standing for the national anthem and putting on the green jersey. For these players to be the first group to qualify for a finals, it’s something that will live with them for the rest of their lives.

“It will act as a springboard for their own development to wherever they want to go in their own careers. We are 90 minutes away from possibly achieving that but it’s not about pressure on the players. They will go and play their own game and enjoy the occasion.”


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