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FAI forced to delete self-deprecating message to World Cup winners Germany

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Germany celebrate their fifth goal at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Germany celebrate their fifth goal at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Germany celebrate their fifth goal at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin

The FAI quickly deleted a self-deprecating congratulatory tweet to Germany last night after their World Cup final victory at the Maracana.

In a serious error in judgement, the FAI tweeted: "Congrats to @DFB_Team_EN 2014 @FIFAWorldCup champions, and our opponents for #Euro2016 qualifiers in October ***Gulp***."

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Ireland were beaten by a combined score of 9-1 when the sides met home and away in the qualification for this year's World Cup.

The tweet was deleted soon afterwards but it still drew a lot of ire from Irish fans on social media.

View the story "Irish fans react to the FAI's congratulatory tweet to Germany" on Storify

The Scots, who are also in Group D for Euro 2016 qualification alongside Ireland, Germany, Poland, Georgia and Gibraltar, were much shrewder in their message to the victorious Germans.

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Ireland take on World champions Germany on October 14 in Gelsenkerchin.

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