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TOPIC: Ireland's defeat to Iceland rsgoldfast

Ireland's defeat to Iceland rsgoldfast 03 Dec 2018 02:44 #1693

Ireland's defeat to Iceland could yet cost Martin OSRS Gold O'Neill's team a precious seeding in the World Cup play-offs in November.Before Tuesday's friendly in Dublin, Ireland were among the top four FIFA ranked teams in second place in their respective qualifying groups.With the eight group runners-up playing each other in November for four places in Russia, it's a huge advantage to be seeded. Martin O'Neill's side could lose their World Cup play-off seeding RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Martin O'Neill hits back at 'master tactician of the blame...



Neil Lennon's press conference... read the full explosive... Neil Taylor is not that type of player? Nonsense, we all... Everton shouldn't blame James McCarthy for injury setback,... Share this article Share But the 1-0 loss to Iceland, which followed the 0-0 draw against Wales in the World Cup, has changed matters.In next week's updated FIFA world rankings, Ireland will drop two places to 26th, alongside Northern Ireland who will move up seven spots.That will knock the Republic out of the provisional seedings for the play-offs.As things stand.



Portugal, Italy, Iceland and Slovakia would be seeded, with Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Sweden and Greece unseeded.The Irish ranking will be challenged further by friendly internationals against Mexico (up one place to 16) on June 1 in New Jersey and Uruguay (down five to 15) on June 4 at the Aviva Stadium before they play Austria in the World Cup in Dublin on June 11.Friendlies may generate income and give fringe players experience, but they do teams no favours in world rankings terms as FIFA count all results, with lower points awarded to non-competitive games.


Ireland can, of course, avoid the Buy RS Gold play-off permutations if they top Group D. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Martin O'Neill hits back at 'master tactician of the blame... Neil Lennon's press conference... read the full explosive... Neil Taylor is not that type of player? Nonsense, we all... Everton shouldn't blame James McCarthy for injury setback,... Share this article Share Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce urges Neil Taylor to move on | Daily Mail Online.
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