Right here’s every part you have to know forward of the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier between the Republic of Eire and Portugal on Wednesday.
The Republic of Eire tackle Portugal in a 2022 World Cup qualification sport on Wednesday on the Estadio Algarve in Faro. Right here is every part you have to know in regards to the match, together with staff information, kind, odds and TV channel particulars. You too can comply with the sport dwell on our weblog.
Who’re Eire taking part in in opposition to?
Eire are taking over Portugal who’re ranked 8th within the Fifa world rankings. The house aspect are formidable opponents for Kenny’s staff, and the top-ranked aspect within the group
From Bruno Fernandes to Diogo Jota, Bernardo Silva to Ruben Dias, Portugal have a squad filled with extraordinarily gifted footballers, who ply their commerce at a number of the greatest golf equipment in world soccer.
They’re additionally led by Cristiano Ronaldo, one of many biggest footballers of all time who may make worldwide soccer historical past in opposition to Eire. The Manchester United wants yet one more aim for Portugal to 110 targets – a record for males’s worldwide soccer.
Eire have performed Portugal 13 times at worldwide degree, with a file that reads 4 wins, two attracts and 7 defeats. The 2 nations final performed one another in a pre-World Cup pleasant in 2014, a match Portugal gained 5-1.
Portugal v Eire: What’s at stake?
Eire’s hopes of reaching the 2022 World Cup seem distant. Kenny’s staff have performed two qualifiers and misplaced each – a defeat away to Serbia final March adopted by a crushing loss to Luxembourg in Dublin.
Eire may ignite their qualification marketing campaign in the event that they have been to gather seven factors from their subsequent three qualifiers, and different outcomes go their method.
But when they undergo a heavy defeat to Portugal, it may all however sign the tip of any slim hopes the staff have of qualifying for the World Cup.
Portugal, in the meantime, are on monitor to succeed in the match subsequent yr. Fernando Santos’ staff have seven factors from three video games and sit high of Group A.
What’s Eire’s kind going into the sport in opposition to Portugal?
Kenny has been in cost for 13 matches as Eire supervisor to date, and the staff have gained simply as soon as – a 4-1 victory over Andorra in a pleasant. Eire have but to file a win in a aggressive sport underneath the previous Dundalk coach.
Kenny’s case hasn’t been helped by a depleted squad, accidents and Covid-19 issues in previous worldwide breaks. It should even be stated he’s trying to kind a brand new staff from arguably the shallowest Irish expertise pool in current reminiscence.
But, Eire have arguably been straightforward to play in opposition to at occasions during the last yr and might want to significantly enhance to take any factors from the Portugal sport.
Portugal, in the meantime, have been one of many favourites for Euro 2020, after successful the European Championships in 2016 and the Uefa Nations League in 2019, however they’d a disappointing match. They beat Hungary 3-0, misplaced 4-2 to Germany and drew 2-2 with France however misplaced to Belgium within the last-16.
To this point in Group A, Portugal have overwhelmed Azerbaijan 1-0, recorded a 2-2 draw with Serbia and beat Luxembourg 3-1.
Portugal v Eire: What are the chances?
On the time of writing, Eire are 19/1 to win the World Cup qualifier in opposition to Portugal.
The house aspect are heavy favourites at 1/7, with the draw 11/2. (All odds through Paddy Power and proper as of Tuesday afternoon).
What TV channel is the Eire-Portugal match on?
The Portugal v Eire match will likely be proven dwell on terrestrial tv in Eire on Wednesday, September 1.
For those who’re residing within the UK, or in Eire however would favor to look at it on Sky Sports activities, you possibly can watch the sport on Sky Sports Premier League. Their protection additionally begins at 7:30 pm.
Virgin Media will present highlights of the match at 10 pm on Virgin Media 2.
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Who’s within the Eire squad?
Goalkeepers: Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool), Gavin Bazunu (Portsmouth, on mortgage from Manchester Metropolis), James Talbot (Bohemians).
Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur), Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion), John Egan (Sheffield United), Dara O’Shea (West Bromwich Albion), Ryan Manning (Swansea Metropolis), James McClean (Wigan Athletic), Andrew Omobamidele (Norwich Metropolis), Nathan Collins (Burnley).
Midfielders: Josh Cullen (Anderlecht), Jeff Hendrick (Newcastle United), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Harry Arter (Nottingham Forest), Jamie McGrath (St. Mirren), Jayson Molumby (Brighton and Hove Albion)
Forwards: Aaron Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion), James Collins (Cardiff Metropolis), Daryl Horgan (Wycombe Wanderers), Adam Idah (Norwich Metropolis), Troy Parrott (MK Dons, on mortgage from Tottenham Hotspur), Shane Lengthy (Southampton), Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).
Who’s within the Portugal squad?
Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Lyon), Diogo Costa (Porto), Rui Patrício (Roma).
Defenders: João Cancelo (Manchester Metropolis), Nélson Semedo (Wolves), Domingos Duarte (Granada), Gonçalo Inácio (Sporting Lisbon), Pepe (Porto), Rúben Dias (Manchester Metropolis), Nuno Mendes (Sporting Lisbon), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Danilo (Paris Saint-Germain).
Midfielders: João Palhinha (Sporting Lisbon), Rúben Neves (Wolves), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), João Mário (Porto), João Moutinho (Wolves), Octávio (Porto), Bernardo Silva (Manchester Metropolis), André Silva (Leipzig).
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Diogo Jota (Liverpool), Gonçalo Guedes (Valencia), Pedro Gonçalves (Sporting Lisbon) Rafa (Benfica).
What’s Eire’s beginning XI for the World Cup qualifier in opposition to Portugal?
Stephen Kenny will title the beginning XI an hour earlier than kick-off in Faro.
Portugal v Eire: Reside updates.
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