Martin O’Neill Happy with Point against Serbia

After having just completed the testimonial for the celebrated Robbie Keane, the Republic of Ireland were in danger of slipping to an early defeat in the World Cup 2018 qualification.


They were trailing Serbia 2-1 going into the last 10 minutes of the game. This was the first World Cup qualification game for Ireland. After having done so well to qualify for the Euro 2016, it was up to the team to show that the qualification to the European Championship was no fluke. Jeffrey Hendrick helped Ireland opened the scoring after just three minutes.

Just when it seemed that the game would end with this early goal,Kostić came up with an equaliser just after the hour. Buoyed by the goal, Serbia started playing in a spirited fashion. Equally, Ireland’s morale slipped quite substantially and the team was unable to cope with the sudden onslaught of pressure from the home team. They conceded a penalty just before the 70th minute and it was duly put away byTadić. Just when it seemed that Serbia would hold onto this lead, Daryl Murphy came up with a late equaliser to secure at least a point for the away team. Martin O’Neill was later pleased with this point from a difficult away trip.
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Williams believe that Wales can win the World Cup

Wales captain Ashley Williams believe that Wales can win the next World Cup in 2018. He said that the team has been boosted by their performance at the Euros in France and that they are looking forward to participating in many tournaments in the future.

Ashley Williams, who currently plays for Swansea City, has been instrumental for his team and believes that the team can replicate this performance on a regular basis. He said that they have a good coach in Chris Coleman and that the latter has successfully built a team that can take on the best team in the world.

Ashley Williams said that they were amazed by the support that the team has received in the tournament. He said that even back home he was amazed by the way people welcomed the team back. He said that he cannot imagine the crowd reactions if ever Wales had managed to win the tournament.

For Williams, it has hard to accept the defeat by Portugal, but he believes that the defeat will not damage their progress. He believes that the team has reached a new level and that the only way now is up. He said that he would be hoping that they can repeat the same performance in Russia and hopefully win the trophy. Continue reading “Williams believe that Wales can win the World Cup”

Dunga is someone who has often been misunderstood in Brazil

Dunga is someone who has often been misunderstood in Brazil. People have problems with his attitude. The media does not like him either.

There was a section of the fans that thought the condition of Brazilian Football was only going to get worse with him being appointed as the replacement of Luiz Felipe Scolari.

But, a few months down the line, it’s hard to find the critics of the Brazil boss. There is no one criticizing or crucifying him at the moment and why would there be? He has done such an incredible job for his country.

The 7-1 massacre versus Germany was a disaster for Selecao. It was nothing less than that.

Having revived them from there and that too so well, Dunga must be given some credit now. He very rarely gets that.

Whatever he has touched since taking over from Scolari, he has managed to turn it into gold and that’s because he has gone about things intelligently. Continue reading “Dunga is someone who has often been misunderstood in Brazil”