The Republic of Ireland are not going to Russia.
A night that started so brightly briskly burnt out as Denmark halted Martin O'Neill's men at the final hurdle. It finished 4-1 to the Danes. We won't have another chance until Qatar 2022.
Some tried to see the funny side, some were just disgusted.
In protest at Russia’s obvious interference in the US general election of 2016, Ireland feels it would be inappropriate to send our national team to next year’s World Cup. This is a principled and considered stance, which we have chosen to unveil at this exact time. #IRLDEN
— Jonathan Healy (@jonathanhealy) November 14, 2017
— Patrick Kielty (@PatricKielty) November 14, 2017
Bit harsh on Bob Geldof that his freedom of Dublin was handed to Christian Erikson that quickly
— Rúaidhrí O'Connor (@RuaidhriOC) November 14, 2017
Be as well off having Christy Moore and Shayne Ward on the wings..
— Damien Comer (@DamoComer) November 14, 2017
eriksen lashes in for 1-4 as ward's mistake sets it beautifully for him. a total slaughter, everyone leaving. eli eli lama sabachthani
— Ken Early (@kenearlys) November 14, 2017
Denmark 🇩🇰 have scored more goals at the Aviva than 🇿🇦South Africa rugby team scored points on Saturday.
— Colin Millar (@Millar_Colin) November 14, 2017
— Jarlath Regan (@Jarlath) November 14, 2017
Good first 5 minutes to be fair. #downhill from there.
— Paul Collins (@paulcollinstipp) November 14, 2017
— Kevin McLaughlin (@kevymac77) November 14, 2017
WE WERE AT THE WORLD CUP FOR 10 MINUTES
— David O'Doherty (@phlaimeaux) November 14, 2017
Everything needs to change now, on and off the pitch, especially the commentary team on RTE, whole thing is gone to pot
— Mike Aherne (@AherneMike95) November 14, 2017
Saddened that the Danes had no consideration for all the hours I spend on Google looking up AirBnBs in Kazan, Irish pubs in Samara, flights from Kaliningrad to Sochi and even a charity cycle route from Paris to Moscow.
— Ronan Morrissey (@RonanXonkM) November 14, 2017