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How To Watch Ireland U21s Vs Sweden In Crucial Euro Qualifier

How To Watch Ireland U21s Vs Sweden In Crucial Euro Qualifier
By Jonathan Browne

Ireland still have a chance at qualifying for their first ever U21 European Championship but they need a win away in Sweden tomorrow to keep hopes alive. This has easily been one of the best U21 squads Ireland have had and they're shining examples of how bright the future is for Irish football. Here's all the team news you need ahead of this game and how to watch Ireland U21s vs Sweden.

When is Ireland U21s vs Sweden

Ireland U21 play Sweden in the Boras Arena near Gothenburg, Sweden tomorrow Tuesday 29th March and kick off is at 5pm Irish time.

How to watch Ireland U21s vs Sweden

The game will be shown live on RTÉ2 and their coverage starts at 4:30pm.

Match Preview

Going into this match Ireland sit in fourth place, but have played two less games than Bosnia and Herzegovina in third and one less game than Sweden in first so there's still lots to play for.

The top teams in each group go through automatically plus the best runner-up. The other eight runners-up are then put into the playoffs to see who qualifies for Euro 2023.

Manager Jim Crawford has luckily been able to call-up the stalwarts of this campaign like captain Conor Coventry and midfielder Gavin Kilkenny but has also picked a couple of exciting newcomers as well. Mipo Obubeko is probably the most exciting new call-up to this squad.

The striker had previously turned down call-ups to the squad amid interest from Nigeria but it looks like the former Manchester United and now West Ham youth product has chosen to play for the boys in green.

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Derby duo Festy Ebosele and Éirean Cashin withdraw from the squad before they flew out to Sweden. Brighton's Evan Ferguson and Southampton's Will Smallbone also will not be involved in the fixture.

Sweden have had to make a couple of changes since they last played Ireland in November. Their manager Poya Asbaghi left his role to take the managerial position at Barnsley and he's been replaced by Jens Gustafsson. They are also without exciting Manchester United forward Anthony Elanga who has been called-up to the senior side ahead of their World Cup play-offs.

There was late drama last time these two met when Ollie O'Neill scored with the last kick of the game to give Ireland the win in Tallaght, we'll be hoping for more of the same on Tuesday.

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