Why The Ireland Qualifiers Are Still Important

Liam Godinho
By Liam Godinho
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Barring a miracle, Ireland will not qualify for next year's World Cup in Brazil. We've all accepted that by now and the mood is pretty glum. But there are still several reasons to get behind the boys in green in their last few games.

Last hurrah

If Trapattoni goes, it could also mean the end of Manuela Spinelli's association with the Irish team. Manuela has been the one constant bright spot of the Trap reign so it will be sad to see her go.

Oh, yeah, and it might also be the end of Robbie Keane's international career, the fifth highest scoring international player in Europe ever.

New players and tactics

Once qualification is no longer mathematically possibly, Trap will surely use the opportunity to experiment with his lineup...right?

Anthony Pilkington's beard

We all hope it'll go on to bigger and better things.


Something to give out about

We love a good rant in this country and the Ireland football team is a great source of things to rant about.

We might finally learn the location of the cat

Seeding for Euro 2016

We actually have a much greater chance of qualifying now that it's been expanded to a 24 team tournament. So let's not screw it up for ourselves now.


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