An extremely disappointing night for the Republic of Ireland national team. After bringing an encouraging draw back from Copenhagen the boys in green couldn't finish the job in the Aviva as a spectacular malfunction after initially scoring saw Christian Eriksen land a hat-trick and Ireland bow out with a 5-1 humiliation.
With the end of the campaign comes questions about the future of numerous players in the squad as well as the place of several more. The sadness was clear to see as the players came to terms with the fact they will not be going to Russia.
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