Sweden 0-0 Republic of Ireland

Ireland high in spirit, low in style

March 23, 2013
By Gareth Maher, Friends Arena
'Positivity' was the buzz word repeatedly uttered as the Republic of Ireland kept their World Cup qualification hopes alive by picking up a crucial point. But it could have been more.

After the opening 15 minutes, it was clear that Sweden were not the cultured, confident team that they had been given credit for. Instead, they proved to be extremely limited and made Giovanni Trapattoni's Ireland look like a far superior outfit.

This was meant to be the night when everything ...

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