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Ireland’s World Cup 2014 Fixtures Announced

18 November 2011 6,681 views 7 Comments Written by Ronan

Giovanni Trapattoni’s Republic of Ireland will open their World Cup 2014 qualifying campaign away in Kazakhstan next September.

Members of the football associations from all six Group C sides were in Frankfurt discussing the fixtures, and consensus was found this morning. Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni had hoped for early home fixtures against the lower seeds, but the first Group C game at the Aviva Stadium will see the boys in green take on European giants Germany.

There are no home double-headers for the FAI to capitalise on, with each pairing seeing Ireland play one game at home and one away. Trapattoni admitted to being pleased with the fixtures. “This is a good fixture schedule for our team with a good balance to the matches,” the Italian said after the meeting. “We finish the campaign at home and start with a single away match against Kazakhstan which was important given the long distances involved. I am also happy with the balance obtained in the double headers and the timing of what we would expect to be some of the key matches in the group.”

Full Group C Fixtures:
06/06/2012 Faroe Islands – Austria

07/09/2012 Germany – Faroe Islands
07/09/2012 Kazakhstan – Ireland

11/09/2012 Austria – Germany
11/09/2012 Sweden – Kazakhstan

12/10/2012 Ireland – Germany
12/10/2012 Kazakhstan – Austria
12/10/2012 Faroe Islands – Sweden

16/10/2012 Germany – Sweden
16/10/2012 Faroe Islands – Ireland
16/10/2012 Austria – Kazakhstan

22/03/2013 Sweden – Ireland
22/03/2013 Kazakhstan – Germany

26/03/2013 Germany – Kazakhstan
26/03/2013 Ireland – Austria

11/06/2013 Sweden – Faroe Islands

06/07/2013 Austria – Sweden
06/07/2013 Ireland – Faroe Islands

06/09/2013 Ireland – Sweden
06/09/2013 Germany – Austria
06/09/2013 Kazakhstan – Faroe Islands

10/09/2013 Kazakhstan – Sweden
10/09/2013 Faroe Islands – Germany
10/09/2013 Austria – Ireland

11/10/2013 Germany – Ireland
11/10/2013 Sweden – Austria
11/10/2013 Faroe Islands – Kazakhstan

15/10/2013 Sweden – Germany
15/10/2013 Ireland – Kazakhstan
15/10/2013 Austria – Faroe Islands

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7 Comments »

  • Anthony said:

    Ireland playing with one day break inbetween?
    09/10/2013 Austria – Ireland

    11/10/2013 Germany – Ireland

    Then play the last games 4 days after Germany game?

    15/10/2013 Ireland – Kazakhstan

  • Ronan said:

    Anthony: American date mixup, I changed all the others but not that one obviously.

  • Propagandhi said:

    The fixtures between 26 March (Austria at home) and September (Austria away) are going to be crucial in our bid for second place.

  • Richie said:

    Looks fine.. The Kazakhstan away game is not part of a double header which is a plus and the ‘tricky’ June close-season date is what should be our 2nd easiest fixture at home against the Faroes. The Sweden & Austria double headers are the 2 crucial windows for us and should ultimately decide our fate. No double away trips which is a good thing I think.

    It’s going to be a very tough group, significantly moreso than our last 2, and I’m expecting the Ireland squad to be ‘in transition’ at this stage and minus a couple of mainstays so we should make the most out of the Euros (not that we need any excuse)!

  • Propagandhi said:

    Just seen someone on Foot.ie whining about how Shane Long came back for Reading today after passing a late fitness test, despite missing the Playoffs. Way to miss the point.

    At least he knows how to score unlike Simon Cox.

    Long is going to be one of the top British/Irish goalscorers in the Premier League this season while Cox’s future is West Brom bench or a midtable Championship team.

    This is already a far better season from an Irish perspective than last season. Long on 4 goals. Walters, Best, Hunt, Ward, Doyle have more than one goal. Hoolahan impressing week in, week out and can’t even get in the squad.

    On the contrary, Coleman and Duff have yet to get off the mark this season, although Duff has scored in Europe.

    Meanwhile, Stokes is probably Celtic’s best player this season, even managing to score a fine brace against a decent French team in Europe.

    Further abroad, Keano has the chance to win a trophy.

    And we have Euro 2012 to look forward to on top of everything else.

    Further ahead, hopefully we can pip Sweden to 2nd place in the WC Qualifiers. Majstorovic, Mellberg, Wilhelmsson and Svensson are all well in to their thirties and there is a theory that they play better without their star man Ibrahimovic, who may retire to focus on club footbal anyway.

  • footiefan said:

    Does anyone know what stadium the away game with germany will be played at yet lads? Starting the saving now cos’ it will be some weekend over there :)

  • spoonman said:

    The match will be played at Rhein-Energie-Stadion in Cologne.

    http://www.dfb.de/index.php?id=311032

    Irish fans are held in high esteem here in Germany, so you’ll feel welcome. Giovanni Trapattoni has become somewhat of a cult figure in Germany after his famous fit of rage at a press conference during his time as Bayern manager in ’98. Back then, his German was about as good as his English is now ;-)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bqp64q7kHmw&feature=related

    Some German football fans still haven’t forgotten the injustice that was done to you in the play-offs against France two years ago. Oh, and there are lots of Irish pubs in Cologne and Düsseldorf. ;)

    Looking forward to an atmospheric match against the Boys in Green, although it’s still two years to go. Our own qualification will hopefully be home and dry by then. :D

    Cheers from Düsseldorf! I HAVE READY! THE CAT IS IN THE SACK.

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