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WCQ: Ireland vs Luxembourg

Ireland vs Luxembourg

The Republic of Ireland has not yet won under coach Stephen Kenny, so tonight will definitely go all out to welcome Luxembourg.

Ireland vs Luxembourg

Coach Stephen Kenny's students produced a spirited performance in Belgrade despite losing 3-2 in their Group A debut against Serbia, but that defeat showed much to be hoped for.

Ireland finally ended a bleak goalless seven-game streak with a brace at Stadion Rajko Mitić. The open-minded play and smooth movement is a welcome departure from the philosophy of former coach Martin O'Neill.

Meanwhile, Luxembourg only played a friendly match with Qatar while the rest of the opponents in Group A had to play. They lost to the hosts World Cup next year 1-0, so Luxembourg only won 3 of the last 19 matches.

Ireland is looking to change the game under coach Stephen Kenny, before that they only scored one or not even scored in the last 10/11 matches. Under 2.5 goals have appeared in the last 18/19 matches since the end of 2018.

Ireland must still be excited about the performance in Belgrade, so the boys in Blue are an attractive option compared to a Luxembourg that has been beaten in the last 7 matches away from home.