The Republic of Ireland will record the first three points of their 2022 World Cup qualifiers when they host Group A leaders Serbia in Dublin on Tuesday, September 7th. Stephen Kenny’s side, who drew 1-1 with Azerbaijan, will return to action on Saturday, thanks to Serbia ‘s first – place win over Luxembourg 4-1. The kick-off of the Republic of Ireland vs Serbia is scheduled for 20:45.
Republic of Ireland vs Serbia Pre-Match: Where are the two teams?
Entering the final exchanges of the clash in Dublin, Azerbaijan took the lead in the World Cup qualifier with the first half goal coming just minutes after Ireland suffered another defeat in Group A on Saturday; Shane Duffy saved the home team with a late header, but Kenny’s team could not escape the fact that it was just another disappointing result. The Boys in Green started their qualifying campaign with two straight defeats to Serbia and Luxembourg in March. National team. The performance against Portugal was certainly encouraging, but one point out of four matches pushed Kenny’s group to fourth place, nine points behind second – placed Portugal and the Serbian leaders, which is an indication of the extent of their task of qualifying for the 2022 match. Ireland will return to the field with a tour of Azerbaijan next month and face Portugal at home three days before heading to Luxembourg before the Group A match ends in November. ROI have never beaten Serbia, losing three and drawing three, but impressed in the reverse group match in March, losing only 3-2.
Serbia, meanwhile, will enter the match after a 4-1 win over Luxembourg on Saturday; Fulham striker Alexander Mitrovic scored twice for Group A leaders Dragon Stojkovic in the first four games of the group with 10 points. The Eagles have featured in two of the last three World Cups, but have been eliminated from the group stage twice, losing two of the three matches in 2018. Serbia is in the best position to get one or two places. The match, the group, is four points clear from Luxembourg where they are third, and it is interesting to see if Stojkovic’s site can put Portugal first in the group. The Group A season began with a 3-2 victory over the Republic of Ireland on March 24, and four days later they shared 2-2 with Portugal. Serbia have drawn two major draws in their last two games, winning 2-1 against Azerbaijan on March 30 and beating Luxembourg on Saturday.
Ireland will have to do without the services of Seamus Coleman in this match. Connor seeks a seat in the center of Hourihan Park, while Daryl Horgan replaces Aaron Connolly at half-time against Azerbaijan, and that change could happen before he starts here now. Adam Ida is still expected to lead the home team, and despite the call from Cyrus Christie, Duffy, John Egan and Omobamideli are likely to act as three defenders on Kenny’s side. For Serbia, Mitrovic, who has scored twice against Luxembourg, has scored seven goals in his last four international appearances, and the 26-year-old will return to the top of the list on Tuesday. Coach Stojkovic has no injury problems at this point, and it is no surprise that the same first XI won 4-1 on Saturday. As a result, Lazio’s Serge Milinkovic-Savic will once again play in an innovative zone for the Eagles, while Dusan Tadic and Nemanja Goodelz are sure to start on Tuesday night.
ബസുനു; Omobamidel, Duffy, Egan; Doherty, Hurrihan, Dwarf, McLean; Parrot, Ida, and Horgan
Rajkovic; Milankovich, Nastasik, Pavlovic; Lasovic, Lukik, Goodelz, Caustic; Tadik, Mitrovic, Milinkovic-Savic
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