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Ryan Delaney Called Up For International Duty

3 September 2018

Ryan Delaney has been called up to the Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad for their upcoming UEFA Under-21 Qualifiers.

Noel King’s side will play two games during the latest round of international fixtures, taking on Kosovo and Germany.

  • Kosovo v Republic of Ireland: Friday 7th September, Stadioni Adem Jashari (7pm KO)
  • Republic of Ireland v Germany: Tuesday 11th September 2018, Tallaght Stadium (6pm KO)

They currently sit second in Qualifying Group 5, three points behind leaders Germany having played a game less. Ireland’s last outing was a memorable one, with Shaun Donnellan scoring a crucial 96th minute winner against Azerbaijan.

The nine group winners qualify automatically for the finals, which take place in Italy and San Marino in 2019, while the four runners-up with the best records against the teams in first, third, fourth and fifth in their group go into the play-offs to decide the last two qualifiers.

Italy have a bye to the finals in summer 2019 but co-hosts San Marino must qualify.

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