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Familiar Slovakia trip for Ireland

Published: Tuesday 14 September 2010, 21.30CET
Slovakia and the Republic of Ireland are meeting for the second set of UEFA European Championship qualifiers in succession.
Familiar Slovakia trip for Ireland
Kevin Doyle scored in both of Ireland's 2008 qualifiers against Slovakia ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

SlovakiaRepublic of Ireland

Goals scored7
 
20
Total attempts143
 
120
Attempts on target63
 
57
Attempts off target57
 
48
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
1
Corners62
 
42
Offsides26
 
27
Yellow cards24
 
19
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed155
 
176
Fouls suffered117
 
160
 
Published: Tuesday 14 September 2010, 21.30CET

Familiar Slovakia trip for Ireland

Slovakia and the Republic of Ireland are meeting for the second set of UEFA European Championship qualifiers in succession.

Pooled together for the second set of UEFA European Championship qualifiers in succession, Slovakia and the Republic of Ireland will be meeting for a third time when they lock horns in Group B.

Match background
• Slovakia's record in two games against the Republic of Ireland reads W0 D1 L1 (W0 D1 L0 at home).

• The Republic of Ireland also contested 12 matches against Czechoslovakia before its dissolution, with their record reading W4 D1 L7 (W1 D1 L4 away from home). One of those encounters was staged in Bratislava, the Slovakian capital, and produced a 4-0 UEFA European Championship qualifying win for the hosts on 10 May 1959.

• Slovakia first met Ireland as an independent nation in Dublin on 28 March 2007, when Kevin Doyle's early goal handed them a 1-0 UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying defeat.

• The return fixture ended 2-2, Marek Čech firing the equaliser in added time after Doyle had restored the visitors' lead following a Maroš Klimpl strike that cancelled out Stephen Ireland's opener.

• Club sides from the two nations met in the 1996/97 UEFA Cup preliminary round, with ŠK Slovan Bratislava beating Dublin's Saint Patrick's Athletic FC 4-3 away and 1-0 at home.

Last updated: 22/09/10 16.17CET

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