Team analysis

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland
No.PlayerBornPos.SRBBIHGERENGGSClub
1Brian Maher01/11/2000Goalkeeper80808080 Saint Patrick's Athletic FC (IRL)
2Lee O'Connor28/07/2000Midfield 66*54* Manchester United FC (ENG)
3Kameron Ledwidge07/04/2001Defender80808080 Southampton FC (ENG)
4Jordan Doherty29/08/2000Defender80808080 Sheffield United FC (ENG)
5Nathan Collins30/04/2001Defender80808080 Stoke City FC (ENG)
6Aaron Bolger02/02/2000Midfield80808078 Shamrock Rovers FC (IRL)
7Luke Nolan21/08/2000Midfield80808080 Bohemian FC (IRL)
8Callum Thompson20/04/2001Midfield64*14+10+80 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (ENG)
9Rowan Roache09/02/2000Forward8071*70*14+1 Blackpool FC (ENG)
10Adam Idah11/02/2001Forward78*8080801 Norwich City FC (ENG)
11Aaron Connolly28/01/2000Forward39+808080 Luton Town FC (ENG)
12Brandon Kavanagh21/09/2000Midfield2+9+ Shamrock Rovers FC (IRL)
13Darryl Walsh14/06/2000Defender Waterford United FC (IRL)
14Richard O'Farrell18/09/2000Midfield80808066* Saint Patrick's Athletic FC (IRL)
15Joseph Redmond23/01/2000Midfield 80 Birmingham City FC (ENG)
16Kian Clarke09/05/2001Goalkeeper Bohemian FC (IRL)
17Gavin Kilkenny01/02/2000Midfield41* 26+ AFC Bournemouth (ENG)
18Tyreik Wright22/09/2001Midfield16+ Aston Villa FC (ENG)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute

Republic of Ireland team analysis

Republic of Ireland team analysis

• 1-4-5-1 with one midfielder pushing up to support lone striker
• Vertical attacking based on direct supply to striker and second-ball play
• Emphasis on deep defending with two compact lines near edge of box
• Defensive work based on accumulating numbers around the ball
• Keeper delivering goal kicks into crowded wide area near centre line
• Set plays important; seven in box even for free-kicks in midfield
• Strong, hardworking team; spirit, determination, discipline, mental strength