90′ + 5′ DUFFY SHOULD’VE SCORED THERE! The centre-back leaps highest to fulfill Hendrick’s nook, however it’s straight at Loria simply earlier than the referee blows the whistle for full-time! 

90′ + 5′ Doherty’s cross is headed behind for an Irish nook, and Hendrick prepares to take it because the guests have one final probability at grabbing a late, late aim.

Republic of Ireland

90′ + Three’ Hourihane comes off for Williams in McCarthy’s final substitution of the sport. Eire at the moment are taking part in three on the again as they go gung-ho for the newest of harm time winners.

90′ + 2′ CONNOLLY ALMOST SCORES AGAIN! The debutant latches on to Whelan’s clearance and is effectively away from the Georgian backline just for his highly effective shot to hit the aspect netting! He has undoubtedly made an impression since approaching for Collins!

90′ There will probably be 4 minutes of added time to be performed.

90′ CONNOLLY GOES CLOSE! Eire lastly get their first shot heading in the right direction after the substitute ghosts behind the Georgian defence to position a low drive in direction of aim just for Loria to go down and put it aside on the first try!

G. Aburjania

O. Kiteishvili


90′ The combative Kiteishvili comes off for Aburjania in Weiss’ final try to roll the cube in Georgia’s favour.

89′ Kakabadze tries one from distance following his first try which was blocked, however his curling effort sails harmlessly over Randolph’s aim.


87′ Grigalava turns into the second Georgian participant to get booked after he charged into Coleman with such pressure.

86′ Egan is pressured to concede one other nook underneath strain from the substitute Lobjanidze with 4 minutes of normal time remaining. The set-piece is flicked on, however once more involves nothing.

84′ McClean isn’t too pleased with Hourihane’s move and lets his teammate comprehend it. Georgia win a throw-in in their very own half and regain possession.

83′ Lobjanidze does very effectively to show away from Egan and is nearly clear within the field just for his contact to be too heavy and Duffy is ready to mop up the free ball and concede one other nook. The set-piece in the end involves nothing although, and Eire acquire the aim kick.

82′ The substitute Connolly tries to weave his approach across the Georgian defence just for the hosts to face tall and clear the hazard away.

80′ Georgia get one other nook, but it surely fails to beat the primary man on the close to put up. The hosts get a throw-in although, but it surely involves nothing as Randolph is ready to acquire the free ball.

Republic of Ireland

79′ McCarthy rolls the cube as soon as extra, bringing on Connolly for his worldwide debut instead of Collins.

E. Lobjanidze

T. Okriashvili


79′ It is recreation over for Okriashvili, who limps off the pitch to get replaced by Lobjanidze.

78′ Georgia have a person down as soon as once more, this time it’s Okriashvili who holds his groin in agony. Play stops for him to obtain remedy and for each managers to make their second substitutions apiece.

75′ HENDRICK HITS THE SIDE NETTING! Good wingplay by McClean who skips previous a few challenges earlier than whipping in a cross that’s headed away just for the free ball to fall in direction of Hendrick, however the midfielder’s wild shot hits the aspect netting a lot to the hosts’ reduction!

L. Shengelia

G. Kvilitaia


73′ Weiss additionally elects to make a substitution by bringing on Shengelia for his worldwide debut instead of Kvilitaia in a like-for-like attacking change.

Republic of Ireland

73′ McCarthy makes his first change of the match, changing the ineffective Robinson for Browne.

71′ Too indecisive from Qazaishvili, who runs out of concepts the nearer he will get to the field after doing effectively to get previous Coleman.

69′ Hendrick and Kiteishvili tussle for the ball in midfield, but it surely’s the previous who concedes the foul.

66′ Ananidze steps up, however his free-kick goes effectively over the bar a lot to the house crowd’s disappointment.

Republic of Ireland

65′ Whelan receives the sport’s first reserving after bundling Ananidze over simply outdoors the field because the latter tried to conjure one thing up following a Georgian quick break.

63′ Dangerous technique from the hosts as they attempt to play it out from the again amid intense Irish strain, however they win a throw-in and are capable of retain the ball.

61′ Over an hour gone and regardless of a barely improved Eire show within the second half when it comes to ball retention, Georgia nonetheless have had 57% possession thus far.

59′ Each groups have scored all thrice Georgia have hosted Eire, with two 2-1 wins for McCarthy’s aspect and a 1-1 draw.

57′ The house crowd flip up the amount as Kakabadze makes an incredible run into the guests’ penalty space, however he runs out of concepts and shoots a weak effort straight at Egan.

55′ Kakabadze floats a deep cross in direction of the Irish field, however Qazaishvili’s header is blocked and the guests clear.

53′ Kiteishvili manages to make contact following a second Georgian header, however Kvilitaia will get in the way in which earlier than Randolph suggestions the ball over. Guida awards Eire the aim kick anyway because the deflection regarded to have gone over earlier than the Eire keeper bought a hand to it.

52′ The returning skipper Kankava wins a free-kick in a promising space for the hosts following Collins’ foul. Ananidze floats it within the field solely to win a nook off an Irish header.

50′ That is higher from Eire, who now have a lot of the possession within the early phases of the second half.

49′ Kakabadze is ready to stick with it, a lot to the reduction of Weiss who’s in need of choices on the again.

48′ Kakabadze goes down holding his left ankle. Play stops in order that the right-back can obtain some remedy, and he is ready to get again up and off the pitch. Medics proceed to have a look at him whereas play is restarted.

46′ Loria spills McClean’s cross, however manages to cease the onrushing Hendrick’s header earlier than Georgia can clear the hazard away.

46′ No adjustments for both aspect on the interval as each side look to achieve the ascendancy after a goalless first half.

46′ Eire get play restarted because the second half will get underway!

McCarthy’s aspect will probably be barely inspired with their attacking endeavours simply earlier than the interval, however they might want to do higher towards Kashia and Grigalava who’ve been simply as stable as their counterparts Duffy and Egan on the again. As for Weiss’ aspect, they know that their enterprising soccer will rely for nothing if they’ll’t convert their probabilities. 

Whereas Georgia have threatened extra typically than their guests, having had the lion’s share of possession and taking part in the higher soccer all through, they haven’t been capable of vogue an try as shut as Egan’s header mere minutes after kick-off. Their lack of finish product may price the house aspect, who’ve but to get near even breaching a stout Irish defence which has been the hallmark of McCarthy’s Eire groups previous and current.


45′ There will probably be one minute of added time to be performed.

44′ Hourihane’s supply manages to search out Egan in house as soon as once more, however Guida blows his whistle after goalkeeper Loria is fouled in his six-yard space.

43′ Hendrick performs it vast to Robinson, and the latter whips it in just for the house defence to concede one other nook.

41′ Georgia concede the primary nook of the match with half-time quick approaching, however Hourihane’s set-piece is just too lengthy and is headed away. Eire retain possession although, however instantly lose it with Georgia on the break just for Qazaishvili to shoot vast from distance.

39′ Doherty journeys Okriashvili and concedes the foul regardless of getting just a little little bit of the ball.

36′ Okriashvili is unable to get on the top of a good move by Ananidze following extra hazard down the guests’ left-hand aspect, and Eire get the aim kick.

34′ Grigalava seems to be okay once more as he is ready to trudge off the pitch ready to return again on. Play is restarted with the Irish in possession.

33′ Grigalava goes down once more following a tough problem from Collins, and play stops in order that the Georgian centre-back can obtain some remedy.

31′ Qazaishvili tries to weave his well beyond Coleman and firm, however he’s nonetheless unable to search out house to drift in a cross or try a shot. Good defending from the Irish, who pressure the winger to play the ball again and begin once more.

29′ Kankava is caught by an outstretched Doherty foot, profitable his aspect a free-kick in their very own half. Almost 30 minutes have been performed, and whereas the hosts have had extra of the ball, the guests nonetheless stay closest to breaking the impasse with Egan’s header thus far.

27′ Nice run by Doherty down his left-side all the way in which into the hosts’ field, however he fails to time his cut-back in direction of Hendrick and the Georgian defence clear the hazard.

25′ Tabidze crosses it in direction of Kvilitaia, however the ahead is unable to make any significant contact on the ball. Qazaishvili tries to vogue one thing out of the rebound, however Guida stops play after Hourihane is fouled.

23′ Whelan does effectively to cease one other wave of Georgian assaults in midfield. His aspect nearly immediately lose possession although, just for an extended ball from Kashia to exit for an Irish throw-in.

20′ Georgia have been taking part in some neat soccer, however have been unable to breach the Irish rearguard thus far, their solidity a trait of Mick McCarthy’s groups all through his managerial profession.

18′ Eire at the moment are camped contained in the Georgian half, however Hendrick’s cross is just too excessive for Collins and McLean to make any form of contact.

16′ Nice give-and-go between Okriashvili and Kakabadze down their right-hand aspect, however the former’s cross is poor after one other run in direction of the Irish penalty space. 

13′ Okriashvili is bundled over by Doherty within the field as the previous tries to get on the top of a lofted Ananidze move, however the referee waves away any protests for a penalty.

11′ Good hold-up play by Kvilitaia, who holds off Duffy earlier than laying the ball again in direction of Ananidze who sidefoots a weak effort effectively vast of Randolph’s aim.

10′ Georgia are wanting like a menace down their right-hand aspect, with Kakabadze and Okriashvili discovering pleasure and house with every assault. Doherty would do effectively to maintain his focus towards these twin threats.

eight’ Grigalava stays down after the centre-back is felled by Hendrick. He seems to be okay although, albeit after gingerly getting again up.

6′ Kankava performs it to the onrushing Kakabadze, whose cross is headed away by Duffy. Play stops when Collins is fouled deep within the Eire half.

Four’ EGAN HITS THE POST! Nice supply from Hourihane from out vast, which finds Egan within the field and the centre-back manages to get a slight contact which beats Loria however not the woodwork! Georgia handle to clear however it’s a wake-up name for the hosts who’ve had the vast majority of possession in these opening moments!

2′ McClean tries to wriggle his approach out of a few Georgian challenges however is unable to maintain the ball in play and it goes out for a throw-in.

1′ Either side are out of their normal colors, with the hosts of their white shirts and crimson shorts and the guests of their conventional green-and-white.

1′ Referee Marco Guida blows his whistle, and Georgia get us underway on the Boris Paichadze Stadium!

Eire are unbeaten of their final seven qualifying matches away from residence (received 4, drew three), since a 1-2 loss at Poland in October 2015.

McCarthy makes three adjustments from the crew that drew 1-1 towards Switzerland of their earlier qualifier, with Collins main the road as an alternative of David McGoldrick, who misses out by way of harm after scoring towards the Swiss in his final look. Enda Stevens’ suspension following a 3rd yellow card in qualifying motion grants Doherty a begin at left-back, whereas Richard Keogh’s long-term harm paves the way in which for Egan to stake a daily declare on the coronary heart of the defence alongside Duffy.

Weiss makes just one change from the aspect that performed towards Denmark final month, welcoming again captain Kankava to the beginning XI having missed out the Zero-Zero draw by way of suspension. Abujarnia drops out because of this, whereas centre-back Khotcholava is among the many substitutes as Lasha Dvali’s withdrawal leaves the house aspect in need of choices on the again.

SUBSTITUTES: Scott Hogan, Alan Browne, Josh Cullen, Kieran O’Hara, Callum O’Dowda, Kevin Lengthy, Derrick Williams, Mark Travers, Alan Decide, Jack Byrne, Sean Maguire, Aaron Connolly.

IRELAND (Four-2-Three-1): Darren Randolph; Seamus Coleman (c), Shane Duffy, John Egan, Matt Doherty; Glenn Whelan, Conor Hourihane; Callum Robinson, Jeff Hendrick, James McClean; James Collins.

SUBSTITUTES: Saba Lobzhanidze, Davit Khotcholava, Giorgi Navalovski, Georgi Makaridze, Giorgi Aburjania, Murtaz Daushvili, Solomon Kvirkvelia, Giorgi Kharaishvili, Lazare Kupatadze, Levan Shengelia, Elguja Lobjanidze.

GEORGIA XI (Four-2-Three-1): Giorgi Loria; Otar Kakabadze, Guram Kashia, Gia Grigalava, Jimmy Tabidze; Jaba Kankava (c). Otar Kiteishvili; Tornike Okriashvili, Jano Ananidze, Valeri Qazaishvili; Giorgi Kvilitaia.

With qualification favourites Denmark and Switzerland taking part in later at this time, Eire will see their journey to Tbilisi as a must-win recreation as they appear to keep up their unbeaten begin to Group D (three wins, two attracts). Longstanding issues in entrance of aim proceed, having scored solely six instances thus far, however Mick McCarthy’s aspect have solely been breached twice, and are anticipated to proceed their good run towards their hosts.

With just one win of their opening 5 qualifiers, a defeat for Georgia could be one other important blow to their slim qualification hopes. Vladimir Weiss’ strong aspect will take encouragement from stifling Denmark to a goalless stalemate of their final Group D recreation, however head into this fixture as underdogs towards their table-topping guests who’re unbeaten towards them of their 10 earlier matches.

Hey, and welcome to our LIVE protection of this Euro 2020 qualifier as Georgia host the Republic of Eire on the Boris Paichadze Stadium in Tbilisi!

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