Eire v Serbia: Crew information, TV channel particulars & kick-off time for World Cup qualifier
One more time to break.
It is time for the Republic of Ireland to finish another international triple header as Serbia is heading to Aviva Stadium for a World Cup qualifier tonight and we have all the TV details for you below.
As with several previous international windows recently, tangible rewards for Stephen Kenny’s men are few and far between. So far that means.
Preparations for Serbia ✅
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– FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) September 6, 2021
Ireland will face Serbia tonight.
Had Ireland managed to maintain their 1-0 lead over Portugal last week and / or duly closed Azerbaijan’s Emin Mahmudov during Saturday’s stalemate in Dublin, we could have gone into the game tonight after two wins, with Stephen Kenny as the confirmed the man to turn Irish football upside down.
However, tight margins can change everything in football and instead the coach has had to passionately defend his time as a coach.
Everything you need to know about tonight’s Ireland v Serbia game is here, including TV info, kick-off time and team news.
Who is Ireland playing against?
Ireland face Serbia, the team that defeated Stephen Kenny’s side in their first World Cup qualifier in March 2022.
At the time, the 3-2 defeat was received with some optimism as Ireland scored two goals after seven straight games.
However, the team was ruined in part by a mistake by goalkeeper Mark Travers, but also thanks to Serbia’s more experienced and accomplished team, which includes players like Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dusan Tadic.
Mitrovic is in good shape tonight and is at the top of the UEFA World Cup qualifying scorers list with seven goals in just four games.
However, there are doubts whether the Fulham man will be involved after sustaining a facial injury in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Luxembourg.
Kenny and the Irish supporters will be hoping he will sit out this game.
Ireland vs Serbia: what’s at stake?
Stephen Kenny’s job, if certain newspaper reports are to be believed.
In reality, losing tonight would mean the tiny chance Ireland would qualify for Qatar is officially over.
Whether this is enough for the FAI to press the panic button or whether they would prefer to stay with Kenny for qualifying for Euro 2024 remains to be seen.
Ireland vs Serbia: what are the odds?
A win in Ireland tonight is a big question and this is reflected in Paddy Power who offer 3/1 odds on Stephen Kenny’s first competitive win.
Serbia can be backed at 19/20 at the time of writing while the draw is rated 23/10.
On which TV channel will the game Ireland vs Serbia be shown?
Ireland vs Serbia is broadcast on RTE 2, with presenter Darragh Maloney in the studio of Richie Sadlier and Liam Brady.
Setup begins at 7 p.m. before Darragh hands over to the commentary team of George Hamilton and Stephen Kelly in time 7.45 p.m. Kicking off. The game will also be available for streaming RTE player.
If you live in the UK or Ireland but would rather keep watching Sky Sports, You can turn the game on Sky Sports Soccer. Your coverage starts at 19:30 o’clock.
Irish team news.
Captain Seamus Coleman was dismissed with a hamstring injury and Cyrus Christie was drafted into the squad to level the numbers.
Here is how we think Ireland should compete tonight.
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