Callum Robinson scored a hat-trick as the Republic of Ireland beat Qatar 4-0 to win the World Cup to win a back-to-back match for the first time since March 2019.
Robinson, whose first half in Azerbaijan on Saturday won 3-0 at the World Cup, repeated the fraud within 13 minutes at Aviva Stadium and added eight minutes after regaining his first Irish title to complete the treble since Robbie Keane’s match against Gibraltar in October. 2014.
The West Brom bomber, who appeared in the headlines last week after revealing that he had not received the Covid-19 vaccine despite having been tested twice, has only scored one international goal before meeting his teammates this month.
Defender Shane Duffy defended his fourth title while manager Stephen Kenny, who won one of his first 16 games, celebrated his second victory in less than four days, although he was disappointed to learn that his team will not be in Qatar when the World Cup kicks off next year.
For the team of Felix Sanchez, who lost 3-0 in Portugal over the weekend, it was an impressive night as their winning streak as they sought a world-class chance before taking six games for Republican Caoimhin Kelleher unbeaten to save information at the start. its first.
Ireland, who sit in seventh place under the FIFA delegation, could not have started well if the team with five changes to the one that won in Baku did this in their most recent career.
Robinson was also the man who raised the ball, exchanging papers with Jamie McGrath and Conor Hourihane to cross the left side before firing a shot that fired defender Bassam Hisham Alrawi and manager Meshaal Barsham.
The Qataris are still crying over their fate as their night shifts nine minutes later when Karim Boudiaf’s trouble at McGrath sent the player throwing himself into the box and leaving Northern Ireland opponent Keith Kennedy with nothing to do but point to the spot.
Robinson immediately picked up the ball and bravely sent the guard the wrong way to make it 2-0 ahead of a small crowd that sold 25,749 people.
Shaken and backed up twice, Qatar slowly started to participate in the game and skipper Hassan Al-Haydos drilled from 25 yards 20 minutes before Al-Haydos and Akram Afif pulled the strings.
However, when Hourihane and Jeff Hendrick gave the home team an inner court and Matt Doherty and Enda Stevens enjoying the occasion, they threatened to increase their chances.
John Egan came from Hourihane’s corner 35 minutes later, but center-back Duffy had to do everything in his power to clear the ball off Al-Haydos’ late goal after being cleverly played by Afif.
Barsham survived on the cross just five minutes before Chiedozie Ogbene had reached the head of Robinson’s receiver, but Kenny’s men came in for a break and showed half of the work he had done well.
Cyrus Christie replaced Doherty, who needed help before, before resuming, but the process was similar to Afif’s cause, but not where it was necessary and Ireland continues to look very strong.
He also scored 53 minutes before Robinson had run for Hendrick’s lightweight shot and shot at the frustrated Barsham, with the keeper taking the ball out of his net for the fourth time in less than six minutes after Duffy had given home a long header from Hourihane’s corner.
Hendrick fired in the 81st minute when Ireland forced a fifth, but they left the scene rather than satisfied with their night job.
Kenny: Robinson has a lot to offer
Stephen Kenny hopes Callum Robinson’s fighter will realize the importance of being in the Republic of Ireland after scoring five goals in his last two games.
“He is the most important member of the team, he is the most passionate, the most moral person,” said the manager.
“But as a player, he has a lot to offer. He has obviously missed a lot, which has been difficult, so getting five goals now gives him real faith in the next season, I believe.
“When we first started writing the mid- and long-term strategies of the group, one of the things we looked at
we say, the League of Nations in June, our goal is to win the league.
“We will take the League of Nations very seriously and make sure we win the league because this gives you a chance to play in the Euro.
“We can try to do this. That’s the desire, that’s what I want to do and I see it’s possible to do this.”
Lord of Qatar Felix sanchez he was left to complain about the beginnings of which his part was no longer found.
He said: “It was a tough game for us, obviously, from the very beginning. We conceded the original goal and then showed that we were not today at the level we had hoped for.
“But that’s football. We have to learn from our mistakes. When you play at this level, you have to be at your highest level.
“We needed performance today and we can’t, so we have to work hard and try to make up for the mistakes we made in the game.”
- Ireland secured their first win in any competition since November 2019 (3-1 vs New Zealand), finishing seven home games without a win (D5 L2).
- This was Ireland’s biggest win since beating Oman 4-0 in a friendly match in August 2016.
- Callum Robinson became the first player to score 2+ goals in a row in the Republic of Ireland since Robbie Keane in June 2013.
The Republic of Ireland will play their final World Cup final next month. He receives Portugal on Thursday 11 November before heading to Luxembourg on Sunday 14 November. Both games will be shown on Sky Sports.