Ireland face another arduous World Cup qualifying campaign, but with shifted expectations, they should start playing and winning like favourites, writes Feargal Brennan.
As the warm summer days of Paris and Bordeaux begin to slowly fade into memories, focus turns to September and Ireland’s chances of World Cup qualification.
The Republic of Ireland are firm underdogs to progress to the knockout stages of the European Championships but Feargal Brennan believes it can be done.
A look at the options available to Ireland boss Martin O’Neill as he weighs up which players to take to this summer’s European Championships.
Feargal Brennan discusses some of the possibilities for Ireland ahead of today’s Euro 2016 draw.