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Callum Robinson 4' -
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Callum Robinson 13' -
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Callum Robinson 53' -
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Shane Duffy 59' -
Scored: 59'



Friendly Report: Republic of Ireland 4 – 0 Qatar

Tue, Oct 12 2021

Callum Robinson - hat-trick hero for the Boys in Green against Qatar Credit: Muller Santos

Cahal Mc Auley reports from the Aviva Stadium

The Republic of Ireland coasted to an emphatic 4-0 victory over Qatar in a one-sided affair at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Callum Robinson stole the headlines for the right reasons once again as he scored a hat-trick to set Ireland on the path to victory before Shane Duffy sealed the result with the fourth of the night.

The win is the biggest of Kenny’s reign so far with the Ireland boss making five changes to the side that won in Azerbaijan.

The Boys in Green – wearing blue to match the kit worn in their first international in honour of the FAI’s centenary this year -  got off to the best possible start as in form forward Robinson found the net once again after his brace in Baku on Saturday.

The West Brom man played a couple of intricate one-twos on the edge of the Qatari box before unleashing a shot which took a fortunate deflection before nestling in the back of the net after four minutes.

He didn’t have long to wait to match his goal tally from Azerbaijan as he struck his second of the night from the penalty spot less than ten minutes later.

Jamie McGrath was brought down in the box and Robinson coolly slotted the spot kick home to double the Irish advantage inside the opening quarter of an hour.

The Irish shape caused difficulties for the Qatar side who posed little threat in the final third of the pitch as the back three of Shane Duffy, John Egan and Andrew Omobamidele were able to marshal the threat without issue.

Robinson almost played an instrumental role in stretching the Irish lead to three just before the break as he chipped a delicate cross to the back post, but Chiedozie Ogbene came inches from his second in as many games, seeing his header bounce back off the crossbar as the Republic of Ireland went in two goals to the good.

Robinson capped off a dream few days playing for the Boys in Green when eight minutes after the restart he finished off his first international hat-trick. 

Jeff Hendrick slid the ball through the Qatari defence and Robinson made no mistake in making sure he took home the match ball, scoring for the fifth time in two games.

Ireland made the score-line even more emphatic six minutes later as Shane Duffy rose to meet a Conor Hourihane corner and score his sixth international goal.

The tempo of the game dropped off dramatically after the fourth goal with Ireland content to sit back with the win secured before the hour mark.

Robinson received the biggest cheer of the night upon being subbed off after a stunning international break. 

Hendrick almost added a fifth with ten minutes to play as he fizzed an effort just over as the clock ran down and the full-time whistle blew on by far the most stress-free night of Stephen Kenny’s tenure to date.

Caoimhin Kelleher was little more than a spectator on his home debut as the Republic of Ireland cruised to victory. 

Kenny’s side certainly didn’t pepper Meshaal Barsham’s goal with shots but were clinical in front of goal to secure back-to-back wins for the first time since March 2019.

After a promising international break from Ireland, the Boys in Green will now turn their attention to the challenge of the visit of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal next month.

Republic of Ireland: Caoimhin Kelleher; Matt Doherty (Cyrus Christie 46), Shane Duffy (c) (Nathan Collins 77), John Egan, Andrew Omobamidele, Enda Stevens; Jeff Hendrick, Conor Hourihane (Harry Arter 88), Jamie McGrath (James Collins 88), Chiedozie Ogbene (Jason Knight 69); Callum Robinson (Troy Parrott 77).
Subs not used: Mark Travers, Gavin Bazunu, James McClean, Daryl Horgan, Adam Idah, Aaron Connolly. 

Qatar: Meshaal Barsham; Abdelkarim Hassan, Ró-Ró, Bassam Al-Rawi, Homam Ahmed; Abdulaziz Hatem (Assim Madibo 73), Karim Boudiaf, Tarek Salman; Almoez Ali (Ahmed Alaaeldin 73), Hassan Al-Haydos (c), Akram Afif.
Subs not used: Saad Al Sheeb, Salah Hassan, Sultan Al-Brake, Musab Kheder, Abdullah Marafee, Abdullah Al-Ahrak, Ali Assadalla, Yusuf Abdurisag, Ismaeel Mohammad, Ahmed Fathi. 
Booked: Assim Madibo (85) . 

Referee: Keith Kennedy (Northern Ireland)

Attendance: 25,749

Extratime.com player of the match: Callum Robinson (Republic of Ireland)


Ireland
LSept. 1, 2021
Portugal 2 - 1 Ireland
DSept. 4, 2021
Ireland 1 - 1 Azerbaijan
DSept. 7, 2021
Ireland 1 - 1 Serbia
WOct. 9, 2021
Azerbaijan 0 - 3 Ireland
WOct. 12, 2021
Ireland 4 - 0 Qatar
Caoimhin Kelleher 16
Goalkeeper
Matt Doherty 7
46'
46Subbed Off: Cyrus Christie 46'
Defender
© Shane Duffy 4
Scored: 59'
77'
77Subbed Off: Nathan Collins 77'
Defender
John Egan 5
Defender
Andrew Omobamidele
Defender
Enda Stevens 3
Defender
Jeff Hendrick 13
Midfielder
Conor Hourihane 14
88'
88Subbed Off: Harry Arter 88'
Midfielder
Jamie McGrath
88'
88Subbed Off: James Collins 88'
Midfielder
Chiedozie Ogbene
69'
69Subbed Off: Jason Knight 69'
Midfielder
Callum Robinson
Scored: 4'
Peno Scored: 13'
Scored: 53'
77'
77Subbed Off: Troy Parrott 77'
Forward

Substitutes
Harry Arter 20
88'
88Subbed On: Conor Hourihane 88'
Midfield
Gavin Bazunu
Goalkeeper
Cyrus Christie
46'
46Subbed On: Matt Doherty 46'
Defender
Nathan Collins
77'
77Subbed On: Shane Duffy 77'
Defender
James Collins
88'
88Subbed On: Jamie McGrath 88'
Forward
Aaron Connolly 17
Forward
Daryl Horgan 11
Midfield
Adam Idah 9
Forward
Jason Knight 12
69'
69Subbed On: Chiedozie Ogbene 69'
Midfield
James McClean 11
Midfield
Troy Parrott
77'
77Subbed On: Callum Robinson 77'
Forward
Mark Travers 1
Goalkeeper
Qatar
DMarch 30, 2021
Qatar 1 - 1 Ireland
LSept. 1, 2021
Qatar 0 - 4 Serbia
LOct. 12, 2021
Ireland 4 - 0 Qatar
Meshaal Barsham
Goalkeeper
Abdelkarim Hassan
Defender
Ró-Ró
Defender
Bassam Al-Rawi
Defender
Homam Ahmed
Defender
Abdulaziz Hatem
Midfielder 73'
73Subbed Off: Assim Madibo 73'
Karim Boudiaf
Midfielder
Tarek Salman
Midfielder
Almoez Ali
Forward 73'
73Subbed Off: Ahmed Alaaeldin 73'
Hassan Al-Haydos ©
Forward
Akram Afif
Forward

Substitutes
Abdullah Marafee
Midfield
Assim Madibo
Midfield 73'
73Subbed On: Abdulaziz Hatem 73'
Booked: 85'
Musab Kheder
Defender
Salah Hassan
Goalkeeper
Ahmed Fathi
Unknown
Ali Assadalla
Midfield
Ahmed Alaaeldin
Forward 73'
73Subbed On: Almoez Ali 73'
Sultan Al-Brake
Defender
Abdullah Al-Ahrak
Midfield
Saad Al Sheeb
Goalkeeper
Yusuf Abdurisag
Midfield
Ismaeel Mohammad
Forward

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 International Friendlies

Date: 7:45 p.m. Oct. 12, 2021

Venue: Aviva Stadium

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown

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