Republic of Ireland 1-0 Georgia: Seamus Coleman gets Martin O'Neill's men out of jail in Dublin
Martin O'Neill doesn’t place much stock in rankings but world football's 137th side put the frighteners up him until Seamus Coleman and pinball wizardry saved face.
Georgia have Angola, Sudan and Thailand just ahead of them on that FIFA list and Puerto Rico, Cuba and Vietnam closing in from the other side.
But they are a better side than that suggests and have a habit of making life tough for Irish teams - only once in seven competitive meetings have Ireland won by more than a goal.
There are a 106 places separating the two teams in those rankings. Quite the gulf. But it was nothing of the... read more
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