Positivity But No Points To Start Ireland's World Cup Campaign

Stephen Kenny will be hoping for another brace of goals against Luxembourg.

The Republic of Ireland opened up their World Cup qualification campaign with a 3-2 defeat to Serbia in Group A in Belgrade last night. 

Manager Stephen Kenny has now gone nine games without a victory.

Alan Browne ended Ireland's goal drought by opening the scoring, while James Collins scored the Boys in Green's second, five minutes from the end. 

But a strike by Dusan Vlahovic and two second half goals from Aleksandar Mitrovic were Ireland's undoing. 

Kenny was frustrated by the absence of V-A-R. 

Next up is a Saturday evening visit of Luxembourg to the Aviva Stadium. 

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