Ireland qualify for Euro 2016

Dublin, Nov 17 (IANS) The Irish football team made it to the 2016 European Championship as Jonathan Walters scored twice to nail a 2-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina and a 3-1 aggregate victory in their playoff.

Walters on Monday put Ireland ahead with the 24th minute penalty after Ervin Zukanovic handled Daryl Murphy’s cross, and scored his second goal with 20 minutes to go, reports Xinhua.

A minute of silence was observed before the match in honour of the 129 people killed and 350 wounded in Friday’s attacks in Paris.


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