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FAI to discuss 'current position' after World Cup exit

Updated: Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 23:42 | Comments

Ireland were beaten 1-0 in Vienna, effectively ending their hopes of World Cup qualification
Ireland were beaten 1-0 in Vienna, effectively ending their hopes of World Cup qualification

The FAI have cancelled Wednesday's post-match press conference as they 'consider the current position' after Ireland's World Cup campaign effectively ended in Vienna.

Ireland were beaten 1-0 by Austria in tonight's World Cup qualifier and now cannot finish in the group's top two barring an extremely unlikely chain of results.

The FAI have released a statement expressing disappointment as well as admitting that "qualification...is now highly unlikely".

The full statement read: "The recent results against Sweden and Austria were very disappointing for everyone involved in Irish football, the manager, the players and supporters.

"Our aim of qualification, although mathematically possible, is now highly unlikely even though the team will always do everything within their power to keep that hope alive.

"The FAI Board of Management will now consider the current position over the coming period to discuss the recent results.

"The post-match press conference which was due to take place this afternoon in Dublin has been cancelled."

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