We have the draw and kick off times for the European Football Championships with the Republic of Ireland drawn in EURO 2016 Group Draw E .
Martin O’Neil and Roy Keane’ side are in a tough group with Belguim, Italy & Sweden
The six groups (A to F) would still contain four teams each, with the top two from each group still going through to the knockout stage. In the new format however, the four best third-ranked sides would also progress, leaving 16 teams going into the new round of 16 knockout stage, ahead of the usual quarter-finals, semi-finals and final
Having missed out on the 2014 World Cup this Ireland team are heading into their second European Championships in a row. In 2012 there was an air of doom hanging over the squad. Giovanni Trapattoni’s team qualified but the feeling was that the brand of football he played wouldn’t get us far in Poland. Our worst fears were realized when we were knocked out with no points having been the worst team in the competition.
This time things are different. Martin O’Neill has the team firing again. Players like Robbie Brady, Wes Hoolahan and Johnny Walters have stepped up to the plate and become the driving force of the team. We’ve been drawn in a tough group with Belgium, Italy and Sweden so it won’t be easy but this team has proved that they can beat the best on their day, we recommend browsing sites such as bettingappstore.co.uk which reviews apps like bet365 to see which odds are on offer.”
UEFA EURO 2016 – GROUP E
Republic of Ireland v Sweden, Monday, June 13, Stade de France, St Denis – Kick off 5pm
Republic of Ireland v Belgium, Saturday, June 18, Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux – Kick off 2pm
Republic of Ireland v Italy, Wednesday, June 22, Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille – Kick off 8pm