After beating Estonia on aggregate, the Irish national football will be heading to the UEFA European Championship next year.
Ireland’s battle with Estonia took place over two matches. The first was hosted in Tallinn last Friday (11/11/11), where Ireland emerged with an impressive 4-0 victory. The second match took place in Dublin this past Tuesday (15/11/11).
In a packed Aviva Stadium, Stephen Ward secured a goal in the 31st minute. Although it looked like Ireland’s European campaign was a sure thing, Estonia battled back with a goal from captain Konstantin Vassiljev.
But as the whistle blew at full time, Ireland were through to Euro 2012 with a victory of 5-1 (on aggregate).