When Will Ireland Grace The Main Stage Again?

Ireland exited Euro 2012 after heavy defeat by the World Champions, Spain and William Hill offer 11/8 that the Irish do not qualify for another major tournament until after the World Cup in 2020.

“The Irish side came to Euro 2012 but ultimately, they were always looking to struggle to get out of their group and now, all thoughts must surely turn to qualification for the World Cup in Brazil,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

After conceding three against Croatia and four against Spain, Hills are offering 2/1 that the Italians score three or more goals against them next week, although they are 7/2 to keep a clean sheet.

Ireland conceded in the first five minutes against Croatia and Spain and Hills go 9/1 that they do exactly the same against Italy.

Two goals from Fernando Torres tonight saw him move to 7/2 second favourite to win the tournament top goalscorer, while his teammate Cesc Fabregas also moved to two goals and he is 14/1.

William Hill odds:

Total Italy goals vs Ireland: 7/2 none; 9/4 one; 9/4 two; 2/1 three or more

Next Ireland tournament: 7/2 World Cup 2014; 11/8 Euro 2016; 7/1 World Cup 2020; 11/8 Qualify for none of these three

9/1 Ireland concede in the first five minutes vs Italy

Tournament winner: 9/4 Spain; 5/2 Germany; 8/1 France; 10/1 Italy; 10/1 England; 12/1 Russia; 14/1 Portugal; 25/1 Croatia; 33/1 Holland; 40/1 Ukraine; 50/1 BAR

Tournament top goalscorer: 13/8 Mario Gomez; 7/2 Fernando Torres; 6/1 Alan Dzagoev; 14/1 Cesc Fabregas; 14/1 Mario Mandzukic; 16/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164
E: jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk

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