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The football dwarf achieved a coup in Ireland. Luxembourg last won a qualifying game away from home in Zurich in 2008.


The Luxembourg national team had to wait almost 13 years for this day. With the surprising 1-0 win against Ireland in Dublin, the football dwarf celebrated its first away win in the World Cup or European Championship qualification for almost 13 years.

The fans of the Swiss national team will be reluctant to remember September 10th, 2008: At that time, they embarrassed themselves with a 1: 2 in Zurich.

3 wins face 111 bankruptcies

In general, the Luxembourgers had only won 3 times in 124 away games in qualifying games (10 draws and 111 defeats), most recently they had no win in 28 away games. The goal of the day in Dublin was scored by Portugal-born Gerson Rodrigues (85th).

For the Irish it was the first time since 1969 that they started with 2 defeats in a World Cup qualification. Last Wednesday they lost 3-2 in Serbia. Coach Stephen Kenny has been waiting for his first win with Ireland for 10 games. In April of last year he succeeded Mick McCarthy as national coach.



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