Another Leeds United player won’t be going to the World Cup next summer in Russia.
Heartbreak in Dublin as our World Cup dream ends.. #COYBIG pic.twitter.com/Flq7uEB5Yc— FAIreland ⚽️ (@FAIreland) November 14, 2017
The Republic of Ireland lost to Denmark 5-1 in Dublin and failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia, only a few days after Northern Ireland lost to Switzerland. Eunan O’Kane and Stuart Dallas won’t be playing against each other in Russia next year, so unless another international joins in January, or another player gets called up, Leeds will only have one player, Pontus Jansson, in Russia next summer.
Of course, if the United States hosts a “not quite the World Cup” tournament for teams that didn’t make it, maybe some Leeds players will end up playing?
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
York City’s Ryan Edmonson has signed with Leeds. [Through It All Together]
Sheffield Wednesday’s George Hirst is linked with a move to Leeds or Leicester City in the papers again. I’m a bit skeptical, but never say never, right? [Through It All Together]
Maybe Christiansen was watching some international football over the break, and he saw Stuart Dallas for Northern Ireland? Dallas needs to start for Leeds. [Through It All Together]
England and English football Links
England drew 1-1 with Brazil at Wembley. [The Independent]
Non-League Guiseley beat Accrington Stanley on penalties to reach the second round of the FA Cup for the first time in their history. [BBC.com]
World Football Links
The United States picked themselves off the mat and drew 1-1 with Portugal in a friendly, with Philadelphia Union’s CJ Sapong assisting the only goal for the United States, scored by Schalke 04’s Winston McKennie in his first match for the US National Team. [The Brotherly Game]
US Soccer is reportedly thinking of hosting a series of friendlies for national teams that didn’t make the World Cup. [ESPNFC.com]
This idea sounds familiar. [Black & Red United]
Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero went to hospital after Argentina’s defeat to Nigera in a friendly. [Sky Sports.com]