Portugal Records Dull 0-0 Draw in Dublin, Need 1 Point to Qualify

Portugal moved closer to automatic World Cup qualification despite a poor 0-0 draw with Ireland that left them needing another point in their final match at home to Serbia on Sunday to secure their spot in next year’s World Cup.

Rep of Ireland (5-2-3): Bazunu, Coleman, Duffy, Egan, Doherty, Cullen, Hendrick (Hourihane 78), Stevens (McClean 78), Ogbene (Keane 90+1), Robinson, McGrath (Idah 61).

Booked: Coleman, Robinson, Ogbene.

Portugal (4-3-3): Rui Patricio, Nelson Semedo, Pepe, Danilo Pereira, Dalot, Joao Palhinha, Matheus Luiz (Moutinho 57), Bruno Fernandes (Sanches 75), Ronaldo, Andre Silva (Felix 75), Goncalo Guedes (Leao 56) (Fonte 83).

Booked: Pepe, Danilo

Sent off: Pepe

Scoring: None