Republic eye Ronaldo revenge and ponder right-back dilemma before Portugal game

Portugal v Republic of Ireland – FIFA World Cup 2022 – European Qualifying – Group A – Estadio Algarve
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The Republic of Ireland renew hostilities with Portugal on Thursday evening with memories of Cristiano Ronaldo’s unlikely rescue mission still fresh in their minds.

Two months after the Manchester United star dragged his country back from the brink of a World Cup qualifier defeat in Faro, the sides meet again at the Aviva Stadium.

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