Republic of Ireland 0 Serbia 1: Kolarov strike dents Irish World Cup hopes

The Republic of Ireland's hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup were severely dented after falling to a 1-0 home defeat to Serbia. 

Aleksandar Kolarov's thumping second-half drive in Dublin was enough to secure all three points for the visitors, who will now have their sights set firmly on Russia next year as they sit four points clear at the top of Group D with two games left.  

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