Stephen Kenny urges his players to adopt a calm approach against Portugal

Republic of Ireland v Qatar – International Friendly – Aviva Stadium
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Stephen Kenny has urged his Republic of Ireland players to bring “calm” and “intelligence” to the task of getting the better of Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal.

Ireland host the former European champions in a World Cup qualifier in Dublin on Thursday evening still smarting from their 2-1 defeat in the reverse fixture in September in which they led 1-0 with a minute of normal time remaining.

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