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BELGIUM vs REPUBLIC OF IRELAND – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

BELGIUM vs REPUBLIC OF IRELAND – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

BELGIUM vs REPUBLIC OF IRELAND HEAD-TO-HEAD

Belgium haven’t lost to Republic of Ireland since 1966 – 2 wins & 4 draws since.

This is the first time the teams play each other in a major tournament. Republic Of Ireland haven’t won a competitive match against Belgium – 2 losses & 5 Draws.

They last faced each other in a World Cup qualifier in November 1997. Belgium won the match 2-1.

Belgium’s coach Marc Wilmots featured in a 1-1 draw against Republic of Ireland during 1998 World Cup qualifying campaign.

BELGIUM

Their last three matched at the Euros have ended in 3-0 defeats.

In their last 8 matches at the Euros, Belgium have lost 6 & won just 2.

Belgium’s last goal in the European Championship finals was against Sweden in 2000.

The Belgians have had difficulties with keeping clean-sheets. They’ve conceded in their last 8 matches.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

Republic of Ireland are competing in their third European Championship.

They’ve never gone beyond the group stages at the Euros.

They beat England 1-0 on their Euro debut in 1988, but haven’t won any other match the Euros since – 4 losses & 2 draws.

They’ve never scored more than a goal in a match at the Euros.

Their 4 shots on target against Sweden is their best ever tally in an Euro game.

Robbie Keane has scored 11 goals in last 13 starts for the Republic of Ireland team.

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