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Scotland v Republic of Ireland - all you need to know

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UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE GROUP B1 Scotland v Republic of Ireland, Hampden Park, 7:45pmTVLive coverage of all the build-up and match action from the Hampden Park from 7pm on RTÉ2.

Streaming live online on RTÉ Player.RADIOLive radio coverage on Saturday Sport Extra on RTÉ Radio 1 from 7:30pm.ONLINEWe'll have a live match tracker on rte.ie/sport, the RTÉ News app, as well as updates and goals on RTÉ Soccer Twitter and RTÉ Sport Facebook.WEATHERA dry and mild September evening is forecast for Glasgow come kick-off time, with no winds to speak of and a high of 13c.OPTIMISM IS ON THE RISE AGAIN When Ireland welcomed Scotland to the Aviva Stadium last June, the mood around the Irish camp was a lot different.For the first time in his tenure, it felt that pressure was slowly growing on manager Stephen Kenny after a shock defeat to Armenia and a 1-0 reversal against Ukraine prior to the Scotland game.Ireland went into that clash still in search of their first win in the Nations League with much of the feel-good factor around the squad fading.Kenny's side answered the doubters emphatically, putting in the best performance of the manager’s spell in charge and cruising to a 3-0 victory.

They followed that up with a credible 1-1 draw with Ukraine and suddenly there’s reason for hope again.That poor start to the Nations League campaign has left Ireland playing catch-up.

They remain just a point clear of Armenia at the bottom and Kenny will be demanding a result against the Scots and then against the Armenians in their final game at the Aviva Stadium next Tuesday.Ireland can still, mathematically at least, top the group but they need to beat Scotland and Armenia and hope that Armenia either win or draw against Ukraine, and then that Scotland

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