Mick McCarthy relieved after Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifiers draw | Football News |

Mick McCarthy relieved after Republic of Ireland's Euro 2020 qualifiers draw | Football News |

Mick McCarthy relieved after Republic of Ireland's Euro 2020 qualifiers draw | Football News |

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Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy says escaping facing the Netherlands and Germany was a let-off

Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy says escaping facing the Netherlands and Germany was a let-off

Mick McCarthy admitted he breathed a “sigh of relief” when the Republic of Ireland escaped facing Germany and the Netherlands in the Euro 2020 qualifiers.

The Republic were initially drawn in Group C along with the two European heavyweights, but UEFA rules stated that a maximum of two tournament host nations could be drawn in the same group.

Dublin, Amsterdam and Munich will all play host to Euro 2020 games, meaning McCarthy’s side were moved to Group D in which they will face the likes of Switzerland and Denmark, while their neighbours Northern Ireland filled their original position in Group C.

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