December 9th, 2016

Gallery: Ireland's historic victory over Italy

Soccer

Ireland have qualified for the last-16 stage at Euro 2016 after a 1-0 win against Italy, and will play France on Sunday.

That a jubilant Roy Keane was virtually in tears was not the only distinctive and unique thing about this magic night in Lille.

This Irish team have once again done something truly distinctive, something truly different in the country’s football history.

Just like with the 1-0 win against Germany, they have won when they needed to, in a situation that seemed close to impossible.