The Republic of Ireland’s UEFA Under 17 European Championship quarter-final versus the Netherlands will be broadcast live on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player tonight with a kick off time confirmed for 7 PM.
It will be the fourth quarter-final with Italy and England having secured their passage to the final four yesterday and Spain taking on Belgium today.
The Irish team got this far with wins over Denmark and Bosnia Herzegovina in the group stage where they qualified as runners-up to Belgium in Group C.
Darragh Maloney will be joined by Brian Kerr and Stephen McPhail for live coverage with Noel King alongside Stephen Alkin on commentary from Chesterfield.
In the event of a draw after 80 minutes, the tie will be decided by an immediate penalty shoot-out with no extra-time to be played.
This tournament has seen the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, Wayne Rooney and Luis Figo play in it down the years.
If Ireland are victorious against the Netherlands, their semi-final tie on Thursday 17 May will also be live on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player as will the final on Sunday 20 May should Ireland qualify.
This year’s tournament and the impressive performance of the Irish team is of special significance as we will host the event in 2019 with matches taking place at Finn Harps Stadium in Donegal, Eamon Deacy Park in Galway, Turners Cross in Cork and at Tallaght Stadium in Dublin.
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