Date: 16th November 2015 at 9:48pm
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Republic of Ireland have qualified for Euro 2016 after a 2-0 (3-1 on aggregate) win over Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Aviva Stadium.

After a 1-1 draw in Zenica on Friday, the tie was hanging in the balance, but a Jon Walters brace sealed Martin O’Neill’s side a spot in France next summer.

8 September 2015 - UEFA European Championship Qualifying (Group D) - Republic of Ireland v Germany - Shane Long of Republic of Ireland (19) celebrates among team-mates at full time after the 1-0 win - Photo: Offside / Witters

It took 24 minutes for the hosts to go ahead when the Stoke forward netted a controversial penalty after Ervin Zukanovic was harshly adjudged to have handled Daryl Murphy’s cross.

Bosnia did come back into the game but failed to create any real chances, and they were put to bed on 70 minutes when Walters volleyed home his second following Robbie Brady’s free-kick.

The visitors struck the bar in stoppage time through Vedad Ibisevic but O’Neill’s side saw out the remaining couple of minutes to qualify for their third European Championship finals.

 
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