Goals and games to remember for Robbie Keane, Asamoah Gyan and Lucas Neill feature alongside matches to forget for Denmark and France in FIFA.com's latest stats review.
Robbie Keane surpassed Shay Given as Republic of Ireland's most-capped player and netted a hat-trick in his country's 3-0 win over Faroe Islands that sees the Emerald Isle remain second in Group C of FIFA World Cup™ qualifying.
Bradford City sealed a historic place in the League Cup final with the fourth tier side set for their first ever trip to Wembley for a major trophy after beating Premier League Aston Villa 4-3 on aggregate.
Stand-in Republic of Ireland captain John O'Shea was positive following Republic of Ireland's 0-0 draw with Serbia, but felt they are still not performing to their full potential.
Veteran Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given retired from international duty with the Republic of Ireland on Monday, calling the decision "extremely difficult."
Despite exiting UEFA EURO 2012, Republic of Ireland coach Giovanni Trapattoni is already setting his sights on FIFA World Cup™ qualification and bringing more youth into the team for Brazil 2014.