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Canice Carroll and Ireland Under-21s qualify for last four of Toulon Tournament

Sunday's international action recap

10 June 2019

The Republic of Ireland Under-21s are into the Semi Finals of the Maurice Revello Tournament, better known as the Toulon Tournament, after a 1-0 win over Bahrain on Sunday.

Stephen Kenny's side went into the game knowing that a win would be enough to qualify out of their group having taken four points from their two opening games. The Boys in Green dominated from the start and took the lead on the half-hour through Connor Ronan's deflected free-kick. 

Kenny's side should have been out of sight by half-time but Jason Molumby saw a penalty saved, Josh Barrett missing the target with the rebound. Ronan thought he had netted a second after the restart but the goal was disallowed by the officials. As it was one goal proved enough to send Canice and Ireland through as the last remaining European Nation. 

Their reward is a Semi-Final on Wednesday against the might of Brazil in Aubagne, kick-off 4.30 UK time. 

Canice is yet to feature during the tournament as he waits for his first cap at Under-21 level. 

One man who did earn a first cap at Under-21 level on Sunday was Cole Dasilva as he made his Wales bow away in Tirana against Albania. 

It was the full-back who had the best chance of a goalless opening 45 minutes, sending a half-volley over the bar following a flowing move. Wales were then punished for a slow start to the second period as Roni Broja netted the opener three minutes after the restart, before adding a second on the hour. Tom Pugh pulled one back with ten minutes to go, seconds before Dasilva was withdrawn, but Robert Page's side were unable to find a late equaliser. 

The two sides meet again tomorrow for a game in Durres, kick-off 2pm UK time. 


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