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Disappointment for Duffy

19 June 2016

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Shane Duffy was once again an unused substitute as the Republic of Ireland suffered a crushing 3-0 defeat to Belgium.

The Rovers defender watched on as Martin O'Neill's men were put to the sword by an impressive Belgium outfit.


Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring with a fine left-foot strike at the start of the second half, before Axel Witsel headed home the second just past the hour mark.


Everton striker Lukaku netted his second of the game on 70 minutes to wrap up the win.


The result leaves Ireland bottom of Group E with one point following their 1-1 draw with Sweden in their opening group game.


Duffy will hope to get his first taste of major tournament football in Ireland's final group game on Wednesday against Italy, who are at the top of the table with two wins out of two.

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