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Wednesday, 19 June, 2002, 07:40 GMT 08:40 UK

REP OF IRELAND

Heroes' welcome for Irish
Ireland's World Cup squad is greeted by around 100,000 people at a homecoming party in Dublin.

No Irish future for Keane
Roy Keane has played his last game for the Republic of Ireland, according to reports.

Irish fans demand parade
Republic of Ireland fans are piling pressure on the government to allow their heroes to parade through Dublin.

Ireland walk tall in defeat
Ireland have enjoyed plenty of World Cup highs and lows, and Niall Quinn has been at the centre of it all.

Ireland's rising stars
BBC Sport Online looks at the Irish players who enhanced their reputations at the World Cup and are set for big-money moves.

McCarthy sticks with Irish
Mick McCarthy is to stay on as Republic of Ireland manager for another two years.

Charlton knocks spot kicks
A disappointed former Republic of Ireland boss Jack Charlton is critical of the quality of penalty kicks.

Veteran duo bow out
Steve Staunton and Niall Quinn call time on their international careers after Ireland's defeat by Spain.

Spain break Irish hearts
Ireland go out of the World Cup on penalties after battling bravely to a 1-1 draw with Spain.

McCarthy hails beaten heroes
Mick McCarthy refuses to blame the players whose missed penalties cost Ireland victory against Spain.

Spaniards thank lucky stars
Spain coach Jose Antonio Camacho criticises the referee but the players thank their luck after beating the Republic of Ireland.

Spain 1-1 Ireland (aet - 3-2 on pens)
Spain beat Ireland in a penalty shoot-out after a tight 1-1 draw in Suwon.

Irish eyes are crying
Fans across the Republic wore green in support of their team - but after its exit from the World Cup many are feeling blue.

McAteer may quit Ireland duty
Jason McAteer says he could retire from international football after the World Cup to prolong his club career.

McCarthy's praise for Quinn
Mick McCarthy highlights how important veteran striker Niall Quinn is to the Republic's World Cup campaign.

McCarthy shows the strain
A tetchy Mick McCarthy claims his Republic of Ireland players are not receiving the credit they deserve.

Turbulent time for Irish
Ireland endure a nervous trip to their new base in Suwon but birthday boy Jason McAteer is ready for action.

McCarthy makes Ireland underdogs
Ireland coach Mick McCarthy pays tribute to Raul but says his team have a fighting chance of beating Spain on Sunday.

Headache for Treacy
Ireland's charge into the knock-out stages of the World Cup has given their tour operator a major problem.

Ireland's long lunch break
Thousands of Irish fans throng into Dublin's pubs to watch their side beat Saudi Arabia and go through to the next stage of the World Cup.

Ireland stroll into last 16
Robbie Keane, Gary Breen and Damien Duff help Ireland to a 3-0 win over Saudi Arabia and second place in Group E.

McCarthy revels in Irish success
Mick McCarthy salutes his Irish heroes as they seal a place in the second round of the World Cup.

Irish fans arrested in Japan
Three Irish fans are detained by police after trying to enter Yokohama Stadium without tickets.

Saudis leave in high spirits
Saudi Arabia coach Nasser Al-Johar consoles himself that his team are in good company as they exit the tournament.

The World Cup stats
Statistical analysis of the Republic of Ireland's performance in the finals.

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