Republic of Ireland play in front of a home crowd for the first time in nearly two-years
Up to 25,000 football fans are expected in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin this afternoon, for the first time since before the Pandemic.
The Republic of Ireland hope to keep their slim chances of World Cup qualification alive with a win against Azerbaijan.
Soccer fans haven't been at a home match since November 2019.
Defender Matt Doherty hopes the 50 percent capacity crowd can inspire them to a win:
MATCH-DAY 💚— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) September 4, 2021
⚽️ Republic of Ireland 🆚 Azerbaijan 🇦🇿
🏆 FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifying
⌚️ KO 5pm
📺 @RTEsoccer & @SkyFootball
We can't wait to welcome you back - it's been far, far too long 🥺#COYBIG | #IREAZE | #WeAreOne pic.twitter.com/ZesSCQJaUw