Ogbene to the rescue as Ireland beat Latvia

Evan Ferguson scored his first international goal as the Republic of Ireland beat Latvia 3-2 in a friendly at Aviva Stadium. Callum O’Dowda had given Ireland an early lead however Roberts Uldrikis pulled a goal back with a screamer and Arturs Zjuzins levelled in first-half injury time. Substitute Chiedozie Ogbene struck a winner in the second half.

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Browne header hands Ireland draw with Belgium

A late Alan Browne headed handed Ireland a deserved 2-2 draw in their friendly with Belgium. Chiedozie Ogbene had brought Ireland level after falling behind to a Michy Batshuayi strike before fellow Corkman Browne popped up to cancel out Hans Vanaken’s header to give the Boys in Green something to celebrate on the FAI’s centenary.

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