Republic lose as Germany reach finals
Germany 3-0 Republic of Ireland
Published Friday, 11 October 2013
Germany have soundly beaten the Republic of Ireland to secure their place in the 2014 World Cup finals with a 3-0 win.
Anthony Stokes and Germany's Per Mertesacker. (© PA)
Sami Khedira and Andre Schurrle scored on either side of half time at the Rhein Energie Stadium in Cologne on Friday night.
Ciaran Clark hit the crossbar at 1-0 as a stubborn Irish side fought to stay in the game.
But a last-gasp goal from Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil sealed the deal as he struck two minutes into stoppage time to complete a decisive victory for the Group C winners.
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