2017-09-05 Ireland v Serbia

The FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifying Round match between Ireland and Serbia ended 1-0 to the visitors as Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for the finals next year took another blow. Despite Ireland getting the ball in the back of the net it was ruled out for offside and the Serbians then scored through Aleksander Kolarov on 55 minutes. Serbia then had Nikola Maksimovic sent off for a professional foul but Ireland could not make the extra man count in the remaining 22 minutes.