Derby off due to international call-ups - Republic draw with World Cup hosts

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Glens and Gibraltar keeper Dayle Coeling.

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Tuesday night's scheduled Danske Bank Premiership game between Cliftonville and Glentoran was called off.

The fixture has been postponed until April 20th due to international call-ups for the visitors.

Glens goalkeeper Dayle Coeling is a star player for Gibraltar, while midfielder Gaël Bigirimana has captained African nation Burundi.

Coeling earned rave reviews for his recent display in the World Cup qualifier against Norway, including this from a former Premier League player:

The other Tuesday matches went ahead:


Meanwhile, the Republic drew with Qatar.

Qatar were permitted as a guest team in the European qualifiers to allow them some good preparation matches ahead of the World Cup.

They are the host nation and have an automatic place at the tournament.

They were assigned to Ireland's Group A of qualifying. All the matches are classed as friendlies so they do not count towards the points tally.

Previously, they defeated Azerbaijan and Luxembourg.

Qatar are basing themselves in Europe for these games to reduce travelling for the opposition.

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