Wylie was appointed as its first full-time manager in September 2005. , The 2011 Nations Cup began in February 2011 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. However, the plan was ultimately delayed due to fixture congestion with 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying fixtures already being in place. The goal was the first Scotland had scored in an away fixture since December 2009. Wales were denied a penalty by referee Mark Courtney when Hal Robson-Kanu went down in the Ireland penalty box under pressure from Séamus Coleman in a first half that was described by The Guardian as "tame and error-strewn". A row between the two nations over player eligibility, brought on by two Northern Irish youth internationals changing allegiances in the lead up to the fixture, lead to a boycott of the match by fans of the side with only around 200 travelling to the game. Powell's players will have match practice this week at their La Manga training camp, which they will end with friendlies against Norway and Holland. All rights reserved. The match ended in a 3–0 victory for Scotland, matching Ireland's opening result and recording the biggest away victory for the Scots in more than five years. , After the first tournament, which attracted some small attendances, there was a dispute about the division of revenues between the four associations. For example, if you choose National Junior Schedule Event you will be shown all the events on the National Junior Schedule. In the opening minutes of the second half, Scotland scored a third goal via Commons.  The first set of two games were played in Dublin in February, with the remaining four games played in May 2011. He also criticised the officiating in the game against Scotland, in which in his opinion several fouls on Welsh players went unpunished.  The game between Wales and Northern Ireland was attended by only 529 fans, many of whom were Scots who happened to be in Dublin for their country's game two days later. Ireland nearly took an early lead when Damien Duff struck the post within the opening five minutes of the game.  The Football Association of Wales stated its belief in 2007 that England might have joined at a later date if they could have been convinced that there were "practical solutions" to problems like fixture congestion. The Football Association of Ireland was criticised by the media, supporters and other football associations for setting high ticket prices. But progress is being hampered, he says, by a lack of matches outside qualifiers for major tournaments. In 1884, for the first time, all six possible matches were played. The 2011 Nations Cup (also known as the Carling Nations Cup after its headline sponsor) was a round-robin football tournament between the Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales national teams. The match was Gary Speed's first fixture in charge of Wales since his appointment as manager in December 2010. The first set of two games were played in Dublin in February, with the remaining four games played in May 2011. During the game between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, Republic fans booed "God Save the Queen", and Northern Ireland fans booed the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, as she greeted players before the game. , Northern Ireland and Scotland met a day after the opening match, attracting a crowd of more than 18,000.
The 2011 Four Nations Tournament was the tenth edition of the Four Nations Tournament, an invitational women's football tournament held in China. Thompson received the only red card of the Nations Cup for his foul, despite Keane calling for leniency from referee Craig Thomson. "Women Four Nations Tournament (China) 2011", "U.S. Women Fall 2-1 to Sweden in Opening Game of 2011 at Four Nations Tournament in China", "Resilient China back from behind at four-nation tournament", "U.S. Women Rebound to Defeat Canada 2-1 at Four Nations Tournament in China", "U.S. Defeats China 2-0 to Win Four Nations Tournament", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2011_Four_Nations_Tournament_(women%27s_football)&oldid=981470928, Four Nations Tournament (women's football), Articles with unsourced statements from October 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 2 October 2020, at 14:25. , The Nations Cup plan initially proposed the tournament would be played as a knockout competition, with the semi-finals being played in August and the final and third-place playoff being played the following February. , It was announced on 12 August 2010, that the tournament would be sponsored by brewing company Carling, and known for sponsorship reasons as the Carling Nations Cup. Following that contest, a schedule of international matches between the four home nations gradually developed, the games taking place between January and April of each year.  The matches in the 2011 tournament were played in February and May, with the location due to rotate on a tournament-by-tournament basis. , The first international association football match was played between England and Scotland, two of the Home Nations of the United Kingdom, in 1872. When the match began, Northern Ireland enjoyed the brighter start as Niall McGinn saw a shot saved by opposition goalkeeper Allan McGregor However, Scotland soon took control of the match and Kenny Miller, captaining Scotland for the first time in his career, gave his side the lead after 19 minutes after a corner fell to him a yard from the goalline. Top teams can also aspire to … We've had a couple of games against Scotland, they've been good for us, and playing against the other home nations would be an excellent, cost-effective way for us to get games under our belt and help us develop on the international stage.  The venue for this edition of the tournament was Yongchuan Olympic Sports Centre, in the city of Yongchuan. The Republic added a third before half time when Northern Ireland defender Craig Cathcart turned a cross into his own net. Keane converted the resulting penalty for his second goal of the game. 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In 2007, the national football associations of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland met with Wales raising a proposal to revive a Home Nations tournament in the form of a "Celtic Cup" in response to the failure of any British side to qualify for UEFA Euro 2008.  Scotland applied further pressure; Steven Caldwell hit the crossbar with a header and Kris Commons' shot was cleared off the goalline before James McArthur, Brown's late replacement in the side, added a second goal after 31 minutes.  It was won by the Republic of Ireland, who won all three of their games without conceding a goal. First published on Sun 16 Jan 2011 20.39 GMT. Alfie Wylie seeks home nations tournament for women's football. Republic striker Robbie Keane capitalised on another defensive error shortly afterwards, intercepting a pass by Lee Hodson before converting. This schedule continued without interruption until the First World War. Although Northern Ireland started well, the Republic took the lead shortly before half-time through debutant Stephen Ward after an error by opposition goalkeeper Alan Blayney. , The second round of fixtures began with a fixture between the Republic of Ireland and neighbouring Northern Ireland on 24 May. The 2011 Nations Cup (also known as the Carling Nations Cup after its headline sponsor) was a round-robin football tournament between the Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales national teams. The UEFA Nations League creates more meaningful and competitive matches for teams and a dedicated calendar and structure for national-team football. It was originally intended to be a biennial tournament, but poor attendance at the first tournament meant that it was discontinued.
The Northern Ireland manager, Alfie Wylie, is calling for a home nations tournament in order to provide "cost effective" fixtures as he looks to the development of his fledgling team. A non-committal Hope Powell – the England coach whose team's last friendly against a home nation was a 1-0 win against Scotland in March 2007 – said: "Fitting everything into the calendar is tough, but any international match is of benefit to the players.".
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