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Doc on Ireland

Posted on 31 May 2002  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Gary Doherty says he fancies the Republic of Ireland to do themselves justice and maybe reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

Ireland face a stern test against Cameroon on Saturday morning, then go head-to-head with Germany before completing Group E against Saudi Arabia.

Doc suggests that confidence will be high entering the first game and understands that most people are looking ahead to the Germany encounter. He warns, however, that Cameroon are very experienced at tournament football.

"I think confidence is high going into it, we've played a lot of games at home and been turning teams over," he said. "I think the players are hitting a good state of form, hopefully over there we can do ourselves justice and who knows maybe reach the quarters or the semis with a massive bit of luck, I think.

"The Germany game's going to be huge. Everyone keeps going on about how easy our group is but Cameroon are the best in Africa and they are always strong when it comes to tournaments. It's not easy at all, it's going to be a tough one.

"Saudi Arabia beat Iran and won some competition or other, and we only beat Iran 2-1, so it's going to be tough for us, especially with the heat."