Euro 2016 Qualifier: Spirited Ireland Draw World Champions Germany

Toni Kroos put Germany ahead in the second half but Ireland's John O'Shea struck back to put his team on level terms.

updated: October 15, 2014 09:17 IST
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German players celebrate after scoring during the Euro 2016 group D qualifying soccer match against Ireland.

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Gelsenkirchen: John O'Shea celebrated his 100th cap by scoring in the fourth minute of stoppage time to give Ireland a 1-1 draw with Germany on Tuesday, as the World Cup holders suffered another setback in their 2016 European Championship campaign.

Toni Kroos scored in the second half to put Germany ahead as it sought to bounce back from a loss to Poland.

Kroos hammered home a low drive in the 71st minute with what was then Germany's 17th shot. Ireland only had managed one until then, but O'Shea's late strike stunned Joachim Loew's team.

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