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Seamus Coleman: 'It's a privilege to play for this Republic of Ireland side'

Republic of Ireland full-back Seamus Coleman tells of his pride following the country's 1-0 away victory over Austria in their World Cup qualifying fixture.

Republic of Ireland full-back Seamus Coleman has insisted that it is always a "privilege" working with his current teammates following their World Cup qualifying victory over Austria this evening.

Martin O'Neill and his men moved clear at the top of Group D thanks to a solitary goal from James McClean, leaving Coleman to praise the performance levels shown by his side on their travels.

"It's brilliant, a massive three points," Coleman told RTE Sport after the match. "I say it all the time, when I come out with this group of lads it's a privilege.

"We rode our luck a few times but the likes of Jonny Walters up top, James McClean, his back is hanging off and he put in a performance like that, David Meyler's been waiting for a chance and he was different class."

The ROI have now played three out of their four away games in the group and have so far claimed 10 points from a possible 12.

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· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
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SWIMMING
· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
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· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
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