Alan Browne 'massively disappointed' after Republic lose to Serbia

Goal-scorer Alan Browne said he is "massively disappointed" the Republic of Ireland lost their opening World Cup qualifier to Serbia. Stephen Kenny’s men took a surprise lead in the Group A fixture at the Rajko Mitic Stadium in Belgrade when Browne ended their wait for a goal after 11 hours and 18 minutes of football, but ultimately ended up on the wrong end of a 3-2 scoreline. However, there were devastated not to be awarded a second-half spot-kick when striker Aaron Connolly went down under Stefan Mitrovic’s challenge at 1-1, only for Italian referee Davide Massa to wave away his claims.