Giovanni Trapattoni swept the criticism aside as his Ireland team eased to a much needed World Cup victory in Torshavn on Tuesday night, just days after their 6-1 reversal at home to Germany.

The Ireland boss dismissed speculation that he was on the verge of losing his job after his team had secured all three points against the Faroes.

Asked if the FAI might decide to sack him before the end of the week, Trapattoni said: "It is no problem for me. I know the critics, I know their job. I do not listen.

"We are where we need to be in the group. We needed a point against Germany but they are the strong team.

"Tonight we deserved the win and I am delighted for the young players. They deserve to win."

Ireland survived a nervy and scoreless first-half before the introduction of Simon Cox as a replacement for Robbie Brady proved decisive.

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A humdinger of a goal a minute into the second-half from Marc Wilson, with the aid of a deflection, set Ireland on their way.

Stoke City striker Jon Walters all but secured the three points with a second Irish goal three minutes later.

Substitute Arnbjorn Hansen did pull a goal back for the Faroes with 20 minutes to go before an own goal from Pol Justinussen restored Ireland's commanding lead. A late header from Darren O'Dea put the gloss on the Irish performance.

Trapattoni later confirmed that he expects to stay on as Ireland manager and is going back to Italy early on Wednesday to see his sick sister in hospital.

He made the comments as news emerged of Germany's shock 4-4 draw at home to Sweden - after the Germans were 4-0 up at one stage.

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