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Dublin: 14 °C Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Today’s News

From The42 Fabianski sorts club future while at World Cup by becoming a Hammer Done Deal

Fabianski sorts club future while at World Cup by becoming a Hammer

The Polish ‘keeper has left Swansea for West Ham.

From The42 'I want to prove people wrong': Kane aiming to reach Ronaldo and Messi levels Star Man

'I want to prove people wrong': Kane aiming to reach Ronaldo and Messi levels

The England captain says he is out to prove a point at the World Cup.

From The42 'We played minor together for Westmeath for a year and senior for Athlone' From Athlone To Oz

'We played minor together for Westmeath for a year and senior for Athlone'

Former Athlone Gaelic football team-mates Robbie Henshaw and Ray Connellan caught up last week in Melbourne.

Yesterday’s News

From The42 Wilshere 'ultimately left with little choice' as he confirms Arsenal exit after 17 years Reluctant Goodbye

Wilshere 'ultimately left with little choice' as he confirms Arsenal exit after 17 years

Jack Wilshere claims he agreed a contract worth less money to remain a Gunner, but will depart for ‘footballing reasons’.

From The42 Arsenal confirm Leno signing as Gunners secure highly-rated German goalkeeper Transfer

Arsenal confirm Leno signing as Gunners secure highly-rated German goalkeeper

The 26-year-old Germany international made over 200 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen.

From The42 'His involvement provoked discomfort' - Barca angered by Pique's role in Griezmann saga Unhappy

'His involvement provoked discomfort' - Barca angered by Pique's role in Griezmann saga

Barcelona will probe the involvement of Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti in Antoine Griezmann’s decision to stay at Atletico Madrid.

From The42 Struggling England under scrutiny but Eddie Jones is 'absolutely loving it' Pressure Drop

Struggling England under scrutiny but Eddie Jones is 'absolutely loving it'

The England head coach is under pressure after a dire run of results, but he sees success on the horizon.

From The42 Brazil demanding explanation from Fifa for VAR controversy against Switzerland Swiss Miss

Brazil demanding explanation from Fifa for VAR controversy against Switzerland

Following two contentious incidents in the 1-1 draw, Brazil have written to Fifa to seek clarity.

From The42 Canning returns to start for Tribe U21s while DJ Carey's side includes 4 Kilkenny seniors Canning Jnr

Canning returns to start for Tribe U21s while DJ Carey's side includes 4 Kilkenny seniors

Kilkenny face Galway in tomorrow night’s Leinster U21 hurling semi-final in Tullamore.

From The42 Japan defeat 10-man Colombia following third-minute red card to take command of Group H Winning Start

Japan defeat 10-man Colombia following third-minute red card to take command of Group H

Goals from Shinji Kagawa and Yuya Osako saw Japan upset the 2014 quarter-finalists on Tuesday.

The only thing Kane hasn't done is score in August - Southgate

The Tottenham striker inspired his country to a 2-1 win over Tunisia last night.

From The42 'Football doesn't give room for any of this' - Babayaro hits out at 'fashionista' Eagles at World Cup Clobber

'Football doesn't give room for any of this' - Babayaro hits out at 'fashionista' Eagles at World Cup

Nigeria’s eye-catching kits have drawn more attention than any other at the tournament, but, sadly the same can’t be said of their football so far.

From The42 Kane: England players had flies in our mouths Reaction

Kane: England players had flies in our mouths

Much of the pre-match attention had been on the large increase in temperatures expected at the stadium.

From The42 'Quality is not enough... Removing Saudi Arabia we have not won the last six games' Concern

'Quality is not enough... Removing Saudi Arabia we have not won the last six games'

Joshua Kimmich has lamented the number of mistakes that his side made as they suffered a poor start to the defence of their World Cup title.

Monday 18 June, 2018

From The42 Sterling gets the nod as England name starting XI to face Tunisia Ready To Go

Sterling gets the nod as England name starting XI to face Tunisia

Meanwhile, Jesse Lingard and Jordan Henderson feature in midfield.

From The42 Portugal's number one makes switch to Premier League newcomers Wolves Pastures New

Portugal's number one makes switch to Premier League newcomers Wolves

Rui Patricio, who is currently away on World Cup duty, has penned a four-year contract with the English side.

From The42 Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Mexico over alleged homophobic chants by fans Investigation

Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Mexico over alleged homophobic chants by fans

It is alleged some Mexico fans chanted slurs at Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

From The42 Lukaku accuses Belgians of 'laughing' at his career struggles Red DEvils

Lukaku accuses Belgians of 'laughing' at his career struggles

Romelu Lukaku believes many of his fellow countrymen are looking for him to fail.

From The42 'If they want to buy me, they know what to do': Hazard opens exit door with transfer message to Madrid Come And Get Me

'If they want to buy me, they know what to do': Hazard opens exit door with transfer message to Madrid

The Belgium international continues to be heavily linked with a summer switch to Spain.

From The42 Bullish Dele Alli believes England 'can go all the way' Russia 2018

Bullish Dele Alli believes England 'can go all the way'

The Tottenham star issued a rallying cry to his England team-mates ahead of their World Cup opener.

From The42 Fall's red card rescinded after World Rugby acknowledges 'wrong' decision Free Fall

Fall's red card rescinded after World Rugby acknowledges 'wrong' decision

“Unlike the referee, we had the benefit of all the video footage, which showed various angles of the incident.”

From The42 'We now have to win both games and are under extreme pressure' — Thomas Muller Vulnerable

'We now have to win both games and are under extreme pressure' — Thomas Muller

Germany’s chastening loss to Mexico in Moscow has their World Cup defence in jeopardy and Muller urged his colleagues to response.

From The42 Pogba: I'm the most criticised player in the world Not Happy

Pogba: I'm the most criticised player in the world

After helping France to a win over Australia, Paul Pogba said he was the most criticised player in the world.

Sunday 17 June, 2018

From The42 'To be fair, I don't care' - Slaven Bilic's blunt honesty sends Ian Wright into fits of laughter Telling It Straight This post contains videos

'To be fair, I don't care' - Slaven Bilic's blunt honesty sends Ian Wright into fits of laughter

We’re guessing he really didn’t care whether Steven Zuber’s equaliser should have been ruled out or not.

From The42 Patrice Evra criticised for 'patronising' reaction to Eni Aluko's analysis on ITV Punditary This post contains videos

Patrice Evra criticised for 'patronising' reaction to Eni Aluko's analysis on ITV

Evra said Aluko’s analysis of Costa Rica was “very good” before clapping his hands.

From The42 It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week Snap Happy

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

As Robbie Williams once said, it’s your life thru a lens.

From The42 Breathtaking Donegal score 9-21 to secure back-to-back Ulster titles Landslide

Breathtaking Donegal score 9-21 to secure back-to-back Ulster titles

It was a one-sided affair at Brewster Park on Sunday as Donegal secured a landslide win against Armagh.

From The42 Mexico stun Germany as champions begin World Cup defence with shock defeat Feeling Lowe

Mexico stun Germany as champions begin World Cup defence with shock defeat

Hirving Lozano scored the only goal of the game as Mexico secured a thoroughly deserved win over a desperately poor Germany.

From The42 Stunning Kolarov free-kick seals all three points as Serbia get off to winning start Peach

Stunning Kolarov free-kick seals all three points as Serbia get off to winning start

Aleksandar Kolarov’s sublime free-kick secured a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica on Sunday.

From The42 'He's already the greatest' - Messi doesn't need World Cup to be best of all time, says Xavi Goat

'He's already the greatest' - Messi doesn't need World Cup to be best of all time, says Xavi

The ex-Barcelona midfielder believes Messi has already written a legacy as the best ever, regardless of events in Russia.

From The42 'It's a journey I didn't expect or want to be on' World Cup

'It's a journey I didn't expect or want to be on'

Gareth Southgate’s England get their World Cup campaign underway tomorrow.

From The42 How Southgate erased lingering effects of the Golden Generation and more of the week's best sportswriting Well Read

How Southgate erased lingering effects of the Golden Generation and more of the week's best sportswriting

It’s Sunday morning and you know what that means… stick the kettle on and feast your eyes on some brilliant long reads.

Saturday 16 June, 2018

From The42 Luka Modric on the scoresheet as Croatia ease to victory and go top of Group D Top Of The Table

Luka Modric on the scoresheet as Croatia ease to victory and go top of Group D

An own goal and a Luca Modric penalty handed Croatia all three points in Kaliningrad.

From The42 'Cristiano is prone to diving' Criticism

'Cristiano is prone to diving'

Gerard Pique was unhappy with the Real Madrid star after Spain’s World Cup draw against Portugal

From The42 All Blacks coach Hansen suggests rugby report system after Fall red card Leniency

All Blacks coach Hansen suggests rugby report system after Fall red card

Referee Angus Gardner sent the French fullback off in a decision which overshadowed this morning’s second Test.

From The42 Kilkenny and Dublin each record landslide wins to book Leinster minor semi-final spots Wrap

Kilkenny and Dublin each record landslide wins to book Leinster minor semi-final spots

Four quarter-final fixtures took place on Saturday in the Electric Ireland Leinster MHC.

From The42 Westmeath, Kildare and Meath advance to knockout stages of Leinster U20 championship Going Strong

Westmeath, Kildare and Meath advance to knockout stages of Leinster U20 championship

The quarter-final line up will be finalised tomorrow when Division 3 is settled.

From The42 'He is the best midfielder in the world and because of that he has a lot of haters' Claim

'He is the best midfielder in the world and because of that he has a lot of haters'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has thrown his support behind his former team-mate.

From The42 Deflected Pogba effort delivers victory for stuttering French against Australia World Cup

Deflected Pogba effort delivers victory for stuttering French against Australia

Paul Pogba’s effort clipped an opponent and the bar before crossing the line to great French relief.

From The42 Ramos tells De Gea 'never give up' after Portugal blunder Unity

Ramos tells De Gea 'never give up' after Portugal blunder

Jose Mourinho also backed his Man United goalkeeper after he gifted Cristiano Ronaldo his second in Sochi last night.

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