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Dublin: 20 °C Tuesday 17 July, 2018

#World Cup

# world-cup - Today’s News

From The42 'England got found out' - Merson questions Euro 2020 credentials after 'missed opportunity' FISH UP A TREE

'England got found out' - Merson questions Euro 2020 credentials after 'missed opportunity'

The former Three Lions international doubts that Gareth Southgate’s side can challenge at the next major tournament as they remain behind rivals.

From The42 Peru striker Guerrero cleared to play (for now) despite positive test for 'cocaine' Limbo

Peru striker Guerrero cleared to play (for now) despite positive test for 'cocaine'

The CAS decision to ban Guerrero for 14 months, put on hold for the World Cup, could be reimposed in the coming weeks.

From The42 'Nothing can compete with a World Cup... Wimbledon, Brexit or my mother calling to tell me she’s fallen down the stairs' Super 8s

'Nothing can compete with a World Cup... Wimbledon, Brexit or my mother calling to tell me she’s fallen down the stairs'

This weekend’s juxtaposition of games, brought the summer of 1990 to mind for Eoin Butler.

# world-cup - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Enormous crowd greets beaten Croatia team after epic World Cup Zagreb

Enormous crowd greets beaten Croatia team after epic World Cup

Far-right singer Marko Perkovic also boarded the team’s bus and sang during the gathering.

# world-cup - Sunday 15 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Celebrating World Cup fans block traffic on Dublin's O'Connell Bridge Celebrations

Celebrating World Cup fans block traffic on Dublin's O'Connell Bridge

There was a ‘celebratory’ mood as France and Croatia fans gathered.

From The42 World Cup winner Giroud ends tournament without a shot on target after 546 minutes Target Man

World Cup winner Giroud ends tournament without a shot on target after 546 minutes

Olivier Giroud’s poor World Cup in front of goal continued in France’s 4-2 win against Croatia.

From TheJournal.ie 'In Mother Russia only Putin gets an umbrella' - Viewers bemused by President's World Cup 'power move' Prizegiving

'In Mother Russia only Putin gets an umbrella' - Viewers bemused by President's World Cup 'power move'

Putin was shielded from the rain – but Macron and the Croatian leader got drenched.

From TheJournal.ie Pussy Riot claim responsibility for World Cup pitch invasion Must Go

Pussy Riot claim responsibility for World Cup pitch invasion

Four protesters ran onto the field as France led 2-1, one making it to the centre circle.

From The42 As it happened: France vs Croatia, World Cup final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: France vs Croatia, World Cup final

We went minute-by-minute as France and Croatia battled it out in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium for world football’s highest honour.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you watch the World Cup Final? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the World Cup Final?

Almost a million people tuned in to watch England in the semis this week.

# world-cup - Saturday 14 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'This World Cup continues to laugh in the face of football convention' World Cup

Column: 'This World Cup continues to laugh in the face of football convention'

The international game is beautifully flawed by design and the world at large is benefitting from this World Cup of imperfections, writes Colm Boohig.

From The42 Three Lions taste defeat as Belgium round off World Cup campaign with third place Red DEvils

Three Lions taste defeat as Belgium round off World Cup campaign with third place

Goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard saw Roberto Martinez’s side earn a comfortable win.

From The42 As it happened: Belgium vs England, World Cup third place play-off Liveblog

As it happened: Belgium vs England, World Cup third place play-off

We went minute-by-minute as Belgium and England battled in Saint Petersburg vying for bronze.

# world-cup - Friday 13 July, 2018

From The42 Modric would trade his four Champions League medals for World Cup glory My Name Is Luka

Modric would trade his four Champions League medals for World Cup glory

The Real Madrid midfielder already has experience of winning trophies at the highest level for his club.

From The42 'If we stopped Messi, Eriksen and Kane, we can stop Mbappe and Griezmann too' Confident

'If we stopped Messi, Eriksen and Kane, we can stop Mbappe and Griezmann too'

Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic is confident of his side’s chances in this weekend’s World Cup final against France.

# world-cup - Thursday 12 July, 2018

From The42 'Maybe England lacked respect', suggests Croatia coach Dalic Russia 2018

'Maybe England lacked respect', suggests Croatia coach Dalic

The Croatian boss feels England, or the English media, may have underestimated his side.

From The42 ‘People should recognise that I’m one of the world’s best’ – Lovren Mersey Beat

‘People should recognise that I’m one of the world’s best’ – Lovren

The Liverpool defender does not think he gets the recognition he deserves, while he has backed team-mate Luka Modric to win the Ballon d’Or.

From The42 'We really believed we could go another stage' - Southgate disappointed after World Cup exit Coming Home

'We really believed we could go another stage' - Southgate disappointed after World Cup exit

The England boss is proud of his side’s run to the semi-final, but admitted he was frustrated to see their tournament ended before the final.

From The42 'They suddenly realised I was underneath them' - The photographer who became part of Croatia's goal celebration The Snapper

'They suddenly realised I was underneath them' - The photographer who became part of Croatia's goal celebration

Yuri Cortez was still quick enough to take some pictures after he was freed from the pile-on. .

# world-cup - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

From The42 'We're gutted. It hurts, it hurts a lot and it's going to hurt for a while' Dream Over

'We're gutted. It hurts, it hurts a lot and it's going to hurt for a while'

Harry Kane was left distraught as England bowed out of the World Cup at the semi-final stage.

From The42 As it happened: England v Croatia, World Cup semi-final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: England v Croatia, World Cup semi-final

Could Gareth Southgate’s side book their place in Sunday’s final? We followed all the action from Moscow.

An Irish person's guide to surviving the 'It's Coming Home' fever

The ridiculously catchy song has invaded every aspect of social media and our lives.

# world-cup - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

From The42 As it happened: France vs Belgium, World Cup semi-final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: France vs Belgium, World Cup semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as France and Belgium clashed in in Saint Petersburg for a place in the World Cup final.

From The42 'I’ve painted far too many sheep, barn doors and Ford Fiestas to stand in judgement over anyone else’s delusional optimism' England Expects
From TheJournal.ie Police ask England fans to behave after tomorrow's World Cup semi-final Keep Calm It's Coming Home

Police ask England fans to behave after tomorrow's World Cup semi-final

Police received reports of at least 387 incidents and 70 arrests on Saturday.

# world-cup - Monday 9 July, 2018

The Gallagher brothers can't agree on whether or not football's coming home

In a stunning turn of events, their feud continues.

From The42 Wimbledon won't budge on traditional final start time despite World Cup clash Tradition

Wimbledon won't budge on traditional final start time despite World Cup clash

‘We are a tennis tournament but we are aware that there is something special going on elsewhere.’

From The42 Neville slams 'absolutely disgusting' criticism of Sterling by England fans Russia 2018

Neville slams 'absolutely disgusting' criticism of Sterling by England fans

Neville is not happy with how the Man City forward has been treated by supporters and parts of the media.

# world-cup - Sunday 8 July, 2018

From The42 Brazil Football Federation condemns online racial abuse towards Fernandinho Unsavoury

Brazil Football Federation condemns online racial abuse towards Fernandinho

The Man City player has been targeted following Brazil’s World Cup exit.

From The42 Croatia coach identifies Sterling as England's danger man World Cup

Croatia coach identifies Sterling as England's danger man

Not Harry Kane, who has scored six goals during England’s run to the semi-finals.

From The42 Giroud on Henry's Belgium-France dilemma: 'I’d have preferred him with us!' Russia 2018

Giroud on Henry's Belgium-France dilemma: 'I’d have preferred him with us!'

The legendary French striker is part of Roberto Martinez’s coaching staff.

20 tweets that sum up how Ireland is feeling about England's success in the World Cup

Spoiler alert: We aren’t really loving it.

# world-cup - Saturday 7 July, 2018

From The42 Here are the times and dates for the 4 remaining World Cup matches Fyi

Here are the times and dates for the 4 remaining World Cup matches

The line-up for the semi-finals has been completed.

From The42 Watch: A peach from Cheryshev gives Russia the lead before poor defending lets Croatia equalise Screamer This post contains videos

Watch: A peach from Cheryshev gives Russia the lead before poor defending lets Croatia equalise

The sides are deadlocked after two first-half goals.

From The42 Neymar struggling to 'find the strength to play again' after saddest moment of his career Going Home

Neymar struggling to 'find the strength to play again' after saddest moment of his career

The Brazil star endured quarter-final heartache against Belgium on Friday night.

From The42 England through to World Cup semi-finals as headers from Maguire and Alli sink Swedes Three Lions This post contains videos

England through to World Cup semi-finals as headers from Maguire and Alli sink Swedes

Headers either side of half-time from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli saw England ease past Sweden on Saturday.

From The42 As it happened: Sweden vs England, World Cup quarter-final Liveblog

As it happened: Sweden vs England, World Cup quarter-final

We went minute-by-minute as England and Sweden clashed at the Samara Arena for a place in the World Cup semi-finals.

From The42 Sweden squad forced to evacuate hotel before England clash due to false fire alarm Russia 2018

Sweden squad forced to evacuate hotel before England clash due to false fire alarm

Not the best start to the day for the Swedes.

'We don't turn up and waltz around': Southgate snaps back at England 'spoilt children' claims

Having been branded as “spoilt children” by their opponents, the England manager has moved to reject such criticism.

From The42 'Brazil didn't know what to do': De Bruyne hails 'beautiful' Belgium Russia 2018

'Brazil didn't know what to do': De Bruyne hails 'beautiful' Belgium

Roberto Martinez’s side are into a World Cup semi-final.

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