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From The42 Barcelona's €120 million man admits to lacking confidence Baptism Of Fire

Barcelona's €120 million man admits to lacking confidence

Antoine Griezmann spoke about life at Camp Nou ahead of the Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund.

From The42 Simeone: 'I don't think it will be just Ronaldo against Atletico' Opponent

Simeone: 'I don't think it will be just Ronaldo against Atletico'

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has told his players to focus on Juventus as a whole, not just Cristiano Ronaldo.

From The42 'I would be lying if I say I didn't blame myself' - Alli on Pochettino Appreciation

'I would be lying if I say I didn't blame myself' - Alli on Pochettino

The attacking midfielder admits he felt responsible for the former Tottenham manager losing his job.

From The42 Napoli dealt injury blow ahead of Liverpool clash Troubled

Napoli dealt injury blow ahead of Liverpool clash

The winner of Wednesday’s Anfield clash will qualify for the last-16 with a game to spare.

From The42 Bale is committed to Real Madrid despite Bernabeu boos, says Courtois Bale Not Out

Bale is committed to Real Madrid despite Bernabeu boos, says Courtois

The attacker has been hammered by the Spanish press since appearing with a banner reading, ‘Wales, golf, Madrid.’

From The42 Mourinho rules out move for Ibrahimovic as Spurs have 'the best striker in England' Old Friends

Mourinho rules out move for Ibrahimovic as Spurs have 'the best striker in England'

The Swedish frontman has worked with the new Tottenham manager a couple of times and is a free agent after leaving LA Galaxy.

From The42 Kane welcomes 'proven winner' Mourinho after spending hours with Pochettino in wake of Spurs exit Changes

Kane welcomes 'proven winner' Mourinho after spending hours with Pochettino in wake of Spurs exit

‘I wanted to go and see him and chat, and it was nice to do that before the new manager came in,’ the England striker said.

From The42 Flamengo confirmed as league champions a day after winning Copa Libertadores The Double

Flamengo confirmed as league champions a day after winning Copa Libertadores

They were crowned Brasileirao winners on Sunday thanks to Gremio beating Palmeiras.

From The42 Sheffield United 'wanted it more than us' - Solskjaer Criticism

Sheffield United 'wanted it more than us' - Solskjaer

Sheffield United’s energy and drive was often too much for Manchester United to handle, concedes manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

From The42 Pressure grows on Jonathan Woodgate and Robbie Keane, as Boro go 10 games without a win Problems This post contains videos

Pressure grows on Jonathan Woodgate and Robbie Keane, as Boro go 10 games without a win

They let a two-goal lead slip against Hull City after Marvin Johnson saw red for a careless challenge on Eric Lichaj.

From The42 De Bruyne sees himself as leader at Manchester City Main Man

De Bruyne sees himself as leader at Manchester City

After kick-starting City’s comeback against Chelsea, Kevin De Bruyne knows he is now one of the leaders for Pep Guardiola.

From The42 Zinedine Zidane calls for Gareth Bale boos to stop Unimpressed

Zinedine Zidane calls for Gareth Bale boos to stop

The Welsh star was jeered by Real Madrid fans against Real Sociedad on Saturday.

From The42 Under-fire Dele Alli defends his form Defiant

Under-fire Dele Alli defends his form

The Tottenham star has faced criticism for his displays this season.

From The42 2 goals and 2 red cards in incredible finale, as Flamengo snatch Copa Libertadores glory Ecstasy

2 goals and 2 red cards in incredible finale, as Flamengo snatch Copa Libertadores glory

River Plate were minutes from successfully defending the trophy until Gabriel Barbosa struck twice.

From The42 Romelu Lukaku continues Italian renaissance Getting Better

Romelu Lukaku continues Italian renaissance

Amid wet conditions, Inter enjoyed an impressive victory over Torino to keep up the pressure on Juventus.

From The42 Win comes at a cost for Manchester City Worry

Win comes at a cost for Manchester City

Pep Guardiola is concerned about an injury sustained by Sergio Aguero.

From The42 Mourinho blames 'fatigue and emotions' for late West Ham fightback Debut

Mourinho blames 'fatigue and emotions' for late West Ham fightback

Late goals from Michail Antonio and Angelo Ogbonna ensured endured a nervy finale on his first game in charge of Tottenham.

From The42 Messi, Griezmann, Suarez and Dembele all start, as Barcelona scrape late victory against bottom side Review

Messi, Griezmann, Suarez and Dembele all start, as Barcelona scrape late victory against bottom side

An Arturo Vidal strike against Leganes extended their lead at the top of La Liga.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be an all-island soccer league? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be an all-island soccer league?

Shane Ross has backed the idea.

From TheJournal.ie 'Serious merit in proposals': Shane Ross backs all-island soccer league Political Football

'Serious merit in proposals': Shane Ross backs all-island soccer league

The Irish Football Association in Northern Ireland has dismissed such proposals so far.

From The42 Celtic and Lazio fined by Uefa over Mussolini banner and 'illicit' chanting Sanctioned

Celtic and Lazio fined by Uefa over Mussolini banner and 'illicit' chanting

The governing body’s control, ethics and disciplinary body has disciplined the clubs following October’s heated Europa League clash in Glasgow.

From The42 Gareth Bale defended after controversial 'Wales, golf, Madrid' celebration Support

Gareth Bale defended after controversial 'Wales, golf, Madrid' celebration

The Real Madrid forward’s agent responded to criticism of the player.

From The42 Lille boss takes swipe at 'classy' Mourinho Unhappy

Lille boss takes swipe at 'classy' Mourinho

Christophe Galtier was not pleased with the Portuguese manager for taking some of his coaches to Tottenham.

From The42 Solskjaer is best man for United job, says Rashford amid Pochettino links Club's Interest

Solskjaer is best man for United job, says Rashford amid Pochettino links

The former Tottenham manager has been linked with taking over at Old Trafford, but the striker sees no need for a change.

From The42 'Disrespectful, ungrateful' – Bale slammed by Spanish press over 'Wales, golf, Madrid' banner Needs A New Club

'Disrespectful, ungrateful' – Bale slammed by Spanish press over 'Wales, golf, Madrid' banner

The player’s perception in Madrid has now fallen to all-time low.

From The42 Keown urges Arsenal pounce on Poch 'if they want to take a step forward' Verdict

Keown urges Arsenal pounce on Poch 'if they want to take a step forward'

The former Gunners defender is keen on Mauricio Pochettino, who was sacked by Tottenham this week.

From The42 Moreno has 'clear conscience' after controversial Spain exit Replaced

Moreno has 'clear conscience' after controversial Spain exit

Luis Enrique’s former assistant has stepped aside after just a handful of months at the Roja helm, a feeling he admitted was ‘bittersweet’.

From The42 McGinn on the double in Scotland's comeback win as their focus also switches to March Play-off Party

McGinn on the double in Scotland's comeback win as their focus also switches to March

Steve Clarke’s side finished their Euro 2020 qualifying Group I campaign with a 3-1 win over Kazakhstan.

From The42 Mourinho, Allegri, Ancelotti? The candidates to take over at Spurs after Pochettino's exit Next In

Mourinho, Allegri, Ancelotti? The candidates to take over at Spurs after Pochettino's exit

Spurs sacked Mauricio Pochettino’s this evening.

From The42 Diego Maradona steps down from Argentine club after just two months in charge El Diego

Diego Maradona steps down from Argentine club after just two months in charge

After three wins from eight matches in charge of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, El Diego has left.

From The42 Brilliant Coutinho free kick the highlight as win eases the pressure on Brazil boss Too Good This post contains videos

Brilliant Coutinho free kick the highlight as win eases the pressure on Brazil boss

Lucas Paqueta and Danilo were also on target amid a 3-0 victory over South Korea.

From The42 'Tides can turn' but Southgate has no plans to quit England ahead of 2022 World Cup Future

'Tides can turn' but Southgate has no plans to quit England ahead of 2022 World Cup

The manager has outlined his intention to remain in charge through Qatar, depending on how Euro 2020 goes.

From The42 Mancini: I don't know if rivals are worried, but they'd prefer not to face Italy Perfect Campaign

Mancini: I don't know if rivals are worried, but they'd prefer not to face Italy

Italy coach Roberto Mancini believes rivals would prefer to avoid playing his team at Euro 2020.

From The42 Azzurri complete stunning campaign with remarkable 9-1 rout of Armenia Bobby Manc

Azzurri complete stunning campaign with remarkable 9-1 rout of Armenia

Roberto Mancini’s Italy turned on the style in their final Group J game.

From The42 Winks and Mount hit maiden goals as England canter to victory in Kosovo Potent

Winks and Mount hit maiden goals as England canter to victory in Kosovo

England scored 13 goals without reply in their previous two games but laboured at times before pulling clear in a 4-0 win over Kosovo.

From The42 Ronaldo reaches 99 international goals as holders Portugal qualify for Euros Marksman

Ronaldo reaches 99 international goals as holders Portugal qualify for Euros

A late tap-in took Cristiano Ronaldo to within touching distance of a new landmark as Portugal beat Luxembourg.

From The42 Irish striker's hat-trick helps Fowler to first A-League win with Brisbane Roar Back Of The Net This post contains videos

Irish striker's hat-trick helps Fowler to first A-League win with Brisbane Roar

Roy O’Donovan helped his side rally from 2-0 down to secure the win.

From The42 Comfortable win in Baku sets Wales up for crunch Euro 2020 qualifier on Tuesday Still In The Hunt

Comfortable win in Baku sets Wales up for crunch Euro 2020 qualifier on Tuesday

First-half goals from Kieffer Moore and Harry Wilson were enough for Wales in Baku.

From The42 Christie and McGinn hit the net as understrength Scotland defeat Cyprus Match Winner

Christie and McGinn hit the net as understrength Scotland defeat Cyprus

Scotland geared up for next year’s Euro 2020 play-offs with victory in a qualification dead-rubber.

From The42 Spain hammer seven past Malta, Italy score 10th straight win and Sweden book Euro spot Wrap

Spain hammer seven past Malta, Italy score 10th straight win and Sweden book Euro spot

There was plenty of qualification action across the groups on Friday.