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FA chairman resigns after controversial comments to MPs

Greg Clarke talked his way into controversy today with a range of comments which drew accusations of stereotyping.

Go inside John Delaney's FAI with Champagne Football on TV tonight

The show will air at 9pm on Virgin Media.

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Niall Quinn dismisses Barrett conflict claims as 'accusations from naysayers'

FAI chairman has denied any conflict of interest despite Bank of Ireland recommendation.

Boris Johnson backs call for Premier League clarity on failed Saudi Newcastle takeover

The Independent Football Ombudsman has also advised the Premier League to release a statement.

Explainer: unravelling a dramatic split in the FAI boardroom

Gavin Cooney on what this latest Irish football row is all about.

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 1: the rise and fall of John Delaney

In the first in the series, Garry Doyle speaks to figures in the game about the man who rose to become chief executive and oversaw the Association for almost a decade and a half.

'Liverpool will win the title one way or another' - Uefa president Ceferin certain Reds will be champions

The Slovenian has dismissed the notion of Jurgen Klopp’s side missing out on the trophy if the 2019-20 season is voided.

FAI officials vote 'strongly in favour' of €50 million rescue deal

FAI chairperson Roy Barrett welcomed the news as ‘a major step forward for our game’.

Showbiz, Baby! Bertie, Eamon Dunphy and a Celtic Tiger pop culture low-point

In September 2001, the then-leader of the country appeared as a guest pundit on RTE show The Premiership.

Gerry McAnaney elected new FAI president at EGM

He replaces Donal Conway.

'I feel totally let down but it's time for players and clubs to take control of Irish football's future'

Dundalk skipper Brian Gartland says despite the anger he feels after watching today’s proceedings, the League of Ireland has an opportunity to evolve.

Wenger defends Ozil's freedom of speech amid China storm

However, the former Arsenal boss also noted that individuals must accept responsibility for a stance.

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

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

Glazers have no plans to sell Manchester United – Woodward

The club boss addressed speculation linking Saudi Arabia’s crown prince with a takeover bid for Manchester United.

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Catherine Murphy 'not surprised' John Delaney used defamation actions against Irish media

The Social Democrats co-leader said ‘others have done exactly the same’.

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Koscielny slams Baku Europa League final after Arsenal team-mate Mkhitaryan forced out

The Armenian will not travel to Baku to face Chelsea due to concerns over his safety.

Comfort breaks, a Healy-Rae and Brexit? John Delaney's 'long' day at Leinster House

Ruth Coppinger said that Delaney’s refusal to fully engage with all questions, citing legal advice, turned today’s hearing into “Hamlet without the prince.”

John Delaney says he can't answer questions on €100,000 loan to FAI due to legal advice

And the former FAI chief cited ‘highly prejudicial’ comments at Oireachtas committee.

The FAI board insists it's taking steps to 'address concerns'

Consulting group Mazars are tasked with completing ‘an in-depth external review of all matters’.

LeBron James blasts NFL owners as 'old white men' with 'slave mentality'

The Los Angeles Lakers star hit out at American Football bosses for their approach, saying they’re inflexible.

Modric has a dig at Messi and Ronaldo for skipping Ballon d'Or ceremony

The Real Madrid midfielder has ended the duopoly.

Trump gives media red card after meeting Fifa boss Infantino

The head of football’s governing body met the US president on Tuesday to discuss the 2026 World Cup.

EA Sports apologise after Colin Kaepernick's name wiped from soundtrack lyrics on Madden

Big Sean complained that his verse on Big Bank was edited to exclude the shunned quarterback.

'It is not possible to accept this kind of racist attitude': Turkish president Erdogan issues support for Ozil

Erdogan says Ozil’s stance is ‘completely patriotic’.

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Arlene Foster praised for being first DUP leader to attend Ulster football final

Foster was also praised for standing up during the Irish national anthem.

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Argentina cancels its Israel World Cup friendly in Jerusalem

A Palestinian football boss had urged fans to burn shirts bearing Messi’s name if he played the match in Jerusalem.

Balotelli clashes with Italian deputy prime minister over citizenship laws

The striker does not want other children of immigrants to suffer as he did in waiting for citizenship until turning 18.

US-Canada-Mexico vs Morocco: 2026 Fifa World Cup hosts to be announced in June

Fifa bidding process is “fair, objective and transparent”, president Gianni Infantino said.

Former World Player of the Year George Weah elected president of Liberia

The 1995 Ballon d’Or winner starred for AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco.

NFL owners have discussed a 'nuclear option' that would force Jerry Jones to sell the Cowboys

The Cowboys owner is battling with the league.

Kaepernick files collusion grievance against NFL owners

The former 49ers quarterback is still looking for a job.

How FC Barcelona became the beating heart of the battle for Catalan independence

The club has been at the epicentre of Catalan identity for over 100 years.

Wenger wants FFP to be fixed or completely ditched

The Arsenal boss believes that within the next year major changes will be brought to the regulation of transfer fees.

'The rules can't be respected' - Wenger calls for an end to Financial Fair Play rules

The Arsenal coach had been a big advocate of UEFA’s rules to clamp down on reckless spending.

Martin McGuinness disposed of 'bomb' hours before beloved Candystripes took on Benfica

McGuinness was called to assist Derry City officials hours before a huge European Cup clash.

English FA to appeal against poppy fine

After being fined £35,000 by FIFA for wearing black armbands featuring poppies against Scotland, the FA will contest the decision.

CAS rejects Blatter appeal, says ex-FIFA leader 'breached code of ethics'

The suspension stands.

Six Nations relegation? Italian boss slams idea as a French play for Olympics votes

Alfredo Gavazzi doesn’t like Bernard Lapasset’s plan.

Missing Sepp Blatter? Don't worry, the man ready to succeed him as Fifa boss is a great guy

Tommy Martin takes a look at the man trying to firm up election support, Sheikh Salman of Bahrain.

The talks that could have produced an all-Ireland soccer team in the 1970s

We came close enough at several stages to one national team on the island. This is why it didn’t work, writes Cormac Moore.

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