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Robert Page to lead Wales play-off campaign after Ryan Giggs court case delayed
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Robert Page to lead Wales play-off campaign after Ryan Giggs court case delayed

11 hours ago 4,432 Views 0 Comments

The former Manchester United star has been on leave from his role since November 2020.

Ex-Japan international 'King Kazu' eager to play on at 54
# Like A Fine Wine
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# Like A Fine Wine

Ex-Japan international 'King Kazu' eager to play on at 54

Dec 13th 2021, 3:15 PM 8,076 Views 6 Comments

Kazuyoshi Miura said he ‘still has the passion’ to continue his career

After 200 caps and a World Cup silver, Ireland star Daly retires
# Wave Goodbye
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# Wave Goodbye

After 200 caps and a World Cup silver, Ireland star Daly retires

Dec 10th 2021, 3:45 PM 4,707 Views 1 Comment

The 33-year-old has earned 200 caps since making her debut in 2010.

Play-off draw ensures that at least one of Portugal or Italy will miss the World Cup
# Qatar 2022
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# Qatar 2022

Play-off draw ensures that at least one of Portugal or Italy will miss the World Cup

Updated Nov 26th 2021, 5:32 PM 15,740 Views 9 Comments

The European heavyweights are on the same side of the draw.

Dutch reach World Cup, Turkey and Ukraine into play-offs
# Euro News
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# Euro News

Dutch reach World Cup, Turkey and Ukraine into play-offs

Nov 16th 2021, 10:19 PM 5,054 Views 0 Comments

Late goals from Steven Bergwijn and Memphis Depay sealed a 2-0 win for the Netherlands.

Wales earn home World Cup play-off with battling draw against Belgium
# Dragon Roar
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# Dragon Roar

Wales earn home World Cup play-off with battling draw against Belgium

Nov 16th 2021, 10:09 PM 4,770 Views 1 Comment

Kieffer Moore’s eighth goal for Wales secured second spot in their qualifying group.

Italy in World Cup qualifying play-offs after draw at brilliant Northern Ireland
# All Square
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# All Square

Italy in World Cup qualifying play-offs after draw at brilliant Northern Ireland

Nov 15th 2021, 10:04 PM 9,568 Views 1 Comment

Conor Washington was unable to take a last-minute chance to snatch a famous victory.

Scotland beat Denmark to improve hopes of qualifying for World Cup
# Super Scots
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# Super Scots

Scotland beat Denmark to improve hopes of qualifying for World Cup

Nov 15th 2021, 9:59 PM 7,350 Views 0 Comments

Steve Clarke’s side will be seeded and at home for the first play-off game next March

'New era' as Germany end on World Cup high
# Improvement
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# Improvement

'New era' as Germany end on World Cup high

Nov 14th 2021, 8:56 PM 10,197 Views 2 Comments

The team have hit form since Hansi Flick took over from Joachim Loew.

Di Maria goal puts Argentina on verge of World Cup qualification as Messi starts on bench
# Closing In
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# Closing In

Di Maria goal puts Argentina on verge of World Cup qualification as Messi starts on bench

Nov 13th 2021, 11:32 AM 3,754 Views 0 Comments

Argentina will qualify if they beat Brazil and any one of Colombia, Chile or Uruguay fail to win.

'There's no overnight fix for this. We've got to make the game attractive'
# Director
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# Director

'There's no overnight fix for this. We've got to make the game attractive'

Nov 9th 2021, 6:45 AM 10,061 Views 2 Comments

IRFU director of women’s and 7s rugby Anthony Eddy spoke to the media yesterday.

No place for Connolly in Ireland squad as Portugal gear up for Dublin date
# Dropped
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# Dropped

No place for Connolly in Ireland squad as Portugal gear up for Dublin date

Updated Nov 4th 2021, 1:29 PM 23,854 Views 22 Comments

Stephen Kenny can call on captain Seamus Coleman, as well as midfielders Jayson Molumby and Alan Browne, as Ronaldo prepares to come to town.

'A huge moment' - Ireland secure World Cup spot after beating Wales
# Success
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# Success

'A huge moment' - Ireland secure World Cup spot after beating Wales

Oct 24th 2021, 9:16 PM 40,103 Views 9 Comments

Anna O’Flanagan was the hero on the day.

Northern Ireland women ready for ‘special’ night at Wembley
# Into The Lionesses' Den
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# Into The Lionesses' Den

Northern Ireland women ready for ‘special’ night at Wembley

Oct 22nd 2021, 8:11 PM 1,829 Views 1 Comment

Captain Marissa Callaghan will lead her side out at England’s national stadium.

'It might have been a World Cup quarter-final but we were prepared to go on strike'
# Moral Victory
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# Moral Victory

'It might have been a World Cup quarter-final but we were prepared to go on strike'

Oct 17th 2021, 8:00 AM 33,113 Views 6 Comments

This weekend 30 years ago, Ireland’s rugby players considered strike action before their World Cup quarter-final. Instead they nearly caused a sensational upset.

Lyndon Dykes rescues Scotland with late winner to put play-off spot in sight
# Goal Hero
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# Goal Hero

Lyndon Dykes rescues Scotland with late winner to put play-off spot in sight

Oct 12th 2021, 10:10 PM 5,589 Views 3 Comments

Steve Clarke’s side won 1-0 away to the Faroe Islands and now need a win against Moldova.

Northern Ireland suffer second-half collapse to lose in Bulgaria
# Losing Out
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# Losing Out

Northern Ireland suffer second-half collapse to lose in Bulgaria

Oct 12th 2021, 10:03 PM 6,885 Views 5 Comments

Conor Washington had given the visitors a half-time lead.

Hat-trick for Ronaldo as Portugal hammer Luxembourg and Serbia defeat Azerbaijan
# Qualifiers
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# Qualifiers

Hat-trick for Ronaldo as Portugal hammer Luxembourg and Serbia defeat Azerbaijan

Oct 12th 2021, 9:54 PM 8,553 Views 4 Comments

A 5-0 win for Portugal tonight.

Messi's Argentina thrash Uruguay, Brazil lose 100% qualifying record
# Unbeaten
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# Unbeaten

Messi's Argentina thrash Uruguay, Brazil lose 100% qualifying record

Oct 11th 2021, 7:52 AM 9,591 Views 0 Comments

Lionel Scaloni’s side closed the gap on Brazil at the top of the table.

World Cup in 2022 'will be my last' says Neymar
# Samba Boys
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# Samba Boys

World Cup in 2022 'will be my last' says Neymar

Oct 10th 2021, 8:58 PM 9,517 Views 12 Comments

‘ I don’t know if I will still have the mental strength to put up with even more football.’

IRFU must be brutally self-critical as review into World Cup failure begins
# Low Point
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# Low Point

IRFU must be brutally self-critical as review into World Cup failure begins

Sep 27th 2021, 3:58 PM 4,585 Views 5 Comments

The union must work hard to harness the potential of the domestic game in order to better prepare players.

A huge day for Irish women's rugby as Ireland aim for World Cup spot
# Qualifier
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# Qualifier

A huge day for Irish women's rugby as Ireland aim for World Cup spot

Sep 25th 2021, 6:00 AM 4,582 Views 0 Comments

Adam Griggs’ side face Scotland in Italy at 5pm.

Ireland unchanged for pivotal World Cup Qualifier against Scotland
# Continuity
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# Continuity

Ireland unchanged for pivotal World Cup Qualifier against Scotland

Sep 24th 2021, 11:58 AM 2,142 Views 1 Comment

There is one alteration to the bench as Lucy Mulhall comes in for the injured Enya Breen.

Criminology student Higgins solving the challenges of playing 13
# Midfield
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# Midfield

Criminology student Higgins solving the challenges of playing 13

Sep 23rd 2021, 7:30 AM 3,652 Views 0 Comments

The 22-year-old impressed for Ireland against Italy last weekend.

'It has been nice to live and breathe rugby to the extent I can'
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

'It has been nice to live and breathe rugby to the extent I can'

Sep 22nd 2021, 7:30 AM 3,851 Views 0 Comments

Edel McMahon has pushed her game forward with Wasps over in England.

Fifa to discuss plans for biennial World Cups at associations summit next week
# Political Football
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# Political Football

Fifa to discuss plans for biennial World Cups at associations summit next week

Sep 20th 2021, 10:00 AM 9,494 Views 8 Comments

The world governing body is in favour of shortening the gap between its showpiece event from four to two years.

Stacey Flood settling into key out-half role with Ireland Women
# 10
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# 10

Stacey Flood settling into key out-half role with Ireland Women

Sep 18th 2021, 6:00 AM 4,131 Views 0 Comments

The 25-year-old has shown her quality over the course of five caps so far.

Northern Ireland off to bright start in World Cup qualifiers, England win 8-0 but new boss expected more
# Wrap
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# Wrap

Northern Ireland off to bright start in World Cup qualifiers, England win 8-0 but new boss expected more

Sep 17th 2021, 10:42 PM 7,960 Views 2 Comments

Kenny Shiels side were 4-0 winners over Luxembourg.

Premier League express their opposition to a World Cup every two years
# Enough Is Enough
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# Enough Is Enough

Premier League express their opposition to a World Cup every two years

Sep 9th 2021, 12:26 PM 3,041 Views 1 Comment

Arsene Wenger, now Fifa’s head of global development, is consulting across the game about the plans and is due to address the media about it today.

Griezmann double gets France back on track while Haaland and Depay both score hat-tricks
# Griez Lightning
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# Griez Lightning

Griezmann double gets France back on track while Haaland and Depay both score hat-tricks

Sep 7th 2021, 10:23 PM 6,083 Views 1 Comment

The World Cup holders had gone five games without a win.

Portugal still in control of Ireland's qualifying group after win over Azerbaijan
# Top Of The Table
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# Top Of The Table

Portugal still in control of Ireland's qualifying group after win over Azerbaijan

Sep 7th 2021, 7:25 PM 10,939 Views 1 Comment

It finished 3-0 in Baku.

Wasteful Scotland secure narrow qualifying victory against minnows Moldova From The42

Wasteful Scotland secure narrow qualifying victory against minnows Moldova

Sep 4th 2021, 10:19 PM 5,170 Views 1 Comment

In the rest of tonight’s games, France drew 1-1 in Ukraine while Israel recorded the win of the weekend against Austria.

Uefa have ‘grave concerns’ over plans to stage World Cup every two years
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# Unhappy

Uefa have ‘grave concerns’ over plans to stage World Cup every two years

Sep 3rd 2021, 10:58 PM 5,456 Views 5 Comments

The Fifa Congress voted in May to conduct a feasibility study into holding the competition more regularly.

Wenger calls for World Cup every two years and single international window
# Game's Gone
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# Game's Gone

Wenger calls for World Cup every two years and single international window

Sep 3rd 2021, 12:17 PM 11,778 Views 12 Comments

The 71-year-old Frenchman is now director of development at Fifa.

Scotland need to focus on Moldova to get World Cup bid on track – Andy Robertson
# They Think It's Moldova - It Is Now
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# They Think It's Moldova - It Is Now

Scotland need to focus on Moldova to get World Cup bid on track – Andy Robertson

Sep 2nd 2021, 12:02 PM 1,573 Views 0 Comments

Scotland host Moldova before making the trip to Austria.

10-man France held by Bosnia and Luxembourg defeat Azerbaijan in Ireland's group
# Qualifiers
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# Qualifiers

10-man France held by Bosnia and Luxembourg defeat Azerbaijan in Ireland's group

Sep 1st 2021, 10:44 PM 4,968 Views 2 Comments

It finished 1-1.

Scotland’s World Cup hopes dented as Denmark ease to win in Copenhagen
# Copenhagen
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# Copenhagen

Scotland’s World Cup hopes dented as Denmark ease to win in Copenhagen

Sep 1st 2021, 10:14 PM 4,132 Views 1 Comment

Steve Clarke’s side were two down in 15 minutes through goals from Daniel Wass and Joakim Maehle.

USA bounce back from opening embarrassment on goal-laden day at Tokyo 2020
# Back On Track
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# Back On Track

USA bounce back from opening embarrassment on goal-laden day at Tokyo 2020

Jul 24th 2021, 3:42 PM 6,986 Views 1 Comment

The Olympic women’s football tournament heated up today, as Team GB reached the quarter-finals.

Japanese football star comes out as transgender man
# Announcement
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# Announcement

Japanese football star comes out as transgender man

Jun 21st 2021, 11:18 PM 14,039 Views 5 Comments

Kumi Yokoyama is one of the few athletes to do so in a country where LGBTQ rights lag behind other developed nations.

'I do everything I can to provide for my family and put them first' - Aki
# Motivation
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# Motivation

'I do everything I can to provide for my family and put them first' - Aki

Jun 21st 2021, 10:00 PM 10,511 Views 8 Comments

The Connacht and Ireland centre is hoping to make an impression this Saturday against Japan.

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