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#World Cup

From The42 FIFA president Infantino predicts best ever World Cup in Qatar Bold Claim

FIFA president Infantino predicts best ever World Cup in Qatar

FIFA’s decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup has been heavily criticised.

From The42 Players in breakaway European Super League could be banned from World Cup Threat

Players in breakaway European Super League could be banned from World Cup

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has warned teams of the consequences of stepping away from the organisation.

From The42 Bernard Foley eyes World Cup after re-signing with Wallabies, Waratahs Man At Work

Bernard Foley eyes World Cup after re-signing with Wallabies, Waratahs

The Aussie playmaker wants to go one better than last time at next year’s tournament in Japan.

From The42 Chelsea star can fill role England missed at World Cup - Alonso Playmaker

Chelsea star can fill role England missed at World Cup - Alonso

Ross Barkley made an impression upon his return to the Three Lions squad last night.

From The42 Peter Brackley, the legendary voice of Football Italia, dies aged 67 RIP

Peter Brackley, the legendary voice of Football Italia, dies aged 67

The broadcaster covered four World Cups throughout his career but is most fondly remembered as the man charged with covering Serie A for Channel 4.

From The42 Cristiano Ronaldo omitted from Portugal squad amid rape allegations Left Out

Cristiano Ronaldo omitted from Portugal squad amid rape allegations

The Portugal captain will play no part in their upcoming international games against Poland and Scotland.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May throws 'full support' behind joint Irish-British World Cup bid for 2030 It's Coming Home

Theresa May throws 'full support' behind joint Irish-British World Cup bid for 2030

That’s one way of distracting from Brexit.

From The42 VAR given green light for Champions League use from next season Var

VAR given green light for Champions League use from next season

The technology will also be used at the 2020 European Championships.

From The42 New Zealand the benchmark but England can win World Cup - Mitchell Minister Of Defence

New Zealand the benchmark but England can win World Cup - Mitchell

England’s new defence coach believes they are good enough to win next year’s tournament in Japan.

From The42 Ireland to join potential bid to co-host 2030 World Cup On These Shores

Ireland to join potential bid to co-host 2030 World Cup

The FAI are open to linking up with the English, Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish associations after ‘positive discussions’.

From TheJournal.ie Pussy Riot activist hospitalised after suspected poisoning World Cup Invasion

Pussy Riot activist hospitalised after suspected poisoning

He staged a pitch invasion during the World Cup final in July.

From The42 'A question of when rather than if' - Rugby World Cup could be set for expansion Bigger And Better

'A question of when rather than if' - Rugby World Cup could be set for expansion

Japan will host the 2019 World Cup, which could be the last time 20 nations contest the rugby showpiece.

From The42 Welsh FA hold talks over 'Home Nations' bid for 2030 World Cup It's Coming Home

Welsh FA hold talks over 'Home Nations' bid for 2030 World Cup

A ‘Home Nations’ tournament held across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a possibility, with discussions being held.

From The42 Schmidt says there's 'absolutely' still scope for a World Cup bolter to emerge New Faces

Schmidt says there's 'absolutely' still scope for a World Cup bolter to emerge

Connacht lock Gavin Thornbury was one of the new faces involved in Ireland camp last week.

From The42 125-cap Spain legend David Silva retires from international football La Roja

125-cap Spain legend David Silva retires from international football

The Manchester City schemer won the 2010 World Cup as well as two European championships.

From The42 'Winning the World Cup is in the past' - Pogba wants more trophies after success in Russia Pogback

'Winning the World Cup is in the past' - Pogba wants more trophies after success in Russia

The midfielder captained Man United to an opening night win against Leicester City, scoring a first-half penalty.

From TheJournal.ie PICS: Huge crowd turns out to welcome Irish women's hockey team home World Cup

PICS: Huge crowd turns out to welcome Irish women's hockey team home

Young girls held up posters declaring: “You’re an inspiration to me!”

From TheJournal.ie Everything you need to know about today's homecoming celebration for Ireland's hockey heroes Happening Today

Everything you need to know about today's homecoming celebration for Ireland's hockey heroes

The silver medal-winning side will be welcomed home in Dublin at 3pm today.

From TheJournal.ie Irish women's hockey team members 'didn't have to pay €550 levy for World Cup' Hockey

Irish women's hockey team members 'didn't have to pay €550 levy for World Cup'

The issue of funding has been raised due to the success of the women, who are amateur players.

From TheJournal.ie 'Improper honking' ends in fines for French World Cup fans Loud Celebrations

'Improper honking' ends in fines for French World Cup fans

Eight people in a French town have received tickets for “improper honking” and three for revving their motors.

From The42 'I am not happy about this situation' - Chelsea boss Sarri says Willian's late return is 'strange' Frustrated This post contains videos

'I am not happy about this situation' - Chelsea boss Sarri says Willian's late return is 'strange'

After their friendly defeat to Arsenal in Dublin, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri revealed his frustration at the Brazilian star’s delayed return.

From TheJournal.ie Additional 7 million pints of beer sold this summer compared to last Supermarket Sweep

Additional 7 million pints of beer sold this summer compared to last

The sale of lager was up 11.6% compared to the same 12 week period last year.

From The42 'For football, Qatar 2022 is great news' - Graeme Souness looking forward to next World Cup Qatar

'For football, Qatar 2022 is great news' - Graeme Souness looking forward to next World Cup

The former Liverpool star feels that the considerable decrease in travelling time will help the players and fans alike.

From The42 Excellent season for Ireland shows that 7s is very much here to stay Success

Excellent season for Ireland shows that 7s is very much here to stay

Last weekend’s World Cup in San Fran saw the men’s and women’s teams deliver fine performances.

From The42 'It's the dream start, but it's only a start' - More to come from 'magnificent' Ireland World Cup Fever This post contains videos

'It's the dream start, but it's only a start' - More to come from 'magnificent' Ireland

Graham Shaw’s Ireland recorded a famous win in their first World Cup appearance in 16 years on Saturday.

From The42 Famous win as incredible Ireland stun US in first World Cup appearance in 16 years Green Army

Famous win as incredible Ireland stun US in first World Cup appearance in 16 years

A dream start for Graham Shaw’s side at London 2018.

Trevor Noah has hit back at criticism from the French Ambassador about his 'Africa won the World Cup' joke

The French Ambassador to the United States wrote a letter to Noah criticising the joke.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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