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#World Cup

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

Criminology student Higgins solving the challenges of playing 13

18 hours ago 3,379 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'

Wed 7:30 AM 3,742 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
From The42
# Political Football

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

Mon 10:00 AM 9,444 Views 10 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

Sat 6:00 AM 4,082 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
From The42
# 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 7,945 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
From The42
# Enough Is Enough

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

Sep 9th 2021, 12:26 PM 3,022 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 6,059 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
From The42
# Top Of The Table

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

Sep 7th 2021, 7:25 PM 10,929 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 5,166 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
# Unhappy
From The42
# Unhappy

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

Sep 3rd 2021, 10:58 PM 5,450 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
From The42
# Game's Gone

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

Sep 3rd 2021, 12:17 PM 11,723 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 1,567 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 4,959 Views 2 Comments

It finished 1-1.

Scotland’s World Cup hopes dented as Denmark ease to win in Copenhagen
# Copenhagen
From The42
# Copenhagen

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

Sep 1st 2021, 10:14 PM 4,124 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
From The42
# Back On Track

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

Jul 24th 2021, 3:42 PM 6,985 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
From The42
# Announcement

Japanese football star comes out as transgender man

Jun 21st 2021, 11:18 PM 14,015 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
From The42
# Motivation

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

Jun 21st 2021, 10:00 PM 10,497 Views 8 Comments

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

Ireland 'have a very good chance to do something special' in World Cup qualifying - Pauw
# All To Play For
From The42
# All To Play For

Ireland 'have a very good chance to do something special' in World Cup qualifying - Pauw

Apr 30th 2021, 7:09 PM 1,604 Views 0 Comments

The manager is largely optimistic after the Girls In Green learned their fate today.

7 goals for Netherlands, 8 for Belgium and 14 for Japan in big World Cup qualifier wins
# Goal Crazy
From The42
# Goal Crazy

7 goals for Netherlands, 8 for Belgium and 14 for Japan in big World Cup qualifier wins

Mar 30th 2021, 10:16 PM 9,522 Views 6 Comments

There was some one-sided victories in tonight’s qualifiers.

Luxembourg take shock lead but Portugal recover to win World Cup qualifier
# World Cup
From The42
# World Cup

Luxembourg take shock lead but Portugal recover to win World Cup qualifier

Updated Mar 30th 2021, 9:32 PM 9,940 Views 5 Comments

Gerson Rodrigues had put Luxembourg in front.

Mitrovic the hero again with two goals as Serbia grab late win over Azerbaijan
# Mitros On Fire
From The42
# Mitros On Fire

Mitrovic the hero again with two goals as Serbia grab late win over Azerbaijan

Mar 30th 2021, 7:19 PM 4,692 Views 5 Comments

Serbia are top of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier group.

3 Wales players sent home 'for breaching protocol' ahead of World Cup qualifier
# Exit Door
From The42
# Exit Door

3 Wales players sent home 'for breaching protocol' ahead of World Cup qualifier

Mar 29th 2021, 4:38 PM 7,953 Views 0 Comments

Hal Robson-Kanu, Rabbi Matondo and Tyler Roberts have been released from the Welsh camp.

Pandemic blamed for lack of VAR in World Cup qualifiers after Ronaldo fury
# Video Games
From The42
# Video Games

Pandemic blamed for lack of VAR in World Cup qualifiers after Ronaldo fury

Mar 29th 2021, 3:43 PM 5,143 Views 5 Comments

Ronaldo thought he had scored a stoppage-time winner for Portugal in Belgrade.

Ryan Fraser’s second-half strike earns a point for Scotland in Israel
# Honours Even
From The42
# Honours Even

Ryan Fraser’s second-half strike earns a point for Scotland in Israel

Mar 28th 2021, 10:02 PM 2,186 Views 1 Comment

Fraser struck 11 minutes into the second half to earn Scotland a 1-1 draw in front of around 5,000 fans at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv.

Kane ends England goal drought to sink Albania
# Back Of The Net
From The42
# Back Of The Net

Kane ends England goal drought to sink Albania

Mar 28th 2021, 7:04 PM 7,777 Views 10 Comments

Harry Kane and Mason Mount netted in England’s 2-0 win in Tirana.

France beat Kazakhstan - Spain do an Aiden McGeady in Georgia
# Much Success
From The42
# Much Success

France beat Kazakhstan - Spain do an Aiden McGeady in Georgia

Updated Mar 28th 2021, 7:01 PM 8,658 Views 2 Comments

There was also a thumping 8-0 win for Denmark against Moldova.

Portugal coach says 'not possible' Ronaldo goal ruled out
# No Var
From The42
# No Var

Portugal coach says 'not possible' Ronaldo goal ruled out

Mar 28th 2021, 1:35 PM 12,374 Views 11 Comments

“We scored a goal that was not given when the ball went in,” Santos said.

‘Never say World Cup dream is over’ – James Collins hoping Ireland can recover
# Rock Bottom
From The42
# Rock Bottom

‘Never say World Cup dream is over’ – James Collins hoping Ireland can recover

Mar 28th 2021, 9:22 AM 8,268 Views 20 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s Ireland remain pointless after their first two Group A qualifiers.

German players in 'human rights' message before Iceland victory and Zlatan sets up winner on Sweden return
# World Cup Qualifiers
From The42
# World Cup Qualifiers

German players in 'human rights' message before Iceland victory and Zlatan sets up winner on Sweden return

Mar 25th 2021, 10:30 PM 5,321 Views 2 Comments

A 3-0 win for Germany over Iceland tonight.

Northern Ireland beaten by Italy but show promise in opening World Cup qualifier
# Losing Start
From The42
# Losing Start

Northern Ireland beaten by Italy but show promise in opening World Cup qualifier

Mar 25th 2021, 10:04 PM 4,383 Views 2 Comments

Steven Davis earned his 125th international cap in Parma, as Ian Baraclough’s men lost 2-0.

Superb John McGinn overhead kick earns a point against Austria for Scotland
# All Square
From The42
# All Square

Superb John McGinn overhead kick earns a point against Austria for Scotland

Mar 25th 2021, 10:00 PM 4,228 Views 2 Comments

Steve Clarke’s side twice came from behind at Hampden to seal a 2-2 draw.

Calvert-Lewin scores twice as England brush aside San Marino in World Cup qualifier
# Five Star Show
From The42
# Five Star Show

Calvert-Lewin scores twice as England brush aside San Marino in World Cup qualifier

Mar 25th 2021, 9:54 PM 5,961 Views 4 Comments

Ollie Watkins came on to score on his international debut for England.

Netherlands stunned by Turkey and France held by Ukraine as World Cup qualifiers start
# Dutch Defeat
From The42
# Dutch Defeat

Netherlands stunned by Turkey and France held by Ukraine as World Cup qualifiers start

Updated Mar 24th 2021, 10:29 PM 10,914 Views 4 Comments

Turkey led 3-0 shortly after half-time before eventually winning 4-2.

Own goal gives Portugal narrow win over Azerbaijan in Ireland's qualifying group
# Group A
From The42
# Group A

Own goal gives Portugal narrow win over Azerbaijan in Ireland's qualifying group

Mar 24th 2021, 9:58 PM 4,446 Views 3 Comments

It finished 1-0 to the winners in Turin.

Kevin De Bruyne stars as Belgium hit back to see off Wales
# Kdb
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# Kdb

Kevin De Bruyne stars as Belgium hit back to see off Wales

Mar 24th 2021, 9:49 PM 6,013 Views 0 Comments

The world’s number one team showed their class after falling behind to Harry Wilson’s early strike.

Poll: How do you think Ireland will do in tonight's World Cup qualifier against Serbia?
# Have Your Say
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# Have Your Say

Poll: How do you think Ireland will do in tonight's World Cup qualifier against Serbia?

Mar 24th 2021, 6:00 AM 6,796 Views 11 Comments

Ireland’s hopes of booking a spot in Qatar in 2022 begin tonight.

Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson by telephone about joint bid to host 2030 World Cup
# World Cup 2030
From TheJournal.ie
# World Cup 2030

Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson by telephone about joint bid to host 2030 World Cup

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:09 PM 17,411 Views 52 Comments

Micheál Martin said the Irish government would be “very happy to co-operate” with the UK.

Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand postponed until 2022
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand postponed until 2022

Mar 2nd 2021, 6:38 PM 7,465 Views 3 Comments

Ireland have yet to qualify for the World Cup but had hoped to take their final steps towards booking their place this year.

Poll: Would you like to see Ireland co-host the 2030 World Cup?
# A Nation Holds Its Breath
From TheJournal.ie
# A Nation Holds Its Breath

Poll: Would you like to see Ireland co-host the 2030 World Cup?

Mar 2nd 2021, 8:16 AM 43,811 Views 117 Comments

Ireland and the UK are plotting a joint bid, but they’ll face stiff competition.

FAI 'delighted' after UK government commit to support joint bid to host 2030 World Cup
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

FAI 'delighted' after UK government commit to support joint bid to host 2030 World Cup

Mar 1st 2021, 11:02 PM 19,083 Views 35 Comments

The FAI could launch a bid to host the tournament with the football associations of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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