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Soccer - Today’s News

Will Smith is (almost definitely) wearing a Sergio Aguero t-shirt underneath that jacket

The Manchester City striker bumped into ‘Big Willie’ in Toronto today.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What on earth is going on at FIFA? FIFA

Explainer: What on earth is going on at FIFA?

Nine of the association’s executives were taken into police custody this morning over corruption charges. We’ve been here before, but will this occasion be any different?

Heysel and the death of English hooliganism

Friday marks the 30th anniversary of the day 39 people died when a wall collapsed after Liverpool fans charged their Juventus counterparts.

Premier League flops Falcao and Balolelli make Twitter’s team of the season #UwotM8?

A team of the season that features Cesc Fabregas, Alexis Sánchez and David De Gea also features Radamel Falcao and Mario Balotelli.

From TheJournal.ie Fifa presidential election to go ahead – despite overnight arrests of officials Dawn Raids This post contains videos

Fifa presidential election to go ahead – despite overnight arrests of officials

“If it it wasn’t so serious it sounds like something out of a mafia movie,” FAI boss John Delaney said.

Real Madrid players are ignoring Gareth Bale, according to a man who knows him well

The Welsh international has endured a difficult season.

Richard Dunne is a free agent after being released by QPR

Meanwhile, Irish goalkeeper Brian Murphy will also leave the club.

Blatter, Russia and Qatar: The most important points from the Fifa press conference

Friday’s Presidental election will go ahead, as will the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, Fifa say.

The FAI are ‘on alert’ ahead of the visit of England, says John Delaney

Roy Hodgson’s side will be at the Aviva a week on Sunday.

This is how the Liverpool players celebrated Kolo Toure’s new contract Joy

This is how the Liverpool players celebrated Kolo Toure’s new contract

They were in Dubai for a surprise going-away party for Steven Gerrard

Here are 3 players that should get you excited about tonight’s Europa League final

We don’t care who’s on Britain’s Got Talent. This will be better.

John Delaney: ‘It seems like something out of a mafia movie’

Blatter ‘lives in a cocoon, not the real world’.

Sevilla can create history against an unfancied underdog in tonight’s Europa League final

The La Liga club are looking to retain the trophy against first-timers Dnirpo in Warsaw.

Mourinho pokes fun at his rivals with ‘fiction story’ during Chelsea’s awards night

The Special One says the newly-crowned Premier League champions have not been given the credit they deserve.

Soccer - Yesterday’s News

‘Fifa has an incredibly bad brand image’ – Delaney calls for Blatter to step down

The head of the FAI won’t be voting for the current Fifa president and believes his ‘good friend’ Michel Platini is the right man for the job.

Check out this brilliant compilation of the best ‘Soccer Saturday’ moments in 2014-15

Highlights include Chris Kamara’s mysterious references to ‘Carly’ and Paul Merson’s unique way with words.

5 things Ireland boss Martin O’Neill will have learned from this season’s Premier League

Hull’s Irish players are not as bad as the table suggests and more reasons to be optimistic.

Liverpool have announced their first signing of the summer

Toure was due to be a free agent this summer but has penned a one-year extension, while Andre Wisdom has also agreed a long-term deal.

Watford are set to replace the man that guided them to promotion

This would be their fifth manager in 10 months.

Roddy Doyle’s touching tribute sums up what made Bill O’Herlihy special

The author posted a short story on his Facebook yesterday.

With the Premier League on holiday, here’s 12 events to keep you entertained this summer

You know it’s summer when Wimbledon is on our screens.

Could Serie A’s top scorer be on his way to Australia?

Adelaide United are “serious” about signing the former World Cup winner.

Ben Foster to cycle from London to Paris as part of recovery from knee injury

The cycle aims to raise money for Cure Leukaemia.

Now six-foot-five and 290lbs, Chelsea fan JJ Watt was told he was “too small” for the NFL Say Watt? This post contains videos

Now six-foot-five and 290lbs, Chelsea fan JJ Watt was told he was “too small” for the NFL

The Houston Texans star was at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Here are the 10 highest-scoring footballers in Fantasy Premier League

Make sure to get some of these players on your team ahead of next season!

From TheJournal.ie Funeral arrangements for the late, great Bill O’Herlihy have been announced Funeral

Funeral arrangements for the late, great Bill O’Herlihy have been announced

The broadcasting legend passed away in his sleep yesterday morning.

Liverpool set to stick with under-fire Brendan Rodgers – reports

The Liverpool boss saw his side suffer an embarrassing 6-1 loss to Stoke on the final day of the season.

Man United target Otamendi plans to force a move away from Valencia

The Argentina international’s days at the club appear numbered, with the Red Devils waiting in the wings.

Police taking ‘triple measures’ to stop banned English fans travelling to Ireland friendly

Over 1,800 fans are subject to football banning orders.

Believe it or not, Steven Gerrard did not have the weekend’s worst farewell

Frieburg’s Pavel Krmas managed to get his club relegated with a bizarre own goal….in his last ever game.

15 alternative awards from this year’s Premier League season LOL

15 alternative awards from this year’s Premier League season

“Are you an ostrich” and more memorable, prize-worthy moments.

You need to hear about Louis van Gaal’s bizarre penalty taker system to believe it Pay The Penalty This post contains videos

You need to hear about Louis van Gaal’s bizarre penalty taker system to believe it

Wayne Rooney revealed all in an interview with Gary Neville.

United flop desperate for Premier League return but which clubs are willing to take a punt?

Radamel Falcao is on the market and hoping to reignite his career.

Keeper stops to take a swig of his water, concedes one of the most bizarre goals you will see Water You Up To? This post contains videos

Keeper stops to take a swig of his water, concedes one of the most bizarre goals you will see

Here’s one for the ‘What Happened Next’ round…

‘You couldn’t help but like the man’ – Graeme Souness on Bill O’Herlihy

The Liverpool legend has paid tribute to the late broadcaster.

LA Galaxy take out a full-page ad paying tribute to Steven Gerrard’s Liverpool legacy

“To a club that set the example, from a city honored to carry that legacy, Thank You.”

Rafa Benitez almost certain to return to where it all began

One agent believes there is a “99%” chance of it happening.

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