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Soccer - Sunday 12 November, 2017

'It takes courage to get on the ball and play the way Hoolahan plays' Unimpressed This post contains videos

'It takes courage to get on the ball and play the way Hoolahan plays'

The RTÉ panel were critical of Ireland’s performance in Copenhagen on Saturday night.

Soccer - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Denmark boss irked by question about the poor quality of tonight's game The Ugly Truth This post contains videos

Denmark boss irked by question about the poor quality of tonight's game

“If we play like this in Dublin we’ll win. You can say what you want about football.”

'The onus is on the home side to try to break the team down. We've set out with a gameplan'

Martin O’Neill said he was “very pleased” with the Irish players’ effort this evening.

Randolph to the rescue and more talking points from Denmark

It’s all to play for as Ireland head back to Dublin for a crunch showdown with Denmark on Tuesday.

Two more countries qualified for the 2018 World Cup today

Morocco and Tunisia booked their places in Russia this evening.

Crotty scores New Zealand's 2,000th try as unconvincing All Blacks defeat France in Paris

Steve Hansen’s side were not entirely convincing despite a big win at the Stade de France.

Here's how we rated the Irish performances tonight in Copenhagen

Denmark and Ireland played out a goalless draw in the first leg of their 2018 World Cup play-off.

Ireland's World Cup play-off on a knife edge after draw away to Denmark

Martin O’Neill’s men held the home side to a 0-0 stalemate at Parken Stadium tonight.

As it happened: Ireland v Denmark, World Cup qualification play-off first leg

Ireland took on Denmark, with a spot in Russia 2018 up for grabs.

From TheJournal.ie United by Irish football and a sectarian pub massacre: The full story of Loughinisland is finally being told No Stone Unturned

United by Irish football and a sectarian pub massacre: The full story of Loughinisland is finally being told

A new documentary names the suspects in the massacre that killed five people while they watched Ireland play in the 1994 World Cup.

Callum O'Dowda named in Ireland team to face Denmark in tonight's World Cup play-off

The Boys in Green are away in Copenhagen for the first leg.

Spanish media bemoan Bale's fragility after latest 'breakdown'

Since signing a lucrative new six-year contract with Madrid over a year ago, the Welsh star has featured in just 24 matches.

'When I saw James Milner, a right-footed midfielder, at left-back I knew something was happening'

Alberto Moreno endured a disappointing 2016-17 campaign at Anfield, with a makeshift defender often favoured in front of him.

'When something's taken away from you like that... emotions are so raw at that time'

John O’Shea recalls his memories of playing in international play-offs and what it would mean to play in another World Cup.

'He broke my nose after 30 seconds and should’ve been sent off' Anger This post contains videos

'He broke my nose after 30 seconds and should’ve been sent off'

AC Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci is not happy with the referee from last night’s Sweden-Italy game.

Atletico unfazed by Man United's Griezmann 'game' as further transfer talk is rubbished

Club president Enrique Cerezo is sure the France international forward will remain at the club long-term.

'Eriksen is one of the best players in the world but we are not a one-man team' Schmeichel Says This post contains videos

'Eriksen is one of the best players in the world but we are not a one-man team'

Peter Schmeichel shares his thoughts on stopping Eriksen and Denmark ahead of tonight’s crucial play-off first leg.

Sepp Blatter says Hope Solo's 'grabbed ass' claim is 'absurd and ridiculous'

The former head of world football has responded to the US goalkeeper’s accusations.

Letter from Copenhagen: After a 15-year wait, Ireland's time for World Cup return beckons

Ben Blake is in the Danish capital, where travelling fans are on the hunt for tickets and paying over-the-odds for pints.

Murphy or Long, Christian belief and more Copenhagen talking points

Denmark stand between Ireland and a place at the World Cup for the first time since 2002.

Martin O'Neill on the cusp of becoming Ireland's most successful manager since Jack Charlton

The upcoming games with Denmark will have a huge impact on the manager’s legacy.

Poll: How do you think Ireland's World Cup play-off against Denmark will go tonight? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you think Ireland's World Cup play-off against Denmark will go tonight?

The first leg kicks off at 7.45pm tonight.

'I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass': Hope Solo accuses ex-Fifa boss of sexual assault

The former United States goalkeeper alleges the incident took place at the Ballon d’Or award in January 2013.

Soccer - Friday 10 November, 2017

Stunned! Italy in big trouble after first-leg play-off defeat in Sweden

The pressure is on ahead of the second-leg in Milan.

'People will be cursing our luck that Glenn Whelan is coming in but he's done a job for us before' Close Calls This post contains videos

'People will be cursing our luck that Glenn Whelan is coming in but he's done a job for us before'

We looked ahead to the big game in the latest episode of Close Calls.

How will Denmark set up against Ireland in tomorrow's World Cup play-off?

The home side have got plenty of experience throughout the team.

Bendtner was unplayable when he set his mind to it while working under O'Neill

The enigmatic striker spent a season on loan at Sunderland when the Ireland boss was in charge.

Gareth Bale faces up to a month on the sideline following another injury setback

The Real Madrid and Wales star has suffered a groin strain which is likely to rule him out of a derby clash against Atletico Madrid.

Two years on from the goal that nobody saw, Brady is hoping for another big night in Copenhagen

The Dubliner has come up with a couple of massive moments for Ireland in recent years.

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Eriksen reckons paying him too much attention could backfire on Ireland

The Tottenham Hotspur playmaker has been Denmark’s key player in this qualification campaign.

Patrice Evra banned from European football until next season for head kick Ban

Patrice Evra banned from European football until next season for head kick

The defender also picked up a €10,000 fine.

'He was a good landlord!' - Denmark manager used to rent a house from old friend Martin O'Neill The Opposition This post contains videos

'He was a good landlord!' - Denmark manager used to rent a house from old friend Martin O'Neill

Age Hareide and the Ireland boss were team-mates at Manchester City and Norwich City.

Kasper Schmeichel expects to see 'the Roy Keane on-pitch persona' in the Ireland team

Schmeichel’s father and Keane had a fractious relationship at Manchester United.

‘Guardiola is a f***ing Messiah,' says rock 'n' roll star Noel Gallagher

The former Oasis guitarist is a devout Man City fan.

Morata: Of course I would go back to Real Madrid

A third spell at Real Madrid is always a possibility for Alvaro Morata, but his immediate focus is on winning titles at Chelsea.

Cork City announce fourth new signing in three days as they bring in young Pat's striker

Josh O’Hanlon, 22, previously had spells at Longford Town and Bournemouth.

Lionel Messi confused an Argentinian teammate for a fan and posed for a photo with him

Sebastian Driussi had his very own ‘unidentified fan’ moment.