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#Football

# football - Today’s News

Iceland manager steps down after World Cup and Euro 2016 successes

Having led the small nation to their first two major tournaments, Heimir Hallgrimsson has decided to resign.

Usain Bolt set for surprise trial with Australian club Central Coast Mariners

Olympic great Usain Bolt is set to trial with Australian club the Central Coast Mariners with a view to a season-long deal.

# football - Yesterday’s News

Familiarity with Real Madrid an advantage, says Lopetegui as he fills Zizou's shoes

Given he has already worked for the club as a player and coach of ‘B’ team, Lopetegui believes he has a head start.

Sevilla want €40m for Arsenal and Barcelona target N'Zonzi

The Spanish club are standing firm on the French World Cup winner’s buyout clause.

Ronaldo swapped Real Madrid for Juventus in an effort to 'keep motivated' - Kaka

The former Blancos star can understand why the Portuguese has opted to end his nine-year stint in the Spanish capital and join the Serie A champions.

'Putin one of the greatest' - UFC star McGregor praises Russia president after World Cup final

The Dubliner was invited to the Moscow showpiece by Vladimir Putin as France defeated Croatia 4-2 on Sunday.

# football - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Argentina sack manager Sampaoli following chaotic World Cup campaign

Jorge Sampaoli has paid the price for a poor World Cup, with Argentina announcing his departure on Sunday.

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.

Napoli turned down Ronaldo offer as it 'would have risked pushing the club towards bankruptcy'

The star completed a stunning €112million switch from Real Madrid to Juventus last week.

Karius jeered as Liverpool's stars fail to shine in Bury stalemate

The Reds’ pre-season preparations continued with a frustrating 0-0 draw against the League Two side.

Buffon gives away a penalty as PSG beaten on Italian legend's debut

The Ligue 1 champions endured a 4-2 loss to third-tier Chambly on Sunday.

'You know my preferred destination': Hazard drops Real Madrid hint

Having starred for Belgium at the World Cup, the playmaker has suggested it might be time to ‘discover something different’.

# football - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Everton romp to emphatic 22-0 friendly win as four different players score hat-tricks Clean Sheet This post contains videos

Everton romp to emphatic 22-0 friendly win as four different players score hat-tricks

Kevin Mirallas, Cenk Tosun, Oumar Niasse and Adeloma Lookman all scored three against ATV Irdning.

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.

Southgate: Croatia defeat will live with me forever

He took England to just their third World Cup semi-final, but the Three Lions boss is haunted by his side’s loss to Croatia.

How refugee Modric rose to rule Russia 2018

From war-torn Zadar to the World Cup final, Luka Modric has turned making the difficult look easy into a habit of a lifetime.

# football - Friday 13 July, 2018

Southampton swoop for in-demand Danish defender in €20 million deal

Jannik Vestergaard arrives from Borussia Monchengladbach.

'They've done an awful lot better than I've ever done' - Gerrard lauds Southgate's England

The Rangers boss hopes the current Three Lions team is on the verge of something big.

Fifa confirms no positive World Cup doping tests, starts investigation into England chants

The governing body has confirmed that all doping tests from the tournament have come back negative.

'I don't understand why you should criticise the people of your own country'

Kevin De Bruyne wants the media to give Raheem Sterling ‘the love he deserves’ following his World Cup performances.

Rooney: Everton made it clear they wanted me to leave

The striker has been speaking to ESPN ahead of his MLS debut.

# football - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Chelsea's Cahill to discuss England future with Southgate after limited game time at World Cup

Gary Cahill made just one appearance at the World Cup with England exiting at the semi-final stage.

Confident Mahrez expects central role with Pep's Manchester City side

The former Leicester playmaker has completed his move to the Premier League champions.

Rui Patricio's move to promoted Wolves to face Fifa scrutiny as Sporting claim €58m

The goalkeeper had signed a four-year deal to join the English club.

'He's obsessed with being better than Messi' - Giggs' theory about Ronaldo's move to Juventus

Ronaldo signed from Real Madrid to Juventus earlier this week.

# football - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Former Man United winger Nani completes permanent return home

The 31-year-old’s homecoming is complete, with Sporting CP confirming the capture of their former player on Wednesday.

Brazil legend Ronaldo: I expected more from Neymar at World Cup

The Paris Saint-Germain forward’s struggles in Russia did not go unnoticed by one of the greatest players in World Cup history

Brazilian teenage prodigy 'nervous' ahead of €45 million Real Madrid move

Over a year after his transfer was initially agreed, the teenager will move to Santiago Bernabeu and is nervous about doing so

Luis Enrique excited by Spain challenge but 'will not change' for critics

The former Barcelona coach was appointed to the Spain job following a disastrous World Cup campaign.

Ronaldo's €112 million move to Juventus sparks strike by Fiat workers

The factory, which is also controlled by the Agnelli family, has announced industrial action as a response to the transfer deal.

From TheJournal.ie English football fever hits Ireland as sales of stylish Southgate waistcoats on the up Football's Coming Home

English football fever hits Ireland as sales of stylish Southgate waistcoats on the up

Support for the England team is higher than it’s ever been in Ireland ahead of tonight’s semi final.

# football - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Karius makes another error as Liverpool survive Tranmere comeback

After making two horrible mistakes in the Champions League final, the goalkeeper was at fault again.

Martinez hails 'magnificent' Belgium effort despite World Cup semi-final exit

Despite a header from Samuel Umtiti sending France into the final, the Red Devils boss was happy with his team’s performance

Man City complete Mahrez scoop as Leicester star joins Premier League champions

After a move for the Leicester winger fell through in January, Manchester City have snapped up Riyad Mahrez.

New signing on target as Celtic earn convincing Champions League qualifying win

Odsonne Edouard was on target for the Scottish side against Alashkert.

From TheJournal.ie Police ask England fans to behave after tomorrow's World Cup semi-final Keep Calm It's Coming Home

Police ask England fans to behave after tomorrow's World Cup semi-final

Police received reports of at least 387 incidents and 70 arrests on Saturday.

'I wouldn't be surprised to see Ronaldo at Juventus. It would make me happy'

Gianluigi Buffon welcomes the possible arrival of the Real Madrid star who has been linked with a move to Juventus.

Luis Enrique the right choice for Spain — Michel Salgado

Former Spain international Michel Salgado believes the appointment of Luis Enrique as the new national team coach is the right decision.

After keeping Messi quiet, Deschamps backs Kante to shut down Hazard

The France coach believes that the Chelsea midfielder has had an excellent tournament to date and is “essential” to his plans.

# football - Monday 9 July, 2018

Barcelona wrap up €40m deal for Brazilian Arthur

Gremio had hoped to hold on to Arthur until the end of the year, but the midfielder has completed his long-awaited move to Barcelona.

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