The42 uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 14 °C Tuesday 4 August, 2015


# football - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Fiji set new record for the biggest scoreline with whopping 38-0 win

The Pacific Games have provided a steep learning curve for the Federated States of Micronesia after shipping 68 goals in two matches.

England finally get the better of Germany at a World Cup… and a penalty decided it

The Lionesses made history last night, securing their best World Cup finish by beating the number one-ranked team.

# football - Saturday 4 July, 2015

Steven Gerrard: I turned down European clubs to join LA Galaxy

The 35-year-old, who will make his debut on 17 July, is excited at the challenge ahead.

Peru officially 3rd best team in South America partially thanks to this superb volley

Andre Carrillo and Paolo Guerrero were the heroes for their side.

‘I’d prefer no one to know my name’

Laura Bassett’s own goal is still playing on her mind after England’s Women’s World Cup exit.

No prizes for guessing who Gary Neville thinks are the ‘team to beat’ in 2015-16

“We’re in July when teams haven’t completed their business yet; that’s something I think you’ve got to be very careful about.”

# football - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

A Liverpool legend thinks Raheem Sterling has ‘shot himself in the foot’

Bruce Grobbelaar believes his former club Liverpool would be better off selling Raheem Sterling to Manchester City.

Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium will host the 2017 Champions League final

Paul O’Connell will probably win it.

POLL: Do you like the new Premier League football? New Balls Please This post contains a poll

POLL: Do you like the new Premier League football?

The Nike Ordem 3 was officially unveiled today.

Ex-Birmingham City player was among the victims of the Tunisia terror attack RIP

Ex-Birmingham City player was among the victims of the Tunisia terror attack

Denis Thwaites was a League Cup winner with the Blues.

‘No serious Manchester United bid for Morgan Schneiderlin’

The 25-year-old midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks.

# football - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Chile player banned after Cavani arse tickle

Gonzalo Jara’s Cope America appears to be over as a result of his recent actions.

‘Raheem Sterling’s Anfield exit must be a done deal’

A former Liverpool boss thinks the youngster’s days at Liverpool are numbered.

# football - Saturday 27 June, 2015

‘I flinched when I heard Liverpool’s brutal fee for Firmino’

The club’s former defender Markus Babbel feels the Brazilian must help Brendan Rodgers and co win trophies.

Ronaldo hits back at ‘false news’ amid reports of Real rift

The rumours have been met with a strong rebuttal by the Portugal superstar.

One of Liverpool’s summer targets has reportedly agreed terms with Milan

The Colombian has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in recent weeks.

Carlos Tevez is returning to where it all began

The 31-year-old is leaving Serie A club Juventus.

Brazil coach apologises after racist gaffe

A day out from Brazil’s biggest fixture since the World Cup, Dunga has been forced to say sorry.

# football - Friday 26 June, 2015

One of La Liga’s top strikers ‘open’ to Liverpool move

Speculation is mounting that the Reds will make a bid.

Sepp Blatter: I have not resigned

After announcing he would step down as Fifa president earlier this month, the 79-year-old has hinted he could yet stand for a sixth term.

This is how Wayne Rooney reckons United can challenge for title next season

‘I honestly believe we will go far next year.’

# football - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Everton could buy their new signing 11 times over for the price of Raheem Sterling

Gerard Deulofeu joins Everton from Barcelona on a permanent deal after the two clubs agreed a fee of €6million.

Firmino signing is a ‘statement of intent’ says former Kop favourite Didi Hamann LFC

Firmino signing is a ‘statement of intent’ says former Kop favourite Didi Hamann

The one-time Liverpool midfielder has hailed the signing of the Brazilian.

‘We suck at soccer’ admits* leading women’s player

The Norwegian team take a sarcastic look at the women’s World Cup.

# football - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Gary Neville scoffs at rumours of De Gea-Ramos swap deal

A firm fans’ favourite at Old Trafford, the Spanish goalkeeper remains strongly linked with a return to his homeland.

Real Madrid bench role accelerated Liverpool exit – Gerrard

“This situation was a bit unique because it was Real Madrid and I wanted to play.”

Liverpool look set to break the bank and splash €40m on an exciting Brazilian forward

The Reds have agreed a deal with Hoffenheim to sign 23-year-old Roberto Firmino.

# football - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

# football - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Anyone fancy signing Ronaldinho on a free?*

*Provided he opts to keep playing after his latest contract was cancelled.

A former Ireland manager is among 59 applicants for the Ivory Coast job

Ex-France coach Raymond Domenech is also in the running for the coveted position.

Man City to make final take-it-or-leave-it £45m Sterling offer – reports

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are keen to finally strike a deal for the England forward.

# football - Thursday 18 June, 2015

CR7 is now literally out of this world

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo’s legacy will live on forever in outer space.

Liverpool set to secure one important summer deal and are close to another

Charlton defender Joe Gomez is poised to complete his move to Anfield in the coming days.

From Poll: Has anything been as good since Italia 1990? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Has anything been as good since Italia 1990?

This month marks the 25th anniversary of Ireland’s remarkable World Cup run.

# football - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Jack Wilshere says Gazza inspired his Slovenia golazo

The midfielder ended his international scoring duck last weekend.

# football - Monday 15 June, 2015

From ‘I’m not getting involved in this’ – Pilot defends cancelling anti-John Delaney banner On Second Thought

‘I’m not getting involved in this’ – Pilot defends cancelling anti-John Delaney banner

The banner was to be flown over the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, and said “”ENOUGH IS €NOUGH #DELANEYOUT.”

# football - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Scrappy Belarus-Spain game gets Silva lining and the rest of tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifiers

Meanwhile, Liechtenstein earned a rare point at home.

# football - Saturday 13 June, 2015

‘He who doesn’t love Messi knows nothing about football’

Tevez has launched a passionate defence of team-mate Lionel Messi ahead of their Copa American opener.

Albania shock struggling France thanks to a very tasty free-kick

A third defeat in four games for Didier Deschamps’ side.