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Soccer - Today’s News

Can England dare to dream of World Cup glory?

Even accounting for soft opposition, the Three Lions’ record so far contrasts starkly with four years ago.

Soccer - Yesterday’s News

What happened to Robert Lewandowski?

The Bayern Munich star was poor as Poland exited the World Cup following a 3-0 loss to Cololmbia.

Mane needs to improve, says Senegal coach

The Liverpool forward got on the scoresheet in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Japan on Sunday.

'I don't mind saying it but I cried when I got that phone call': The last Corkman at a World Cup

It’s 20 years since Eddie Foley made history at France ’98.

It's Sunday so here are 12 of our favourite images from the sporting week

It’s been a particularly memorable few days from an Irish perspective.

Colombia come good as Poland dumped out of the World Cup Mixed Fortunes This post contains videos

Colombia come good as Poland dumped out of the World Cup

Goals from Radamel Falcao, Juan Cuadrado and Yerry Mina saw their side take all three points.

Diego Maradona calls for meeting with Argentina players

The two-time world champions must beat Nigeria in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday to avoid an early exit.

Neymar 'entitled to feel upset', says Brazil team-mate

Fagner has backed the world’s most expensive player, who scored the second goal in the 2-0 victory over Costa Rica.

Germany apologise for provocative goal celebrations

Toni Kroos’ stoppage-time winner was followed by clashes on the touchline.

'I didn't particularly like the performance'

England boss Gareth Southgate explained to the BBC: “I’m being hyper-critical.”

Liverpool star on target but Senegal left frustrated Close Encounter This post contains videos

Liverpool star on target but Senegal left frustrated

Sadio Mane could not inspire his side to victory against Japan.

'He said in football there were 2 types of people - those who pay bribes and those who accept them'

Buzzfeed investigative reporter Ken Bensinger chats about his acclaimed new book on the Fifa corruption scandal.

Could games like England-Panama become the norm at the 2026 World Cup?

Fifa have proposed 48 teams for future competitions.

Kane bags hat-trick as England put six past Panama in their biggest-ever World Cup win

The Tottenham striker is now leading the goalscoring charts at Russia 2018, while Gareth Southgate’s side are through to the knockout stages.

'The relationship with the coach is completely normal'

Jorge Sampaoli was roundly criticised for his game plan following a 3-0 loss to Croatia.

Swiss pair could be set for bans following controversial goal celebrations

Fifa confirmed it has opened disciplinary proceedings against Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri.

'Modric would maybe be a Ballon d’Or winner if he was German or Spanish'

The Croatia captain as been one of the stars of this World Cup but Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren believes he doesn’t get the recognition he deserves.

As it happened: England vs Panama, World Cup

We went minute-by-minute as England took on Panama in Group G at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.

Here are all 7 goals from England-Panama Take A Bow This post contains videos

Here are all 7 goals from England-Panama

Gareth Southgate’s side have too much class for Panama.

'I'm realistic about the fact that it may be my last World Cup'

Knowing he is not certain to play in any future tournaments, Paul Pogba wants to help France to glory in the 2018 World Cup.

'He's been a disgrace, get him off': Keane and Neville slam Boateng

The German defender didn’t have a great night.

Dr Dora Gorman: Ireland's football, hockey and GAA star who just graduated medicine at UCD Doctor This post contains videos

Dr Dora Gorman: Ireland's football, hockey and GAA star who just graduated medicine at UCD

Dora Gorman discusses captaining Ireland at World Cups and European Championships, playing gaelic for Galway and recently graduating top of her class at UCD.

Sweden boss hits out at Germany for 'rubbing it in' with celebrations

Janne Andersson wasn’t happy after he watched his side concede a late goal.

How Senegal stunned France at the 2002 World Cup and more of the week's best sportswriting

Settle yourself into some brilliant reads from this week.

'He can do what 1,000 scholars cannot do'

In addition to his miraculous goal-scoring feats, Mo Salah’s cultural impact should not be underestimated.

An Irishman abroad! The World Cup final will be played on grass installed by a Sligo businessman's firm

Sligo man George Mullan is the CEO of SIS Pitches, which has installed six of the 12 pitches at the World Cup.

Soccer - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Kroos gets 10-man Germany out of jail with sublime injury-time free-kick

The Real Madrid midfielder scored the winner as the reigning champions left it late to see off Sweden.

As it happened: Germany v Sweden, World Cup 2018, Group G

The reigning champions needed to bounce back with a win in Sochi this evening after losing out to Mexico.

Chicharito and Vela on the scoresheet as impressive Mexico make it two wins from two

Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal as Mexico defeated South Korea 2-1 on Saturday.

The Mexican fans at the World Cup who took a cardboard cutout friend to Russia

This is what happens when you pull out of a trip.

Leaked England team gives Panama no advantage, insists Gomez

The sides meet in Group G tomorrow.

Lyon president reveals why Fekir wasn't sold to Liverpool and how Real Madrid could now sign him

The France international’s move to the Champions League finalists fell through prior to the World Cup.

Lukaku and Hazard star with a brace each as Belgium crush Tunisia in seven goal contest

Roberto Martinez’s side are on the brink of the knockout stages following a one-sided victory in Moscow.

On your bike! Iceland physio returning home from World Cup after cycling accident

Team physio Petur Orn Gunnarsson suffered a hand injury in a cycling accident, but it is hoped he will return to work during Iceland’s participation.

Serbian press slams 'provocative' Swiss celebrations

Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka come from ethnic Albanian families from Kosovo.

Former Anfield star Jose Enrique reveals brain tumour surgery

The Spaniard is recovering but called it “the toughest few weeks of my life.”

A tense title race, battling for Europe and avoiding the drop - League of Ireland mid-term report cards

Here’s how each of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division’s 10 clubs got on in the first half of 2018.

'I'd love to have played in another World Cup... But I don't regret any of my actions'

Roy Keane has revisited the infamous Saipan controversy 16 years on.

Could we see a shock World Cup winner for the first time since 1954?

A number of pre-tournament favourites have struggled to live up to expectations in Russia.

Soccer - Friday 22 June, 2018

'It's staggering he hasn't given this' - Controversy as non-penalty costs Serbia Reaction This post contains videos

'It's staggering he hasn't given this' - Controversy as non-penalty costs Serbia

With the game in the balance at 1-1, Aleksandar Mitrovic was wrestled in the box.

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