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Soccer - Today’s News

FA charge Guardiola over yellow ribbon protest

The Manchester City manager began wearing it after two Catalan independence leaders were placed in custody.

'Genius' Dembele 'one of the unbelievable talents in the history of football' like Maradona and Ronaldinho

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has put the Belgian midfielder in the same bracket as the game’s greats.

Gareth Bale blues cloud Real Madrid's return to form

The Welshman was back on the bench for Wednesday’s 3-1 victory at Leganes.

Pep eyes first silverware at Man City and the Premier League/Carabao Cup final talking points

Elsewhere, Liverpool are well-rested after their Marbella trip, Mousa Dembele is showing his class and West Brom badly need a win.

'It was not his best performance but Roy Keane knows that can happen to everybody'

Arsene Wenger has backed Jack Wilshere following the former Man United player’s comments.

Villarreal suspend Semedo after attempted murder allegation

Ruben Semedo, who was remanded in custody on Thursday by a court in Lliria, has been suspended without pay by Villarreal.

'We’ve got ourselves in a great position in the group' - Key players return as Ireland prepare for vital qualifiers

Claire Walsh, Karen Duggan and Aine O’Gorman are among those included in the 24-player squad.

He took 10 seconds to be ready – Mourinho salutes professional Pogba

The midfielder was benched against Sevilla, but Jose Mourinho was impressed with his “professional” response to that disappointment.

AC Milan v Arsenal is the stand-out tie of the Europa League last 16

Atletico Madrid to face Lokomotiv Moscow while Borussia Dortmund take on Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg.

Sugary treats and shiny new toys have failed to make Old Trafford a happy home

Give a child everything they want and they end up not getting what they need, writes Tommy Martin.

Shakhtar Donetsk captain Srna slapped with 17-month ban

The experienced Croatian defender has been given the suspension after testing positive for the steroid dehydroepiandrosterone.

'Go watch Black Panther' - Dortmund's Michy Batshuayi slams Italian fans for monkey chants

The on-loan Chelsea striker has criticised the Atalanta supporters after last night’s Europa League game.

Shelbourne's new jersey pays lovely tribute to U16 player who tragically passed away

The club’s sponsorship with Dublin City University was also officially unveiled on the kit.

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Police officer dies as fans involved in violent clashes during Europa League game in Bilbao

A number of people were arrested following trouble at the Athletic Bilbao vs Spartak Moscow game.

Roy Keane slams Jack Wilshere: 'He is the most over-rated player on the planet'

The former Manchester United star branded Arsenal ‘a shambles’, with special criticism pointed at Wilshere, following their loss to Ostersunds.

Non-league sensation who flirted with Liverpool out to kickstart his career in Ireland

Having learned from Jimmy Bullard and the late Eamonn Dolan along the way, striker Daniel Carr is hoping to make an impression at Shamrock Rovers.

Soccer - Yesterday’s News

Arsenal fall to humiliating home defeat but progress in Europa League

The Gunners were beaten by Ostersunds but their first-leg win was enough to see them reach the last 16 on aggregate.

'If you're only involved to get something back for personal gain, you should just get the f**k out'

Stephen Henderson is hoping for another season of punching above their weight for his Cobh Ramblers side.

Celtic crash out of Europe as birthday boy Ivanovic sparks second-leg turnaround

Zenit won 3-0 to end the Scottish side’s Europa League run.

On the double! Waterford snap up ex-Liverpool keeper and Oldham striker

Lawrence Vigouroux and Courtney Duffus have joined the League of Ireland side on loan.

Galway United sign former Bristol City midfielder on eve of First Division opener

Harrison Reeves comes as the final addition to Shane Keegan’s 2018 squad.

'He just needs to believe in himself a bit more' - McClean's advice for young Irish club mate

The winger has been impressed by 18-year-old defender Dara O’Shea at West Brom.

Germany nabs Russian hooligan over Euro 2016 attack on England fan

Police said they detained the wanted man on his arrival at Munich airport en route to Bilbao.

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Cork striker receives one-match ban after controversial red card

Graham Cummins was dismissed against St Patrick’s Athletic last week.

'I'm one of the greatest minds in football and I'm being wasted because of a lack of experience'

Sol Campbell says he is being unfairly overlooked for jobs in football.

Derry City bolster squad with addition of Jack Doyle from Blackburn Rovers

The 21-year-old will join the Candstripes on loan after making his Blackburn debut earlier this season.

'There were doubts' - Rio Ferdinand admits Man Utd team-mates' uncertainty over David de Gea

The Spanish international starred against Sevilla on Wednesday, but the retired defender had initial doubts regarding the goalkeeper.

Sligo Rovers complete deal for Chelsea goalkeeper before transfer window shuts

England U20 international Mitchell Beeney will remain at the Showgrounds until the end of June.

'Salah one of the best and will get better' - Totti expects even more from Liverpool star

The Egyptian left Roma for Anfield in 2017, with a man he played alongside in Italy tipping the 30-goal forward to remain among the best in the game.

Keane defends Pogba as former United captain demands more from Lukaku and Sanchez

Roy Keane backed Paul Pogba but urged the Manchester United midfielder to bring his off-field character onto the pitch.

'It’s been hard to stay positive but I have good people around me'

Ireland striker Stephanie Roche is dealing with a new injury worry as she attempts to return from a fracture to her tibia.

'They told me he was 100%' - Mourinho questions medical staff after Herrera injury

The Spain international was an early casualty against Sevilla, and his boss was annoyed having apparently been given guarantees over his fitness.

The best goalkeeper in the world and more Champions League talking points

Plus, why Jose Mourinho’s tactics were no surprise.

Soccer - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

It was another dramatic night in the race for a place in the Premier League

Cardiff now enjoy a three-point lead over Aston Villa, while leaders Wolves dropped points.

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Mourinho hugs reporter for asking about McTominay instead of Pogba

“I think the questions should be about the kid. I think he was fantastic.”

Ex-Celtic youngster makes loan move to Sligo Rovers

21-year-old defender Calum Waters has joined the Bit O’Red from Kilmarnock.

RTÉ pundit brands Man United draw 'dreadful, anti-football, an embarrassing performance' Hard To Watch This post contains videos

RTÉ pundit brands Man United draw 'dreadful, anti-football, an embarrassing performance'

Former Liverpool midfielder Didi Hamann was not one bit impressed by what he witnessed this evening.

Porto complete win - five weeks after first half Novelty This post contains videos

Porto complete win - five weeks after first half

The original game then had to be abandoned with Estoril 1-0 ahead.

Stunning Fred free-kick sees Shakhtar stage second-half comeback against Roma Slender Advantage This post contains videos

Stunning Fred free-kick sees Shakhtar stage second-half comeback against Roma

The Ukrainian champions hold a 2-1 lead over their Serie A opponents after tonight’s first leg.

De Gea brilliance helps Man United escape Sevilla with a draw

The goalkeeper had to be at his best to keep out the La Liga side tonight.

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