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Soccer - Yesterday’s News

Mourinho charged by FA over comments following Man United win

The manager spoke into a camera after his side came from behind to triumph 3-2 at Old Trafford.

Why a loss tonight could have a big impact on Ireland's hopes of playing in Dublin at Euro 2020

Martin O’Neill’s men face Wales at the Aviva Stadium knowing the result could have crucial long-term implications.

Koeman claims Liverpool defender Van Dijk 'has been playing with two broken ribs for weeks'

The Dutch defender will sit out tonight’s friendly with Belgium, but his international manager believes he should be fine to return for the Reds this weekend.

Ciaran Clark out of Ireland's Nations League clash with Wales

The Newcastle United defender won’t be involved at the Aviva Stadium tonight.

Sergio Busquets is no better than Eric Dier, according to Sam Allardyce

Busquets had little impact in Spain’s 3-2 defeat to England last night.

Montserrat - the world's 205th best team - won a match thanks to this cracker Unforgettable This post contains videos

Montserrat - the world's 205th best team - won a match thanks to this cracker

Spencer Weir the hero as Caribbean island win for only the fifth time in their history.

England stitch together 17-pass move to out-Spain Spain for their opening goal Tiki-Tactics This post contains videos

England stitch together 17-pass move to out-Spain Spain for their opening goal

England’s opener in Seville last night was a beauty.

Maltese champions Valletta have offered Usain Bolt a two-year professional contract

Maltese champions are majority-owned by a group of investors from the UAE.

Poll: Who will win tonight's Nations League clash between Ireland and Wales? It's Crunch Time This post contains a poll

Poll: Who will win tonight's Nations League clash between Ireland and Wales?

Ireland face Wales tonight with Martin O’Neill’s men looking to secure their first Nations League win.

'He is pretty much like John O'Shea and I cannot pay him a higher compliment than that'

Martin O’Neill paid tribute to Richard Keogh on the eve of tonight’s Nations League clash.

'James McClean broke his wrist... And was actually looking at an injection to see if he could play'

Martin O’Neill has emphasised his side’s positive attributes ahead of their clash with Wales tonight.

Soccer - Monday 15 October, 2018

Edin Dzeko double leaves Northern Ireland on the brink of Nations League relegation

The AS Roma striker scored twice as Bosnia-Herzegovina saw off a wasteful Northern Ireland 2-0 on Monday.

Sterling bags a double as England blow Spain away with sublime Nations League win

A double from the Manchester City winger helped England to an impressive 3-2 win against Luis Enrique’s side.

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Wales in the Nations League tomorrow?

Martin O’Neill has some tough calls to make following Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Denmark.

Dutchman Ake responds to £40m Man United transfer rumours

The Bournemouth defender is reported to be on the Red Devils’ wishlist.

More of the same won't suffice: 5 talking points ahead of Ireland-Wales

Opportunity knocks for Martin O’Neill’s side against a severely weakened Wales team tomorrow evening.

FA condemn England fans after clashes with Spanish police in Seville Bad Behaviour This post contains videos

FA condemn England fans after clashes with Spanish police in Seville

The countries play in the Uefa Nations League tonight.

'We are still possibly learning the system, to get it to exactly how we want'

Richard Keogh has suggested it will take Ireland time to adapt to the 3-5-2 formation.

Martin O'Neill hits back at claims Ireland play 'primitive' football

The Irish boss also defended his use of James McClean in the wing-back role.

'It was a great experience and hopefully I can look forward to many more'

Enda Stevens is eager for more international experience after winning his first competitive home cap.

'I never needed an apology' - Arter put issues with Keane to bed after phone call

The Ireland midfielder returned to the field on Saturday following a bust-up with the assistant manager.

'I'm not even a professional footballer yet': Bolt asks why he is being drug tested

Bolt is currently on trial with the Central Coast Mariners in Australia’s A-League.

Wales suffer another big setback with Ramsey to miss Ireland clash

The Arsenal midfielder has been ruled out of tomorrow evening’s Uefa Nations League encounter.

Peter Brackley, the legendary voice of Football Italia, dies aged 67 RIP

Peter Brackley, the legendary voice of Football Italia, dies aged 67

The broadcaster covered four World Cups throughout his career but is most fondly remembered as the man charged with covering Serie A for Channel 4.

'I think the victory certainly hurt me much more psychologically than my injury'

France defender Laurent Koscielny has confirmed his international career is over.

Soccer - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Last-gasp goal saves Italy, gives Mancini first competitive win Relief This post contains videos

Last-gasp goal saves Italy, gives Mancini first competitive win

The result keeps the Azzurri’s Nations League hopes alive.

'Boredom leads to a lot of things and we ended up going to the pub and wasting ourselves'

Remembered best for scoring two goals in the Old Firm derby, ex-Celtic midfielder Paul Byrne has more than his fair share of regrets.

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Some of the defining moments from a busy week of sporting action.

'I have obviously got a lot of faith in him as a player' - O'Neill on Ireland's man of the match

The Ireland boss reserved high praise for makeshift midfielder Cyrus Christie last night.

Wolves star on target as Ronaldo-less Portugal too good for Scotland Outclassed This post contains videos

Wolves star on target as Ronaldo-less Portugal too good for Scotland

Hélder Costa, Macedo Lopes and Tué Na Bangna got the goals for the visitors.

Watch: 16-year-old Tottenham youngster's hat-trick helps seal qualification for Ireland U19s Hot Prospect This post contains videos

Watch: 16-year-old Tottenham youngster's hat-trick helps seal qualification for Ireland U19s

Troy Parrott is considered one of the most promising players in his age group.

Gareth Bale ruled out of Ireland-Wales Nations League clash

The Welsh FA confirmed today in a tweet that the Real Madrid star has returned to his club as he continues his recuperation.

Portsmouth youngster recalled to Ireland senior squad ahead of Wales clash

Ronan Curtis has been promoted from the U21 team ahead of Tuesday’s Nations League game.

'The last time I played there I was about 14' Reaction This post contains videos

'The last time I played there I was about 14'

Ireland’s Cyrus Christie was unexpectedly put in an unfamiliar central midfield role against Denmark last night.

'Why are you smiling?': Sarri reveals bemusement at fun-loving Klopp after Hazard goal

The Italian was impressed that his German counterpart was still enjoying the spectacle at Stamford Bridge despite his team trailing at the time.

Mbappé's Time magazine cover and more tweets of the week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.

From Enniskillen to Old Trafford: the 32-year-old Fermanagh native who's Jose Mourinho's right-hand man

Forced to retire from playing in his early 20s, Kieran McKenna has established an incredible coaching reputation in a very short space of time.

Man City deny reports that they made £1m/week bid to sign Lionel Messi

Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo say City were willing to triple Messi’s Barca salary.

Doherty acknowledges room for improvement after long-awaited Ireland bow

The Wolves wing-back made his competitive international debut in last night’s draw with Denmark.

'Smashing football' and self-doubt: Deadly Doug, the 'nearly' years and Aston Villa's Irish contingent

The recent passing of Doug Ellis brings back memories of the club’s push for success in the mid-90s.