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Soccer - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Injury-hampered Gareth Bale '50-50 to play against Ireland' in Dublin, says Giggs

The forward has been ruled out of tomorrow’s friendly against Spain and is a doubt to face Ireland on Tuesday.

Former banker and Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri 'only interested in money', says Napoli owner

The 59-year-old moved to Chelsea on a deal reported to be worth nearly €6 million last summer.

How Cesc Fabregas scuppered Michael Carrick's dream move to Arsenal

“I was totally devastated as I had my heart set on Arsenal and playing with all that talent.”

Former Liverpool defender Coates saves team-mate's life after goalkeeper knocked unconscious Portugal This post contains videos

Former Liverpool defender Coates saves team-mate's life after goalkeeper knocked unconscious

The 28-year-old prevented team-mate Romain Salin from choking after the goalkeeper collided with his post.

'It is not fair': Why Croatia v England is being played behind closed doors

The World Cup semi-finalists meet again on Friday night.

'Sometimes he is a little too laid-back' - Dutch boss says Van Dijk must improve VVD

'Sometimes he is a little too laid-back' - Dutch boss says Van Dijk must improve

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman is demanding improvement from the Liverpool defender.

'It's my body at the end of the day... I just need to keep in touch with Preston'

Sean Maguire insists he is ready to face Denmark and Wales despite concerns over the striker’s match fitness.

'I haven't been selected for whatever reason when I have been back fit' Woe

'I haven't been selected for whatever reason when I have been back fit'

Ireland striker Scott Hogan is hoping to put aside frustration at club level ahead of two crucial Nations League games.

Soccer - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Free agent Stephen Ireland earns short-term deal with Championship club

The 32-year-old midfielder has joined Bolton Wanderers.

O'Neill 'disappointed' after Rangers striker rules himself out of Northern Ireland squad

Kyle Lafferty called the Northern Ireland manager on Sunday night.

Drogheda captain suffers broken leg after 'cowardly tackle'

Jake Hyland was stretchered off during last night’s play-off tie against Shelbourne.

'I'd tell Harry that I don't agree with that. You'd have to put a gun to my head for me to not show up'

James McClean says that while he disagreed with the midfielder’s stance, the Cardiff star has his “backing” now.

'I think he has done it on purpose': Pogba slammed by Saha over Mourinho comments

The midfielder should have kept his opinions on his manager to himself, according to the former United striker.

Barkley hopes 'inspirational' Hazard extends Chelsea stay amid Real Madrid links

“I’d love to play with him for many more years.”

West Ham star Yarmolenko offers to fight outspoken pundit

The Ukrainian winger is tired of the criticism he continues to receive from a commentator back in his homeland.

Long-range screamer lights up disappointing night as Ireland humbled by Poland

The Girls in Green were on the wrong end of a 4-0 scoreline.

FA investigating allegations of 'systemic corruption' over Wembley sale

Fulham owner Shahid Khan has offered £600 million to buy the stadium.

'I never thought for one minute that his face didn't fit' - O'Neill denies Doherty claims

The Ireland boss has defended his decision to limit the in-form Wolves star’s game time.

'Excited to get back' - Roche set for new challenge in Italy after injury-ravaged year

The Ireland striker has signed for a Serie A club.

Bayern midfielder missing from Ireland U19 squad as he considers future

Ryan Johansson has reportedly opted to pursue his international career with Luxembourg.

LIVE: Watch Ireland's women take on Poland WNT This post contains videos

LIVE: Watch Ireland's women take on Poland

Colin Bell’s side were involved in a friendly this evening.

'Mbappe reminds me of Ronaldo in his Man United days' - Griezmann backs PSG star to hit 50 goals-a-season

The France international is already a World Cup winner and global superstar, but is being tipped to take his game to even greater heights.

Martin O'Neill plays down questions about his future as Ireland manager

The Boys in Green boss also suggested he was contemplating reverting to a 3-5-2 formation for the upcoming Nations League games.

Two Russian internationals condemned after 'disgusting' cafe attack

Video footage has emerged of Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev allegedly assaulting a government official in Moscow.

'It doesn't mean much unless you're going out in the Aviva': Mixed emotions for Morris after 40 yard wonder-goal This post contains videos

'It doesn't mean much unless you're going out in the Aviva': Mixed emotions for Morris after 40 yard wonder-goal

Ian Morris scored a stunning 40 yard goal for Bohemians in their FAI Cup semi-final replay on Monday.

Carrick: I fell into two-year depression after the 2009 Champions League final

After losing to Barcelona in Rome nine years ago, the former Manchester United midfielder admits struggling badly.

'Somebody has not translated well' - Eriksen's agent dismisses 'chronic' stomach problem

The Denmark star looks set to miss Saturday’s Uefa Nations League meeting with the Republic of Ireland.

Burke and Towell among the players cut from Ireland squad for double header

Martin O’Neill’s side took part in an open training session today in preparation for the visits of Denmark and Wales.

Maradona: Messi let down by Mascherano and Argentina 'traitors'

The legendary World Cup winner has slammed the lack of support shown to a talisman figure, while also ruling out a second stint as national team boss.

Rooney backs Mourinho and tells Man Utd players to do better

The Red Devils’ all-time leading goalscorer believes underperforming players at Old Trafford should be taking more blame than the manager.

Pogba and Mourinho feud has been exaggerated, says France manager Deschamps

Paul Pogba’s relationship with Jose Mourinho has been under the spotlight this season, but Didier Deschamps is not concerned.

Soccer - Monday 8 October, 2018

Drogheda United progress in dramatic play-off on penalties as heroic Shelbourne battle with nine men SSE Airtricity League Premier Division This post contains videos

Drogheda United progress in dramatic play-off on penalties as heroic Shelbourne battle with nine men

In a pulsating First Division play-off Drogheda United came out on top on spot-kicks after Shelbourne received two red cards.

Cork City book FAI Cup final spot as champions prepare to take on Dundalk for fourth year in a row

John Caulfield’s side held on to beat Bohemians 2-1 on Monday at Turners Cross in their semi-final replay.

What a strike! Bohemians centre back scores goal-of-the-season contender from 40 yards Take A Bow Son This post contains videos

What a strike! Bohemians centre back scores goal-of-the-season contender from 40 yards

Bohemians director of football Ian Morris scored a mighty effort on Monday night.

Mbappe, Pulisic and Alexander-Arnold all shortlisted for inaugural Kopa Trophy

France Football has named 10 of the world’s best young footballers for 2018.

Mourinho under FA investigation after allegedly swearing in Portuguese

The FA will get an official translation before deciding what course of action to take.

Here are the 30 male and 15 female nominees for the Ballon d'Or

Luka Modric remains on track for a second major award, while a host of star names also make the shortlist.

Guardiola says sorry to Gabriel Jesus for stopping him taking penalty

The Manchester City boss concedes that it was his decision to put Riyad Mahrez on spot-kick duty at Anfield.

Can Jose Mourinho survive 'manhunt' after stay of execution?

Whatever their differences, these were not players happy to lie down and watch their manager take the bullet.

Three wins from three see Ireland's young guns coast into Euro 2019 Elite Round

The dream of reaching next summer’s finals in Scotland is well and truly alive.