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Soccer - Friday 9 February, 2018

'I was definitely a big fan' – Pulisic admits Man United support

USA international Christian Pulisic, 19, revealed he was a Manchester United supporter as a child amid growing links to Old Trafford.

Maguire ahead of schedule on road to recovery as he closes in on return

The Preston North End and Ireland striker has been out with a hamstring injury since November.

Fresh faces can breathe new life into a heated rivalry that resumes this weekend

The League of Ireland season is almost upon us, with Dundalk and Cork City meeting in the curtain-raiser.

Soccer - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Watch: Philippe Coutinho scores impressive first goal for Barcelona Off The Mark This post contains videos

Watch: Philippe Coutinho scores impressive first goal for Barcelona

The Brazilian helped Barcelona to victory in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final clash against Valencia.

No charges following investigation into Bray-Waterford match-fixing allegations

The FAI have a released a statement about the matter.

West Brom striker charged by FA over racist abuse

Jay Rodriguez could face a lengthy ban if found guilty in an incident involving Brighton’s Gaetan Bong.

'One of the most technically-gifted players ever to pull on the Ireland jersey' - Tributes pour in for Wes

Paul McGrath, Martin O’Neill and a number of Hoolahan’s former team-mates have reacted to the news.

Luka Modric on Tottenham regret, Real Madrid struggles

The Croatian midfielder admits he is still disappointed at having failed to land a trophy at Spurs.

Spurs midfielder Wanyama helps fellow Kenyan win €1.8m on 17-match football bet

31-year-old shopkeeper Gordon Opiyo claimed the prize thanks to Tottenham’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool.

Arsene Wenger suggests English players are now 'the masters' of diving

The Arsenal boss has emphasised the need to “get diving out of the game”.

7 moments that sum up Wes Hoolahan's class in an Ireland shirt Take A Bow This post contains videos

7 moments that sum up Wes Hoolahan's class in an Ireland shirt

The Dubliner announced his retirement from international football today.

Dunphy: 'Players like Wes have gone out of fashion, unless you’re Lionel Messi'

The 35-year-old has today called time on his international career.

Mahrez warned he 'won't be paid' if he continues self-imposed Leicester City exile

The winger was the subject of a bid by Manchester City during the January window.

Wes Hoolahan announces his retirement from international football

“This is the right time to do it,” the 35-year-old said.

Soccer - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Lamela on target as Spurs end Newport's FA Cup fairytale

Dan Butler’s own goal and an Erik Lamela strike put Spurs 2-0 up before half-time.

Troy Deeney facing no disciplinary action for middle-finger gesture to Chelsea fans

The Watford striker will not be punished for raising his middle finger towards Blues fans while celebrating a goal.

Chelsea loanee fined for grabbing opponent's groin Inappropriate This post contains videos

Chelsea loanee fined for grabbing opponent's groin

Matt Miazga was found to have squeezed Heerenveen’s Denzel Dumfries, while his team-mate has been suspended for elbowing the same player.

Nigeria's new home kit will certainly stand out at this summer's World Cup

Nike can’t be accused of playing it safe anyway.

Injury-time winner sees 10-man UCD regain the Collingwood Cup

The 47-time champions defied the first-half dismissal of Georgie Kelly to defeat Queen’s University.

16-year-old Irish striker bags hat-trick for Watford in epic comeback Promising Signs This post contains videos

16-year-old Irish striker bags hat-trick for Watford in epic comeback

The Hornets’ U23s fought back from 4-0 down to draw 5-5 yesterday, with the Dubliner scoring three times on his full debut at that level. .

He loves this game! Ex-Man United defender Evra signs up with West Ham

The veteran Frenchman has been a free agent since Marseille terminated his contract three months ago.

Talented midfielder reveals he's leaving Limerick a week out from the new season

Lee-J Lynch has thanked the club and its fans for their support over the past three years.

Alexis Sanchez won't be spending 16 months in prison despite committing tax fraud

The Manchester United forward was accused of defrauding the treasury of €1 million between 2012 and 2013.

Controversy as huge flag blocks VAR camera, allowing offside goal to stand Chaotic Scenes This post contains videos

Controversy as huge flag blocks VAR camera, allowing offside goal to stand

There was mass confusion in Portugal last night.

Ryan Giggs highlights Paul Pogba's 'best' position

The ex-Man Utd star is confident Jose Mourinho’s men can compete for the league title next season.

Riyad Mahrez reportedly absent from training since failing to force through Man City move last month

This weekend’s match is likely to be the third consecutive league game the Algeria winger has missed.

Leipzig boss says Keita's form 'not as consistent' since sealing Liverpool move

The 22-year-old remains a crucial player for the Bundesliga outfit but his coach has noticed a drop in quality this term.

Liverpool warned 'Messi of goalkeepers' will cost 'far more than €50 million'

Roma have seen their Brazilian custodian spark plenty of interest.

Jesse Lingard apologises over 'totally unacceptable' tweet during Munich memorial service

“A member of my media team inadvertently replied to a tweet this afternoon.”

'20 years ago, 30 years ago, it was like all congratulate the player when he tricks the referee'

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino fears over-analysis of decisions and a fixation with diving could kill the sport.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte won't be sacked for now - reports

Last year’s Premier League champions are languishing 19 points behind leaders Manchester City.

Soccer - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Cork City squad in Rochdale to watch former team-mate in FA Cup action tonight

Ryan Delaney enjoyed a successful spell on Leeside in 2017.

'My heart is in Madrid' — Chelsea keeper Courtois

After spending three years on loan at Atletico Madrid, Chelsea’s Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois suggested he could return to Spain.

'To be named captain of the best club in the country is a proud moment for me'

Childhood Dundalk supporter Conor McCormack is set to skipper rivals Cork City for the 2018 season.

'They can remain in Ireland, complete their education and still play football at an elite level'

The Bohemians-St Kevin’s Boys link-up was made official at a launch today.

Collingwood Cup kingpins to meet in tomorrow's final as holders UCC crash out

UCD and hosts Queen’s University were both victorious in this afternoon’s semi-finals in Belfast.

Robbie Keane in line to take player-manager role in India - Report

Atletico de Kolkata are looking to replace Teddy Sheringham, who was sacked last month.

Liverpool sign young Colombian defender and send him on loan to Spain

Anderson Arroyo will remain with Segunda B leaders Real Mallorca for the next 18 months.

The Dutch employ Ronald Koeman to rescue their struggling national team

The once-mighty Netherlands have endured a torrid time in recent years.

'I think West Brom wanted £15 million but Derby weren’t prepared to pay that'

James McClean was the subject of a failed bid from Derby County during the January transfer window.