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Soccer - Friday 10 November, 2017

'People will be cursing our luck that Glenn Whelan is coming in but he's done a job for us before' Close Calls This post contains videos

'People will be cursing our luck that Glenn Whelan is coming in but he's done a job for us before'

We looked ahead to the big game in the latest episode of Close Calls.

How will Denmark set up against Ireland in tomorrow's World Cup play-off?

The home side have got plenty of experience throughout the team.

Bendtner was unplayable when he set his mind to it while working under O'Neill

The enigmatic striker spent a season on loan at Sunderland when the Ireland boss was in charge.

Gareth Bale faces up to a month on the sideline following another injury setback

The Real Madrid and Wales star has suffered a groin strain which is likely to rule him out of a derby clash against Atletico Madrid.

Two years on from the goal that nobody saw, Brady is hoping for another big night in Copenhagen

The Dubliner has come up with a couple of massive moments for Ireland in recent years.

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Eriksen reckons paying him too much attention could backfire on Ireland

The Tottenham Hotspur playmaker has been Denmark’s key player in this qualification campaign.

Patrice Evra banned from European football until next season for head kick Ban

Patrice Evra banned from European football until next season for head kick

The defender also picked up a €10,000 fine.

'He was a good landlord!' - Denmark manager used to rent a house from old friend Martin O'Neill The Opposition This post contains videos

'He was a good landlord!' - Denmark manager used to rent a house from old friend Martin O'Neill

Age Hareide and the Ireland boss were team-mates at Manchester City and Norwich City.

Kasper Schmeichel expects to see 'the Roy Keane on-pitch persona' in the Ireland team

Schmeichel’s father and Keane had a fractious relationship at Manchester United.

‘Guardiola is a f***ing Messiah,' says rock 'n' roll star Noel Gallagher

The former Oasis guitarist is a devout Man City fan.

Morata: Of course I would go back to Real Madrid

A third spell at Real Madrid is always a possibility for Alvaro Morata, but his immediate focus is on winning titles at Chelsea.

Cork City announce fourth new signing in three days as they bring in young Pat's striker

Josh O’Hanlon, 22, previously had spells at Longford Town and Bournemouth.

Lionel Messi confused an Argentinian teammate for a fan and posed for a photo with him

Sebastian Driussi had his very own ‘unidentified fan’ moment.

'Football is what drives that community'

One of the club’s best-known junior clubs, Liffey Wanderers, will celebrate a memorable year this weekend.

Give us your prediction for the away leg and win two tickets to Ireland v Denmark in Dublin

We’re live from Copenhagen on Close Calls with eir Sport this evening.

'I think Shane Long is an incredible striker. We've got to keep an eye on him all the time'

Peter Schmeichel is adamant that Shane Long should start for Ireland against the Danes.

Peace may be breaking out in one of Irish football's most famous feuds

The pair famously traded barbs in their autobiographies.

It's time for sport to call time on alcohol sponsorship

Tommy Martin argues that alcohol sponsorship has no place in sports.

Northern Ireland boss O'Neill slams referee after 'staggering' penalty decision

A decision from Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan helped Switzerland to a 1-0 first-leg win.

'If you were playing Fifa or Football Manager, there's no question you would be picking the Danish team' Looking Ahead This post contains videos

'If you were playing Fifa or Football Manager, there's no question you would be picking the Danish team'

Journalist Klaus Egelund gives the view from Denmark ahead of their World Cup play-off first-leg against Ireland this weekend.

Soccer - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Northern Ireland's World Cup hopes dealt blow as controversial penalty gives Switzerland the edge

Ricardo Rodríguez converted from the spot with just over half an hour to go.

'The idea is to go back to Independiente when my City contract runs out in 2019'

29-year-old Sergio Aguero dreams of turning out for his former side again before he retires.

'I actually think we are the more physical side': Schmeichel unconcerned by Irish toughness

‘The team wasn’t really Irish back then! Jack was very clever, and he got the pick of the best that didn’t play for England.’

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Kenny claims Sheppard reneged on deal and slams Caulfield's 'absurd' comments

“It’s bordering on the ridiculous,” the Dundalk manager said of his Cork City counterpart.

Promising Ireland U21 and former Aston Villa midfielder links up with Derry City

Rory Hale has signed on a one-year deal from Galway United.

9 places in next summer's World Cup still up for grabs - here are the teams in the running

It’s a big week for a lot of countries.

Amazon pay Man City reported £10 million fee for documentary series

Pep Guardiola’s high-scoring City are strong favourites to win the Premier League title.

Cannavaro returns to Chinese champions as Scolari's replacement at the helm

The Italy legend is taking the reins at Guangzhou Evergrande again.

Did Klopp snub Man United? German admits to turning down 'historical' post

Prior to joining the Reds, the coach concedes that he knocked back an approach from another leading Premier League team.

Injured duo link up with Irish squad as they prepare to fly out to Copenhagen

Seamus Coleman and Jon Walters have joined up with the Boys in Green ahead of their vital World Cup play-off games.

"Fergie told me: ‘Why would you turn down United?'"

John Obi Mikel became embroiled in a tug-of-war back in 2005, with the Red Devils announcing a deal before missing out to the Blues

Cork City's signing spree continues as they snap up Galway United defender

Colm Horgan is the latest signing for John Caulfield’s side.

Dundalk have more players than champions Cork City in PFAI Team of the Year

Four Dundalk players and three from Cork City in team selected by players’ vote.

Irish football fans warned against buying tickets in Danish section

“If they are capable of beating the security, stay quiet and take off the green jersey,” a DBU official added.

After another disastrous campaign, the Netherlands' veteran coach is stepping down for a third time

After their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, 70-year-old Dick Advocaat is stepping down as Dutch coach.

Irish international among the nominees for Championship player of the month

Richard Keogh’s fine form at Derby County has been officially acknowledged.

'I had messages from lads saying 'That’s it, 2005 is banished now. People can move on.''

Cork City captain Alan Bennett will enjoy the break after their double-winning achievements this year.