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# underdogs - Monday 11 December, 2017

Englishman working wonders at little-known Swedish club relishes dream tie with Arsenal

After three promotions in five years, Graham Potter will get the chance to test himself against Arsene Wenger in the Europa League.

# underdogs - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Relegation favourites Huddersfield go top of the Premier League

Elsewhere, there were wins for Everton and West Brom in this afternoon’s 3pm games.

# underdogs - Sunday 2 July, 2017

10-man Sligo stun Shamrock Rovers to pick up first league win in almost two months

John Russell’s fourth-minute goal was enough to seal a crucial three points.

# underdogs - Friday 9 June, 2017

Andorra secure the biggest result in their history

Marc Rebés was the hero as the European minnows stunned Hungary.

# underdogs - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Spurs struggling to compete on wages - Pochettino

Despite their highest Premier League finish, Tottenham cannot mix it with the big boys in the transfer market, says Mauricio Pochettino.

# underdogs - Saturday 1 April, 2017

Crystal Palace stun Premier League leaders Chelsea to give title rivals hope

Despite the setback, the Blues are still seven points ahead of second place Tottenham with nine games to play.

# underdogs - Saturday 26 November, 2016

The Bundesliga could have its own equivalent of Leicester City this year

RB Leipzig continued their stunning form on Friday with a 4-1 win at Freiburg.

# underdogs - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Jamie Barron on facing Dr Crokes: 'You have to think they can be beaten'

The All-Star hurling midfielder has turned his sights to football and facing the Kerry champions in the Munster club final.

# underdogs - Sunday 30 October, 2016

O'Loughlin Gaels cause an upset to claim Kilkenny senior hurling title

A powerful second half performance saw them past Ballyhale Shamrocks.

# underdogs - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Are Mario Balotelli and Nice set to be this season's great underdog story?

The former Liverpool striker looks rejuvenated since moving to Ligue 1.

# underdogs - Thursday 16 June, 2016

'Are you trying to suggest Ireland are favourites? I think you've been drinking'

Roy Keane has been enjoying the physicality on show at Euro 2016 so far.

# underdogs - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

This weekend sees Ireland get a final shot at qualifying for the Olympic 7s

Both the Ireland men and women face qualifying tournaments over the next two weekends.

# underdogs - Saturday 11 June, 2016

10-man Albania's brave performance not enough to avoid Swiss loss Underdogs This post contains videos

10-man Albania's brave performance not enough to avoid Swiss loss

Switzerland played the majority of the game with a man advantage after Lorik Cana was sent off.

# underdogs - Friday 27 May, 2016

'The other Irish provinces have been so successful, of course I’ve been jealous' Mul

'The other Irish provinces have been so successful, of course I’ve been jealous'

John Muldoon and Pat Lam were in confident form at Murrayfield.

# underdogs - Monday 2 May, 2016

How Leicester went from 5000/1 outsiders to Premier League winners

Within 25 minutes of the new season getting underway, it became apparent something special was brewing.

# underdogs - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Bookmakers set for 'unprecedented' pay out if Leicester win the Premier League

The Foxes need just three points from their remaining three league games this season to be crowned champions.

# underdogs - Friday 29 April, 2016

'Faroe Islands inspired Leicester's title bid'

Former Denmark international Lars Olsen says his side are the inspiration for Claudio Ranieri’s team.

# underdogs - Friday 1 April, 2016

Can Leicester follow in the footsteps of these 10 unexpected champions?

A look at other teams who shook up the established order and claimed surprise titles.

# underdogs - Sunday 14 February, 2016

The best Irish sports team you've never heard of

Ailsa Anderson chats to The42 about her side’s unlikely success story.

# underdogs - Monday 8 February, 2016

8 unlikely league champions that Leicester will be hoping to emulate

The Foxes were made Premier League title favourites after a sensational victory over Man City at the weekend.

# underdogs - Saturday 6 February, 2016

Analysis: How are Leicester still top of the Premier League?

We look at the reasons behind the Foxes’ unlikely rise this season.

# underdogs - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Ex-Ireland international hoping to propel Salford City and Class of 92 into FA Cup third round

We spoke to Stephen O’Halloran about life at the club and working under its famous owners.

# underdogs - Saturday 5 September, 2015

Wales will be officially better than Brazil if they win tomorrow

Chris Coleman’s men could also go third in the world if they win their pivotal match tomorrow.

# underdogs - Saturday 14 March, 2015

England take top spot in Six Nations despite lacklustre display against Scotland

It could have been much worse for Ireland’s Championship hopes.

# underdogs - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Sabella still hopeful over Di Maria fitness, says Argentina need 'perfect match'

“We have to remain very concentrated and close all the spaces open to them,” he says.

# underdogs - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Kenya take major step towards first-ever Rugby World Cup qualification

The east Africans pulled off an impressive victory over Namibia in Madagascar.

# underdogs - Friday 27 June, 2014

We're not great with the favourites' tag, says Westmeath boss Bealin

Westmeath manager Paul Bealin thinks the qualifier draw with Cavan suits his team.

# underdogs - Monday 26 May, 2014

'Sure what have we won?' - why Cork weren't complacent against Waterford

Cork Goalkeeper Anthony Nash is sure that complacency was not an issue at the weekend.

# underdogs - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

All you need to know about Italy ahead of the Six Nations

With just two home games to target, 2014 could be a lean year for the Azzuri.

# underdogs - Monday 2 December, 2013

Cratloe boss: 'We're sickened - I thought we'd the game won'

The Clare club nearly pulled off a massive shock in yesterday’s AIB Munster SFC club final.

# underdogs - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Scout's report: Edinburgh looking to catch Munster out at Murrayfield

Alan Solomons’ side are bottom of the Pro12, but will welcome a fresh start in Europe.

# underdogs - Sunday 21 July, 2013

In pictures: London outclassed in 1st ever Connacht final appearance Underdog's Tale This post contains images

In pictures: London outclassed in 1st ever Connacht final appearance

Mayo steamrollered their way to a third Connacht title in a row.

# underdogs - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

6 reasons why Tahiti's footballers are your new favourite team

One player climbs coconut trees for a living.

# underdogs - Monday 17 June, 2013

Tahiti: A true underdog story

The tiny South Pacific islanders paddle into uncharted waters when they take on Nigeria at the Confederations Cup in Brazil tonight.

# underdogs - Friday 16 November, 2012

Berdych keeps Czech Davis Cup hopes alive

The world number six levelled the final against much-fancied Spain with a win over Nicolas Almagro this evening.

# underdogs - Monday 20 August, 2012

Glamour tie: Pub team of ex-pats takes on Sweden's most successful side

A number of Irish and British amateur players will line out for Langholmen FC against IFK Gothenburg in the Swedish Cup tonight.

# underdogs - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Micheal McDermott: “You don’t want to have fear going into this game, you want to enjoy it.”

They may be rank outsiders but the Cavan native is looking forward to leading Clare into their first provincial senior football final in 12 years next Sunday.

# underdogs - Friday 25 May, 2012

Pro12 final: Ospreys make just one change for Leinster trip

Steve Tandy has stuck with 14 of the team which felled Munster in the semi-final, scrum half Rhys Webb is the only change.

# underdogs - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

WATCH: The Andorran football team's only ever competitive victory, plus 4 other shocks they (nearly) produced Underdogs This post contains videos

WATCH: The Andorran football team's only ever competitive victory, plus 4 other shocks they (nearly) produced

Ahead of Friday’s game, we look at the minnows record in international football, and find that they are capable of producing the odd surprise result.