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#World Cup

# world-cup - Yesterday’s News

Will Zlatan be at the World Cup? Stranger things have happened in international football

Irish football can see parallels with its own greatest striker Robbie Keane and his inclusion at Euro 2016.

# world-cup - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Celebrations in Lima triggered earthquake warnings as Peru ended a 36-year World Cup wait

Several earthquake detection apps sent warnings of a tremor in the Peruvian capital after Jefferson Farfan’s opener.

Peru get the better of New Zealand to qualify for World Cup after 36-year wait Last In This post contains videos

Peru get the better of New Zealand to qualify for World Cup after 36-year wait

Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos scored as the South Americans reached the finals for the first time since 1982.

# world-cup - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Ancelotti favourite to take over Italy as Ventura sacked after failure to qualify for World Cup

It is the first time in 60 years that the four-time champions have missed out on the tournament .

South African Rugby chief questions 'opaque' World Cup decision process

South Africa were favourites to stage the World Cup in six years’ time, but the tournament will return to France.

'I saw a lot of bitching amongst the players that I've never seen before'

Former Republic of Ireland player Kenny Cunningham was speaking on Off The Ball.

# world-cup - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Watch: Here are all the goals as Christian Eriksen's hat-trick ends Ireland's World Cup dream Down And Out This post contains videos

Watch: Here are all the goals as Christian Eriksen's hat-trick ends Ireland's World Cup dream

Denmark scored five goals without reply to qualify for next summer’s World Cup in Russia.

Here are 10 stars that won’t be at the World Cup in Russia next summer

It just won’t be the same without them.

Unbelievable we're talking about Ibrahimovic - Sweden boss

Janne Andersson preferred to focus on the players who sealed their country’s World Cup berth.

'I thought it was better to send on Insigne' - De Rossi explains dugout argument with Italy coach Difference Of Opinion This post contains videos

'I thought it was better to send on Insigne' - De Rossi explains dugout argument with Italy coach

The Roma midfielder has explained his animated discussions in Italy’s dugout.

# world-cup - Monday 13 November, 2017

World Cup without four-time champions Italy would be a 'disaster' - Löw

It’s all or nothing, as Italy find themselves trailing to Sweden ahead of tonight’s crucial second leg.

# world-cup - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Hard work done, Croatia breeze through second-leg against Greece to book World Cup place

Leading 4-1 from the first-leg, Zlatko Dalic’s men picked up a scoreless draw away from home.

'It reminded me of the old days in League Two': Schmeichel unimpressed with Copenhagen pitch

Kasper Schmeichel slammed the state of the pitch at Parken Stadium, saying it reminded him of playing in League Two.

Poll: after last night's result, do you think Ireland will get to the World Cup ? COYBIG This post contains a poll

Arsenal star tells Northern Ireland to get over contentious penalty

Granit Xhaka has little sympathy.for Michael O’Neill’s side’s misfortune.

# world-cup - Friday 10 November, 2017

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.

# world-cup - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Kevin De Bruyne and City are the best in the Premier League, says Hazard

Eden Hazard has also insisted that he remains happy at Chelsea.

# world-cup - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

World Cup report leaves 'door open to drug abuse'

Bernard Laporte has raised the stakes in a bitter war of words over the destiny of the 2023 tournament.

'It's getting more complex': Interpol chief warns World Cup and Olympics face 'spectrum of threats'

Jurgen Stock was speaking at a security conference in Doha.

# world-cup - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

England warned over paper planes in latest Fifa clamp-down

FIFA has punished five nations in Central and South America following homophobic chants in recent World Cup qualifiers.

# world-cup - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Russia World Cup is safe despite threatening Messi poster by pro-ISIS group, says ambassador

The poster of Lionel Messi shows him crying tears of blood.

No Walters as Ireland squad to face Denmark in World Cup play-off announced

The Boys in Green meet the Danes over two legs in November.

# world-cup - Friday 20 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'A truly dysfunctional system': Touts selling World Cup seats for Ireland V Denmark for €700 Ripoff Ireland

# world-cup - Thursday 19 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Don't hit fans': Mayor of Russian World Cup host city has a warning for locals It'll All Be Kalinin-grand

'Don't hit fans': Mayor of Russian World Cup host city has a warning for locals

“If you speak English then have a chat.”

# world-cup - Saturday 14 October, 2017

'There's a lot better candidates than myself' – Vieira dismisses links to USA job

Patrick Vieira said he is not the man to fill the void left by Bruce Arena after the United States failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

# world-cup - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Argentina boss Sampaoli: 'Football owed Messi the World Cup'

Jorge Sampaoli was full of praise and indebted to hat-trick hero Lionel Messi after their win last night.

Watch: Lionel Messi hat-trick fires Argentina into World Cup Goat This post contains videos

Watch: Lionel Messi hat-trick fires Argentina into World Cup

Meanwhile, Chile were knocked out on a dramatic day in the South American qualifiers.

# world-cup - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Last night's Ireland game was watched by 1.1 million people at its peak COYBIG

Last night's Ireland game was watched by 1.1 million people at its peak

Over 51% of people watching TV at the time were tuned into the match.

# world-cup - Monday 9 October, 2017

Which teams could Ireland potentially face in the World Cup play-offs?

Martin O’Neill’s outfit will be one of the four unseeded teams in the draw.

# world-cup - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Absolutely brilliant bedlam as Costa Rica qualify for World Cup after last-gasp leveller Scenes This post contains videos

Absolutely brilliant bedlam as Costa Rica qualify for World Cup after last-gasp leveller

As always, the local TV coverage is well worth a watch.

# world-cup - Saturday 7 October, 2017

'Italy will struggle in World Cup play-offs': Dismal Azzurri face major backlash

Italy drew at home to 103rd ranked Macedonia on Friday, as they prepare for a World Cup play-off in November.

Italy 'had a Macedonia' tonight and it could have major consequences if they reach the World Cup

The Azzurri are still waiting to confirm a play-off place and may be third seeds should they reach Russia.

# world-cup - Friday 6 October, 2017

The answer to England's World Cup woes? Become 'the Harry Kane team' as well

Be like Spurs and just give the ball to Harry Kane, writes Tommy Martin in his weekly column.

# world-cup - Thursday 5 October, 2017

World Cup holders secure spot at Russia with comfortable win over Northern Ireland

Sebastian Rudy scored his first international goal to help Joachim Low’s side make it nine wins from nine in qualifying.

Huge result for Ireland as last-gasp Skrtel own goal gives Scotland narrow victory

A tense and dramatic contest at Hampden saw Scotland keeping their World Cup hopes alive.

# world-cup - Sunday 1 October, 2017

'We know it's a difficult game, Moldova are a good team that cause problems'

Shane Duffy says Ireland must secure a win against Moldova on Friday before a crucial meeting with Wales in Cardiff.

# world-cup - Friday 29 September, 2017

World Cup winner encourages football players to join in anti-Trump protests

Lilian Thuram who won a World Cup with France in 1998, knelt as he received an honorary doctorate in Sweden.

# world-cup - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'There'll be war': Ireland fans urged not to buy fake tickets from Welsh touts Don't Be Duped

'There'll be war': Ireland fans urged not to buy fake tickets from Welsh touts

The Boys in Green take on Wales in Cardiff next month.

# world-cup - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

England players urged not to use public Wi-Fi at Russia 2018 due to fears tactics will be hacked

Fifa are aware of The FA’s concerns, but insist they cannot offer computer advice.

# world-cup - Friday 8 September, 2017

Fifa opens proceedings against Dele Alli over middle finger gesture

TV pictures show the England player making the gesture in a World Cup qualifier on Monday night.

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