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#World Cup

# world-cup - Monday 13 August, 2018

125-cap Spain legend David Silva retires from international football

The Manchester City schemer won the 2010 World Cup as well as two European championships.

# world-cup - Friday 10 August, 2018

'Winning the World Cup is in the past' - Pogba wants more trophies after success in Russia

The midfielder captained Man United to an opening night win against Leicester City, scoring a first-half penalty.

# world-cup - Monday 6 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie PICS: Huge crowd turns out to welcome Irish women's hockey team home World Cup

PICS: Huge crowd turns out to welcome Irish women's hockey team home

Young girls held up posters declaring: “You’re an inspiration to me!”

From TheJournal.ie Everything you need to know about today's homecoming celebration for Ireland's hockey heroes Happening Today

Everything you need to know about today's homecoming celebration for Ireland's hockey heroes

The silver medal-winning side will be welcomed home in Dublin at 3pm today.

# world-cup - Sunday 5 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Irish women's hockey team members 'didn't have to pay €550 levy for World Cup' Hockey

Irish women's hockey team members 'didn't have to pay €550 levy for World Cup'

The issue of funding has been raised due to the success of the women, who are amateur players.

# world-cup - Saturday 4 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Improper honking' ends in fines for French World Cup fans Loud Celebrations

'Improper honking' ends in fines for French World Cup fans

Eight people in a French town have received tickets for “improper honking” and three for revving their motors.

# world-cup - Thursday 2 August, 2018

'I am not happy about this situation' - Chelsea boss Sarri says Willian's late return is 'strange' Frustrated This post contains videos

'I am not happy about this situation' - Chelsea boss Sarri says Willian's late return is 'strange'

After their friendly defeat to Arsenal in Dublin, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri revealed his frustration at the Brazilian star’s delayed return.

# world-cup - Monday 30 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Additional 7 million pints of beer sold this summer compared to last Supermarket Sweep

Additional 7 million pints of beer sold this summer compared to last

The sale of lager was up 11.6% compared to the same 12 week period last year.

# world-cup - Saturday 28 July, 2018

'For football, Qatar 2022 is great news' - Graeme Souness looking forward to next World Cup

The former Liverpool star feels that the considerable decrease in travelling time will help the players and fans alike.

# world-cup - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Excellent season for Ireland shows that 7s is very much here to stay

Last weekend’s World Cup in San Fran saw the men’s and women’s teams deliver fine performances.

'It's the dream start, but it's only a start' - More to come from 'magnificent' Ireland World Cup Fever This post contains videos

'It's the dream start, but it's only a start' - More to come from 'magnificent' Ireland

Graham Shaw’s Ireland recorded a famous win in their first World Cup appearance in 16 years on Saturday.

# world-cup - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Famous win as incredible Ireland stun US in first World Cup appearance in 16 years

A dream start for Graham Shaw’s side at London 2018.

# world-cup - Thursday 19 July, 2018

From The Daily Edge Trevor Noah has hit back at criticism from the French Ambassador about his 'Africa won the World Cup' joke Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah has hit back at criticism from the French Ambassador about his 'Africa won the World Cup' joke

The French Ambassador to the United States wrote a letter to Noah criticising the joke.

# world-cup - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

'England got found out' - Merson questions Euro 2020 credentials after 'missed opportunity'

The former Three Lions international doubts that Gareth Southgate’s side can challenge at the next major tournament as they remain behind rivals.

Peru striker Guerrero cleared to play (for now) despite positive test for 'cocaine'

The CAS decision to ban Guerrero for 14 months, put on hold for the World Cup, could be reimposed in the coming weeks.

'Nothing can compete with a World Cup... Wimbledon, Brexit or my mother calling to tell me she’s fallen down the stairs'

This weekend’s juxtaposition of games, brought the summer of 1990 to mind for Eoin Butler.

# world-cup - Monday 16 July, 2018

Enormous crowd greets beaten Croatia team after epic World Cup

Far-right singer Marko Perkovic also boarded the team’s bus and sang during the gathering.

# world-cup - Sunday 15 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Celebrating World Cup fans block traffic on Dublin's O'Connell Bridge Celebrations

Celebrating World Cup fans block traffic on Dublin's O'Connell Bridge

There was a ‘celebratory’ mood as France and Croatia fans gathered.

World Cup winner Giroud ends tournament without a shot on target after 546 minutes

Olivier Giroud’s poor World Cup in front of goal continued in France’s 4-2 win against Croatia.

From TheJournal.ie 'In Mother Russia only Putin gets an umbrella' - Viewers bemused by President's World Cup 'power move' Prizegiving

'In Mother Russia only Putin gets an umbrella' - Viewers bemused by President's World Cup 'power move'

Putin was shielded from the rain – but Macron and the Croatian leader got drenched.

From TheJournal.ie Pussy Riot claim responsibility for World Cup pitch invasion Must Go

Pussy Riot claim responsibility for World Cup pitch invasion

Four protesters ran onto the field as France led 2-1, one making it to the centre circle.

As it happened: France vs Croatia, World Cup final

We went minute-by-minute as France and Croatia battled it out in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium for world football’s highest honour.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you watch the World Cup Final? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the World Cup Final?

Almost a million people tuned in to watch England in the semis this week.

# world-cup - Saturday 14 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'This World Cup continues to laugh in the face of football convention' World Cup

Column: 'This World Cup continues to laugh in the face of football convention'

The international game is beautifully flawed by design and the world at large is benefitting from this World Cup of imperfections, writes Colm Boohig.

Three Lions taste defeat as Belgium round off World Cup campaign with third place

Goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard saw Roberto Martinez’s side earn a comfortable win.

As it happened: Belgium vs England, World Cup third place play-off

We went minute-by-minute as Belgium and England battled in Saint Petersburg vying for bronze.

# world-cup - Friday 13 July, 2018

Modric would trade his four Champions League medals for World Cup glory

The Real Madrid midfielder already has experience of winning trophies at the highest level for his club.

'If we stopped Messi, Eriksen and Kane, we can stop Mbappe and Griezmann too'

Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic is confident of his side’s chances in this weekend’s World Cup final against France.

# world-cup - Thursday 12 July, 2018

'Maybe England lacked respect', suggests Croatia coach Dalic

The Croatian boss feels England, or the English media, may have underestimated his side.

‘People should recognise that I’m one of the world’s best’ – Lovren

The Liverpool defender does not think he gets the recognition he deserves, while he has backed team-mate Luka Modric to win the Ballon d’Or.

'We really believed we could go another stage' - Southgate disappointed after World Cup exit

The England boss is proud of his side’s run to the semi-final, but admitted he was frustrated to see their tournament ended before the final.

'They suddenly realised I was underneath them' - The photographer who became part of Croatia's goal celebration

Yuri Cortez was still quick enough to take some pictures after he was freed from the pile-on. .

# world-cup - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

'We're gutted. It hurts, it hurts a lot and it's going to hurt for a while'

Harry Kane was left distraught as England bowed out of the World Cup at the semi-final stage.

As it happened: England v Croatia, World Cup semi-final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: England v Croatia, World Cup semi-final

Could Gareth Southgate’s side book their place in Sunday’s final? We followed all the action from Moscow.

From The Daily Edge An Irish person's guide to surviving the 'It's Coming Home' fever Send Help

An Irish person's guide to surviving the 'It's Coming Home' fever

The ridiculously catchy song has invaded every aspect of social media and our lives.

# world-cup - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

As it happened: France vs Belgium, World Cup semi-final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: France vs Belgium, World Cup semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as France and Belgium clashed in in Saint Petersburg for a place in the World Cup final.

From TheJournal.ie Police ask England fans to behave after tomorrow's World Cup semi-final Keep Calm It's Coming Home

Police ask England fans to behave after tomorrow's World Cup semi-final

Police received reports of at least 387 incidents and 70 arrests on Saturday.

# world-cup - Monday 9 July, 2018

From The Daily Edge The Gallagher brothers can't agree on whether or not football's coming home It Might Come Home

The Gallagher brothers can't agree on whether or not football's coming home

In a stunning turn of events, their feud continues.

Wimbledon won't budge on traditional final start time despite World Cup clash

‘We are a tennis tournament but we are aware that there is something special going on elsewhere.’

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