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# best-players - Friday 14 June, 2019

Where can I watch it, which star players will be there and all you need to know about the Copa America

Can Lionel Messi finally win a major honour at international level and other questions set to be answered in the coming weeks.

# best-players - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

Ranking Ireland's 5 best players at Euro 2016

Seamus Coleman and others who impressed in France this summer.

# best-players - Saturday 15 August, 2015

5 players who stood out in Ireland's scrappy win over Scotland

Sean O’Brien, Jack Conan, Jared Payne and Simon Zebo were the pick of the Irish.

# best-players - Friday 10 July, 2015

'We don’t have best stadia, best players or most glamorous league, but we have stories to tell'

Sometimes it takes an outsider to highlight the value of what you have, writes John O’Sullivan.

# best-players - Sunday 17 May, 2015

10 of the best players who could have played for Ireland

Is Jack Grealish set to follow all these top players and opt out of playing for Ireland?

# best-players - Monday 7 July, 2014

Power ranking the 10 best players left in the World Cup

Mats Hummels, Thiago Silva and other individuals who have caught the eye.

# best-players - Monday 23 June, 2014

Phil Jagielka one of the World Cup's 10 best players, according to FIFA

Karim Benzema and Robin van Persie lead the way but there is no room (yet) for Luis Suarez.

# best-players - Friday 6 June, 2014

15 of the best players never to have played in the World Cup*

*Not including players who will likely play for the first time this year.

# best-players - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

6 Nations: Team of the Tournament

In all the glory of hindsight, we presented the best XV of this year’s championship.

# best-players - Sunday 3 March, 2013

It’s official: If you’re a Cancerian, football stardom is written in the stars

Research [by us] has revealed that the crabby star sign is responsible for some of the world’s best soccer players.

# best-players - Monday 7 January, 2013

Pro12 Team of the Week

Hefty wins for three Irish provinces means the competition for places is high.

# best-players - Saturday 17 November, 2012

#IreFIJ: How Ireland’s new-look team rated this evening

There are plenty of reasons to be cheerful after the 53-0 win over Fiji in Limerick.

# best-players - Monday 22 October, 2012

In pictures: Our Heineken Cup Team of the Week First XV This post contains images

In pictures: Our Heineken Cup Team of the Week

Two Irish players have made the cut while there are some honourable mentions for three others.

# best-players - Monday 1 October, 2012

PRO12: Team of the Week

Each Monday we select a Starting XV featuring provincial players that went above, beyond and under (the posts).