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#Football

# football - Friday 16 November, 2018

'I didn't think when I left Derry six months ago that I'd be here right now'

A delighted Ronan Curtis made his senior Ireland debut in the scoreless draw with Northern Ireland.

# football - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Leroy Sane scores first international goal for Germany as Löw's men stroll to victory

The Man City winger was left out of Germany’s World Cup squad but was on target during a comfortable win over Russia.

Wayne Rooney makes 120th and final appearance as Three Lions ease past USA

Goals from Jesse Lingard, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Callum Wilson saw England see off the USA.

Croatia set up make-or-break showdown with England after last-gasp win over Spain Scenes This post contains videos

Croatia set up make-or-break showdown with England after last-gasp win over Spain

The 2018 World Cup finalists remain in the hunt for a finals place in the Nations League.

# football - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Late drama sees Qatar pull off shock win over Switzerland side featuring Shaqiri and Xhaka Swiss Leaks This post contains videos

Late drama sees Qatar pull off shock win over Switzerland side featuring Shaqiri and Xhaka

They’re separated by 88 places in the Fifa rankings.

# football - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

5 proposed Gaelic football rule changes finalised before taking the next step

There have been some amendments made to the original proposals as they prepare to go before Council.

Animal Planet president becomes first female Premier League chief

Susanna Dinnage will replace Richard Scudamore as the head of English football’s top division.

# football - Monday 12 November, 2018

Ibrahimovic comes out on top and beats Rooney to MLS Newcomer award

The Swede’s impressive first season Stateside was enough to see him scoop the annual prize.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation underway after soccer referee injured during assault at midlands match Offaly

Investigation underway after soccer referee injured during assault at midlands match

Gardaí were called to the incident at a football club in Horseleap, Co Offaly shortly before 1pm yesterday.

# football - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Interim manager leads rejuvenated Real Madrid to fourth successive win

Karim Benzema scored one and created another as his side overcame Celta Vigo at Balaidos on Sunday.

The game that all of Argentina has been talking about ends in a draw

The Copa Libertadores final first leg ended in a 2-2 draw between Boca Juniors and River Plate after an enthralling clash.

Tottenham agree option for season-long Wembley stay as stadium delays continue

Spurs could play their home matches at the national stadium for the rest of 2018-19 after a deal was struck with the FA.

# football - Saturday 10 November, 2018

Simeone sticks injured Godin up front, Godin scores late winner

Simeone had used all three substitutions and sent the defender into the mixer rather than play on with 10 men.

Baggies bounce four past Leeds as Bielsa's side lose ground in Championship race

West Brom ended a four-game winless streak with an impressive showing at the Hawthorns.

Have a little Foyth! Argentine defender nets decisive goal as Spurs continue winning ways

The young centre-back has responded well after he received criticism for a difficult Premier League debut.

'Manchester derby winner was the biggest moment of my career' - Rashford eager to star again against Man City

Numerous team honours do not compare to the delight of scoring the winner in the Manchester derby, according to Marcus Rashford.

# football - Friday 9 November, 2018

McGoldrick misses penalty as Blades and Owls play out derby draw

Cameron Dawson denied the Ireland international to force a stalemate in the Sheffield derby.

Staying put! Sterling signs Manchester City contract extension worth up to £300,000 a week

The 23-year-old attacker is committing to the Premier League champions until 2023.

Henderson and Keita hand Liverpool timely fitness boosts after shaking off hamstring problems

The Reds will face Fulham at midday on Sunday.

Confused Portland players start to celebrate - then discover the game has gone to penalties Scarlet For Ya This post contains videos

Confused Portland players start to celebrate - then discover the game has gone to penalties

Sebastián Blanco was not aware of the MLS’s away goals rule during their Western Conference semi-final tie with the Seattle Sounders.

# football - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Everton handed two-year academy transfer ban for breaching recruitment rules

The Premier League have stamped down on the Toffees.

Sterling apologises to referee and Shakhtar over penalty

A bizarre call contributed to Manchester City’s 6-0 Champions League win.

'I shouldn't have gone into the challenge like that' - Ramos expresses regret over Havel incident

The Real Madrid captain left the Viktoria Plzen winger with a bloodied nose during last night’s game.

Ronaldo reckons 'dominant' Juventus gifted Manchester United a win

The Portuguese star was not impressed with the approach of his former club.

Guardiola defends Sterling for not pointing out referee error after trip

The England winger kicked the pitch and was awarded a spot kick last night.

# football - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Monaco deny allegation president to receive €124 million from Mbappe deal

The Ligue 1 club have strenuously refuted the claims.

Players in breakaway European Super League could be banned from World Cup

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has warned teams of the consequences of stepping away from the organisation.

FA appeals decision to clear Mourinho of abusive language charge

An independent commission last week ruled the charges against Mourinho could not be proven.

PSG chief dismisses Football Leaks revelations as 'complete rubbish'

PSG and Manchester City reached settlements with the Uefa Club Financial Control Body in May 2014.

# football - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Leicester City helicopter crash victims had 'minimal opportunity' to escape, inquest hears

Club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was one of the five people who died at King Power Stadium.

# football - Monday 5 November, 2018

PSG appeal to CAS to stop Uefa's Financial Fair Play investigation

The Ligue 1 club have appealed to CAS to stop the probe after Uefa re-opened its investigation.

Boca and River agree to prohibit away fans from Superclásico Libertadores final

There will be no visiting fans at either leg of the Copa Libertadores final following an agreement between the two clubs.

United midfielder Nemanja Matic explains his decision not to wear a poppy

‘I now don’t feel it is right for me to wear the poppy on my shirt,’ he wrote on Instagram.

14-year-old striker produces deft finish in Paraguay's biggest derby Starting Young This post contains videos

14-year-old striker produces deft finish in Paraguay's biggest derby

Cerro Porteno teenager Fernando Ovelar bagged his first senior goal in Sunday’s Superclasico draw with rivals Olimpia.

Irish keeper called up to Liverpool squad for Belgrade trip but Shaqiri left out to avoid 'distractions'

Caoimhin Kelleher has been included for this week’s Champions League Group C game, while Xherdan Shaqiri won’t travel.

Injuries force Rafael Van der Vaart to announce retirement

After a frustrating start to life in the Danish Superliga with Esbjerg, the Dutch playmaker has called it a day.

# football - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Morata double ensures Chelsea continue strong form with win over Palace

Maurizio Sarri’s side recorded a fourth consecutive win in all competitions this afternoon.

Aguero and Sterling inspire City to crushing win over Southampton

Pep Guardiola’s side put six past the Saints this afternoon.

Barcelona include Messi in squad for Inter trip 'without medical all-clear' following broken arm

Barcelona face Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday as they close in on qualification.

# football - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Barcelona strike twice in three minutes to snatch victory at Rayo Vallecano

Dembele and Suarez were on the mark late on to save Valverde’s side.