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# friendlies - Last month November 2022

No Ronaldo, no problem for Portugal, Fati shines for Spain in World Cup warm-ups
# Wrap
# Wrap

No Ronaldo, no problem for Portugal, Fati shines for Spain in World Cup warm-ups

Nov 17th 2022, 9:20 PM 7,670 Views 0 Comments

Bruno Fernandes scored two first-half goals in Lisbon.

Mark Sykes in line for Ireland bow after he gets call up for friendlies
# Update
# Update

Mark Sykes in line for Ireland bow after he gets call up for friendlies

Nov 14th 2022, 12:15 PM 6,815 Views 0 Comments

Stephen Kenny has brought in the Bristol City winger following the withdrawal of strikers Scott Hogan and Will Keane.

# friendlies - All time

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, international friendly
Live Nov 14th 2019, 7:04 PM

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, international friendly

As it happened: Ireland v Bulgaria, International friendly
Live Sep 10th 2019, 8:45 PM

As it happened: Ireland v Bulgaria, International friendly

Argentina call up Brighton youngster Mac Allister for the first time
# Looking To The Future
# Looking To The Future

Argentina call up Brighton youngster Mac Allister for the first time

Aug 19th 2019, 10:34 AM 15,017 Views 5 Comments

Manager Lionel Scaloni has named an inexperienced panel featuring seven uncapped players and no Lionel Messi.

Bale back in Real Madrid squad after being snubbed by Zidane for four matches
# Another Chance
# Another Chance

Bale back in Real Madrid squad after being snubbed by Zidane for four matches

Aug 11th 2019, 1:32 PM 6,497 Views 2 Comments

The Wales international’s last appearance for the Spanish side was in July.

'I was very impressed with him' - Lampard hails Pulisic following brace
# New Signing
# New Signing

'I was very impressed with him' - Lampard hails Pulisic following brace

Aug 1st 2019, 7:55 AM 5,519 Views 3 Comments

The winger came in for special praise as the Chelsea head coach reflected on his side’s 5-3 win against Salzburg.

Late Mata penalty settles Oslo friendly
# Tuning Up
# Tuning Up

Late Mata penalty settles Oslo friendly

Jul 30th 2019, 9:30 PM 12,379 Views 27 Comments

A Manchester United side lacking sharpness escaped with a last-gasp 1-0 friendly win against Norwegian side Kristiansund on Tuesday.

Andres Iniesta has 'no regrets' about leaving Barcelona at 34 to play in Japan
# Legend Of The Game
# Legend Of The Game

Andres Iniesta has 'no regrets' about leaving Barcelona at 34 to play in Japan

Jul 28th 2019, 1:36 PM 10,420 Views 6 Comments

The World Cup winner played against former side in a friendly and insists he is happy with his decision.

Who's playing who in the build-up to the World Cup in Japan?
# Prep
# Prep

Who's playing who in the build-up to the World Cup in Japan?

Jul 25th 2019, 3:30 PM 10,863 Views 12 Comments

Eight busy weeks lie ahead before the action gets underway at the World Cup.

6 of the best for Liverpool as Marseille beaten by Accrington
# Friendly Fire
# Friendly Fire

6 of the best for Liverpool as Marseille beaten by Accrington

Jul 11th 2019, 11:57 PM 11,012 Views 3 Comments

Rhian Brewster netted a double in a comprehensive win against Tranmere Rovers.

Brazil boss refusing to panic after woeful Panama draw
# Calm
# Calm

Brazil boss refusing to panic after woeful Panama draw

Mar 24th 2019, 12:21 AM 9,174 Views 6 Comments

Tite is not too concerned by the disappointing performance.

Ireland to face Bulgaria and New Zealand in Dublin as FAI confirm 2019 friendlies
# Friendlies
# Friendlies

Ireland to face Bulgaria and New Zealand in Dublin as FAI confirm 2019 friendlies

Jan 17th 2019, 12:25 PM 5,563 Views 15 Comments

Mick McCarthy’s men will face Bulgaria and New Zealand before important Euro 2020 qualifiers later this year.

As it happened: Ireland vs Northern Ireland, International friendly
Live Nov 15th 2018, 6:40 PM

As it happened: Ireland vs Northern Ireland, International friendly

'Sometimes he is a little too laid-back' - Dutch boss says Van Dijk must improve
# VVD
# VVD

'Sometimes he is a little too laid-back' - Dutch boss says Van Dijk must improve

Oct 10th 2018, 9:28 AM 5,856 Views 6 Comments

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman is demanding improvement from the Liverpool defender.

Rashford arguably developing more quickly than Ronaldo and Kane, says Southgate
# Perspective
# Perspective

Rashford arguably developing more quickly than Ronaldo and Kane, says Southgate

Sep 13th 2018, 8:35 AM 5,716 Views 8 Comments

England manager Gareth Southgate says Marcus Rashford is a special talent who needs time to develop.

'There's no way I'm going to stand for a situation like this' - Neymar claims 'lack of respect' after yellow card
# Enough Is Enough
# Enough Is Enough

'There's no way I'm going to stand for a situation like this' - Neymar claims 'lack of respect' after yellow card

Sep 12th 2018, 3:58 PM 12,575 Views 8 Comments

The Brazil captain felt he was harshly booked during his side’s rout of El Salvador in Washington

As it happened: Poland v Ireland, International friendly
Live Sep 11th 2018, 7:15 PM

As it happened: Poland v Ireland, International friendly

Joe Schmidt's Ireland confirm 2019 World Cup warm-up schedule
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Joe Schmidt's Ireland confirm 2019 World Cup warm-up schedule

Sep 5th 2018, 11:25 AM 28,947 Views 24 Comments

Ireland will take on England, Wales and Italy next year.

Ex-Arsenal midfielder named temporary Denmark boss as futsal players set to line out
# Player Dispute
# Player Dispute

Ex-Arsenal midfielder named temporary Denmark boss as futsal players set to line out

Sep 4th 2018, 5:53 PM 11,037 Views 10 Comments

John Jensen has been put in charge of the crisis-hit nation ahead of tomorrow’s meeting with Slovakia.

Liverpool conclude free-scoring pre-season with win over Torino
# Red Hot Form
# Red Hot Form

Liverpool conclude free-scoring pre-season with win over Torino

Aug 7th 2018, 10:42 PM 13,973 Views 19 Comments

Roberto Firmino, Georginio Wijnaldum and Daniel Sturridge were on target for Liverpool after Fabinho missed a penalty.

Watch: Bournemouth star scores late equaliser as Netherlands draw with Italy
# Report
# Report

Watch: Bournemouth star scores late equaliser as Netherlands draw with Italy

Jun 4th 2018, 10:05 PM 8,237 Views 2 Comments

Italy looked to be heading for a friendly victory courtesy of Simone Zaza’s goal, but Nathan Ake had other ideas.

De Gea makes rare goalkeeping error as Spain are held in pre-World Cup friendly
# Rare Occurrence
# Rare Occurrence

De Gea makes rare goalkeeping error as Spain are held in pre-World Cup friendly

Jun 3rd 2018, 10:19 PM 13,708 Views 21 Comments

Spain’s two-year unbeaten run under coach Julen Lopetegui continued with a 1-1 draw against Switzerland in Villarreal on Sunday.

As it happened: Ireland vs USA, international friendly
Live Jun 2nd 2018, 7:00 PM

As it happened: Ireland vs USA, international friendly

'Every medical report says he will make it' - manager confident Egypt will have Salah at World Cup
# Long Live The King
# Long Live The King

'Every medical report says he will make it' - manager confident Egypt will have Salah at World Cup

Jun 2nd 2018, 11:59 AM 3,728 Views 7 Comments

The Liverpool forward is nursing his way back from an untimely shoulder injury, but he is expected to play some part in Russia this summer.

Northern Ireland held by England's World Cup opponents
# All Square
# All Square

Northern Ireland held by England's World Cup opponents

May 30th 2018, 8:32 AM 8,283 Views 11 Comments

Michael O’Neill handed three debuts out during last night’s draw with Panama.

Messi warms up for Argentina's World Cup challenge with hat-trick at La Bombonera
# All Too Easy
# All Too Easy

Messi warms up for Argentina's World Cup challenge with hat-trick at La Bombonera

May 30th 2018, 8:13 AM 9,853 Views 5 Comments

Jorge Sampaoli’s side hammered Caribbean minnows Haiti in Buenos Aires, with their talisman scoring three.

As it happened: France v Ireland, international friendly
Live May 28th 2018, 8:02 PM

As it happened: France v Ireland, international friendly

First senior call-ups for League of Ireland pair as O'Neill confirms squad for upcoming friendlies
# Friendlies
# Friendlies

First senior call-ups for League of Ireland pair as O'Neill confirms squad for upcoming friendlies

May 24th 2018, 4:16 PM 14,293 Views 18 Comments

Martin O’Neill has announced his final squad as Ireland prepare to France and the United States next week.

Neymar nearing injury comeback for Brazil as World Cup looms
# Comeback
# Comeback

Neymar nearing injury comeback for Brazil as World Cup looms

May 15th 2018, 8:42 AM 2,560 Views 1 Comment

Brazil hope the PSG superstar will be back from injury for their friendly against the European nation at Anfield.

As it happened: Turkey v Ireland, international friendly
Live Mar 23rd 2018, 6:30 PM

As it happened: Turkey v Ireland, international friendly

Uefa confirm the Nations League will impact on Euro 2020 qualifying
# Fyi
# Fyi

Uefa confirm the Nations League will impact on Euro 2020 qualifying

Sep 21st 2017, 12:44 PM 9,270 Views 13 Comments

It was also explained that the new competition will replace “most friendlies”.

Cristiano Ronaldo takes out frustration on Fiorentina with stunning goal
# World Class
# World Class

Cristiano Ronaldo takes out frustration on Fiorentina with stunning goal

Aug 24th 2017, 11:54 AM 8,504 Views 3 Comments

The Portuguese star is banned from competitive domestic action for another three games.

Brilliant Muller strike upstages debutant Morata as Bayern get the better of Chelsea
# Bayern Munich
# Bayern Munich

Brilliant Muller strike upstages debutant Morata as Bayern get the better of Chelsea

Jul 25th 2017, 4:15 PM 6,721 Views 4 Comments

Carlo Ancelotti led his current club to victory over his former employers and compatriot Antonio Conte this afternoon.

Arsenal's record signing Lacazette scores minutes into his debut
# Quick Off The Mark
# Quick Off The Mark

Arsenal's record signing Lacazette scores minutes into his debut

Jul 13th 2017, 3:09 PM 9,120 Views 3 Comments

The French striker was on target for the Gunners during their pre-season tour in Sydney.

Watch: Marko Grujic scores stunner as Liverpool rout Tranmere
# Easy
# Easy

Watch: Marko Grujic scores stunner as Liverpool rout Tranmere

Jul 12th 2017, 11:17 PM 10,724 Views 5 Comments

Meanwhile, club captain Jordan Henderson made his return following a long-term injury.

20-year-old Ajax midfielder remains in induced coma after on-field collapse
# Nouri
# Nouri

20-year-old Ajax midfielder remains in induced coma after on-field collapse

Jul 10th 2017, 7:19 PM 4,922 Views 4 Comments

Abdelhak Nouri’s heart is functioning properly but tests cannot be conducted on the player’s brain and he remains under supervision in hospital.

Pique blames the media after being subjected to whistles by Spain fans
# Boo Boys
# Boo Boys

Pique blames the media after being subjected to whistles by Spain fans

Jun 8th 2017, 11:36 AM 5,247 Views 6 Comments

The Barcelona defender is angry with the press, while Radamel Falcao became Colombia’s all-time record goalscorer in last night’s game.

As it happened: Ireland v Uruguay, international friendly
Live Jun 4th 2017, 6:55 PM

As it happened: Ireland v Uruguay, international friendly

As it happened: Ireland v Mexico, International Friendly
Live Jun 2nd 2017, 12:03 AM

As it happened: Ireland v Mexico, International Friendly

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