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#Friendlies

# friendlies - Thursday 14 November, 2019

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, international friendly
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, international friendly

Nov 14th 2019, 7:04 PM 66,561 Views 44 Comments

Catch up on all the action as Mick McCarthy’s side defeated the All Whites.

# friendlies - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

As it happened: Ireland v Bulgaria, International friendly
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Bulgaria, International friendly

Sep 10th 2019, 8:45 PM 63,678 Views 36 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as Mick McCarthy’s men welcomed Bulgaria to the Aviva Stadium.

# friendlies - Monday 19 August, 2019

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 12,197 Views 5 Comments

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

# friendlies - Sunday 11 August, 2019

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 6,458 Views 2 Comments

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

# friendlies - Thursday 1 August, 2019

'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 5,490 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.

# friendlies - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

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

Late Mata penalty settles Oslo friendly

Jul 30th 2019, 9:30 PM 12,356 Views 27 Comments

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

# friendlies - Sunday 28 July, 2019

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 10,370 Views 6 Comments

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

# friendlies - Thursday 25 July, 2019

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 10,825 Views 12 Comments

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

# friendlies - Thursday 11 July, 2019

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 10,981 Views 3 Comments

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

# friendlies - Sunday 24 March, 2019

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 9,111 Views 6 Comments

Tite is not too concerned by the disappointing performance.

# friendlies - Thursday 17 January, 2019

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 5,545 Views 15 Comments

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

# friendlies - Thursday 15 November, 2018

As it happened: Ireland vs Northern Ireland, International friendly
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland vs Northern Ireland, International friendly

Nov 15th 2018, 6:40 PM 67,098 Views 59 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland welcomed Michael O’Neill’s men to the Aviva Stadium.

# friendlies - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

'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 5,739 Views 6 Comments

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

# friendlies - Thursday 13 September, 2018

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 5,652 Views 8 Comments

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

# friendlies - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

'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 12,484 Views 8 Comments

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

# friendlies - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

As it happened: Poland v Ireland, International friendly
# COYBIG
# COYBIG

As it happened: Poland v Ireland, International friendly

Sep 11th 2018, 7:15 PM 83,703 Views 52 Comments

Join us for live minute-by-minute coverage as Ireland attempt to end a turbulent international break on a high note against Poland.

# friendlies - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

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 28,916 Views 24 Comments

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

# friendlies - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

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 11,002 Views 10 Comments

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

# friendlies - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

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 13,954 Views 19 Comments

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

# friendlies - Monday 4 June, 2018

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 8,219 Views 2 Comments

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

# friendlies - Sunday 3 June, 2018

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 13,675 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.

# friendlies - Saturday 2 June, 2018

As it happened: Ireland vs USA, international friendly
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland vs USA, international friendly

Jun 2nd 2018, 7:00 PM 67,822 Views 37 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland took on the United States in an international friendly at the Aviva Stadium.

'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 3,702 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.

# friendlies - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

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 8,262 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 9,822 Views 5 Comments

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

# friendlies - Monday 28 May, 2018

As it happened: France v Ireland, international friendly
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: France v Ireland, international friendly

May 28th 2018, 8:02 PM 64,994 Views 56 Comments

France took on Ireland, with Martin O’Neill giving a number of youngsters the chance to impress.

# friendlies - Thursday 24 May, 2018

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 14,254 Views 18 Comments

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

# friendlies - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

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 2,533 Views 1 Comment

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

# friendlies - Friday 23 March, 2018

As it happened: Turkey v Ireland, international friendly
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Turkey v Ireland, international friendly

Mar 23rd 2018, 6:30 PM 31,818 Views 48 Comments

Martin O’Neill’s side were on the road for their first game of 2018.

# friendlies - Thursday 21 September, 2017

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 9,219 Views 13 Comments

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

# friendlies - Thursday 24 August, 2017

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 8,479 Views 3 Comments

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

# friendlies - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

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 6,667 Views 4 Comments

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

# friendlies - Thursday 13 July, 2017

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 9,096 Views 3 Comments

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

# friendlies - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

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 10,703 Views 5 Comments

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

# friendlies - Monday 10 July, 2017

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 4,899 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.

# friendlies - Thursday 8 June, 2017

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 5,206 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.

# friendlies - Sunday 4 June, 2017

As it happened: Ireland v Uruguay, international friendly
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Ireland v Uruguay, international friendly

Jun 4th 2017, 6:55 PM 45,841 Views 17 Comments

The Boys in Green faced South American opposition at Lansdowne Road.

# friendlies - Friday 2 June, 2017

As it happened: Ireland v Mexico, International Friendly
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Mexico, International Friendly

Jun 2nd 2017, 12:03 AM 29,642 Views 41 Comments

Ireland took on Mexico in the US, as Martin O’Neill’s side prepared for the vital World Cup qualifier with Austria.

# friendlies - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

As it happened: Ireland v Iceland, International friendly
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Iceland, International friendly

Mar 28th 2017, 7:30 PM 66,912 Views 28 Comments

We were back at the Aviva Stadium as Martin O’Neill’s much-changed side faced Iceland.

# friendlies - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Barcelona's €30m striker finally bags first goal for the club
# Monkey Off The Back
# Monkey Off The Back

Barcelona's €30m striker finally bags first goal for the club

Dec 13th 2016, 7:44 PM 10,544 Views 5 Comments

The Catalan giants defeated Al Ahli 5-3 in Qatar with Paco Alcacer on the scoresheet.

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