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#International Football

# international-football - Friday 31 May, 2019

'We'll have our homework done' - Ireland U19 boss Mohan relishing Euro finals after group draw

Ireland will compete in Group B alongside the Czech Republic, Norway and France.

# international-football - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Ex-Ireland midfielder Reid joining Scotland's coaching staff

New manager Steve Clarke has revealed he will be bringing the 38-year-old in, having previously worked with him at Reading.

# international-football - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Ex-Derry City boss named Northern Ireland women's manager

Kenny Shiels takes over the role from Alfie Wylie.

# international-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.

# international-football - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Michael O'Neill insists 'Jimmy Dunne is no different to Northern Ireland than Declan Rice is to the Republic'

The manager admitted he did not expect the Dundalk-born defender to declare for Northern Ireland.

# international-football - Friday 12 October, 2018

Pick that out! Mohamed Salah scores directly from a corner for Egypt during Africa Cup of Nations qualifier Back At It This post contains videos

Pick that out! Mohamed Salah scores directly from a corner for Egypt during Africa Cup of Nations qualifier

The forward has struggled for form this season for Liverpool but scored an incredible goal on Friday.

# international-football - Friday 7 September, 2018

Man City winger Sane leaves Germany camp due to 'personal reasons'

Having missed out on the World Cup squad, the 22-year-old was drafted back in by Joachim Loew this month.

# international-football - Saturday 1 September, 2018

'I think I'm going to be committed to the Republic of Ireland now after getting a phone call from Martin' Duffy This post contains videos

'I think I'm going to be committed to the Republic of Ireland now after getting a phone call from Martin'

Dundalk forward Michael Duffy has reaffirmed his desire to represent the Republic of Ireland.

# international-football - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

After 117 caps, John O'Shea confirms imminent retirement from international football

The Sunderland player will represent his country for the last time against USA on 2 June.

# international-football - Friday 23 March, 2018

Almost 100 England fans arrested after trouble in Amsterdam

Gareth Southgate’s side are playing Netherlands this evening.

Suarez reaches international landmark as Cavani scores stunning overhead kick Tasty This post contains videos

Suarez reaches international landmark as Cavani scores stunning overhead kick

Uruguay will face Wales in the China Cup final after they eased past Czech Republic.

# international-football - Monday 26 February, 2018

40-year-old Buffon set to temporarily reverse decision to retire from international football

“I spoke to him, he will probably be part of the group in March,” interim national coach Luigi Di Biagio said.

# international-football - Friday 13 October, 2017

A dour slog punctuated by unbridled joy - why international football is a metaphor for life itself

At times like this the beautiful game becomes a receptacle for all sort of cockamamie theories, writes Tommy Martin.

# international-football - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Norwegian FA agrees new deal to pay male and female footballers equally

The new agreement is being praised as the first of its kind in international football.

# international-football - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Another hat-trick sees Ronaldo overtake Pele in the international goalscoring charts 78

Another hat-trick sees Ronaldo overtake Pele in the international goalscoring charts

He followed up a spectacular early scissor-kick with two more strikes as Portugal comfortably saw off the Faroe Islands.

# international-football - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Analysis: How Ireland are becoming the Leicester City of international football Strategy This post contains videos

Analysis: How Ireland are becoming the Leicester City of international football

The Boys in Green have increasingly been embracing counter-attacking football of late.

# international-football - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Why Robbie Keane shouldn't retire from international football yet Opinion This post contains videos

Why Robbie Keane shouldn't retire from international football yet

The 36-year-old’s future has been the subject of much speculation since the Euros ended.

3 winners and 3 losers from Euro 2016

How Martin O’Neill’s Ireland fared and more thoughts from the summer’s biggest footballing event.

# international-football - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Qualification heroes Walters, Hoolahan and Brady to battle it out for FAI Player of the Year

The winners of all the international awards will be announced at the annual ceremony this Sunday.

# international-football - Monday 28 September, 2015

Grealish could be set for England call-up this week - report

The long-running saga over the Aston Villa youngster’s international future may be finally coming to an end.

# international-football - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Ireland's critics ignore the state of international football at large

The Boys in Green saw their chances of Euro 2016 qualification increase following some favourable results on Friday night.

# international-football - Sunday 14 June, 2015

This Irish team are underachieving -- and they have been for years

The Boys in Green experienced a disappointing 1-1 with Scotland yesterday, as their qualification hopes suffered a big setback.

# international-football - Monday 8 June, 2015

# international-football - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Power ranking the 11 biggest upsets in the history of international football

Ireland’s draw with Liechtenstein and more stunning results.

# international-football - Friday 29 August, 2014

Tottenham striker Harry Kane rules out playing for Ireland

The 21-year-old has confirmed his international future lies with England.

# international-football - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Twitter reacts as Xavi announces his retirement from international football

Gary Lineker, Jamie Carragher, Luis Garcia and others paid tribute to Spain’s midfield maestro.

Spanish great Xavi announces his retirement from international football

The 34-year-old is the most decorated player in Spanish football history.

# international-football - Friday 1 August, 2014

5 of Richard Dunne's most memorable performances in an Ireland jersey

The Irish defender announced his retirement from international football last night.

# international-football - Monday 19 August, 2013

Afghan fans abuzz over return of international football

The country’s team is set to meet Pakistan in a game that is likely to be more competitive than the average friendly.

# international-football - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

International football round-up: Spain regain initiative, England slip up, Dutch just perfect

Vicente del Bosque’s side secured a valuable win tonight.

# international-football - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Three arrests made at last night's Ireland-Poland game

The Gardaí have said that the majority of Polish fans at the game were “well-behaved”.

# international-football - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Open thread: What's the best goal you've ever seen scored? Have Your Say This post contains videos

Open thread: What's the best goal you've ever seen scored?

Following Ibrahimovic’s stunning goal last night, we ask what other efforts merit similar levels of acclaim.

# international-football - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Opinion: The international football team of the week

There were some phenomenal matches this week, and a number of stunning performances to boot.

# international-football - Saturday 8 September, 2012

WC qualifiers wrap: Wins for England and Germany, Northern Ireland beaten Fyi

WC qualifiers wrap: Wins for England and Germany, Northern Ireland beaten

Ireland’s Group C rivals beat the Faroe Islands in unconvincing fashion this evening.

# international-football - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Friendlies round-up: England trump Italy, as Argentina swat Germany

Both of Ireland’s main rivals for a World Cup spot endured difficult evenings.

As it happened: Serbia v Ireland, international friendly

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland’s youngsters looked to impress Trap, ahead of the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Five questions that tonight's Serbia-Ireland friendly will answer

We analyse five issues that Trap must solve, ahead of tonight’s international.

# international-football - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Opinion: The Irish team has lost part of its spine now that Given's gone

The Ireland goalkeeper will be much missed, though we may still not have seen the last of him yet, writes Paul Fennessy.

# international-football - Monday 14 May, 2012

It's official: Scholes signs one-year contract extension with United

Alex Ferguson says it is likely to be the midfielder’s last season with the club.

# international-football - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

Midweek mop-up: the best bits from last night's internationals Best Of The Rest This post contains videos

Midweek mop-up: the best bits from last night's internationals

We sift through the dross so you don’t have to.