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Soccer - Yesterday’s News

Leipzig cast doubt on Werner-to-Chelsea deal

Although widely reported as such, the club say it’s far from a done deal.

Balotelli set to be released by lowly Brescia

Reports in Italy claim the striker’s time with his hometown club is over following repeated absences from training.

Emre Can goal maintains Dortmund's slim title hopes

Dortmund were 1-0 winners over Hertha Berlin, on a matchday dominated by displays of support for the Black Lives Matter protests.

Bayern Munich continue march to Bundesliga title with comeback win at Leverkusen

Robert Lewandowski scored a 44th goal of the season as the champions won 4-2.

Cillian Sheridan scores against his former club as Polish league continues Covid return

Sheridan gave Wisla Plock the lead against Jagiellonia Bialystok on Saturday.

'He lived the best life he could, he smiled every day and enjoyed everything. I take that into my life'

Death, grief, joy, elation: Leanne Kiernan has had to overcome a lot on her journey so far. Having recently turned 21, the Ireland and West Ham star reflects on her remarkable rise.

Freiburg hand Gladbach Champions League setback

Freiburg hand Gladbach Champions League setback

Bayer Leverkusen could jump above Borussia Monchengladbach if they defeat Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Soccer - Friday 5 June, 2020

Quiz: Ireland at the 2002 World Cup

It’s 18 years to the day since Robbie Keane put the ball in the German net in Ibaraki.

FAI will meet tomorrow to map out amateur and underage soccer's return to training

They welcomed the government’s announcement earlier today.

'He was a very slight lad, and appeared unfit at times. Then all of a sudden, he'd get the ball and do a bit of magic'

How Damien Duff reached the very top as a player, and what he has been doing to ensure his coaching career is just as successful.

Liverpool’s matches against Everton and City could be played at neutral venues

A final decision on the venue for the Merseyside Derby is expected on Monday.

Two Benfica players hospitalised after bus attack

Julian Weigl and Andrija Zivkovic were hit by shrapnel after the team bus was stoned en route to the club’s training ground.

Ireland international Louise Quinn set to leave Arsenal

Ireland defender won a league title and league cup during her three seasons with Arsenal.

Chelsea crowned champions, Liverpool relegated as English women's top-flight decided on points-per-game basis

The Women’s Super League season was ended last month due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Fixture details and TV schedule confirmed ahead of Premier League restart

The English top-flight released the fixtures for the first three match rounds of the resumed 2019/20 season.

Soccer - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Chelsea close in on signing German striker Werner despite Liverpool interest

The RB Leipzig player looks bound for Stamford Bridge.

FAI accept Bohemians' apology over breach of training guidelines during Covid-19 pandemic

The club have been following government advice rather than the FAI’s by returning to training in small groups.

Premier League clubs agree to use of neutral grounds where necessary

The use of neutral venues has been a major point of contention in negotiations for the English top flight’s return.

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa lands €543,000 fine after admitting tax fraud

Costa was accused of failing to declare payments totalling over €5.15m from his move to Chelsea in 2014.

Premier League approves increase in number of substitutes to five per team

Clubs will also be allowed to have nine players on their bench for the remainder of the campaign.

Athlone Town call on FAI critic Morton to withdraw letter to Uefa and Fifa

Morton wrote to the highest levels of the game to air his concerns about how the FAI is being reformed.

'Outstanding professional' Long handed two-year contract extension by Southampton

The 33-year-old has been tied down by the Premier League club until the summer of 2022.

‘The only time I got near George Best was in the queue for the jacks’

How do you stop the best players on the planet weaving their magic? Garry Doyle spoke to the men who got up close and personal with George Best, Pele, Maradona, Rory McIlroy and Jonah Lomu.

'At that moment – that very moment – I knew I needed to get out of professional football'

Former Newcastle physio Paul Ferris on suffering through Ruud Gullit’s troubled spell at the club.

Soccer - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Football back with a bang in Portugal as leaders Porto are stunned by top-flight newcomers

Aided by Famalicao’s 2-1 win, Benfica can take top spot tomorrow.

Another home defeat deepens the relegation worries of fallen German giants

Four-time champions Werder Bremen have now failed to win in their last 12 home Bundesliga games.

Quiz: How much do you remember about Euro 88?

The tournament, which was won by the Netherlands, featured the Republic of Ireland for the first time.

The man who didn't give a f**k Maverick This post contains videos

The man who didn't give a f**k

As part of Genius Week, we chat to Paolo Hewitt about his biography of Robin Friday, one of the great footballing cult heroes.

Dundalk record losses of more than €1.2m for 2019

The SSE Airtricity Premier Division club released their accounts today.

Tottenham confirm positive test for Covid-19 during latest Premier League round

The latest results are an encouraging sign as English football nears its restart date.

Former Man City defender feels unsafe in United States

Nedum Onuoha says he has a ‘fear and distrust’ of police.

FAI agree to undergo restructuring and 'required constitutional reform'

A new set-up has seen an increase in the number of independent directors from four to six.

German FA takes no action against Jadon Sancho over George Floyd protest

In a statement, the Bundesliga confirmed it would take ‘no proceedings’ against the player.

SPFL clubs to offer fans virtual season tickets when new season starts in August

It will enable fans to watch broadcasts of their club’s home games.

Former Bohs defender Warren O'Hora offered new Brighton deal

The Dubliner is one of six U23 players being retained.

Second half of Rayo Vallecano v Albacete to be played out next week

Widespread abuse of Roman Zozulya saw the game abandoned in December.

Premier League clubs given green light to organise friendlies before resumption

The league sent guidelines to the 20 teams on Tuesday outlining restrictions.

Jack Grealish ‘deeply embarrassed’ by lockdown incident

The Aston Villa captain accepts he set a poor example by agreeing to visit a friend.

Soccer - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Russian appeal against four-year doping ban from international sport to be heard in November CAS

Russian appeal against four-year doping ban from international sport to be heard in November

Should WADA’s ruling be confirmed, Russia will miss out on the postponed Tokyo Olympics, the 2022 winter Games and the World Cup in Qatar.

Italian FA chief hopeful small number of fans can attend games as stricken French clubs cry for help

Serie A returns in mid-June, while the Ligue 1 season was declared over in early April.

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