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Soccer - Friday 18 January, 2019

Barcelona avoid Copa del Rey expulsion despite Levante complaint over ineligible player

Following their defeat in the competition, the Valencia-based side filed a complaint over defender Chumi’s usage in the first leg.

'In other countries, everyone does it' - Guardiola makes spying admission

The Manchester City boss says espionage tactics are the norm outside English football.

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Australian defender Ashcroft arrives in the League of Ireland

Newly-promoted Finn Harps have added the 23-year-old to their ranks ahead of a return to the SSE Airtricty League Premier Division.

It's time for Unai Emery to bring Ozil back in from the cold

For how much longer can Emery ignore his highest-paid player?

Cork City sign 20-year-old attacker with first-team experience at Brighton

James Tilley has signed a loan deal which will keep him on Leeside until the end of June.

Man United unlikely to make January signings with McTominay set to stay put

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested that there will be no movement in or out of Old Trafford before the transfer deadline passes.

Ex-Chelsea defender Ashley Cole looks set for a reunion with Lampard at Derby

The 38-year-old has been looking for a new club since being let go by LA Galaxy in November.

Solskjaer backs 'fantastic' Mourinho to return to management

‘I don’t think he’ll be struggling to find work,’ the new United boss said.

'We have no doubt' - Barca unconcerned about player ineligibility accusations

Levante will lodge a complaint over their Copa del Rey tie, but Ernesto Valverde insisted he was right to pick Chumi.

'Everything about him screams Liverpool': Klopp delighted with Robertson contract

The 24-year-old has proved to be a brilliant signing for the Reds.

Soccer - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Dembele and Messi on target as Barca overturn first-leg deficit

The holders advance through to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 4-2 aggregate win over Levante.

Solskjaer has brought structure to Man United - Pogba

‘We know more where to attack and where to go.’

Barcelona in Copa del Rey trouble over 'ineligible player' complaint

The inclusion of youngster Chumi in Barca’s first leg defeat could jeopardise their future in the competition.

'I had 70 and 80-year-old men coming up to me in tears. That kind of summed it up'

Killian Brennan reflects on an incredible career in the League of Ireland after announcing his retirement this week.

'No-brainer' for Robertson as defender signs new five-year Liverpool deal

The 24-year-old has been rewarded for a 2018 that has seen him become one of the top left-backs in the Premier League.

Ireland winger O'Dowda commits future to Bristol City amid Leeds interest

The 23-year-old was reportedly on Leeds’ radar but has agreed a new deal with the Ashton Gate club.

Man United legend Cole joins Sol Campbell's coaching staff

The retired striker links up with Macclesfield Town on a part-time basis.

Teenage Irish striker inspired by Torres gets chance to shine at Hearts

Aidan Keena talks to the The42 about life in Scotland, international ambitions, and being sent off for ‘halving’ Dylan Connolly.

'I would dearly like him to join us' - O'Neill wants Roy Keane at Nottingham Forest

The ex-Ireland boss and his assistant manger could be reunited.

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Free agent Giuseppe Rossi delighted to be welcomed back to Man United

11 years after departing, the Italy international has been training with his old club under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in a bid to regain his fitness.

Fabinho prepared to fill in at centre-back after becoming a regular for Liverpool

The Brazilian was deployed at the heart of the Reds defence in last weekend’s win over Brighton due to injuries.

Ireland U21 international defender's contract at Cork City mutually terminated

Danny Kane has left the Leesiders, despite signing a two-year deal less than 12 months ago.

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

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

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Ex-refugee leading the way for Australia on and off the pitch with brilliant mental health message

Awer Mabil’s story is an interesting one – as is his unique goal celebration.

Leeds complete signing of Real Madrid goalkeeper

Kiko Casilla has linked up with the Championship promotion hopefuls on a long-term deal.

Henry says going head-to-head with Vieira on the line 'felt really weird'

The Arsenal and French legends met for the first time as coaches and Henry found it rather strange.

Dembele completes move from Spurs to Chinese Super League

The Belgium player joined the Premier League club in 2012.

Lampard slams Bielsa's 'spying' presentation which publicly explored his tactics at Derby

Marcelo Bielsa’s decision to provide a presentation on Derby County annoyed Frank Lampard.

Kane injury cannot be excuse for Tottenham - Pochettino

Harry Kane is expected to be absent until March after damaging ankle ligaments in Tottenham’s defeat to Manchester United.

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Ronaldo: Supercoppa triumph just the start for Juve

Juventus won the Supercoppa Italiana in Jeddah and match-winner Cristiano Ronaldo is hungry for more trophies.

Soccer - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Ireland's Keogh scores the winning penalty as Derby dump out Southampton

Frank Lampard’s side prevailed 5-3 on penalties.

Isco gets rare start while Madrid advance in Copa del Rey despite defeat

Martin Braithwaite gave Leganes victory over Real Madrid but it was not enough to cause a Copa del Rey upset for the second year running.

Henry-Vieira reunion ends in stalemate as Arsenal and French legends' sides clash in Ligue 1

Monaco and Nice’s meeting ended in a controversy-laden 1-1 draw on the Cote d’Azur.

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Ronaldo wins first trophy at Juventus as his goal seals Italian Super Cup against AC Milan

Juventus wrote history in Saudi Arabia and will return to Turin with the Supercoppa Italiana in tow.

Jim McGuinness lands coup with appointment of ex-Athletic Bilbao coach as assistant

The ex-Donegal boss also gives his opinion on Marcelo Bielsa and Spygate.

Duffus open to League of Ireland return as Oldham absence continues

The former Republic of Ireland U21 striker was Waterford’s leading goalscorer during the 2018 season.

Bielsa admits to spying on all Leeds' opponents during bizarre press briefing

After facing criticism when a Leeds spy was caught outside Derby’s training ground, he’s revealed he has had every rival watched.

James Rodriguez 'playing for his future' at Bayern Munich, says head coach

The Real Madrid loanee has impressed at the German club in spells but has been lacking in consistency.

Chelsea holding up Batshuayi to Monaco move in hope of permanent sale

The Ligue 1 strugglers have agreed to take the Belgium striker on loan until the end of the season, but the Blues are not keen on a temporary deal.