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Soccer - Monday 12 October, 2020

Jurgen Klopp sends letter to young fan experiencing stress and anxiety

Reds supporter Lewis Balfe was having concerns about moving to a new school.

Ireland U21s 'preparing as normal' as Covid forces Italy to call upon their U20s

Jim Crawford’s side are due to play a vital European Championship qualifier against Italy tomorrow in Pisa.

Paul Scholes takes over as temporary manager of League Two side Salford

The former Manchester United star was appointed to the role following the departure of Graham Alexander.

Aaron Connolly rejoins Ireland squad for Finland game

He and Adam Idah initially left the squad over Covid rules, but the revelation of a false positive test has allowed the pair to return.

Soccer - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Northern Ireland brought back down to earth by Austria after play-off delight

Michael Gregoritsch’s header proved the difference, while world champions France drew 0-0 with Portugal.

Idah returns following HSE clearance as five players called up to Ireland squad

Aaron Connolly won’t be back for the trip to Finland, but Dara O’Shea, Jason Knight, Ryan Manning and Ronan Curtis will travel.

McCabe produces two assists as leaders Arsenal maintain their 100% record

The Gunners defeated a Brighton side featuring three Ireland internationals 5-0 this afternoon.

Kenny and FAI to review flight plans ahead of Helsinki trip

The Irish boss lost five players over a single Covid positive test last night, with four players identified as close contacts because of seating on the plane.

Haaland bags his first hat-trick for Norway

Borussia Dortmund’s young striker has six goals in as many international caps.

Marcus Rashford and Mason Mount on target as England hit back to beat Belgium

Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring for the visitors.

'A new beginning' - Radical plans would see the Premier League reduced to 18 teams

EFL chairman Rick Parry insists Project Big Picture will protect the future of clubs.

From TheJournal.ie Amateur football club in Dublin raided by CAB Gardaí

Amateur football club in Dublin raided by CAB

The club was raided on Thursday.

'It's the same old story, in that we haven't finished our chances' - Duffy

The Ireland captain says their depleted Ireland squad had to dig deep to earn a 0-0 draw against Wales at the Aviva Stadium.

Wales hold Ireland to another goalless draw

An understrength Irish side, weakened by Covid-19, showed more signs of encouragement but again failed to score.

As it happened: Republic of Ireland v Wales, Nations League

Stephen Kenny’s side were held to a draw after what was a difficult week.

Five players withdrawn from Ireland squad for Wales clash due to positive Covid case

Meanwhile, the Covid test that led to Connolly and Idah missing play-off may have been a false positive.

Plane saga dominates build-up as Kenny searches for important win against Wales

With the Euros dream dead, Ireland need to start getting results to improve their seeding for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers draw.

Soccer - Saturday 10 October, 2020

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Spain secure Nations League win over Switzerland to stay top

There were also wins for Germany, Montenegro and Luxembourg in today’s other Nations League fixtures.

David McGoldrick ruled out of Wales and Finland games

James McCarthy is also doubtful for tomorrow’s home clash with Ryan Giggs’ side.

Brennan header sees Shels pull away from relegation places

Waterford’s European hopes took another hit in a 1-0 home defeat.

Connolly and Idah missed Euro play-off as they sat in wrong seats on plane

Another two Irish players also sat in the wrong seats, but none were told to move.

'I don’t think there’s a problem between the Wales and the Ireland players'

Ben Davies says relations between both sets of players are fine – despite the bad tempered games in 2017 when Neil Taylor broke Seamus Coleman’s leg with a horror challenge.

Ryan Giggs: 'Ireland were the better team against Slovakia and got no luck'

Welsh manager hails Stephen Kenny’s new look Irish side but plans to give Aaron Ramsey a rare international start in tomorrow’s game in Dublin.

League of Ireland season extended in response to Covid outbreaks

The Premier Division will now finish up on 8 November, as outbreaks left the calendar too squeezed.

Firmino's double helps Brazil making winning start to World Cup qualifiers

The Liverpool star played a key role in his country’s 5-0 victory over Bolivia at the Cornthians Arena.

Daire O'Connor 'baffled' by surprise exit in week of upheaval at Cork City

The winger left Cork in mysterious circumstances at the start of a difficult week for the club.

Soccer - Friday 9 October, 2020

Longford Town bounce back against Cabinteely while Cobh put four goals past Wexford Youths

There were three games down for decision in the First Division this evening.

Italy hopeful of fulfilling Irish U21 fixture following Covid quarantine in Iceland

The Irish squad left Dublin today for a game now shrouded in uncertainty.

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Bohs smash three goals past struggling Cork City to secure European football and cut gap on Rovers

Andre Wright scored twice while Danny Grant was also on target for the winners in Dalymount Park.

Robbie Fowler set to take charge of Indian Super League's East Bengal

Liverpool legend is expected to link up with his new side within a week.

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Lisa Fallon steps down from English Championship job after five months in charge

The Dubliner has left her role as head coach of the London City Lionesses due to family reasons.

Premier League games to be made available on pay-per-view from next weekend

Irish viewers will be charged €16.95 per match.

Chelsea 'keeper Mendy injured on international duty

Kepa may be pressed into an early return to action.

Encouraging Slovakia performance proves Kenny's credentials and shows nonsense of succession plan

Kenny showed last night the progress he has made with his players, but it’s too little too late for Ireland’s Euros hopes.

Connolly and Idah to miss Nations League games with Wales and Finland

The pair had to pull out of last night’s game in Slovakia as they were identified as close contacts of a Covid-positive member of the FAI staff.

Ben Davies fires out warning shot to Ireland ahead of Sunday's derby

Wales are seeking to bounce back after losing 3-0 to England at Wembley last night.

The Irish underage star embarking on a new adventure in Switzerland

New Grasshopper loan signing Connor Ronan is hoping to help Jim Crawford’s side overcome Italy.

Messi fires Argentina to World Cup qualifying win over Ecuador

The Barca star converted a penalty in an empty Bombonera.