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#World Cup

# world-cup - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Luxembourg take shock lead but Portugal recover to win World Cup qualifier
# World Cup
# World Cup

Luxembourg take shock lead but Portugal recover to win World Cup qualifier

Updated Mar 30th 2021, 9:32 PM 9,929 Views 5 Comments

Gerson Rodrigues had put Luxembourg in front.

Mitrovic the hero again with two goals as Serbia grab late win over Azerbaijan
# Mitros On Fire
# Mitros On Fire

Mitrovic the hero again with two goals as Serbia grab late win over Azerbaijan

Mar 30th 2021, 7:19 PM 4,675 Views 5 Comments

Serbia are top of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier group.

# world-cup - Monday 29 March, 2021

3 Wales players sent home 'for breaching protocol' ahead of World Cup qualifier
# Exit Door
# Exit Door

3 Wales players sent home 'for breaching protocol' ahead of World Cup qualifier

Mar 29th 2021, 4:38 PM 7,875 Views 0 Comments

Hal Robson-Kanu, Rabbi Matondo and Tyler Roberts have been released from the Welsh camp.

Pandemic blamed for lack of VAR in World Cup qualifiers after Ronaldo fury
# Video Games
# Video Games

Pandemic blamed for lack of VAR in World Cup qualifiers after Ronaldo fury

Mar 29th 2021, 3:43 PM 5,121 Views 5 Comments

Ronaldo thought he had scored a stoppage-time winner for Portugal in Belgrade.

# world-cup - Sunday 28 March, 2021

Ryan Fraser’s second-half strike earns a point for Scotland in Israel
# Honours Even
# Honours Even

Ryan Fraser’s second-half strike earns a point for Scotland in Israel

Mar 28th 2021, 10:02 PM 2,181 Views 1 Comment

Fraser struck 11 minutes into the second half to earn Scotland a 1-1 draw in front of around 5,000 fans at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv.

Kane ends England goal drought to sink Albania
# Back Of The Net
# Back Of The Net

Kane ends England goal drought to sink Albania

Mar 28th 2021, 7:04 PM 7,764 Views 10 Comments

Harry Kane and Mason Mount netted in England’s 2-0 win in Tirana.

France beat Kazakhstan - Spain do an Aiden McGeady in Georgia
# Much Success
# Much Success

France beat Kazakhstan - Spain do an Aiden McGeady in Georgia

Updated Mar 28th 2021, 7:01 PM 8,654 Views 2 Comments

There was also a thumping 8-0 win for Denmark against Moldova.

Portugal coach says 'not possible' Ronaldo goal ruled out
# No Var
# No Var

Portugal coach says 'not possible' Ronaldo goal ruled out

Mar 28th 2021, 1:35 PM 12,357 Views 11 Comments

“We scored a goal that was not given when the ball went in,” Santos said.

‘Never say World Cup dream is over’ – James Collins hoping Ireland can recover
# Rock Bottom
# Rock Bottom

‘Never say World Cup dream is over’ – James Collins hoping Ireland can recover

Mar 28th 2021, 9:22 AM 8,262 Views 20 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s Ireland remain pointless after their first two Group A qualifiers.

# world-cup - Thursday 25 March, 2021

German players in 'human rights' message before Iceland victory and Zlatan sets up winner on Sweden return
# World Cup Qualifiers
# World Cup Qualifiers

German players in 'human rights' message before Iceland victory and Zlatan sets up winner on Sweden return

Mar 25th 2021, 10:30 PM 5,314 Views 2 Comments

A 3-0 win for Germany over Iceland tonight.

Northern Ireland beaten by Italy but show promise in opening World Cup qualifier
# Losing Start
# Losing Start

Northern Ireland beaten by Italy but show promise in opening World Cup qualifier

Mar 25th 2021, 10:04 PM 4,379 Views 2 Comments

Steven Davis earned his 125th international cap in Parma, as Ian Baraclough’s men lost 2-0.

Superb John McGinn overhead kick earns a point against Austria for Scotland
# All Square
# All Square

Superb John McGinn overhead kick earns a point against Austria for Scotland

Mar 25th 2021, 10:00 PM 4,222 Views 2 Comments

Steve Clarke’s side twice came from behind at Hampden to seal a 2-2 draw.

Calvert-Lewin scores twice as England brush aside San Marino in World Cup qualifier
# Five Star Show
# Five Star Show

Calvert-Lewin scores twice as England brush aside San Marino in World Cup qualifier

Mar 25th 2021, 9:54 PM 5,947 Views 4 Comments

Ollie Watkins came on to score on his international debut for England.

# world-cup - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Netherlands stunned by Turkey and France held by Ukraine as World Cup qualifiers start
# Dutch Defeat
# Dutch Defeat

Netherlands stunned by Turkey and France held by Ukraine as World Cup qualifiers start

Updated Mar 24th 2021, 10:29 PM 10,904 Views 4 Comments

Turkey led 3-0 shortly after half-time before eventually winning 4-2.

Own goal gives Portugal narrow win over Azerbaijan in Ireland's qualifying group
# Group A
# Group A

Own goal gives Portugal narrow win over Azerbaijan in Ireland's qualifying group

Mar 24th 2021, 9:58 PM 4,441 Views 3 Comments

It finished 1-0 to the winners in Turin.

Kevin De Bruyne stars as Belgium hit back to see off Wales
# Kdb
# Kdb

Kevin De Bruyne stars as Belgium hit back to see off Wales

Mar 24th 2021, 9:49 PM 6,008 Views 0 Comments

The world’s number one team showed their class after falling behind to Harry Wilson’s early strike.

Poll: How do you think Ireland will do in tonight's World Cup qualifier against Serbia?
# Have Your Say
# Have Your Say

Poll: How do you think Ireland will do in tonight's World Cup qualifier against Serbia?

Mar 24th 2021, 6:00 AM 6,788 Views 11 Comments

Ireland’s hopes of booking a spot in Qatar in 2022 begin tonight.

# world-cup - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson by telephone about joint bid to host 2030 World Cup
# World Cup 2030
From TheJournal.ie
# World Cup 2030

Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson by telephone about joint bid to host 2030 World Cup

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:09 PM 17,380 Views 52 Comments

Micheál Martin said the Irish government would be “very happy to co-operate” with the UK.

Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand postponed until 2022
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand postponed until 2022

Mar 2nd 2021, 6:38 PM 7,453 Views 3 Comments

Ireland have yet to qualify for the World Cup but had hoped to take their final steps towards booking their place this year.

Poll: Would you like to see Ireland co-host the 2030 World Cup?
# A Nation Holds Its Breath
From TheJournal.ie
# A Nation Holds Its Breath

Poll: Would you like to see Ireland co-host the 2030 World Cup?

Mar 2nd 2021, 8:16 AM 43,720 Views 117 Comments

Ireland and the UK are plotting a joint bid, but they’ll face stiff competition.

# world-cup - Monday 1 March, 2021

FAI 'delighted' after UK government commit to support joint bid to host 2030 World Cup
# Statement
# Statement

FAI 'delighted' after UK government commit to support joint bid to host 2030 World Cup

Mar 1st 2021, 11:02 PM 19,066 Views 35 Comments

The FAI could launch a bid to host the tournament with the football associations of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

# world-cup - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

IRFU had 'preliminary' discussions about a joint bid to host the 2031 World Cup
# RWC31
# RWC31

IRFU had 'preliminary' discussions about a joint bid to host the 2031 World Cup

Feb 2nd 2021, 9:36 AM 14,612 Views 22 Comments

An RFU spokesperson said a bid with Ireland, Scotland, and Wales was being considered.

# world-cup - Friday 1 January, 2021

10 years after World Cup fiasco, Raymond Domenech back in management
# The Return
# The Return

10 years after World Cup fiasco, Raymond Domenech back in management

Jan 1st 2021, 2:29 PM 8,412 Views 1 Comment

The former France coach has been unveiled as the new boss of struggling Ligue 1 side Nantes.

# world-cup - Monday 14 December, 2020

Farrell confirms Ireland will head to New Zealand for a three-Test tour in 2022
# Challenge
# Challenge

Farrell confirms Ireland will head to New Zealand for a three-Test tour in 2022

Dec 14th 2020, 1:47 PM 6,823 Views 10 Comments

Ireland have yet to beat the Kiwis on New Zealand soil.

Ireland draw champion Springboks and Scotland in 2023 World Cup pool
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

Ireland draw champion Springboks and Scotland in 2023 World Cup pool

Dec 14th 2020, 12:15 PM 35,313 Views 35 Comments

If they can get out of the pool, Ireland are set to face France or New Zealand in the quarter-finals.

# world-cup - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Italian World Cup winner Paolo Rossi dies aged 64
# RIP
From TheJournal.ie
# RIP

Italian World Cup winner Paolo Rossi dies aged 64

Dec 10th 2020, 7:21 AM 44,232 Views 21 Comments

The 64-year-old was the star of the 1982 World Cup in Spain.

# world-cup - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

'Do I think I can get to the World Cup? I think I can' - Sexton keen to push on
# Longevity
# Longevity

'Do I think I can get to the World Cup? I think I can' - Sexton keen to push on

Dec 2nd 2020, 7:05 AM 16,564 Views 45 Comments

The out-half will be 37 when the tournament in France rolls around.

# world-cup - Friday 27 November, 2020

Ireland fall 6 places in latest Fifa rankings, as World Cup seeding blow confirmed
# Off Form
# Off Form

Ireland fall 6 places in latest Fifa rankings, as World Cup seeding blow confirmed

Nov 27th 2020, 3:33 PM 6,126 Views 6 Comments

As expected, Stephen Kenny’s side have been placed in Pot 3.

# world-cup - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Crucial World Cup ranking points at stake, as Ireland aim to end barren run against Ryan Giggs-less Wales
# Preview
# Preview

Crucial World Cup ranking points at stake, as Ireland aim to end barren run against Ryan Giggs-less Wales

Nov 15th 2020, 7:30 AM 7,055 Views 2 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s side are also aiming a run of five games without a goal.

# world-cup - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Uncertainty for Ireland Women as Rugby Europe suspends games
# Qualifier
# Qualifier

Uncertainty for Ireland Women as Rugby Europe suspends games

Oct 20th 2020, 10:57 AM 6,005 Views 6 Comments

It’s unclear if the World Cup Qualifying competition in December will be affected.

# world-cup - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Joe Schmidt appointed World Rugby Director of Rugby and High Performance
# Top Job
# Top Job

Joe Schmidt appointed World Rugby Director of Rugby and High Performance

Oct 8th 2020, 11:48 AM 15,177 Views 6 Comments

The former Ireland head coach will begin his new role next month.

# world-cup - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

World Cup bid chief warns Australian rugby could become ‘third-tier sport’
# Warning
# Warning

World Cup bid chief warns Australian rugby could become ‘third-tier sport’

Aug 5th 2020, 1:49 PM 7,627 Views 14 Comments

Executive bid director Phil Kearns feels the nation is in dire need of a chance to stage the global contest in 2027.

# world-cup - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Connacht's Jack Carty has the tools to break back into the Ireland mix
# Playmaker
# Playmaker

Connacht's Jack Carty has the tools to break back into the Ireland mix

Updated Aug 4th 2020, 8:03 PM 26,157 Views 26 Comments

The 27-year-old out-half had his struggles post-World Cup but remains a classy operator.

# world-cup - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie: England are dangerous animal even without World Cup stars
# Looking Ahead
# Looking Ahead

Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie: England are dangerous animal even without World Cup stars

Jul 29th 2020, 11:59 PM 2,941 Views 0 Comments

The Irish side meet Eoin Morgan’s men in the first of three one-day internationals on Thursday at Southampton.

# world-cup - Friday 5 June, 2020

Quiz: Ireland at the 2002 World Cup
# COYBIG
# COYBIG

Quiz: Ireland at the 2002 World Cup

Updated Jun 5th 2020, 10:28 PM 40,513 Views 17 Comments

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

# world-cup - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Ireland show their hand and declare interest in hosting World Cup games
# Aiming High
# Aiming High

Ireland show their hand and declare interest in hosting World Cup games

May 17th 2020, 9:24 AM 9,821 Views 4 Comments

Cricket Ireland have submitted a bid to the ICC to co-host a global event in cricket’s 2023-31 calendar – meaning some World Cup games could be coming to these shores.

# world-cup - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

World Cup-winning All Blacks wing Milner-Skudder signs for Highlanders
# Super Rugby
# Super Rugby

World Cup-winning All Blacks wing Milner-Skudder signs for Highlanders

May 13th 2020, 7:52 AM 6,070 Views 2 Comments

The 29-year-old’s move to Toulon fell through due to a shoulder injury.

# world-cup - Sunday 12 April, 2020

Springboks' double World Cup winner to join Cheetahs
# Pastures New
# Pastures New

Springboks' double World Cup winner to join Cheetahs

Apr 12th 2020, 5:18 PM 15,951 Views 12 Comments

Francois Steyn will leave Montpellier this summer, it has been confirmed.

# world-cup - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

More FIFA bribe claims tabled in US court
# Probe
# Probe

More FIFA bribe claims tabled in US court

Apr 7th 2020, 7:57 AM 13,059 Views 11 Comments

The updated indictment in the US investigation into football corruption alleges multi-million dollar bribes for World Cup votes and broadcast rights.

# world-cup - Thursday 12 March, 2020

South African World Cup winner to retire
# Legend
# Legend

South African World Cup winner to retire

Mar 12th 2020, 11:13 PM 11,068 Views 3 Comments

Francois Louw is into his ninth season with Bath but has revealed this will be his final year at the Recreation Ground.

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