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#World Cup

# world-cup - Friday 13 May, 2022

Can rugby finally crack the US by bringing the World Cup there in 2031?
# Ambitions
# Ambitions

Can rugby finally crack the US by bringing the World Cup there in 2031?

May 13th 2022, 8:12 PM 4,949 Views 10 Comments

The Americans plan to use NFL stadiums and sell more than 3 million tickets.

# world-cup - Saturday 30 April, 2022

Ex-USA international Hope Solo begins alcohol treatment
# Seeking Help
# Seeking Help

Ex-USA international Hope Solo begins alcohol treatment

Apr 30th 2022, 10:39 AM 10,603 Views 2 Comments

The 40-year-old helped her country win 2008 and 2012 Olympic gold medals and the 2015 Women’s World Cup title.

# world-cup - Saturday 23 April, 2022

Rejuvenated Wolves star has sights set on World Cup with Spain
# AIM
# AIM

Rejuvenated Wolves star has sights set on World Cup with Spain

Apr 23rd 2022, 12:22 PM 6,974 Views 0 Comments

Jonny suffered two serious knee injuries in eight months and feared his career was over.

England World Cup winner Steve Thompson put on suicide watch
# Troubles
# Troubles

England World Cup winner Steve Thompson put on suicide watch

Apr 23rd 2022, 11:16 AM 83,178 Views 17 Comments

The 43-year-old was diagnosed with early-onset dementia in November 2020.

# world-cup - Monday 4 April, 2022

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal reveals he has prostate cancer
# Illness
# Illness

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal reveals he has prostate cancer

Apr 4th 2022, 7:50 AM 18,875 Views 2 Comments

The 70-year-old told RTL television on Sunday that the players ‘don’t know it’.

# world-cup - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Qatar 2022 chief warns Southgate to 'pick his words carefully'
# Rebuttal
# Rebuttal

Qatar 2022 chief warns Southgate to 'pick his words carefully'

Mar 30th 2022, 10:59 PM 13,077 Views 11 Comments

The England boss had previously voiced concerns over the country’s suitability as World Cup hosts.

Who’s going to Qatar? Five places still up for grabs at this year’s World Cup
# State Of Play
# State Of Play

Who’s going to Qatar? Five places still up for grabs at this year’s World Cup

Mar 30th 2022, 2:48 PM 7,642 Views 10 Comments

27 teams have now qualified for the tournament.

Opponents bury Fifa's biennial World Cup campaign
# Arsene Knows?
# Arsene Knows?

Opponents bury Fifa's biennial World Cup campaign

Mar 30th 2022, 9:26 AM 5,128 Views 1 Comment

An idea to enlarge Europe’s Nations League to take in South American countries has also been mooted.

# world-cup - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

Fernandes stars for Portugal and Lewandowski strikes for Poland as World Cup spots booked
# Qatar Bound
# Qatar Bound

Fernandes stars for Portugal and Lewandowski strikes for Poland as World Cup spots booked

Mar 29th 2022, 10:06 PM 6,111 Views 1 Comment

North Macedonia and Sweden bowed out.

Mane scores and Salah misses in penalty shootout as Senegal beat Egypt to reach World Cup
# Africa
# Africa

Mane scores and Salah misses in penalty shootout as Senegal beat Egypt to reach World Cup

Mar 29th 2022, 9:22 PM 9,674 Views 5 Comments

Partey strikes as Ghana upset Nigeria to reach World Cup

# world-cup - Friday 25 March, 2022

Qatar hits back at 'ridiculous' attack by Louis van Gaal
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Qatar hits back at 'ridiculous' attack by Louis van Gaal

Mar 25th 2022, 11:28 PM 9,314 Views 6 Comments

In a rare outburst, Hassan al-Thawadi, chief executive of the World Cup Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, tore into the Dutch coach.

Salah sets up win for Egypt over Senegal, Slimani stuns Cameroon
# Qualifiers
# Qualifiers

Salah sets up win for Egypt over Senegal, Slimani stuns Cameroon

Mar 25th 2022, 10:27 PM 3,669 Views 0 Comments

The eagerly awaited clash was a repeat of the Africa Cup of Nations final last month.

# world-cup - Thursday 24 March, 2022

'I am responsible' - Mancini takes blame for Italy's World Cup humiliation
# Pain
# Pain

'I am responsible' - Mancini takes blame for Italy's World Cup humiliation

Mar 24th 2022, 11:36 PM 6,197 Views 1 Comment

It was a former Palermo player in Aleksandar Trajkovski who stunned the European champions.

Sweden go extra mile while League of Ireland referee Hennessy frustrates Scots
# Roundup
# Roundup

Sweden go extra mile while League of Ireland referee Hennessy frustrates Scots

Mar 24th 2022, 11:16 PM 10,919 Views 3 Comments

Robin Quaison’s goal set up a clash between the Swedes and Poland in a World Cup qualifying play-off final

Incredible scenes as North Macedonia end European champions Italy's World Cup dream
# Upset
# Upset

Incredible scenes as North Macedonia end European champions Italy's World Cup dream

Mar 24th 2022, 10:08 PM 95,774 Views 54 Comments

Roberto Mancini’s side will not be going to Qatar later this year.

Liverpool star Jota on target as Portugal advance to World Cup qualifying playoff final
# Progress
# Progress

Liverpool star Jota on target as Portugal advance to World Cup qualifying playoff final

Mar 24th 2022, 10:02 PM 5,064 Views 0 Comments

Turkey missed a late penalty amid a dramatic climax.

# world-cup - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

Sexton's mission for World Cup redemption with Ireland will be riveting
# Goals
# Goals

Sexton's mission for World Cup redemption with Ireland will be riveting

Mar 9th 2022, 7:00 AM 5,441 Views 13 Comments

The Leinster out-half will play on until the age of 38 in his bid for further glory.

# world-cup - Sunday 6 March, 2022

'You've got to look at rugby and ask, 'Where do we want the sport to be in 10 years' time?''
# Grow The Game
# Grow The Game

'You've got to look at rugby and ask, 'Where do we want the sport to be in 10 years' time?''

Mar 6th 2022, 7:00 AM 15,895 Views 3 Comments

Ex-England boss Andy Robinson is now the head coach of Romania in the Rugby Europe Championship.

# world-cup - Thursday 3 March, 2022

Ukraine ask for World Cup play-off against Scotland to be postponed
# Qualifying
# Qualifying

Ukraine ask for World Cup play-off against Scotland to be postponed

Mar 3rd 2022, 9:20 PM 4,429 Views 1 Comment

The two nations were due to meet in Glasgow on 24 March,

Russian Football Union to appeal against ban imposed by Fifa and Uefa
# Challenge
# Challenge

Russian Football Union to appeal against ban imposed by Fifa and Uefa

Mar 3rd 2022, 7:40 PM 4,547 Views 9 Comments

The ban means Russia will not participate in the upcoming men’s World Cup qualifying play-offs or UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 this summer.

# world-cup - Tuesday 1 March, 2022

IRFU finally close to publishing controversial Ireland Women report
# Qualifier
# Qualifier

IRFU finally close to publishing controversial Ireland Women report

Mar 1st 2022, 4:14 PM 8,827 Views 7 Comments

The report was initially set to be released in January.

# world-cup - Monday 28 February, 2022

Russia expelled from World Cup, clubs banned from international competitions
# Crime And Punishment
# Crime And Punishment

Russia expelled from World Cup, clubs banned from international competitions

Updated Feb 28th 2022, 7:57 PM 58,927 Views 55 Comments

The men’s team had been due to play in qualifying play-offs in March for the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

# world-cup - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Dublin-born Eoin Morgan ‘immensely proud’ to receive Freedom of the City of London
# Honour
# Honour

Dublin-born Eoin Morgan ‘immensely proud’ to receive Freedom of the City of London

Feb 23rd 2022, 7:30 PM 8,647 Views 10 Comments

The England captain lifted the men’s 50-over World Cup at Lord’s in 2019.

# world-cup - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

Former Man United and Barcelona star Sanchez key as Chile revive World Cup hopes
# Like A Fine Wine
# Like A Fine Wine

Former Man United and Barcelona star Sanchez key as Chile revive World Cup hopes

Feb 1st 2022, 11:35 PM 6,151 Views 1 Comment

The 33-year-old inspired his country to a 3-2 win away against Bolivia.

World Cup-winner Roberto Carlos set to line out for Sunday League team
# Legend
# Legend

World Cup-winner Roberto Carlos set to line out for Sunday League team

Feb 1st 2022, 9:43 PM 10,642 Views 3 Comments

The raffle also saw East Sussex team Pevensey and Westham land the services of former England forward Eni Aluko for one fixture.

# world-cup - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

Robert Page to lead Wales play-off campaign after Ryan Giggs court case delayed
# World Cup
# World Cup

Robert Page to lead Wales play-off campaign after Ryan Giggs court case delayed

Jan 18th 2022, 3:06 PM 5,179 Views 0 Comments

The former Manchester United star has been on leave from his role since November 2020.

# world-cup - Monday 13 December, 2021

Ex-Japan international 'King Kazu' eager to play on at 54
# Like A Fine Wine
# Like A Fine Wine

Ex-Japan international 'King Kazu' eager to play on at 54

Dec 13th 2021, 3:15 PM 8,123 Views 6 Comments

Kazuyoshi Miura said he ‘still has the passion’ to continue his career

# world-cup - Friday 10 December, 2021

After 200 caps and a World Cup silver, Ireland star Daly retires
# Wave Goodbye
# Wave Goodbye

After 200 caps and a World Cup silver, Ireland star Daly retires

Dec 10th 2021, 3:45 PM 4,748 Views 2 Comments

The 33-year-old has earned 200 caps since making her debut in 2010.

# world-cup - Friday 26 November, 2021

Play-off draw ensures that at least one of Portugal or Italy will miss the World Cup
# Qatar 2022
# Qatar 2022

Play-off draw ensures that at least one of Portugal or Italy will miss the World Cup

Updated Nov 26th 2021, 5:32 PM 15,759 Views 9 Comments

The European heavyweights are on the same side of the draw.

# world-cup - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Dutch reach World Cup, Turkey and Ukraine into play-offs
# Euro News
# Euro News

Dutch reach World Cup, Turkey and Ukraine into play-offs

Nov 16th 2021, 10:19 PM 5,077 Views 0 Comments

Late goals from Steven Bergwijn and Memphis Depay sealed a 2-0 win for the Netherlands.

Wales earn home World Cup play-off with battling draw against Belgium
# Dragon Roar
# Dragon Roar

Wales earn home World Cup play-off with battling draw against Belgium

Nov 16th 2021, 10:09 PM 4,792 Views 1 Comment

Kieffer Moore’s eighth goal for Wales secured second spot in their qualifying group.

# world-cup - Monday 15 November, 2021

Italy in World Cup qualifying play-offs after draw at brilliant Northern Ireland
# All Square
# All Square

Italy in World Cup qualifying play-offs after draw at brilliant Northern Ireland

Nov 15th 2021, 10:04 PM 9,593 Views 1 Comment

Conor Washington was unable to take a last-minute chance to snatch a famous victory.

Scotland beat Denmark to improve hopes of qualifying for World Cup
# Super Scots
# Super Scots

Scotland beat Denmark to improve hopes of qualifying for World Cup

Nov 15th 2021, 9:59 PM 7,366 Views 0 Comments

Steve Clarke’s side will be seeded and at home for the first play-off game next March

# world-cup - Sunday 14 November, 2021

'New era' as Germany end on World Cup high
# Improvement
# Improvement

'New era' as Germany end on World Cup high

Nov 14th 2021, 8:56 PM 10,210 Views 2 Comments

The team have hit form since Hansi Flick took over from Joachim Loew.

# world-cup - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Di Maria goal puts Argentina on verge of World Cup qualification as Messi starts on bench
# Closing In
# Closing In

Di Maria goal puts Argentina on verge of World Cup qualification as Messi starts on bench

Nov 13th 2021, 11:32 AM 3,770 Views 0 Comments

Argentina will qualify if they beat Brazil and any one of Colombia, Chile or Uruguay fail to win.

# world-cup - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

'There's no overnight fix for this. We've got to make the game attractive'
# Director
# Director

'There's no overnight fix for this. We've got to make the game attractive'

Nov 9th 2021, 6:45 AM 10,298 Views 2 Comments

IRFU director of women’s and 7s rugby Anthony Eddy spoke to the media yesterday.

# world-cup - Thursday 4 November, 2021

No place for Connolly in Ireland squad as Portugal gear up for Dublin date
# Dropped
# Dropped

No place for Connolly in Ireland squad as Portugal gear up for Dublin date

Updated Nov 4th 2021, 1:29 PM 23,895 Views 22 Comments

Stephen Kenny can call on captain Seamus Coleman, as well as midfielders Jayson Molumby and Alan Browne, as Ronaldo prepares to come to town.

# world-cup - Sunday 24 October, 2021

'A huge moment' - Ireland secure World Cup spot after beating Wales
# Success
# Success

'A huge moment' - Ireland secure World Cup spot after beating Wales

Oct 24th 2021, 9:16 PM 40,142 Views 9 Comments

Anna O’Flanagan was the hero on the day.

# world-cup - Friday 22 October, 2021

Northern Ireland women ready for ‘special’ night at Wembley
# Into The Lionesses' Den
# Into The Lionesses' Den

Northern Ireland women ready for ‘special’ night at Wembley

Oct 22nd 2021, 8:11 PM 1,840 Views 1 Comment

Captain Marissa Callaghan will lead her side out at England’s national stadium.

# world-cup - Sunday 17 October, 2021

'It might have been a World Cup quarter-final but we were prepared to go on strike'
# Moral Victory
# Moral Victory

'It might have been a World Cup quarter-final but we were prepared to go on strike'

Oct 17th 2021, 8:00 AM 33,183 Views 6 Comments

This weekend 30 years ago, Ireland’s rugby players considered strike action before their World Cup quarter-final. Instead they nearly caused a sensational upset.

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