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#World Cup

# world-cup - Yesterday’s News

James O'Connor wanted behavioural clauses in Rugby Australia deal

The 29-year-old is set for a first Wallabies appearance in six years.

Mathieu Bastareaud has a new club

The discarded French centre has joined Lyon until the end of the World Cup.

# world-cup - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Byrne and Doyle add to Ireland's medal tally at World Cup in Rotterdam

The men’s pair were just one second behind their Swiss counterparts to finish second in their A Final on Sunday.

# world-cup - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Gaelic football fuelling Northern Ireland's Netball World Cup bid across the water

Half of the 12-strong squad captained by Armagh star Caroline O’Hanlon have played for their respective counties at the top level.

# world-cup - Monday 8 July, 2019

New feature-length film about Jack Charlton to mark 30 years since Italia '90

Former Ireland captain Andy Townsend is an executive producer on the film, which will be released in 2020.

# world-cup - Monday 1 July, 2019

Munster hooker Mike Sherry announces retirement from rugby

The 31-year-old cited injury and a lack of contract offers as the reasons behind his decision.

# world-cup - Friday 28 June, 2019

Phil Neville: 'I never played to that level she plays at - she's the best player in the world'

England and Lyon defender Lucy Bronze was incredible in the Lionesses’ World Cup quarter-final win against Norway.

# world-cup - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

'We've been waiting our whole lives for a game like this' - US star Heath on France showdown

The USWNT are preparing for a World Cup quarter-final that may be one of the most anticipated women’s matches of all time.

# world-cup - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

'That'll stay with me for a long time' - Canada star on penalty miss heartache Reaction This post contains videos

'That'll stay with me for a long time' - Canada star on penalty miss heartache

Many people would have expected Christine Sinclair to take it, but Janine Beckie stepped up instead.

# world-cup - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Bayern Munich star on target as Netherlands maintain 100% World Cup record Going Well This post contains videos

Bayern Munich star on target as Netherlands maintain 100% World Cup record

The Dutch advance to the knockout stages on nine points, after 22-year-old forward Lineth Beerensteyn hit the winner.

# world-cup - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

A definitive ranking of the 10 best jerseys at USA 94

Once again, Adidas were the dominant player in the market for the 15th Fifa World Cup.

# world-cup - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Memory lane: The Panini sticker collection of Ireland's '94 World Cup squad

Try not to weep with the intense nostalgia coming your way.

# world-cup - Saturday 15 June, 2019

Where are they now? Ireland's USA '94 World Cup squad

How many of Ireland’s 22-man squad can you remember and what are they doing now?

# world-cup - Thursday 13 June, 2019

China edge out South Africa as Germany qualify for World Cup last 16 Wwc 2019 This post contains videos

China edge out South Africa as Germany qualify for World Cup last 16

Li Ying scored the only goal of the game in Paris.

VAR controversy as stunning comeback sees Australia edge Brazil in 5-goal thriller Resilience This post contains videos

VAR controversy as stunning comeback sees Australia edge Brazil in 5-goal thriller

The South American side surrendered a two-goal lead.

# world-cup - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Comical own goal helps Nigeria overcome South Korea in World Cup Unfortunate This post contains videos

Comical own goal helps Nigeria overcome South Korea in World Cup

It was a day to forget for Kim Do-yeon.

# world-cup - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Cristiane hits hat-trick as Brazil ease past Jamaica in World Cup opener

The 34-year-old becomes the oldest player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup.

# world-cup - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Phil Neville eyeing World Cup success to make amends for 'unfinished business' with England

Neville’s England side kick off their World Cup campaign against Scotland tomorrow.

# world-cup - Friday 7 June, 2019

'The biggest thing with women's sport is if you show it to them, they're going to go, 'Alright, it actually is good''

Jacqui Hurley is gearing up to be front-and-centre of the Women’s World Cup coverage on these shores.

# world-cup - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Why exactly is the best female footballer in the world not playing at the World Cup?

Norway’s Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg is refusing to play.

Check out the highlights from Ireland's brilliant win in U20 World Cup opener against England

Ireland ran in six tries en route to a 42-26 victory against England.

# world-cup - Sunday 2 June, 2019

‘They weren't expecting a female referee. They said, 'Hello, Michael!’ I was like, no, my name's Michelle’

Michelle O’Neill became the first Irish woman to referee at a World Cup four years ago. This month in France she will officiate at her second finals.

# world-cup - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Ruck-hitting, hard-scrummaging Kleyn comes into the mix for Ireland

The South African native will be eligible in time for the World Cup warm-up games.

Schmidt sets World Cup ball rolling with exciting 44-man training squad

Jean Kleyn will qualify for Ireland before the World Cup warm-up games begin.

Uncapped Kleyn and Haley included in Ireland's World Cup training squad

Dave Kearney is among those called back into the national squad by Joe Schmidt.

Pocock calls an end to his time with Brumbies and chases World Cup fitness

The Wallabies back row is struggling with a calf issue and his club have been unable to put a time frame on his return.

# world-cup - Monday 27 May, 2019

'He’s a ledge' - O'Brien's time in Ireland comes to a cruel end Sob

'He’s a ledge' - O'Brien's time in Ireland comes to a cruel end

The 32-year-old back row was ruled out of the World Cup due to a hip injury.

Japan on Sexton's mind with Schmidt set to name wider World Cup squad

The Leinster out-half will move back into Ireland mode after leaving Leinster in a happy place.

# world-cup - Friday 17 May, 2019

World Cup worry for England as Vunipola ruled out for at least three months

The 28-year-old loosehead picked up a hamstring injury against Leinster last weekend.

# world-cup - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Dylan Hartley on verge of return, but won't be rushed by Northampton

The England hooker has not played since December with a knee complaint.

# world-cup - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Phil Neville's England World Cup squad revealed in unique announcement series Lionesses This post contains videos

Phil Neville's England World Cup squad revealed in unique announcement series

Steph Houghton will lead the Lionesses to France, with famous faces announcing the 23 on social media this morning.

# world-cup - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Louth native set to face Ireland after being named in Australia U20 squad

Michael McDonald helped his team to beat New Zealand last weekend.

Scotland, Ireland's first World Cup opponents, name 42-man training squad

Gregor Townsend has omitted Richie Gray but he could still come into the mix.

IRFU's Brace named in 23-man match officials squad for World Cup

Nigel Owens and Wayne Barnes will referee at their fourth consecutive World Cups.

# world-cup - Sunday 14 April, 2019

'It's great because you're on an even par with the males when you're playing'

Tania Rosser is part of the Ireland ‘Mixed 30s’ team heading to the Touch World Cup in Malaysia.

# world-cup - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Pele 'doing well' after treatment in Paris hospital

The 78-year-old was receiving antibiotics prior to the long flight back to his home country.

# world-cup - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Brazil legend Pele undergoes treatment after being taken to hospital in Paris

The 78-year-old was being treated for ‘a light fever’ prior to the long flight back to his home country.

# world-cup - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

German FA president resigns over payment and gift scandals

Reinhard Grindel apologised for accepting a €6,000 watch from Hryhoriy Surkis, a UEFA vice-president and honorary president of the Ukrainian football federation.

# world-cup - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Spain legend Xavi says 48-team World Cup in Qatar 'will not be good'

‘It’s good for football to have 32. That’s more than enough,’ he added.

'I could have done a lot better this season'

Tottenham star Kieran Trippier admits he’s stumbled after the World Cup.

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