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# world-cup - Saturday 18 September, 2021

Stacey Flood settling into key out-half role with Ireland Women
# 10
# 10

Stacey Flood settling into key out-half role with Ireland Women

Sat 6:00 AM 4,070 Views 0 Comments

The 25-year-old has shown her quality over the course of five caps so far.

# world-cup - Friday 17 September, 2021

Northern Ireland off to bright start in World Cup qualifiers, England win 8-0 but new boss expected more
# Wrap
# Wrap

Northern Ireland off to bright start in World Cup qualifiers, England win 8-0 but new boss expected more

Fri 10:42 PM 7,934 Views 1 Comment

Kenny Shiels side were 4-0 winners over Luxembourg.

# world-cup - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Premier League express their opposition to a World Cup every two years
# Enough Is Enough
# Enough Is Enough

Premier League express their opposition to a World Cup every two years

Sep 9th 2021, 12:26 PM 3,022 Views 1 Comment

Arsene Wenger, now Fifa’s head of global development, is consulting across the game about the plans and is due to address the media about it today.

# world-cup - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Griezmann double gets France back on track while Haaland and Depay both score hat-tricks
# Griez Lightning
# Griez Lightning

Griezmann double gets France back on track while Haaland and Depay both score hat-tricks

Sep 7th 2021, 10:23 PM 6,058 Views 1 Comment

The World Cup holders had gone five games without a win.

Portugal still in control of Ireland's qualifying group after win over Azerbaijan
# Top Of The Table
# Top Of The Table

Portugal still in control of Ireland's qualifying group after win over Azerbaijan

Sep 7th 2021, 7:25 PM 10,927 Views 1 Comment

It finished 3-0 in Baku.

# world-cup - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Wasteful Scotland secure narrow qualifying victory against minnows Moldova

Wasteful Scotland secure narrow qualifying victory against minnows Moldova

Sep 4th 2021, 10:19 PM 5,165 Views 1 Comment

In the rest of tonight’s games, France drew 1-1 in Ukraine while Israel recorded the win of the weekend against Austria.

# world-cup - Friday 3 September, 2021

Uefa have ‘grave concerns’ over plans to stage World Cup every two years
# Unhappy
# Unhappy

Uefa have ‘grave concerns’ over plans to stage World Cup every two years

Sep 3rd 2021, 10:58 PM 5,450 Views 5 Comments

The Fifa Congress voted in May to conduct a feasibility study into holding the competition more regularly.

Wenger calls for World Cup every two years and single international window
# Game's Gone
# Game's Gone

Wenger calls for World Cup every two years and single international window

Sep 3rd 2021, 12:17 PM 11,718 Views 12 Comments

The 71-year-old Frenchman is now director of development at Fifa.

# world-cup - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Scotland need to focus on Moldova to get World Cup bid on track – Andy Robertson
# They Think It's Moldova - It Is Now
# They Think It's Moldova - It Is Now

Scotland need to focus on Moldova to get World Cup bid on track – Andy Robertson

Sep 2nd 2021, 12:02 PM 1,567 Views 0 Comments

Scotland host Moldova before making the trip to Austria.

# world-cup - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

10-man France held by Bosnia and Luxembourg defeat Azerbaijan in Ireland's group
# Qualifiers
# Qualifiers

10-man France held by Bosnia and Luxembourg defeat Azerbaijan in Ireland's group

Sep 1st 2021, 10:44 PM 4,959 Views 2 Comments

It finished 1-1.

Scotland’s World Cup hopes dented as Denmark ease to win in Copenhagen
# Copenhagen
# Copenhagen

Scotland’s World Cup hopes dented as Denmark ease to win in Copenhagen

Sep 1st 2021, 10:14 PM 4,124 Views 1 Comment

Steve Clarke’s side were two down in 15 minutes through goals from Daniel Wass and Joakim Maehle.

# world-cup - Saturday 24 July, 2021

USA bounce back from opening embarrassment on goal-laden day at Tokyo 2020
# Back On Track
# Back On Track

USA bounce back from opening embarrassment on goal-laden day at Tokyo 2020

Jul 24th 2021, 3:42 PM 6,985 Views 1 Comment

The Olympic women’s football tournament heated up today, as Team GB reached the quarter-finals.

# world-cup - Monday 21 June, 2021

Japanese football star comes out as transgender man
# Announcement
# Announcement

Japanese football star comes out as transgender man

Jun 21st 2021, 11:18 PM 14,015 Views 5 Comments

Kumi Yokoyama is one of the few athletes to do so in a country where LGBTQ rights lag behind other developed nations.

'I do everything I can to provide for my family and put them first' - Aki
# Motivation
# Motivation

'I do everything I can to provide for my family and put them first' - Aki

Jun 21st 2021, 10:00 PM 10,497 Views 8 Comments

The Connacht and Ireland centre is hoping to make an impression this Saturday against Japan.

# world-cup - Friday 30 April, 2021

Ireland 'have a very good chance to do something special' in World Cup qualifying - Pauw
# All To Play For
# All To Play For

Ireland 'have a very good chance to do something special' in World Cup qualifying - Pauw

Apr 30th 2021, 7:09 PM 1,604 Views 0 Comments

The manager is largely optimistic after the Girls In Green learned their fate today.

# world-cup - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

7 goals for Netherlands, 8 for Belgium and 14 for Japan in big World Cup qualifier wins
# Goal Crazy
# Goal Crazy

7 goals for Netherlands, 8 for Belgium and 14 for Japan in big World Cup qualifier wins

Mar 30th 2021, 10:16 PM 9,522 Views 6 Comments

There was some one-sided victories in tonight’s qualifiers.

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 9,940 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 4,692 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 7,953 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 5,143 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 2,186 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 7,777 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 8,658 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 12,374 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 8,268 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 5,321 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 4,383 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 4,228 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 5,961 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 10,912 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 4,446 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 6,013 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 6,796 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 17,411 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 7,465 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 43,811 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 19,083 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 14,655 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 8,454 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 6,885 Views 10 Comments

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

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