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#Brazil 2014

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

FIFA approves goal-line technology for Brazil 2014
# Progress
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# Progress

FIFA approves goal-line technology for Brazil 2014

Feb 19th 2013, 12:07 PM 4,225 Views 19 Comments

Football’s governing body confirmed the news about next year’s World Cup this afternoon.

# brazil-2014 - Monday 11 February, 2013

Faith: Richard Dunne will be retained by Villa if he can prove fitness
# Honey Monster
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# Honey Monster

Faith: Richard Dunne will be retained by Villa if he can prove fitness

Feb 11th 2013, 10:05 AM 2,205 Views 3 Comments

The defender’s current contract expires in June.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Bad news for Ireland? Richard Dunne suffers injury setback, Lambert admits
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# Brazil 2014

Bad news for Ireland? Richard Dunne suffers injury setback, Lambert admits

Jan 29th 2013, 11:06 PM 7,832 Views 15 Comments

Ireland head to Sweden before welcoming Austria to Dublin next month.

# brazil-2014 - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Need something to cheer about? Ireland have moved up in the FIFA rankings
# On The Rise
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# On The Rise

Need something to cheer about? Ireland have moved up in the FIFA rankings

Jan 17th 2013, 11:12 AM 4,498 Views 14 Comments

Is that not the best news you’ve heard all day?

# brazil-2014 - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Brazilian prostitutes will take free English language classes ahead of the 2014 World Cup
# Brazil 2014
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# Brazil 2014

Brazilian prostitutes will take free English language classes ahead of the 2014 World Cup

Jan 9th 2013, 3:11 PM 11,542 Views 28 Comments

The Association as Prostitution says it’s as important for prostitutes to learn English as taxi drivers.

# brazil-2014 - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

World Cup 2014: Brazil to launch major anti-crime operation
# Preparations
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# Preparations

World Cup 2014: Brazil to launch major anti-crime operation

Dec 19th 2012, 8:16 AM 477 Views 0 Comments

The South American country is aiming to curb trafficking along its borders before next summer’s Confederations Cup.

# brazil-2014 - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Sao Paulo awarded Copa Sudamericana final as match abandoned amid chaos
# WC2014
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# WC2014

Sao Paulo awarded Copa Sudamericana final as match abandoned amid chaos

Dec 13th 2012, 9:59 AM 8,371 Views 17 Comments

This isn’t what FIFA wants to see ahead of the 2014 World cup in Brazil in two years’ time.

# brazil-2014 - Friday 30 November, 2012

He's back: Big Phil Scolari confirmed as new Brazil coach
# Brazil 2014
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# Brazil 2014

He's back: Big Phil Scolari confirmed as new Brazil coach

Nov 30th 2012, 8:58 AM 470 Views 0 Comments

During his first reign in charge of his country, Scolari led Brazil to the 2002 World Cup title, beating Germany 3-0 in the final.

# brazil-2014 - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Pack your bags, Ireland fans... Brazil is almost ready for the World Cup, according to FIFA
# Brazil 2014
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# Brazil 2014

Pack your bags, Ireland fans... Brazil is almost ready for the World Cup, according to FIFA

Nov 28th 2012, 6:24 PM 1,054 Views 0 Comments

Maybe wait ’til we qualify to book the plane tickets.

# brazil-2014 - Monday 26 November, 2012

Meet Fuleco, the mascot for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
# Road To Rio
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# Road To Rio

Meet Fuleco, the mascot for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Nov 26th 2012, 12:35 PM 897 Views 0 Comments

He’s an armadillo, apparently.

# brazil-2014 - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

As it happened: Ireland v Greece, international friendly From The42
Live Nov 14th 2012, 7:12 PM

As it happened: Ireland v Greece, international friendly

Injury update: Westwood out, Forde in
# COYBIG
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# COYBIG

Injury update: Westwood out, Forde in

Nov 14th 2012, 3:30 PM 2,495 Views 3 Comments

The first choice goalkeeper misses out with a groin injury and has been replaced by his No.2 for tonight’s match with Greece.

# brazil-2014 - Sunday 11 November, 2012

McCarthy enjoying return to Ireland fold after 'tough' summer
# COYBIG
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# COYBIG

McCarthy enjoying return to Ireland fold after 'tough' summer

Nov 11th 2012, 8:57 PM 1,681 Views 1 Comment

The Wigan midfielder missed out on Euro 2012 due to his father’s illness.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Fit-again Shane Long called up by Trapattoni for Greece game
# COYBIG
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# COYBIG

Fit-again Shane Long called up by Trapattoni for Greece game

Nov 6th 2012, 5:16 PM 3,672 Views 23 Comments

The West Brom striker was initially left out of the provisional squad for the Aviva Stadium friendly.

# brazil-2014 - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Pulis hopeful Marc Wilson can get back quicker than expected
# On The Mend
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# On The Mend

Pulis hopeful Marc Wilson can get back quicker than expected

Nov 1st 2012, 5:44 PM 714 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland defender is facing up to three months on the sidelines. A little less if the Stoke boss gets his way.

Robbie Keane labelled 'unidentified fan' next to Beckham and Russell Brand at Lakers Game
# Hollywood Story
From The42
# Hollywood Story

Robbie Keane labelled 'unidentified fan' next to Beckham and Russell Brand at Lakers Game

Nov 1st 2012, 12:48 PM 10,599 Views 11 Comments

Oh dear. That’s our record goalscorer, America.

# brazil-2014 - Monday 22 October, 2012

'Sacking Trapattoni wouldn't have been logical,' says Bonner
# COYBIG
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# COYBIG

'Sacking Trapattoni wouldn't have been logical,' says Bonner

Oct 22nd 2012, 6:00 PM 1,483 Views 3 Comments

The former Ireland goalkeeper thinks the Ireland boss deserves a chance to turn things around.

# brazil-2014 - Sunday 21 October, 2012

15 reasons to be cheerful about Trap staying on as Ireland manager
# Optimism
From The42
# Optimism

15 reasons to be cheerful about Trap staying on as Ireland manager

Oct 21st 2012, 8:00 AM 1,640 Views 5 Comments

The Italian coach is here to stay, whether Irish fans like it or not.

# brazil-2014 - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Brazil 2014: German defenders are over-rated, says Matthaeus
# COYBIG
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# COYBIG

Brazil 2014: German defenders are over-rated, says Matthaeus

Oct 20th 2012, 3:06 PM 994 Views 1 Comment

Today, Germany coach Joachim Loew cancelled an appointment to appear on German television this evening, because of a fever.

John Delaney backs Trap again and insists he wasn't FAI newspaper source
# FAI
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# FAI

John Delaney backs Trap again and insists he wasn't FAI newspaper source

Oct 20th 2012, 9:58 AM 4,515 Views 21 Comments

The Italian will be in East Anglia today to run the rule over the Irish in action for Norwich against Arsenal.

# brazil-2014 - Friday 19 October, 2012

Delaney and Trap hold talks in Dublin
# COYBIG
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# COYBIG

Delaney and Trap hold talks in Dublin

Oct 19th 2012, 6:07 PM 7,981 Views 34 Comments

The FAI’s chief executive and the Ireland manager met today to reaffirm their positions.

The Morning Score: Friday
# Early Doors
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# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Friday

Oct 19th 2012, 9:02 AM 366 Views 0 Comments

Hang on in there… it’s almost the weekend.

# brazil-2014 - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Trapattoni decision: A look at John Delaney's text messages today* (*may not be real)
# Awkward
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# Awkward

Trapattoni decision: A look at John Delaney's text messages today* (*may not be real)

Oct 18th 2012, 4:08 PM 4,117 Views 1 Comment

The manager’s going nowhere for now.

Eamon Dunphy: Irish football bosses made a mistake on Trap decision
# Italian Job
From The42
# Italian Job

Eamon Dunphy: Irish football bosses made a mistake on Trap decision

Oct 18th 2012, 10:30 AM 6,613 Views 32 Comments

The FAI announced last night that the Italian manager had their backing.

The Morning Score: Thursday
# Early Doors
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# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Thursday

Oct 18th 2012, 9:03 AM 479 Views 0 Comments

Trap avoids the sack, Punchestown to go ahead and the day of reckoning for Lance Armstrong.

5 changes Giovanni Trapattoni must now make as Ireland manager
# Conjecture
From The42
# Conjecture

5 changes Giovanni Trapattoni must now make as Ireland manager

Oct 18th 2012, 7:30 AM 10,380 Views 33 Comments

Trapattoni must interpret last night’s events a warning that he must deviate from his stubborn ways, writes Paul Fennessy.

# brazil-2014 - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Here's how Twitter reacted to Giovanni Trapattoni staying on as Ireland boss
# Twittersphere
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# Twittersphere

Here's how Twitter reacted to Giovanni Trapattoni staying on as Ireland boss

Oct 17th 2012, 10:00 PM 23,803 Views 33 Comments

Trapattoni survives for now, and many of the Twitterati were far from impressed.

Poll: Have the FAI made the right decision in keeping Trap as manager?
# Have Your Say
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# Have Your Say

Poll: Have the FAI made the right decision in keeping Trap as manager?

Oct 17th 2012, 9:13 PM 10,162 Views 48 Comments

It has been confirmed that Trapattoni will stay on as Ireland manager. What do you think of this development?

Update: FAI give Trapattoni vote of confidence
# Development
From The42
# Development

Update: FAI give Trapattoni vote of confidence

Oct 17th 2012, 8:34 PM 10,327 Views 70 Comments

The Ireland manager has come under pressure since the team’s 6-1 loss to Germany at the weekend.

World Cup qualifiers: Robbie Keane still confident of booking ticket to Brazil
# COYBIG
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# COYBIG

World Cup qualifiers: Robbie Keane still confident of booking ticket to Brazil

Oct 17th 2012, 1:03 PM 3,987 Views 24 Comments

“Our aim now is to kick on and to beat the teams around us, Sweden and Austria. Our main objective is to finish second,” the skipper said.

AUDIO: Commentator loses his mind when Sweden score fourth goal against Germany
# Stockholm Syndrome
From The42
# Stockholm Syndrome

AUDIO: Commentator loses his mind when Sweden score fourth goal against Germany

Oct 17th 2012, 11:50 AM 1,611 Views 0 Comments

It was bad news for Ireland’s World Cup hopes though.

It's strange the FAI haven't publicly backed Trapattoni, says Brian Kerr
# Reaction
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# Reaction

It's strange the FAI haven't publicly backed Trapattoni, says Brian Kerr

Oct 17th 2012, 11:15 AM 1,051 Views 0 Comments

The former Ireland boss reckons the German game was the ‘end of the line’ for Trap.

The Morning Score: Wednesday
# Early Doors
From The42
# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Wednesday

Oct 17th 2012, 9:10 AM 639 Views 1 Comment

Letting slip a four-goal lead, Jogi? What’s the German for schadenfreude?

Open thread: After last night's win, should Giovanni Trapattoni be given more time?
# Political Football
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# Political Football

Open thread: After last night's win, should Giovanni Trapattoni be given more time?

Oct 17th 2012, 7:12 AM 7,425 Views 82 Comments

Two out of three ain’t bad but is the Trap era over for Ireland?

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Robbie Keane: I can't see Trapattoni going anywhere
# Brazil 2014
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# Brazil 2014

Robbie Keane: I can't see Trapattoni going anywhere

Oct 16th 2012, 10:02 PM 1,029 Views 8 Comments

“I think he was the manager after Friday’s game and after getting a great result tonight I can’t see him not being the manager to be honest with you.”

Faroes v Ireland: That one's for Trap, says James McCarthy
# COYBIG
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# COYBIG

Faroes v Ireland: That one's for Trap, says James McCarthy

Oct 16th 2012, 9:35 PM 1,804 Views 1 Comment

The Wigan midfielder was the stand-out performer as Ireland got the job done in Torshavn.

As it happened: Faroe Islands v Ireland, World Cup qualifier From The42
Live Oct 16th 2012, 6:30 PM

As it happened: Faroe Islands v Ireland, World Cup qualifier

Infographic: here's how Trap's record compares with past Ireland managers'
# COYBIG
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# COYBIG

Infographic: here's how Trap's record compares with past Ireland managers'

Oct 16th 2012, 1:13 PM 2,941 Views 4 Comments

The Boys in Green face the Faroe Islands with some reports suggesting the Italian will be sacked whatever the result in Torshavn.

# brazil-2014 - Monday 15 October, 2012

'I've crossed the Alps barefoot and overcome most difficult situations in my career' - Trap vows to soldier on
# Standing Firm
From The42
# Standing Firm

'I've crossed the Alps barefoot and overcome most difficult situations in my career' - Trap vows to soldier on

Oct 15th 2012, 7:15 PM 1,851 Views 12 Comments

The Italian had a series of questions about his future thrown at him in Torshavn today.

Faroes boss expecting Irish backlash
# WCQ
From The42
# WCQ

Faroes boss expecting Irish backlash

Oct 15th 2012, 4:50 PM 1,668 Views 3 Comments

“I am sure we will have a very tough game tomorrow,” Lars Olsen added. Don’t patronise us, Faroe Islands.