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# Concern

Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# Worry
Slow Women's World Cup ticket sales prompt concern in New Zealand
Football official Paula Hansen has predicted that some stadiums will eventually sell out.
Last month
May 2023
# Concern
Seamus Coleman stretchered off against Leicester with potentially serious injury
Coleman was stretchered off with what appeared to be a significant knee injury.
# Concern
Seamus Coleman stretchered off against Leicester with potentially serious injury
Coleman was stretchered off with what appeared to be a significant knee injury.
April 2023
# Sudan
‘People will die of hunger if they survive bullets’: Concern’s Sudan director pleads for peace
‘There will be a famine situation and people will die of hunger even if they survive the bullets.’
# Concern
Arsenal forced to stay in Germany after Champions League draw due to plane problem
Meanwhile, 50,000 tickets have been sold for the second leg of the semi-final in the Emirates Stadium.
# Sudan Conflict
Concern and Goal suspend aid activity in Sudan as NGOs struggle to cope with ongoing violence
“If it continues like this, I don’t know what the consequences will be. It will be terrible.”
# Concern
Brighton face anxious wait to see if Evan Ferguson will be fit for FA Cup semi-final
The Ireland striker suffered an ankle injury against Chelsea on Saturday with manager Roberto De Zerbi initially ruling him out “for a couple of weeks.”
# Concern
'If we lose the game, we will not be champions' - Guardiola on edge for Leicester test
Manchester City boss insists there is no margin for error in the Premier League title race.
# Concern
Leinster await updates on injuries to Baird and Lowe
Both players were forced off during Friday’s Champions Cup defeat of Leicester.
This year
# Concern
England and Saracens sweat on Owen Farrell ankle injury news
Elsewhere, Sarah Hunter bowed out in style as England hammered Scotland in their Women’s Six Nations opener.
# Concern
Ireland faces potentially troublesome injury list for Six Nations finale against England
Caelan Doris, Dan Sheehan and Iain Henderson were all forced off in the first half of today’s game.
# Concern
'Garry is up and talking' - Farrell provides update after Ireland lose 5 players to injury
Caelan Doris, Dan Sheehan and Iain Henderson were all forced off in the first half.
# Concern
Taulupe Faletau admits it is ‘hard to give your all’ amid Wales contract row
All four Welsh professional regions – Cardiff, Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets – face major funding cuts, leading to vastly-reduced contract offers.
# Concern
Chelsea boss Graham Potter reveals he and his kids have received death threats
The Stamford Bridge boss has been targeted by an anonymous account in the wake of the team’s recent poor form.
# Concern
Former Newcastle midfielder still missing
Christian Atsu’s agent Nana Sechere issued an update on Tuesday.
# Concern
Beirne to see specialist as Ireland retain 25 players for training camp
Andy Farrell has released 12 players back to their provinces for URC action.
# Sorry
Barca coach Xavi apologises for comment after Alves accusations
The 39-year-old defender was sacked by Mexican club Pumas after his arrest.
# Concern
Baggio asks for probe into 'supplements' after Vialli and Mihajlovic deaths
He also cleared up widespread reports that he had said in a television interview on Tuesday players were doped during the 1990s.
# Concern
Everton review security arrangements ahead of ‘high-risk’ Arsenal game
Merseyside Police is in contact with the club over alleged threats made towards the club’s directors.
# Concern
'It’s embarrassing. I think all the players are aware of the situation'
Snooker great Steve Davis has his say on the ongoing investigation into alleged match-fixing.
# Concern
Leinster and Ireland face wait on Sexton after out-half suffers facial injury
The 37-year-old could be facing another spell on the sidelines.
Last year
# Concern
Police investigate report of burglary at home of England star Raheem Sterling
A police statement confirmed that “no threat of violence was involved” in the incident.
# Concern
Football legend Pele says he is ‘strong with a lot of hope’ amid health concerns
The 82-year-old has been receiving treatment for colon cancer, having undergone surgery to remove a tumour during September 2021.
# Concern
Too early for prognosis on Neymar injury, say Brazil
Coach Tite insisted that his talisman will be fir for the rest of the tournament.
# Leeside
All-Ireland-winning minor manager informed by email that he wasn’t being reappointed
Outgoing Cork ladies minor football manager Joe Carroll is ‘at a loss’ following county board process.
# Concern
McCloskey standing by with Henshaw emerging as a doubt for Ireland
The Ulster man could get a chance as Ireland worry over an injury issue for Henshaw.
# Concern
World Cup worry for Chilwell as he suffers hamstring injury in Chelsea win
Chilwell was forced off in the Blues’ Champions League victory.
# Concern
Chelsea and England await news on Reece James injury after setback in Milan
The full-back was forced off in the Blues’ Champions League win at San Siro.
# Concern
Reece James injury blow mars Chelsea’s Champions League win over AC Milan
The England full-back limped off just 40 days before the start of the World Cup.
# Concern
'My son’s life cannot be put in danger. I’ve already lost one' – Chris Eubank Sr
Eubank Jr and Conor Benn are scheduled to meet in a 157lb showdown.
# Concern
Official confirms that 10 members of crisis-hit Sri Lankan team vanish from Commonwealth Games
Three of them – judoka Chamila Dilani, her manager Asela de Silva, and wrestler Shanith Chathuranga – had disappeared last week.
# Horn of Africa
In pictures: The drought causing animals to drop dead in Kenya
A glimpse into the current situation for people in two Kenyan counties.
# Blow
Injury rules Ballon d’Or winner out of Euro 2022
Spain’s Alexia Putellas sustained a knee injury in training today.
# Concern
Michael Obafemi emerges as doubt for Ukraine game after Scotland heroics
Stephen Kenny also praised Ireland’s ‘most significant home win in seven years.’
# The Jukebox
'Tadhg seems to be OK' - Leinster give update on Furlong's ankle injury
The Wexford man was forced off in the first half of Leinster’s win over Toulouse.
# Concern
John Hodnett added to Munster’s injury list as Toulouse clash looms
Hodnett joins Andrew Conway, Gavin Coombes, Dave Kilcoyne, RG Snyman and Tadhg Beirne on the absentee list.
# Concern
Galway sweating over Whelan's fitness for rest of Leinster campaign after hamstring injury
The corner-forward limped off against Wexford after 59 minutes.
# Worry
No guarantees Chelsea can complete season, says Cech
The technical and performance advisor and former goalkeeper says the club must ‘go day-by-day’.
# Concern
Galway still manager-less - 'It's extremely disappointing when the league is starting this weekend'
The Tribe face Donegal in their Division 1 opener on Saturday.
# Concern
Benzema injury sparks fears he may miss PSG clash while Barca leave it late to win in Alaves
Frankie De Jong strikes late for Barca after Real Madrid were pinned back by Elche.