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Friday 27 January 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Friendly

All time
# smart finish
France overcome Spain thanks to Chelsea's new striker Loïc Rémy
The 27-year-old’s confidence looks to be in a good place at the moment.
# Upset
VIDEO: MLS All-Stars edge Bayern Munich in friendly
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola decided to wave off a post-match handshake with MLS All-Stars coach Caleb Porter.
# Off the Mark
Fabregas curls 25-yard free-kick in for his first Chelsea goal
Jose Mourinho’s side picked up a 3-1 win in their pre-season friendly with Vitesse Arnhem.
# long range
Miralem Pjanic scored from inside his own half against Man United last night
The 24-year-old lofted a remarkable effort over ‘keeper Ben Amos.
# Controversy
Manchester City game called off over 'racism'
The club’s under-21 side walked off the pitch after Seko Fofana was allegedly abused.
# It Begins
Leinster to take on Ulster in pre-season friendly at Tallaght Stadium
The two provinces will renew their rivalry on the 30th of August.
# red eye
Ireland's Stephen Ward jets in for a date with Cristiano Ronaldo
The Wolves defender could be up against the FIFA World Player of the Year on Tuesday.
# loan star
Everton starlet Gerard Deulofeu called up for Spain's friendly with Bolivia
Vicente del Bosque has delayed naming his World Cup squad for a week.
# Starting XI
11 of the best images from Liverpool's Dublin dander against Shamrock Rovers
Brendan Rodgers’ men did not have a title to show off but threw a footballing party regardless.
# JUST IN
Here are the teams for tonight's game between Shamrock Rovers and Liverpool...
…Borini is in but Skrtel, Coutinho and Agger are nowhere to be seen.
# red rovers
FAI confirm Liverpool v Shamrock Rovers friendly for Aviva Stadium in May
Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge will be bringing their goalscoring double act to Dublin soon.
# backing
Bournemouth boss believes Eunan O'Kane can have 'big impact' for Ireland
Eddie Howe has praised the 23-year-old for being “good technically and tactically”.
# Withdrawal
'Rested' Richard Dunne out of Ireland squad ahead of Serbia clash
Martin O’Neill will have to plan without the QPR defender ahead of this week’s friendly at the Aviva Stadium.
# caution
Northern Ireland monitoring Cyprus tie after bomb blast
The car of a top Cypriot official, named by the Cyprus Football Association (CFA) as Leontios Trattos, was damaged by a bomb explosion today.
# old rivalry
England set for friendly in Dublin next year
FAI chief executive John Delaney confirmed that the teams will meet in 2015.
# Potential
5 Ireland players that deserve a chance to shine against Serbia
Anythony Stokes, Andy Reid and Marc Wilson will be among those hoping to impress.
# friends behaving badly
9 awful friends you probably have in your crew
Who is guilty of this bad behaviour?
# rematch
John Delaney 'hopeful' of March 2015 date with England in Dublin
The two sides have not met in Ireland since the abandoned friendly in 1995.
# Ones to watch
3 Polish players who could make an impact against Ireland tonight
We take a look at some of Poland’s lesser lights.
# Legend
VIDEO: Robbie Keane scores the first goal of the Martin O'Neill era
Aiden McGeady then doubled his side’s lead with a powerful strike from distance.
# MONKeano
Wes Hoolahan given the nod as Martin O'Neill names his first Ireland side
The new boss’ first XI to face Latvia has a somewhat experimental look about it.
# international
November friendly hands Ireland fans chance to revisit Poznan
The Boys in Green will play Poland in a friendly next month, the FAI confirmed this afternoon.
# IRewal
Glenn Whelan predicts bright James McCarthy future with 'top Premier League side'
The Stoke and Ireland midfielder believes McCarthy would flourish with a Champions League-chasing outfit.
# absence
Gareth Bale set to miss Ireland friendly with foot injury
The Tottenham winger will sit out Wednesday’s game against Trap’s side in Cardiff.
# cool for cats
Kilkenny voted 9th friendliest city in the world
Dublin and Cork also made the top 20 but Kilkenny was the only Irish city to crack the top 10.
# anticipation
Tony Browne and Damien Delaney show their support for Waterford United
The club play Crystal Palace in a friendly tomorrow evening.
# Friendly
John Terry was on the receiving end of a shocking tackle last night
Don’t worry, folks. He’s gonna be okay.
# masterclass
Superb solo goal and slick assist for Coutinho in Liverpool’s Thai victory
There were also goals for new signing Iago Aspas and club captain Steven Gerrard.
# tight fit
Forget Sean Cavanagh, Zlatan Ibrahimovic goes full bikini in preseason friendly
The Swede can do what he likes, and wear what he wants, in Paris.
# in mourning
Pellegrini to rejoin City's preseason tour following death of his mother
The Chilean will hope to reach Hong Kong in time to take the reins for Wednesday’s friendly with South China.
# Value for Money
Manchester United jet in €9m striker Bébé to play Waterford United
The Portuguese forward is set to line up at the Waterford RSC with Federico Macheda.
# russian to help
Here's how to say "keep her lit" in Russian
Da-vai!
# hang your head
Player botches open goal sitter by nutmegging himself then blazing over
This is what pre-season football is for: ironing out the creases.
# ENGIRE
Former Ireland striker David Kelly predicts bright international future for Cox
Kelly, now assistant coach at Nottingham Forest, believes the 26-year-old’s best position is up front in a striking duo.
# welcome sight
Dunne in contention for England but Trap says he must be 100% to start
Uncapped Hull City midfielder Stephen Quinn has replaced Paul Green for the upcoming batch of games.
# Injury blow
Steven Gerrard to miss Ireland game to undergo shoulder surgery
The Liverpool captain will also miss the remainder of his side’s Premier League game.
# Not standing for it
VIDEO: Racist abuse prompts Boateng to kick ball into stands, walk off in protest
A friendly game between AC Milan and fourth division Pro Patria was halted after the incident this afternoon.
# Facepalm
Neymar: Still bad at haircuts, still just as bad at taking penalties
Soon we’ll have enough clips for a full highlight reel of awful Neymar penalties.
# Wrap
International football round-up: Ibra masterclass stuns England, France impress
Meanwhile, Germany had to settle for a draw tonight.
# Friendly
Preview: Hodgson hands debuts to Sterling and Osman in Sweden
Tottenham defender Steven Caulker will also make his senior bow in Stockholm tonight.