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# Pressure

Last year
2022
# Pressure
Nervous Qatar 'felt supported' despite fan exodus
Thousands of supporters left early as the World Cup hosts slumped to a 2-0 defeat against Ecuador.
# Under fire
Embarrassing Carabao Cup exit piles pressure on Frank Lampard
The Toffees were made to pay for a number of defensive mistakes as Bournemouth ended their run of four successive Premier League defeats.
# Pressure
US Secretary of State asks Egypt for human rights progress before COP27 summit
It’s estimated that 60,000 political prisoners are behind bars in Egypt
# Pressure
'Winning was a matter of life and death, but winning against Rangers was more important'
Read an extract from Phillip Vine’s new book on Celtic’s history.
# Pressure
'I am doing everything I can around the clock, every minute of every day' - Gerrard
The former Liverpool and England captain’s position at Villa Park came under scrutiny after a poor start to the season.
# Pressure
'It can be difficult. You try to not listen to social media' - Henderson
Jurgen Klopp’s men had won just three of their first nine Premier League and Champions League games of the campaign.
# Pressure
Derry City hit form to cruise past UCD and cut gap at top to four points
With Dundalk held to a draw against Shelbourne, the Candystripes sit two points clear in second, but they will now have eyes on the big prize.
# Pressure
West Ham's poor start is concerning, admits Moyes
A defeat to Brighton ensured the Hammers’ worst opening to a season for 51 years.
# Pressure
Fans repeat calls for Baraclough to go as Northern Ireland rescue late draw with Cyprus
Jonny Evans levelled late on but Baraclough’s side have still never won a Nations League fixture.
# Pressure
'Ireland need foothold in group to make games in September meaningful' - Scotland boss Clarke
Visiting manager wary Stephen Kenny’s side can use Dublin clash as the catalyst for a Nations League rescue bid.
# Pressure
Baraclough taunted by Northern Ireland fans after Kosovo defeat
Sections of the Green and White Army sang ‘Cheerio’ after the manager went to acknowledge the travelling support.
# Pressure
Legacy on the line for Rangers in Europa League final
The Scottish side face Eintracht Frankfurt in Seville aiming to add to their 1971/72 Cup Winners’ Cup success.
# Pressure
United fan group aims to start 'relentless' Glazer protests at Old Trafford this Saturday
“The 1958″ tweeted a rallying call to the club’s supporters ahead of Norwich City’s visit for the Premier League clash.
# heating up
Pressure mounts on Munster and Connacht in URC after South African derbies
The Scarlets also won today, meaning Connacht drop to 10th in the table.
# Pressure
Dublin ambulance crisis: Covid surge and non-emergency calls bringing system to standstill
The HSE has asked people to think of other treatement options before calling 999.
Dublin's ambulance service is being stretched to capacity, writes Garreth MacNamee.
A surge in Covid cases has resulted in extra pressure on the system as more paramedics contract the disease.
Non-emergency calls are also taking up precious resources.
# Pressure
Kurt Zouma facing growing backlash over ill treatment of his cat
London Mayor Sadiq Khan described the incident as ‘despicable’ and over 80,000 people have signed a petition calling for the player to be prosecuted.
# Pressure
US-born Chinese figure skater in tears after another Olympic flop
Beverly Zhu had been widely abused on social media for another poor performance the previous day.
# Pressure
System still under strain but latest data shows link between cases and hospitalisations weakening
Health officials and ICU doctors say the coronavirus is still having a significant impact on Irish hospitals.
Despite record-breaking case numbers, the amount of people in hospital with Covid-19 is far short of the peak of the pandemic.
"The more Covid cases we have the less we can do of other things," the HSE has warned.
ICU doctors say Covid is having a direct impact on the care patients receive.
All time
# Pressure
Barcelona's €75 million man struggling to live up to price tag
Frenkie De Jong’s performances have been up and down, and mostly somewhere in between.
# Pressure
Can Steven Gerrard become a great manager?
The Liverpool legend makes his return to Anfield as Aston Villa manager this weekend.
# Bragging Rights
Liverpool beat Everton to increase pressure on Rafa Benitez
A Seamus Coleman error proved costly as the Reds earned a convincing win.
# Pressure
Worry and anger build in Irish women's rugby after IRFU briefing
Director of women’s rugby Anthony Eddy’s words have been met with a negative reaction.
# Pressure
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes Man Utd training amid exit talk
The Norwegian is expected to be in charge for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Tottenham.
# Pressure
'I can’t imagine that Ken Choo would say that, actually, to people' - Mick McCarthy
The Cardiff boss played down suggestions the club’s chief executive had asked fans for ‘new manager applications’.
# Pressure
Doubts hang over Spain ahead of 'do or die' game
Luis Enrique’s side are set for a test of nerve in their last group match against Slovakia on Wednesday.
# Pressure
David Moyes calls for calm as €35 million striker searches for first goal
The West Ham boss has told Said Benrahma to be patient.
# New York
Pressure grows for New York governor Andrew Cuomo to quit
The Democrat is facing sexual harassment allegations and scrutiny over the reporting of coronavirus deaths.
# Selection
With pressure on, Farrell seems unlikely to go for great experimentation in Italy
Ireland must now fight to turn their Six Nations campaign around after two defeats.
# opportunity knocks
Amid another injury blow for Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp backs Ozan Kabak to handle pressure
The centre-back could replace injured Fabinho against Leicester this weekend.
# Pressure
'The expectations at that age, we'll see if he can handle it' - Guardiola
The Man City boss had words of caution for Phil Foden after his stunning performance against Liverpool.
# Pressure
Hospitals across south-eastern England cancel treatments as Covid cases rise
The total number of Covid-19 patients in hospital in England stood at 15,465 on 16 December.
# Pressure
Ireland's clash with Scotland looms as hugely important for the Farrell era
The Ireland head coach needs to find some answers ahead of the third-place play-off in Dublin.
# depth chart
Gibson-Park gets starting chance as Farrell welcomes competition for Murray
The Ireland boss is also set to give Billy Burns a debut off the bench against Wales.
# Pressure
Lazio come from behind again to keep Serie A title race alive
Ciro Immobile notched his 29th of the season as the capital club came from 1-0 down to win for the second time in three days.
# Pressure
UK government call on Premier League players to take pay cut
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock called on elite footballers to ‘play their part.’
# Pressure
IOC's Olympics postponement decision to be made in next 4 weeks
The IOC has faced strong pressure to push back this summer’s Tokyo Games.
# Pressure
'There's probably an added significance' - why Cork must hit the ground running in 2020
The Rebels and Mark Collins recognise the importance of the upcoming league campaign.
# Competition
Munster satisfied with Murray's form as pressure comes on for Ireland spot
Johann van Graan says the scrum-half has been ‘really good’ in the red jersey recently.
# new boss
IRFU expect Farrell to bring clear vision in 'challenging' 2020 Six Nations
The Englishman will gather his squad for the first time just before Christmas.
# Pressure
‘Solskjaer can’t drop points every game and finish 10th’ – Scholes
The Old Trafford legend hopes to see a former team-mate given time, but admits that major changes to an underperforming squad are required.