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Friday 22 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# world champions

This year
Vinicius and Valverde fire Real Madrid to record fifth Club World Cup title
Carlo Ancelotti’s side beat Al Hilal 5-3 in this year’s final in Morocco.
Last year
'We earned more praise and respect during the tournament than most world champions before or since'
Read an extract from ‘The Nearly Men: The Eternal Allure of the Greatest Teams That Failed To Win the World Cup’ by Aidan Williams.
Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy win gold at World Rowing Championships
What a performance.
All time
NBA star steers Australia to stunning first-ever win over world champions USA
The hosts secured a four-point victory in Melbourne.
All Blacks name mammoth squad for tour of Japan and Europe
World champions New Zealand travel to Asia before meetings with England, Ireland and Italy next month.
'We planned to win it all year' - World champion O'Donovan brothers elated by gold medal display in Bulgaria
Paul and Gary O’Donovan secured gold in the men’s lightweight double sculls in Bulgaria on Saturday.
Ireland rise two places in latest Fifa rankings, Germany fall dramatically
In the first rankings since Russia 2018, newly crowned world champions France have risen six places to first.
Wales ring in the changes and recall big guns for All Blacks clash
The Dragons are hoping to end a 64-year losing streak against the world champions in Cardiff this Saturday.
Gold for Ireland! Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal record first Para-cycling world title
The Paralympic Champions won silver in the Road Race in Rio last year, on Friday securing a first ever world title in South Africa.
Ronaldo makes history and saves the day as Real Madrid win Club World Cup
The Spanish Giants beat Japanese side Kashima Antlers 4-2 to win their second Club World Cup title.
'What a wonderful world': How American newspapers reacted to the Cubs' historic victory
President Obama also paid tribute to the new world champions.
There's a third Irish team playing at Murrayfield today
Sunday’s Well are Ireland’s only mixed ability 15-a-side team… and they’re world champions.
Injured Bastian Schweinsteiger named in Germany's Euro 2016 squad
Joachim Löw has also included uncapped duo Joshua Kimmich and Julian Brandt in a 27-man panel.
In a busy week of sport, don't forget Michael Conlan is on the brink of history
Conlan could become the first Irishman ever to claim gold at a senior World Championship tonight.
Analysis: How Ireland pulled off a famous victory against the world champions
Shane Long’s stunning strike was the high point of most tactically impressive performance from an Irish team in recent memory.
Ireland stun world champions Germany to secure Euro 2016 playoff qualifying place at least
The Boys in Green secured a famous victory last night.
Andy Lee still hopeful Katie Taylor will appear on Thomond undercard
The decision is out of the Olympic gold medallist’s hands.
Are Super Bowl style rings the future for the GAA?
If Kieran Donaghy gets his way they will be.
Gibraltar team: Everyone's telling us if they don't score more than 7 we're better than Brazil
The minnows are aiming high ahead of their clash with the World champions.
Roy Keane not surprised by Poland-Germany result
The reigning world champions are favourites to win the group, however they suffered a setback in Warsaw.
World Champion Sebastian Vettel to leave Red Bull
Ferrari are favourites to sign the German.
Torres and Mata in but no place for Isco in Spain's star-studded provisional WC squad
Vicente del Bosque has announced a hugely impressive 30-man panel ahead of next month’s finals.
Ireland hopeful of toppling world champions as squad is named for Sri Lanka games
There are plenty of familiar faces in Phil Simmons’ squad.
Irish tug of war team savour gold medal and world champion status
Eddie Gallagher of Clonmany B spoke to about his “dream come true”.
New Zealand v Ireland, Second Test
Rugby League Park in Christchurch was the setting for what could be a punishing affair for the Irish unless they could up their game significantly.
Summer Tour Diary: Ma'a Nonu's Irish impersonation - "Tanks a million!"
What do you do when you have just won a World Cup? Ma’a went to Japan while Sonny Bill won a heavyweight boxing championship.
Preview: Spain without Fabregas for South Korea friendly
The defending champions take the field tonight determined to continue their successful run in major tournaments.
Plight of Keith Earls: The man who would be BO'D is now playing back-up to Kearney
The Munster winger was identified as O’Driscoll’s heir apparent but is being shunted around the Irish backline.
Declan Kidney: Our objective is to win the series
The Irish coach feels it would be ‘disrespect to the jersey’ not to try for a sweep of Tests against New Zealand.