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#World Cup

# world-cup - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Netherlands stunned by Turkey and France held by Ukraine as World Cup qualifiers start
# Dutch Defeat
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# Dutch Defeat

Netherlands stunned by Turkey and France held by Ukraine as World Cup qualifiers start

Updated Mar 24th 2021, 10:29 PM 10,915 Views 4 Comments

Turkey led 3-0 shortly after half-time before eventually winning 4-2.

Own goal gives Portugal narrow win over Azerbaijan in Ireland's qualifying group
# Group A
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# Group A

Own goal gives Portugal narrow win over Azerbaijan in Ireland's qualifying group

Mar 24th 2021, 9:58 PM 4,450 Views 3 Comments

It finished 1-0 to the winners in Turin.

Kevin De Bruyne stars as Belgium hit back to see off Wales
# Kdb
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# Kdb

Kevin De Bruyne stars as Belgium hit back to see off Wales

Mar 24th 2021, 9:49 PM 6,014 Views 0 Comments

The world’s number one team showed their class after falling behind to Harry Wilson’s early strike.

Poll: How do you think Ireland will do in tonight's World Cup qualifier against Serbia?
# Have Your Say
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# Have Your Say

Poll: How do you think Ireland will do in tonight's World Cup qualifier against Serbia?

Mar 24th 2021, 6:00 AM 6,796 Views 11 Comments

Ireland’s hopes of booking a spot in Qatar in 2022 begin tonight.

# world-cup - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson by telephone about joint bid to host 2030 World Cup
# World Cup 2030
# World Cup 2030

Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson by telephone about joint bid to host 2030 World Cup

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:09 PM 17,413 Views 52 Comments

Micheál Martin said the Irish government would be “very happy to co-operate” with the UK.

Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand postponed until 2022
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand postponed until 2022

Mar 2nd 2021, 6:38 PM 7,466 Views 3 Comments

Ireland have yet to qualify for the World Cup but had hoped to take their final steps towards booking their place this year.

Poll: Would you like to see Ireland co-host the 2030 World Cup?
# A Nation Holds Its Breath
# A Nation Holds Its Breath

Poll: Would you like to see Ireland co-host the 2030 World Cup?

Mar 2nd 2021, 8:16 AM 43,822 Views 117 Comments

Ireland and the UK are plotting a joint bid, but they’ll face stiff competition.

# world-cup - Monday 1 March, 2021

FAI 'delighted' after UK government commit to support joint bid to host 2030 World Cup
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

FAI 'delighted' after UK government commit to support joint bid to host 2030 World Cup

Mar 1st 2021, 11:02 PM 19,084 Views 35 Comments

The FAI could launch a bid to host the tournament with the football associations of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

# world-cup - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

IRFU had 'preliminary' discussions about a joint bid to host the 2031 World Cup
# RWC31
From The42
# RWC31

IRFU had 'preliminary' discussions about a joint bid to host the 2031 World Cup

Feb 2nd 2021, 9:36 AM 14,656 Views 22 Comments

An RFU spokesperson said a bid with Ireland, Scotland, and Wales was being considered.

# world-cup - Friday 1 January, 2021

10 years after World Cup fiasco, Raymond Domenech back in management
# The Return
From The42
# The Return

10 years after World Cup fiasco, Raymond Domenech back in management

Jan 1st 2021, 2:29 PM 8,456 Views 1 Comment

The former France coach has been unveiled as the new boss of struggling Ligue 1 side Nantes.

# world-cup - Monday 14 December, 2020

Farrell confirms Ireland will head to New Zealand for a three-Test tour in 2022
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

Farrell confirms Ireland will head to New Zealand for a three-Test tour in 2022

Dec 14th 2020, 1:47 PM 6,888 Views 10 Comments

Ireland have yet to beat the Kiwis on New Zealand soil.

Ireland draw champion Springboks and Scotland in 2023 World Cup pool
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Ireland draw champion Springboks and Scotland in 2023 World Cup pool

Dec 14th 2020, 12:15 PM 35,358 Views 35 Comments

If they can get out of the pool, Ireland are set to face France or New Zealand in the quarter-finals.

# world-cup - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Italian World Cup winner Paolo Rossi dies aged 64
# RIP
# RIP

Italian World Cup winner Paolo Rossi dies aged 64

Dec 10th 2020, 7:21 AM 44,283 Views 21 Comments

The 64-year-old was the star of the 1982 World Cup in Spain.

# world-cup - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

'Do I think I can get to the World Cup? I think I can' - Sexton keen to push on
# Longevity
From The42
# Longevity

'Do I think I can get to the World Cup? I think I can' - Sexton keen to push on

Dec 2nd 2020, 7:05 AM 16,580 Views 45 Comments

The out-half will be 37 when the tournament in France rolls around.

# world-cup - Friday 27 November, 2020

Ireland fall 6 places in latest Fifa rankings, as World Cup seeding blow confirmed
# Off Form
From The42
# Off Form

Ireland fall 6 places in latest Fifa rankings, as World Cup seeding blow confirmed

Nov 27th 2020, 3:33 PM 6,137 Views 6 Comments

As expected, Stephen Kenny’s side have been placed in Pot 3.

# world-cup - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Crucial World Cup ranking points at stake, as Ireland aim to end barren run against Ryan Giggs-less Wales
# Preview
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# Preview

Crucial World Cup ranking points at stake, as Ireland aim to end barren run against Ryan Giggs-less Wales

Nov 15th 2020, 7:30 AM 7,062 Views 2 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s side are also aiming a run of five games without a goal.

# world-cup - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Uncertainty for Ireland Women as Rugby Europe suspends games
# Qualifier
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# Qualifier

Uncertainty for Ireland Women as Rugby Europe suspends games

Oct 20th 2020, 10:57 AM 6,045 Views 6 Comments

It’s unclear if the World Cup Qualifying competition in December will be affected.

# world-cup - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Joe Schmidt appointed World Rugby Director of Rugby and High Performance
# Top Job
From The42
# Top Job

Joe Schmidt appointed World Rugby Director of Rugby and High Performance

Oct 8th 2020, 11:48 AM 15,230 Views 6 Comments

The former Ireland head coach will begin his new role next month.

# world-cup - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

World Cup bid chief warns Australian rugby could become ‘third-tier sport’
# Warning
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# Warning

World Cup bid chief warns Australian rugby could become ‘third-tier sport’

Aug 5th 2020, 1:49 PM 7,641 Views 14 Comments

Executive bid director Phil Kearns feels the nation is in dire need of a chance to stage the global contest in 2027.

# world-cup - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Connacht's Jack Carty has the tools to break back into the Ireland mix
# Playmaker
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# Playmaker

Connacht's Jack Carty has the tools to break back into the Ireland mix

Updated Aug 4th 2020, 8:03 PM 26,173 Views 26 Comments

The 27-year-old out-half had his struggles post-World Cup but remains a classy operator.

# world-cup - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie: England are dangerous animal even without World Cup stars
# Looking Ahead
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# Looking Ahead

Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie: England are dangerous animal even without World Cup stars

Jul 29th 2020, 11:59 PM 2,943 Views 0 Comments

The Irish side meet Eoin Morgan’s men in the first of three one-day internationals on Thursday at Southampton.

# world-cup - Friday 5 June, 2020

Quiz: Ireland at the 2002 World Cup
# COYBIG
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# COYBIG

Quiz: Ireland at the 2002 World Cup

Updated Jun 5th 2020, 10:28 PM 40,525 Views 17 Comments

It’s 18 years to the day since Robbie Keane put the ball in the German net in Ibaraki.

# world-cup - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Ireland show their hand and declare interest in hosting World Cup games
# Aiming High
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# Aiming High

Ireland show their hand and declare interest in hosting World Cup games

May 17th 2020, 9:24 AM 9,836 Views 4 Comments

Cricket Ireland have submitted a bid to the ICC to co-host a global event in cricket’s 2023-31 calendar – meaning some World Cup games could be coming to these shores.

# world-cup - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

World Cup-winning All Blacks wing Milner-Skudder signs for Highlanders
# Super Rugby
From The42
# Super Rugby

World Cup-winning All Blacks wing Milner-Skudder signs for Highlanders

May 13th 2020, 7:52 AM 6,083 Views 2 Comments

The 29-year-old’s move to Toulon fell through due to a shoulder injury.

# world-cup - Sunday 12 April, 2020

Springboks' double World Cup winner to join Cheetahs
# Pastures New
From The42
# Pastures New

Springboks' double World Cup winner to join Cheetahs

Apr 12th 2020, 5:18 PM 15,978 Views 12 Comments

Francois Steyn will leave Montpellier this summer, it has been confirmed.

# world-cup - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

More FIFA bribe claims tabled in US court
# Probe
From The42
# Probe

More FIFA bribe claims tabled in US court

Apr 7th 2020, 7:57 AM 13,061 Views 11 Comments

The updated indictment in the US investigation into football corruption alleges multi-million dollar bribes for World Cup votes and broadcast rights.

# world-cup - Thursday 12 March, 2020

South African World Cup winner to retire
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

South African World Cup winner to retire

Mar 12th 2020, 11:13 PM 11,072 Views 3 Comments

Francois Louw is into his ninth season with Bath but has revealed this will be his final year at the Recreation Ground.

# world-cup - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

'At a time Joe needed support, I felt I'd done the opposite. It was never my intention'
# Regret
From The42
# Regret

'At a time Joe needed support, I felt I'd done the opposite. It was never my intention'

Mar 4th 2020, 8:02 AM 34,577 Views 21 Comments

Rory Best has expressed his regret about comments he made in the wake of Ireland’s World Cup exit.

# world-cup - Monday 2 March, 2020

Munster confirm Joey Carbery's season is over as he looks to recover fully
# Tough Times
From The42
# Tough Times

Munster confirm Joey Carbery's season is over as he looks to recover fully

Mar 2nd 2020, 7:53 PM 28,550 Views 55 Comments

The 24-year-old’s campaign has been ruined by injuries.

# world-cup - Thursday 30 January, 2020

World Cup red card behind him, Bundee Aki bringing form into the Six Nations
# Powerhouse
From The42
# Powerhouse

World Cup red card behind him, Bundee Aki bringing form into the Six Nations

Jan 30th 2020, 6:30 AM 7,093 Views 12 Comments

The 29-year-old teams up with Garry Ringrose in midfield for Saturday’s clash with Scotland.

# world-cup - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Jacob Stockdale determined not to be defined by a poor World Cup
# Looking Forward
From The42
# Looking Forward

Jacob Stockdale determined not to be defined by a poor World Cup

Jan 29th 2020, 6:30 AM 5,309 Views 10 Comments

The 23-year-old is excited to link with Jordan Larmour and Andrew Conway in Ireland’s back three.

# world-cup - Monday 20 January, 2020

'I love Munster, I invested so much of myself into the place, and I still do love it'
# World Cup Winner
From The42
# World Cup Winner

'I love Munster, I invested so much of myself into the place, and I still do love it'

Jan 20th 2020, 7:30 PM 37,245 Views 19 Comments

Felix Jones was part of the Springboks’ coaching team as they won the World Cup last year.

# world-cup - Saturday 4 January, 2020

Mystery skeleton found in California hills revealed as WW2 Japanese-American prisoner
# The Ghost Of Manzanar
# The Ghost Of Manzanar

Mystery skeleton found in California hills revealed as WW2 Japanese-American prisoner

Jan 4th 2020, 7:25 PM 29,266 Views 6 Comments

Giichi Matsumura left a US internment camp in the final days of World War II.

# world-cup - Monday 16 December, 2019

Munster's World Cup players to miss Leinster clash at Thomond Park
# Rested
From The42
# Rested

Munster's World Cup players to miss Leinster clash at Thomond Park

Dec 16th 2019, 8:30 AM 42,521 Views 62 Comments

Johann van Graan’s squad will be tested in the next three Pro14 inter-pro derbies.

# world-cup - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Ben Stokes wins the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award
# Number One
From The42
# Number One

Ben Stokes wins the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

Dec 15th 2019, 10:13 PM 10,226 Views 8 Comments

Stokes finished ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Dina Asher-Smith in the public vote.

'Peter O'Mahony and Andrew Conway, they're good guys and rugby gentlemen'
# Son Of Dagestan
From The42
# Son Of Dagestan

'Peter O'Mahony and Andrew Conway, they're good guys and rugby gentlemen'

Dec 15th 2019, 7:00 AM 23,957 Views 6 Comments

Russia flanker Tagir Gadzhiev made a major impact at the World Cup in Japan.

# world-cup - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Blatter insists he has a 'clear conscience' and that he's willing to testify about Qatar World Cup vote
# Testify
From The42
# Testify

Blatter insists he has a 'clear conscience' and that he's willing to testify about Qatar World Cup vote

Dec 11th 2019, 4:51 PM 2,979 Views 6 Comments

Qatar beat Australia, Japan, South Korea and the United States to win the vote. However, the result has been consistently questioned.

# world-cup - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Joe Schmidt interview: planning to live without a plan... for now
# Legacy
From The42
# Legacy

Joe Schmidt interview: planning to live without a plan... for now

Nov 26th 2019, 5:30 PM 27,119 Views 17 Comments

Murray Kinsella sits down with the former Ireland head coach to reflect on the Rugby World Cup, his new book and much more.

# world-cup - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Schmidt's book offers insight into coaching values but has few World Cup answers
# Book Review
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# Book Review

Schmidt's book offers insight into coaching values but has few World Cup answers

Nov 21st 2019, 9:30 PM 21,860 Views 45 Comments

Ordinary Joe includes some poignant human passages.

Scannell settled back in at Munster with Ireland's hooker spot up for grabs
# Number Two
From The42
# Number Two

Scannell settled back in at Munster with Ireland's hooker spot up for grabs

Nov 21st 2019, 1:00 AM 5,225 Views 12 Comments

The 27-year-old is keen to go to another World Cup with his country.