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#World Cup

# world-cup - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Lyndon Dykes rescues Scotland with late winner to put play-off spot in sight
# Goal Hero
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# Goal Hero

Lyndon Dykes rescues Scotland with late winner to put play-off spot in sight

Oct 12th 2021, 10:10 PM 5,608 Views 3 Comments

Steve Clarke’s side won 1-0 away to the Faroe Islands and now need a win against Moldova.

Northern Ireland suffer second-half collapse to lose in Bulgaria
# Losing Out
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# Losing Out

Northern Ireland suffer second-half collapse to lose in Bulgaria

Oct 12th 2021, 10:03 PM 6,902 Views 5 Comments

Conor Washington had given the visitors a half-time lead.

Hat-trick for Ronaldo as Portugal hammer Luxembourg and Serbia defeat Azerbaijan
# Qualifiers
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# Qualifiers

Hat-trick for Ronaldo as Portugal hammer Luxembourg and Serbia defeat Azerbaijan

Oct 12th 2021, 9:54 PM 8,578 Views 4 Comments

A 5-0 win for Portugal tonight.

# world-cup - Monday 11 October, 2021

Messi's Argentina thrash Uruguay, Brazil lose 100% qualifying record
# Unbeaten
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# Unbeaten

Messi's Argentina thrash Uruguay, Brazil lose 100% qualifying record

Oct 11th 2021, 7:52 AM 9,614 Views 0 Comments

Lionel Scaloni’s side closed the gap on Brazil at the top of the table.

# world-cup - Sunday 10 October, 2021

World Cup in 2022 'will be my last' says Neymar
# Samba Boys
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# Samba Boys

World Cup in 2022 'will be my last' says Neymar

Oct 10th 2021, 8:58 PM 9,540 Views 12 Comments

‘ I don’t know if I will still have the mental strength to put up with even more football.’

# world-cup - Monday 27 September, 2021

IRFU must be brutally self-critical as review into World Cup failure begins
# Low Point
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# Low Point

IRFU must be brutally self-critical as review into World Cup failure begins

Sep 27th 2021, 3:58 PM 4,645 Views 5 Comments

The union must work hard to harness the potential of the domestic game in order to better prepare players.

# world-cup - Saturday 25 September, 2021

A huge day for Irish women's rugby as Ireland aim for World Cup spot
# Qualifier
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# Qualifier

A huge day for Irish women's rugby as Ireland aim for World Cup spot

Sep 25th 2021, 6:00 AM 4,603 Views 0 Comments

Adam Griggs’ side face Scotland in Italy at 5pm.

# world-cup - Friday 24 September, 2021

Ireland unchanged for pivotal World Cup Qualifier against Scotland
# Continuity
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# Continuity

Ireland unchanged for pivotal World Cup Qualifier against Scotland

Sep 24th 2021, 11:58 AM 2,172 Views 1 Comment

There is one alteration to the bench as Lucy Mulhall comes in for the injured Enya Breen.

# world-cup - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Criminology student Higgins solving the challenges of playing 13
# Midfield
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# Midfield

Criminology student Higgins solving the challenges of playing 13

Sep 23rd 2021, 7:30 AM 3,686 Views 0 Comments

The 22-year-old impressed for Ireland against Italy last weekend.

# world-cup - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

'It has been nice to live and breathe rugby to the extent I can'
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

'It has been nice to live and breathe rugby to the extent I can'

Sep 22nd 2021, 7:30 AM 3,895 Views 0 Comments

Edel McMahon has pushed her game forward with Wasps over in England.

# world-cup - Monday 20 September, 2021

Fifa to discuss plans for biennial World Cups at associations summit next week
# Political Football
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# Political Football

Fifa to discuss plans for biennial World Cups at associations summit next week

Sep 20th 2021, 10:00 AM 9,514 Views 10 Comments

The world governing body is in favour of shortening the gap between its showpiece event from four to two years.

# world-cup - Saturday 18 September, 2021

Stacey Flood settling into key out-half role with Ireland Women
# 10
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# 10

Stacey Flood settling into key out-half role with Ireland Women

Sep 18th 2021, 6:00 AM 4,188 Views 0 Comments

The 25-year-old has shown her quality over the course of five caps so far.

# world-cup - Friday 17 September, 2021

Northern Ireland off to bright start in World Cup qualifiers, England win 8-0 but new boss expected more
# Wrap
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# Wrap

Northern Ireland off to bright start in World Cup qualifiers, England win 8-0 but new boss expected more

Sep 17th 2021, 10:42 PM 7,970 Views 2 Comments

Kenny Shiels side were 4-0 winners over Luxembourg.

# world-cup - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Premier League express their opposition to a World Cup every two years
# Enough Is Enough
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# Enough Is Enough

Premier League express their opposition to a World Cup every two years

Sep 9th 2021, 12:26 PM 3,047 Views 1 Comment

Arsene Wenger, now Fifa’s head of global development, is consulting across the game about the plans and is due to address the media about it today.

# world-cup - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Griezmann double gets France back on track while Haaland and Depay both score hat-tricks
# Griez Lightning
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# Griez Lightning

Griezmann double gets France back on track while Haaland and Depay both score hat-tricks

Sep 7th 2021, 10:23 PM 6,103 Views 1 Comment

The World Cup holders had gone five games without a win.

Portugal still in control of Ireland's qualifying group after win over Azerbaijan
# Top Of The Table
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# Top Of The Table

Portugal still in control of Ireland's qualifying group after win over Azerbaijan

Sep 7th 2021, 7:25 PM 10,956 Views 1 Comment

It finished 3-0 in Baku.

# world-cup - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Wasteful Scotland secure narrow qualifying victory against minnows Moldova From The42

Wasteful Scotland secure narrow qualifying victory against minnows Moldova

Sep 4th 2021, 10:19 PM 5,185 Views 1 Comment

In the rest of tonight’s games, France drew 1-1 in Ukraine while Israel recorded the win of the weekend against Austria.

# world-cup - Friday 3 September, 2021

Uefa have ‘grave concerns’ over plans to stage World Cup every two years
# Unhappy
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# Unhappy

Uefa have ‘grave concerns’ over plans to stage World Cup every two years

Sep 3rd 2021, 10:58 PM 5,483 Views 5 Comments

The Fifa Congress voted in May to conduct a feasibility study into holding the competition more regularly.

Wenger calls for World Cup every two years and single international window
# Game's Gone
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# Game's Gone

Wenger calls for World Cup every two years and single international window

Sep 3rd 2021, 12:17 PM 11,791 Views 12 Comments

The 71-year-old Frenchman is now director of development at Fifa.

# world-cup - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Scotland need to focus on Moldova to get World Cup bid on track – Andy Robertson
# They Think It's Moldova - It Is Now
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# They Think It's Moldova - It Is Now

Scotland need to focus on Moldova to get World Cup bid on track – Andy Robertson

Sep 2nd 2021, 12:02 PM 1,576 Views 0 Comments

Scotland host Moldova before making the trip to Austria.

# world-cup - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

10-man France held by Bosnia and Luxembourg defeat Azerbaijan in Ireland's group
# Qualifiers
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# Qualifiers

10-man France held by Bosnia and Luxembourg defeat Azerbaijan in Ireland's group

Sep 1st 2021, 10:44 PM 4,979 Views 2 Comments

It finished 1-1.

Scotland’s World Cup hopes dented as Denmark ease to win in Copenhagen
# Copenhagen
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# Copenhagen

Scotland’s World Cup hopes dented as Denmark ease to win in Copenhagen

Sep 1st 2021, 10:14 PM 4,143 Views 1 Comment

Steve Clarke’s side were two down in 15 minutes through goals from Daniel Wass and Joakim Maehle.

# world-cup - Saturday 24 July, 2021

USA bounce back from opening embarrassment on goal-laden day at Tokyo 2020
# Back On Track
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# Back On Track

USA bounce back from opening embarrassment on goal-laden day at Tokyo 2020

Jul 24th 2021, 3:42 PM 6,999 Views 1 Comment

The Olympic women’s football tournament heated up today, as Team GB reached the quarter-finals.

# world-cup - Monday 21 June, 2021

Japanese football star comes out as transgender man
# Announcement
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# Announcement

Japanese football star comes out as transgender man

Jun 21st 2021, 11:18 PM 14,087 Views 5 Comments

Kumi Yokoyama is one of the few athletes to do so in a country where LGBTQ rights lag behind other developed nations.

'I do everything I can to provide for my family and put them first' - Aki
# Motivation
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# Motivation

'I do everything I can to provide for my family and put them first' - Aki

Jun 21st 2021, 10:00 PM 10,530 Views 8 Comments

The Connacht and Ireland centre is hoping to make an impression this Saturday against Japan.

# world-cup - Friday 30 April, 2021

Ireland 'have a very good chance to do something special' in World Cup qualifying - Pauw
# All To Play For
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# All To Play For

Ireland 'have a very good chance to do something special' in World Cup qualifying - Pauw

Apr 30th 2021, 7:09 PM 1,625 Views 0 Comments

The manager is largely optimistic after the Girls In Green learned their fate today.

# world-cup - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

7 goals for Netherlands, 8 for Belgium and 14 for Japan in big World Cup qualifier wins
# Goal Crazy
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# Goal Crazy

7 goals for Netherlands, 8 for Belgium and 14 for Japan in big World Cup qualifier wins

Mar 30th 2021, 10:16 PM 9,537 Views 6 Comments

There was some one-sided victories in tonight’s qualifiers.

Luxembourg take shock lead but Portugal recover to win World Cup qualifier
# World Cup
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# World Cup

Luxembourg take shock lead but Portugal recover to win World Cup qualifier

Updated Mar 30th 2021, 9:32 PM 9,950 Views 5 Comments

Gerson Rodrigues had put Luxembourg in front.

Mitrovic the hero again with two goals as Serbia grab late win over Azerbaijan
# Mitros On Fire
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# Mitros On Fire

Mitrovic the hero again with two goals as Serbia grab late win over Azerbaijan

Mar 30th 2021, 7:19 PM 4,713 Views 5 Comments

Serbia are top of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier group.

# world-cup - Monday 29 March, 2021

3 Wales players sent home 'for breaching protocol' ahead of World Cup qualifier
# Exit Door
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# Exit Door

3 Wales players sent home 'for breaching protocol' ahead of World Cup qualifier

Mar 29th 2021, 4:38 PM 8,044 Views 0 Comments

Hal Robson-Kanu, Rabbi Matondo and Tyler Roberts have been released from the Welsh camp.

Pandemic blamed for lack of VAR in World Cup qualifiers after Ronaldo fury
# Video Games
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# Video Games

Pandemic blamed for lack of VAR in World Cup qualifiers after Ronaldo fury

Mar 29th 2021, 3:43 PM 5,168 Views 5 Comments

Ronaldo thought he had scored a stoppage-time winner for Portugal in Belgrade.

# world-cup - Sunday 28 March, 2021

Ryan Fraser’s second-half strike earns a point for Scotland in Israel
# Honours Even
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# Honours Even

Ryan Fraser’s second-half strike earns a point for Scotland in Israel

Mar 28th 2021, 10:02 PM 2,198 Views 1 Comment

Fraser struck 11 minutes into the second half to earn Scotland a 1-1 draw in front of around 5,000 fans at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv.

Kane ends England goal drought to sink Albania
# Back Of The Net
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# Back Of The Net

Kane ends England goal drought to sink Albania

Mar 28th 2021, 7:04 PM 7,799 Views 10 Comments

Harry Kane and Mason Mount netted in England’s 2-0 win in Tirana.

France beat Kazakhstan - Spain do an Aiden McGeady in Georgia
# Much Success
From The42
# Much Success

France beat Kazakhstan - Spain do an Aiden McGeady in Georgia

Updated Mar 28th 2021, 7:01 PM 8,670 Views 2 Comments

There was also a thumping 8-0 win for Denmark against Moldova.

Portugal coach says 'not possible' Ronaldo goal ruled out
# No Var
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# No Var

Portugal coach says 'not possible' Ronaldo goal ruled out

Mar 28th 2021, 1:35 PM 12,386 Views 11 Comments

“We scored a goal that was not given when the ball went in,” Santos said.

‘Never say World Cup dream is over’ – James Collins hoping Ireland can recover
# Rock Bottom
From The42
# Rock Bottom

‘Never say World Cup dream is over’ – James Collins hoping Ireland can recover

Mar 28th 2021, 9:22 AM 8,280 Views 20 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s Ireland remain pointless after their first two Group A qualifiers.

# world-cup - Thursday 25 March, 2021

German players in 'human rights' message before Iceland victory and Zlatan sets up winner on Sweden return
# World Cup Qualifiers
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# World Cup Qualifiers

German players in 'human rights' message before Iceland victory and Zlatan sets up winner on Sweden return

Mar 25th 2021, 10:30 PM 5,339 Views 2 Comments

A 3-0 win for Germany over Iceland tonight.

Northern Ireland beaten by Italy but show promise in opening World Cup qualifier
# Losing Start
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# Losing Start

Northern Ireland beaten by Italy but show promise in opening World Cup qualifier

Mar 25th 2021, 10:04 PM 4,394 Views 2 Comments

Steven Davis earned his 125th international cap in Parma, as Ian Baraclough’s men lost 2-0.

Superb John McGinn overhead kick earns a point against Austria for Scotland
# All Square
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# All Square

Superb John McGinn overhead kick earns a point against Austria for Scotland

Mar 25th 2021, 10:00 PM 4,243 Views 2 Comments

Steve Clarke’s side twice came from behind at Hampden to seal a 2-2 draw.

Calvert-Lewin scores twice as England brush aside San Marino in World Cup qualifier
# Five Star Show
From The42
# Five Star Show

Calvert-Lewin scores twice as England brush aside San Marino in World Cup qualifier

Mar 25th 2021, 9:54 PM 5,982 Views 4 Comments

Ollie Watkins came on to score on his international debut for England.