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#World Cup

# world-cup - Last year 2021

Scotland beat Denmark to improve hopes of qualifying for World Cup
# Super Scots
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# Super Scots

Scotland beat Denmark to improve hopes of qualifying for World Cup

Nov 15th 2021, 9:59 PM 7,374 Views 0 Comments

Steve Clarke’s side will be seeded and at home for the first play-off game next March

'New era' as Germany end on World Cup high
# Improvement
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# Improvement

'New era' as Germany end on World Cup high

Nov 14th 2021, 8:56 PM 10,234 Views 1 Comment

The team have hit form since Hansi Flick took over from Joachim Loew.

Di Maria goal puts Argentina on verge of World Cup qualification as Messi starts on bench
# Closing In
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# Closing In

Di Maria goal puts Argentina on verge of World Cup qualification as Messi starts on bench

Nov 13th 2021, 11:32 AM 3,785 Views 0 Comments

Argentina will qualify if they beat Brazil and any one of Colombia, Chile or Uruguay fail to win.

'There's no overnight fix for this. We've got to make the game attractive'
# Director
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# Director

'There's no overnight fix for this. We've got to make the game attractive'

Nov 9th 2021, 6:45 AM 10,348 Views 2 Comments

IRFU director of women’s and 7s rugby Anthony Eddy spoke to the media yesterday.

No place for Connolly in Ireland squad as Portugal gear up for Dublin date
# Dropped
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# Dropped

No place for Connolly in Ireland squad as Portugal gear up for Dublin date

Updated Nov 4th 2021, 1:29 PM 23,930 Views 22 Comments

Stephen Kenny can call on captain Seamus Coleman, as well as midfielders Jayson Molumby and Alan Browne, as Ronaldo prepares to come to town.

'A huge moment' - Ireland secure World Cup spot after beating Wales
# Success
From The42
# Success

'A huge moment' - Ireland secure World Cup spot after beating Wales

Oct 24th 2021, 9:16 PM 40,191 Views 9 Comments

Anna O’Flanagan was the hero on the day.

Northern Ireland women ready for ‘special’ night at Wembley
# Into The Lionesses' Den
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# Into The Lionesses' Den

Northern Ireland women ready for ‘special’ night at Wembley

Oct 22nd 2021, 8:11 PM 1,849 Views 1 Comment

Captain Marissa Callaghan will lead her side out at England’s national stadium.

'It might have been a World Cup quarter-final but we were prepared to go on strike'
# Moral Victory
From The42
# Moral Victory

'It might have been a World Cup quarter-final but we were prepared to go on strike'

Oct 17th 2021, 8:00 AM 33,298 Views 6 Comments

This weekend 30 years ago, Ireland’s rugby players considered strike action before their World Cup quarter-final. Instead they nearly caused a sensational upset.

Lyndon Dykes rescues Scotland with late winner to put play-off spot in sight
# Goal Hero
From The42
# Goal Hero

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

Oct 12th 2021, 10:10 PM 5,620 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 6,911 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
From The42
# Qualifiers

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

Oct 12th 2021, 9:54 PM 8,602 Views 4 Comments

A 5-0 win for Portugal tonight.

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 9,643 Views 0 Comments

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

World Cup in 2022 'will be my last' says Neymar
# Samba Boys
From The42
# Samba Boys

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

Oct 10th 2021, 8:58 PM 9,586 Views 12 Comments

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

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 4,683 Views 5 Comments

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

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 4,623 Views 0 Comments

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

Ireland unchanged for pivotal World Cup Qualifier against Scotland
# Continuity
From The42
# Continuity

Ireland unchanged for pivotal World Cup Qualifier against Scotland

Sep 24th 2021, 11:58 AM 2,196 Views 1 Comment

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

Criminology student Higgins solving the challenges of playing 13
# Midfield
From The42
# Midfield

Criminology student Higgins solving the challenges of playing 13

Sep 23rd 2021, 7:30 AM 3,700 Views 0 Comments

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

'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 3,922 Views 0 Comments

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

Fifa to discuss plans for biennial World Cups at associations summit next week
# Political Football
From The42
# Political Football

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

Sep 20th 2021, 10:00 AM 9,538 Views 8 Comments

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

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 4,223 Views 0 Comments

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

Northern Ireland off to bright start in World Cup qualifiers, England win 8-0 but new boss expected more
# Wrap
From The42
# 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 7,981 Views 2 Comments

Kenny Shiels side were 4-0 winners over Luxembourg.

Premier League express their opposition to a World Cup every two years
# Enough Is Enough
From The42
# Enough Is Enough

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

Sep 9th 2021, 12:26 PM 3,056 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.

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 6,131 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 10,975 Views 1 Comment

It finished 3-0 in Baku.

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 5,201 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.

Uefa have ‘grave concerns’ over plans to stage World Cup every two years
# Unhappy
From The42
# Unhappy

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

Sep 3rd 2021, 10:58 PM 5,505 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 11,816 Views 12 Comments

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

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 1,587 Views 0 Comments

Scotland host Moldova before making the trip to Austria.

10-man France held by Bosnia and Luxembourg defeat Azerbaijan in Ireland's group
# Qualifiers
From The42
# Qualifiers

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

Sep 1st 2021, 10:44 PM 4,995 Views 2 Comments

It finished 1-1.

Scotland’s World Cup hopes dented as Denmark ease to win in Copenhagen
# Copenhagen
From The42
# Copenhagen

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

Sep 1st 2021, 10:14 PM 4,153 Views 1 Comment

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

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 7,011 Views 1 Comment

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

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 14,151 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 10,564 Views 8 Comments

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

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 1,643 Views 0 Comments

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

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 9,556 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 9,974 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 4,750 Views 5 Comments

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

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 8,117 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
From The42
# Video Games

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

Mar 29th 2021, 3:43 PM 5,198 Views 5 Comments

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

Ryan Fraser’s second-half strike earns a point for Scotland in Israel
# Honours Even
From The42
# Honours Even

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

Mar 28th 2021, 10:02 PM 2,217 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.