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#World Cup

# world-cup - Last year 2021

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 8,689 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
From The42
# No Var

Portugal coach says 'not possible' Ronaldo goal ruled out

Mar 28th 2021, 1:35 PM 12,401 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 8,298 Views 20 Comments

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

German players in 'human rights' message before Iceland victory and Zlatan sets up winner on Sweden return
# World Cup Qualifiers
From The42
# 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 5,349 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
From The42
# Losing Start

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

Mar 25th 2021, 10:04 PM 4,407 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
From The42
# All Square

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

Mar 25th 2021, 10:00 PM 4,260 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 5,994 Views 4 Comments

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

Netherlands stunned by Turkey and France held by Ukraine as World Cup qualifiers start
# Dutch Defeat
From The42
# Dutch Defeat

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

Updated Mar 24th 2021, 10:29 PM 10,942 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
From The42
# Group A

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

Mar 24th 2021, 9:58 PM 4,474 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
From The42
# Kdb

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

Mar 24th 2021, 9:49 PM 6,052 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
From The42
# 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 6,834 Views 11 Comments

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

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 17,459 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
From The42
# CONFIRMED

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

Mar 2nd 2021, 6:38 PM 7,507 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 43,932 Views 117 Comments

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

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 19,114 Views 35 Comments

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

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 14,692 Views 22 Comments

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

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 8,534 Views 1 Comment

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

# world-cup - All time

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 7,010 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 35,790 Views 35 Comments

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

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 44,371 Views 21 Comments

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

'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 16,626 Views 45 Comments

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

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 6,160 Views 6 Comments

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

Crucial World Cup ranking points at stake, as Ireland aim to end barren run against Ryan Giggs-less Wales
# Preview
From The42
# 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 7,075 Views 2 Comments

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

Uncertainty for Ireland Women as Rugby Europe suspends games
# Qualifier
From The42
# Qualifier

Uncertainty for Ireland Women as Rugby Europe suspends games

Oct 20th 2020, 10:57 AM 6,179 Views 6 Comments

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

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 15,299 Views 6 Comments

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

World Cup bid chief warns Australian rugby could become ‘third-tier sport’
# Warning
From The42
# Warning

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

Aug 5th 2020, 1:49 PM 7,658 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.

Connacht's Jack Carty has the tools to break back into the Ireland mix
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

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

Updated Aug 4th 2020, 8:03 PM 26,214 Views 26 Comments

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

Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie: England are dangerous animal even without World Cup stars
# Looking Ahead
From The42
# Looking Ahead

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

Jul 29th 2020, 11:59 PM 2,955 Views 0 Comments

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

Quiz: Ireland at the 2002 World Cup
# COYBIG
From The42
# COYBIG

Quiz: Ireland at the 2002 World Cup

Updated Jun 5th 2020, 10:28 PM 40,561 Views 17 Comments

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

Ireland show their hand and declare interest in hosting World Cup games
# Aiming High
From The42
# Aiming High

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

May 17th 2020, 9:24 AM 9,865 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-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 6,107 Views 2 Comments

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

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 16,027 Views 12 Comments

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

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 13,103 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.

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

South African World Cup winner to retire

Mar 12th 2020, 11:13 PM 11,142 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.

'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 34,687 Views 21 Comments

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

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 28,601 Views 55 Comments

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

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 7,139 Views 12 Comments

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

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 5,336 Views 10 Comments

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

'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 37,308 Views 19 Comments

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

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 29,294 Views 6 Comments

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