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# World Cup

Last year
Liverpool’s Luis Diaz ruled out until after World Cup with knee injury
The Colombian suffered the problem in Sunday’s defeat to Arsenal.
'I looked at the sky and said a prayer because I wouldn’t be here without her'
Ireland’s Lily Agg discusses family, her late grandmother and combining football with a job in the education sector.
From personal trainer to full focus on Ireland's World Cup play-off bid
Ireland international Jamie Finn on adapting to change and the growth of women’s football.
Rugby World Cup winner Thompson says dementia makes him feel 'phoney'
The ex-hooker, 44, is one of scores of former players who have decided to sue a number of governing bodies for negligence.
Michael Sheen delivers another rousing World Cup speech on visit to Wales squad
The 53-year-old was presented with a signed shirt and a bottle of Welsh whisky by Gareth Bale.
Nations League relegation a price worth paying for World Cup - Page
A 1-0 defeat to Poland in Cardiff condemned Wales to finishing bottom of their group.
'It was very hard to see where I'd make it professionally in the 15s game'
Mark Roche has gone from Bosnia in 2015 to a bronze medal at last weekend’s World Cup 7s.
France and PSG defender sidelined for six weeks ahead of World Cup
Kimpembe suffered the injury in PSG’s 1-0 victory against Brest.
Ireland fall short after pushing New Zealand all the way in Sevens World Cup semi-final
Elsewhere, the Ireland women delivered an impressive performance against England to secure a seventh-place finish.
ROG's criticism hurt but Carty aiming for another World Cup with Ireland
The 30-year-old Connacht skipper is close to returning from a wrist injury.
Leaving Cert results tomorrow, the World Cup next weekend - King's rise
18-year-old Erin King has gone from Sydney to Dubai to Doha and into the Ireland 7s squad.
Dutch midfielder likely to miss World Cup with broken leg
Wijnaldum joined Roma earlier in August on a 12-month loan.
World Cup looms as Ireland look to finish Series on a high in LA
Terry Kennedy and co. have the potential to do something special at the big show.
Qatar detains dozens of workers who protested over late pay as World Cup approaches
The country has faced intense international scrutiny over its labour practices ahead of the tournament.
Dunlevy and McCrystal claim overall win at Para-Cycling World Cup
Ireland’s squad took a fantastic one-two in Canada over the weekend.
Wallabies win spoiled by serious injury to playmaker Cooper
It is another agonising blow for the 34-year-old, who grasped at his lower leg in pain and needed assistance in a slow exit.
Eddie Jones is 'the guy' to take England to 2023 World Cup: RFU chief
Jones has said he will stand down after the 2023 World Cup.
Ireland's Paul O'Donovan breaks record and wins World Cup gold
The 28-year-old Olympic gold medallist also made history with a time of 6:47.15
Ireland suffer defeat in World Cup opener
Sean Dancer’s side were beaten by a Netherlands team ranked number one in the world.
Two of Ireland's Hockey World Cup clashes to be shown on RTÉ News Channel
The Green Army’s Pool A games against Chile and Germany will be shown live.
German World Cup winner signs for Eintracht Frankfurt
Goetze has spent two years playing in the Dutch league for PSV Eindhoven.
FIFA announces 16 host cities for 2026 World Cup
The expanded tournament will be the first to feature 48 teams.
'I took my moment' - Australian hero keeper explains water-bottle act
Video emerged of Redmayne tossing away a bottle of his Peruvian opposite number during the penalty shootout win.
Costa Rica beat New Zealand to claim final World Cup spot
Joel Campbell scored the only goal of the game.
Australia beat Peru after sudden death penalties to secure place at World Cup finals
The playoff between the Asian and South American qualifiers had been goalless after 120 minutes.
Australia beat UAE to claim place in World Cup playoff against Peru
Australia are trying to qualify for a fifth straight finals.
Bale wants World Cup for Wales as Ukrainian sympathy is set aside
Wales are one win away from reaching their first World Cup since 1958.
Toughest 10 days of my career – Andy Robertson rues play-off heartbreak
The Scotland captain also came up just short in the Premier League and Champions League with Liverpool.
World Cup heartbreak for Scotland as Ukraine set up showdown with Wales
Ukraine will now face Wales on Sunday, with a spot at Qatar 2022 up for grabs.
England can win the World Cup in Qatar - Pickford
The 28-year-old heads into the upcoming international break on the back of helping to keep Everton in the Premier League.
Can rugby finally crack the US by bringing the World Cup there in 2031?
The Americans plan to use NFL stadiums and sell more than 3 million tickets.
Ex-USA international Hope Solo begins alcohol treatment
The 40-year-old helped her country win 2008 and 2012 Olympic gold medals and the 2015 Women’s World Cup title.
Rejuvenated Wolves star has sights set on World Cup with Spain
Jonny suffered two serious knee injuries in eight months and feared his career was over.
England World Cup winner Steve Thompson put on suicide watch
The 43-year-old was diagnosed with early-onset dementia in November 2020.
Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal reveals he has prostate cancer
The 70-year-old told RTL television on Sunday that the players ‘don’t know it’.
Qatar 2022 chief warns Southgate to 'pick his words carefully'
The England boss had previously voiced concerns over the country’s suitability as World Cup hosts.
Who’s going to Qatar? Five places still up for grabs at this year’s World Cup
27 teams have now qualified for the tournament.
Opponents bury Fifa's biennial World Cup campaign
An idea to enlarge Europe’s Nations League to take in South American countries has also been mooted.
Fernandes stars for Portugal and Lewandowski strikes for Poland as World Cup spots booked
North Macedonia and Sweden bowed out.
Mane scores and Salah misses in penalty shootout as Senegal beat Egypt to reach World Cup
Partey strikes as Ghana upset Nigeria to reach World Cup