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#World Cup

# world-cup - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Gaelic football fuelling Northern Ireland's Netball World Cup bid across the water
# Strong Links
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# Strong Links

Gaelic football fuelling Northern Ireland's Netball World Cup bid across the water

Jul 13th 2019, 8:15 AM 10,776 Views 14 Comments

Half of the 12-strong squad captained by Armagh star Caroline O’Hanlon have played for their respective counties at the top level.

# world-cup - Monday 8 July, 2019

New feature-length film about Jack Charlton to mark 30 years since Italia '90
# Give It A Lash Jack
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# Give It A Lash Jack

New feature-length film about Jack Charlton to mark 30 years since Italia '90

Jul 8th 2019, 12:42 PM 5,159 Views 8 Comments

Former Ireland captain Andy Townsend is an executive producer on the film, which will be released in 2020.

# world-cup - Monday 1 July, 2019

Munster hooker Mike Sherry announces retirement from rugby
# Calling Time
From The42
# Calling Time

Munster hooker Mike Sherry announces retirement from rugby

Jul 1st 2019, 9:26 AM 12,121 Views 9 Comments

The 31-year-old cited injury and a lack of contract offers as the reasons behind his decision.

# world-cup - Friday 28 June, 2019

Phil Neville: 'I never played to that level she plays at - she's the best player in the world'
# Bronze Age
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# Bronze Age

Phil Neville: 'I never played to that level she plays at - she's the best player in the world'

Jun 28th 2019, 6:45 AM 11,865 Views 8 Comments

England and Lyon defender Lucy Bronze was incredible in the Lionesses’ World Cup quarter-final win against Norway.

# world-cup - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

'We've been waiting our whole lives for a game like this' - US star Heath on France showdown
# Heavyweights
From The42
# Heavyweights

'We've been waiting our whole lives for a game like this' - US star Heath on France showdown

Jun 26th 2019, 7:20 PM 3,145 Views 1 Comment

The USWNT are preparing for a World Cup quarter-final that may be one of the most anticipated women’s matches of all time.

# world-cup - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

'That'll stay with me for a long time' - Canada star on penalty miss heartache
# Reaction
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# Reaction

'That'll stay with me for a long time' - Canada star on penalty miss heartache

Jun 25th 2019, 12:16 PM 5,303 Views 2 Comments

Many people would have expected Christine Sinclair to take it, but Janine Beckie stepped up instead.

# world-cup - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Bayern Munich star on target as Netherlands maintain 100% World Cup record
# Going Well
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# Going Well

Bayern Munich star on target as Netherlands maintain 100% World Cup record

Jun 20th 2019, 6:55 PM 3,588 Views 0 Comments

The Dutch advance to the knockout stages on nine points, after 22-year-old forward Lineth Beerensteyn hit the winner.

# world-cup - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

A definitive ranking of the 10 best jerseys at USA 94
# In Fashion
From The42
# In Fashion

A definitive ranking of the 10 best jerseys at USA 94

Jun 18th 2019, 7:30 AM 13,877 Views 17 Comments

Once again, Adidas were the dominant player in the market for the 15th Fifa World Cup.

# world-cup - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Memory lane: The Panini sticker collection of Ireland's '94 World Cup squad
# Any Swaps
From The42
# Any Swaps

Memory lane: The Panini sticker collection of Ireland's '94 World Cup squad

Jun 16th 2019, 9:30 PM 28,525 Views 48 Comments

Try not to weep with the intense nostalgia coming your way.

# world-cup - Saturday 15 June, 2019

Where are they now? Ireland's USA '94 World Cup squad
# Ireland
From The42
# Ireland

Where are they now? Ireland's USA '94 World Cup squad

Jun 15th 2019, 9:00 AM 47,326 Views 34 Comments

How many of Ireland’s 22-man squad can you remember and what are they doing now?

# world-cup - Thursday 13 June, 2019

China edge out South Africa as Germany qualify for World Cup last 16
# Wwc 2019
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# Wwc 2019

China edge out South Africa as Germany qualify for World Cup last 16

Jun 13th 2019, 10:37 PM 3,695 Views 4 Comments

Li Ying scored the only goal of the game in Paris.

VAR controversy as stunning comeback sees Australia edge Brazil in 5-goal thriller
# Resilience
From The42
# Resilience

VAR controversy as stunning comeback sees Australia edge Brazil in 5-goal thriller

Jun 13th 2019, 7:01 PM 7,908 Views 1 Comment

The South American side surrendered a two-goal lead.

# world-cup - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Comical own goal helps Nigeria overcome South Korea in World Cup
# Unfortunate
From The42
# Unfortunate

Comical own goal helps Nigeria overcome South Korea in World Cup

Jun 12th 2019, 4:44 PM 6,785 Views 0 Comments

It was a day to forget for Kim Do-yeon.

# world-cup - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Cristiane hits hat-trick as Brazil ease past Jamaica in World Cup opener
# Samba Smiles
From The42
# Samba Smiles

Cristiane hits hat-trick as Brazil ease past Jamaica in World Cup opener

Jun 9th 2019, 5:07 PM 4,096 Views 6 Comments

The 34-year-old becomes the oldest player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup.

# world-cup - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Phil Neville eyeing World Cup success to make amends for 'unfinished business' with England
# World Cup
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# World Cup

Phil Neville eyeing World Cup success to make amends for 'unfinished business' with England

Jun 8th 2019, 3:05 PM 3,935 Views 0 Comments

Neville’s England side kick off their World Cup campaign against Scotland tomorrow.

# world-cup - Friday 7 June, 2019

'The biggest thing with women's sport is if you show it to them, they're going to go, 'Alright, it actually is good''
# Wwc 2019
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# Wwc 2019

'The biggest thing with women's sport is if you show it to them, they're going to go, 'Alright, it actually is good''

Jun 7th 2019, 6:50 PM 8,536 Views 47 Comments

Jacqui Hurley is gearing up to be front-and-centre of the Women’s World Cup coverage on these shores.

# world-cup - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Why exactly is the best female footballer in the world not playing at the World Cup?
# Ada Hegerberg
From The42
# Ada Hegerberg

Why exactly is the best female footballer in the world not playing at the World Cup?

Jun 5th 2019, 5:40 PM 39,678 Views 29 Comments

Norway’s Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg is refusing to play.

Check out the highlights from Ireland's brilliant win in U20 World Cup opener against England
# Flying Start
From The42
# Flying Start

Check out the highlights from Ireland's brilliant win in U20 World Cup opener against England

Jun 5th 2019, 10:22 AM 18,491 Views 7 Comments

Ireland ran in six tries en route to a 42-26 victory against England.

# world-cup - Sunday 2 June, 2019

‘They weren't expecting a female referee. They said, 'Hello, Michael!’ I was like, no, my name's Michelle’
# World Cup Countdown
From The42
# World Cup Countdown

‘They weren't expecting a female referee. They said, 'Hello, Michael!’ I was like, no, my name's Michelle’

Jun 2nd 2019, 9:30 PM 46,049 Views 8 Comments

Michelle O’Neill became the first Irish woman to referee at a World Cup four years ago. This month in France she will officiate at her second finals.

# world-cup - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Ruck-hitting, hard-scrummaging Kleyn comes into the mix for Ireland
# Enforcer
From The42
# Enforcer

Ruck-hitting, hard-scrummaging Kleyn comes into the mix for Ireland

May 28th 2019, 8:00 PM 18,250 Views 56 Comments

The South African native will be eligible in time for the World Cup warm-up games.

Schmidt sets World Cup ball rolling with exciting 44-man training squad
# Close Calls
From The42
# Close Calls

Schmidt sets World Cup ball rolling with exciting 44-man training squad

May 28th 2019, 2:20 PM 14,012 Views 37 Comments

Jean Kleyn will qualify for Ireland before the World Cup warm-up games begin.

Uncapped Kleyn and Haley included in Ireland's World Cup training squad
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Uncapped Kleyn and Haley included in Ireland's World Cup training squad

May 28th 2019, 1:35 PM 40,287 Views 167 Comments

Dave Kearney is among those called back into the national squad by Joe Schmidt.

Pocock calls an end to his time with Brumbies and chases World Cup fitness
# Gold Standard
From The42
# Gold Standard

Pocock calls an end to his time with Brumbies and chases World Cup fitness

May 28th 2019, 2:00 AM 11,925 Views 10 Comments

The Wallabies back row is struggling with a calf issue and his club have been unable to put a time frame on his return.

# world-cup - Monday 27 May, 2019

'He’s a ledge' - O'Brien's time in Ireland comes to a cruel end
# Sob
From The42
# Sob

'He’s a ledge' - O'Brien's time in Ireland comes to a cruel end

May 27th 2019, 7:00 AM 12,092 Views 9 Comments

The 32-year-old back row was ruled out of the World Cup due to a hip injury.

Japan on Sexton's mind with Schmidt set to name wider World Cup squad
# World Cup
From The42
# World Cup

Japan on Sexton's mind with Schmidt set to name wider World Cup squad

May 27th 2019, 1:00 AM 10,999 Views 22 Comments

The Leinster out-half will move back into Ireland mode after leaving Leinster in a happy place.

# world-cup - Friday 17 May, 2019

World Cup worry for England as Vunipola ruled out for at least three months
# Under The Knife
From The42
# Under The Knife

World Cup worry for England as Vunipola ruled out for at least three months

May 17th 2019, 10:52 AM 3,967 Views 11 Comments

The 28-year-old loosehead picked up a hamstring injury against Leinster last weekend.

# world-cup - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Dylan Hartley on verge of return, but won't be rushed by Northampton
# Saints-first
From The42
# Saints-first

Dylan Hartley on verge of return, but won't be rushed by Northampton

May 15th 2019, 9:21 AM 3,641 Views 2 Comments

The England hooker has not played since December with a knee complaint.

# world-cup - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Phil Neville's England World Cup squad revealed in unique announcement series
# Lionesses
From The42
# Lionesses

Phil Neville's England World Cup squad revealed in unique announcement series

May 8th 2019, 12:26 PM 8,131 Views 4 Comments

Steph Houghton will lead the Lionesses to France, with famous faces announcing the 23 on social media this morning.

# world-cup - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Louth native set to face Ireland after being named in Australia U20 squad
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Louth native set to face Ireland after being named in Australia U20 squad

May 7th 2019, 11:50 AM 7,339 Views 0 Comments

Michael McDonald helped his team to beat New Zealand last weekend.

Scotland, Ireland's first World Cup opponents, name 42-man training squad
# Options
From The42
# Options

Scotland, Ireland's first World Cup opponents, name 42-man training squad

May 7th 2019, 11:24 AM 4,706 Views 7 Comments

Gregor Townsend has omitted Richie Gray but he could still come into the mix.

IRFU's Brace named in 23-man match officials squad for World Cup
# Appointments
From The42
# Appointments

IRFU's Brace named in 23-man match officials squad for World Cup

May 7th 2019, 10:58 AM 7,498 Views 15 Comments

Nigel Owens and Wayne Barnes will referee at their fourth consecutive World Cups.

# world-cup - Sunday 14 April, 2019

'It's great because you're on an even par with the males when you're playing'
# Touch Rugby
From The42
# Touch Rugby

'It's great because you're on an even par with the males when you're playing'

Apr 14th 2019, 7:00 AM 19,903 Views 27 Comments

Tania Rosser is part of the Ireland ‘Mixed 30s’ team heading to the Touch World Cup in Malaysia.

# world-cup - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Pele 'doing well' after treatment in Paris hospital
# On The Mend
From The42
# On The Mend

Pele 'doing well' after treatment in Paris hospital

Apr 4th 2019, 8:39 AM 1,466 Views 0 Comments

The 78-year-old was receiving antibiotics prior to the long flight back to his home country.

# world-cup - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Brazil legend Pele undergoes treatment after being taken to hospital in Paris
# Get Well Soon
From The42
# Get Well Soon

Brazil legend Pele undergoes treatment after being taken to hospital in Paris

Apr 3rd 2019, 6:30 PM 4,103 Views 4 Comments

The 78-year-old was being treated for ‘a light fever’ prior to the long flight back to his home country.

# world-cup - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

German FA president resigns over payment and gift scandals
# Stepping Down
From The42
# Stepping Down

German FA president resigns over payment and gift scandals

Apr 2nd 2019, 3:17 PM 4,827 Views 7 Comments

Reinhard Grindel apologised for accepting a €6,000 watch from Hryhoriy Surkis, a UEFA vice-president and honorary president of the Ukrainian football federation.

# world-cup - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Spain legend Xavi says 48-team World Cup in Qatar 'will not be good'
# Claim
From The42
# Claim

Spain legend Xavi says 48-team World Cup in Qatar 'will not be good'

Mar 19th 2019, 10:23 PM 5,649 Views 1 Comment

‘It’s good for football to have 32. That’s more than enough,’ he added.

'I could have done a lot better this season'
# Admission
From The42
# Admission

'I could have done a lot better this season'

Mar 19th 2019, 9:34 PM 8,252 Views 4 Comments

Tottenham star Kieran Trippier admits he’s stumbled after the World Cup.

'Public uproar' - critics round on Cannavaro over China role
# Main Man
From The42
# Main Man

'Public uproar' - critics round on Cannavaro over China role

Mar 19th 2019, 9:12 AM 13,966 Views 5 Comments

Former players and state media questioned the credentials of the 2006 World Cup winner and world player of the year, who is yet to claim a major trophy as a coach.

# world-cup - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Warburton hails 'brilliant' Gatland for transforming Welsh rugby
# Legacy
From The42
# Legacy

Warburton hails 'brilliant' Gatland for transforming Welsh rugby

Mar 13th 2019, 11:58 AM 4,893 Views 12 Comments

Gatland has won three Six Nations titles, two Grand Slams and reached the semi-finals of the 2011 World Cup.

# world-cup - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Ireland captain Best 'fairly certain' he will retire after this year's World Cup
# Final Chapter
From The42
# Final Chapter

Ireland captain Best 'fairly certain' he will retire after this year's World Cup

Mar 9th 2019, 2:15 PM 18,533 Views 64 Comments

The 36-year-old will play his final home Six Nations game tomorrow against France.