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Soccer - Yesterday’s News

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Soccer - Monday 12 June, 2017

Mars bars, diarrhoea, Connect 4 and a once in a lifetime triumph: an oral history of Malaysia '97

Players, staff and journalists recount the finer details of the Republic of Ireland U20s’ historic journey 20 years ago.

Milan sign €38m Portuguese sensation Andre Silva

The 21-year-old striker has been described as the heir to Cristiano Ronaldo’s throne.

An Irish invasion has begun at Bury as they bid to return to the Championship

The Lancashire outfit have already signed five Irishmen to permanent deals ahead of the 2017-18 season.

'It was not easy to play our game because they play, most of the time, long balls'

Bayern Munich and Austria star David Alaba was frustrated with how Ireland approached their qualifier on Sunday.

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Boys of Summer: We celebrate Ireland's golden generation and their golden moment

We launch a new series commemorating an historic Irish sports moment that occurred in Malaysia twenty years ago.

Are these the 10 most valuable players in football?

25-year-old Brazilian Neymar tops the list, which factors in age, contract, position and club status among other variables.

Gabriel Jesus harbours no ill feeling after Man City team-mate 'fractured his eye socket'

The young attacker came up against Nicolas Otamendi during the recent Argentina-Brazil clash.

Ireland defender leads tributes to British boxer uncle who passed away last night RIP

Ireland defender leads tributes to British boxer uncle who passed away last night

A European amateur champion in the 1980s, Errol Christie lost his battle with lung cancer at the age of 53.

France plan 'Don't Look Back in Anger' tribute before England friendly in Paris

France and England meet in a friendly international on Tuesday in what is set to be an emotional night following the recent terror attacks in Manchester and London.

England's victorious U20 World Cup boss once had a spell in the League of Ireland

Paul Simpson was at the helm as England ended a 51-year wait for success in a Fifa-recognised tournament.

Celtic have launched a two-toned green away kit for next season

The Scottish treble winners will wear the New Balance strip on the road.

'Lindelof will star at Man Utd' – Larsson backs fellow Swede to be a shrewd investment

An international team-mate of the highly-rated defender has tipped him to be a success at Old Trafford.

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US captain Michael Bradley scores filthy long-range chip against Mexico

The ex-Roma and Aston Villa midfielder produced a moment of brilliance at the Azteca last night.

'I've got nothing at the moment’ - Hart unclear on future but accepts Man City career is over

After Pep Guardiola’s side completed the signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson, England’s number one is looking for a new club

Ireland change a winning formula - and almost pay for it

The Boys in Green escaped with a draw against Austria after a dire first-half performance.

'It's what dreams are made of' - Long still pinching himself after making competitive debut for Ireland

The Burnley defender was a surprise choice at centre-half in last night’s 1-1 draw with Austria.

'Darren Randolph has done nothing wrong'

Martin O’Neill defended his choice of goalkeeper after Sunday’s Ireland-Austria game.

Soccer - Sunday 11 June, 2017

It's Sunday so here are 13 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Here’s how the last seven sporting days looked through a lens.

Good result for Ireland as Wales and Serbia play out a draw

Aleksandar Mitrović and Aaron Ramsey were on target for their respective sides this evening.

'The referee wasn't totally to blame for our first-half performance... But I thought he was very poor'

Martin O’Neill expressed his dismay with some of the decisions made by Spanish referee David Fernandez Borbalan.

Man for the big stage Walters still vital for Ireland as he becomes top scorer of the O'Neill era

Tonight’s goal against Austria was his eight under the current management team and 14th in total for the Boys in Green.

Dean Rock on 'you know who', the rise of Colombian cyclists and the week's best sportswriting

Plus a 41-year-old inter-county footballer’s heartbreaking but inspiring story.

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'They had a 12th man today' - James McClean outraged with referee's performance

Ireland had a goal disallowed and appeals for a late penalty were ignored.

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Watch: All the goals from Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Austria

Meanwhile, Shane Duffy had a goal disallowed.

Walters strikes late to earn Ireland a share of the spoils with Austria

The draw leaves Martin O’Neill’s side top of Group D with Serbia and Wales facing off this evening.

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Austria

On a day of mixed emotions, Ireland were ultimately forced to settle for a point.

As it happened: Ireland v Austria, World Cup 2018 qualifier

It ended 1-1 at the Aviva.

Burnley defender Kevin Long handed shock start for Ireland-Austria game

Glenn Whelan captains the side, with no place in the team for Wes Hoolahan.

Liverpool new boy follows in footsteps of Maradona and Messi with Golden Ball

The 19-year-old England forward helped his country to claim an historic title in South Korea today.

Everton striker fires England to first World Cup success at any level since 1966

Dominic Calvert-Lewin got the only goal of the game, before Newcastle’s Freddie Woodman saved a penalty.

Löw unhappy with German fans for jeering their own player over diving controversy

“There was a dive once, he made a mistake, and he admitted he was wrong.”

Ireland presented with a golden opportunity to kill off one of their World Cup qualifying rivals

Martin O’Neill’s side can take Austria out of the running for a spot at next year’s finals by claiming victory this evening.

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Analysis: How Ireland are becoming the Leicester City of international football

The Boys in Green have increasingly been embracing counter-attacking football of late.

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Can one of the world's best footballers silence the Aviva again?

David Alaba will be hoping to inspire his side against Ireland, having made the difference in previous games.

Soccer - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Germany score 7, Lewandowski bags a hat-trick, Eriksen nets for Denmark

A round-up of the rest of tonight’s World Cup qualifying action across Europe.

Manchester United confirm deal for €35 million Benfica defender

Jose Mourinho’s side were linked with Victor Lindelof throughout the 2016-17 season.

Kane ends international drought to rescue England in dramatic finale with Scotland

The Scots were denied a famous victory by the Tottenham Hotspur star in the dying moments.

Injury-time goal secures big away win for Northern Ireland in World Cup qualifiers

Michael O’Neill’s side were heading for a goalless draw in Azerbaijan until the 92nd minute.

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'Irish people were not as comfortable with the English as they are today'

Journalist and author Colin Young chats to The42 about Jack Charlton’s place in Irish football’s history.

Last chance saloon for Austria and their under-pressure manager Koller

The Swiss coach says he has been in the business long enough to deal with situations like tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier against Ireland.