FAI and Delaney face added scrutiny after exits of O’Neill and Keane | Paul Doyle | Football

The decision to end the reigns of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane was the right one for the Republic of Ireland, even if it may not have been reached for entirely the right reason and does not go far enough. As so often in such cases, the effect of letting the manager and his assistant […]

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Rangers vs Celtic: Why there may not be any Hoops fans at next Old Firm derby

Rangers vs Celtic: Why there may not be any Hoops fans at next Old Firm derby

Celtic admit they may turn down their allocation of tickets for next month’s Old Firm clash at Ibrox over safety fears for their supporters. Rangers bosses angered their Glasgow rivals earlier this year when they announced they would be slashing the number of tickets given to the Hoops faithful for the December 29 showdown to […]

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Premier League rejects FA proposal to increase homegrown quotas | Football

The Premier League has reiterated its opposition to the introduction of new homegrown player quotas in the event of Brexit, insisting there is “no evidence” it would have a positive impact on the England team’s results. The Football Association FA has drawn up proposals that would see the number of permitted non-homegrown players in the […]

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Alexis Sanchez misses second penalty in week before making young fan's dream come true

Alexis Sanchez misses second penalty in week before making young fan’s dream come true

ALEXIS SANCHEZ would have done his confidence no good after missing his second successive penalty for Chile. The out-of-form Manchester United forward missed from 12-yards in his country’s 4-1 win over Honduras. AFP or licensors Alexis Sanchez missed his second penalty in just a matter of days It came after he missed a crucial penalty […]

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Qatar 2022: £40 a week to build the World Cup stadiums | Football

The men employed on building the 40,000-seat al-Rayyan football stadium were having their lunch, in the model accommodation camp of the “supreme committee” organising the 2022 World Cup, when I talked with them about their lives as migrant workers in the wealthiest country on earth. They had come from Ghana, where they said adverts about […]

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54% of football fans have witnessed racist abuse at matches, report says | Football

A global survey has revealed that more than half of fans have witnessed incidents of racist abuse at games. The results, released by the equality organisation Kick It Out and the live-score app Forza Football, reflect the views of nearly 27,000 supporters from 38 countries. An average of 54% of respondents said they had witnessed […]

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Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge seeking more time to respond to FA betting charge

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge seeking more time to respond to FA betting charge

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France vs Uruguay, Nations League: What time, where can I watch, how to stream, prediction and more

France vs Uruguay, Nations League: What time, where can I watch, how to stream, prediction and more

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West Ham’s Grady Diangana: ‘I feel I can go out there and express myself’ | Football

Grady Diangana is weighing up the issue of discipline in walking football. Specifically, and this happens quite often, when players break out into a run. “It’s because you’ve got that temptation in you,” he says. “Even sometimes when the ball is ahead of you, you want to have a run. It’s really hard not to.” […]

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European Super League ‘won’t happen’ says Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin | Football

Aleksander Ceferin, the president of Uefa, says a European Super League “will not happen”. Ceferin and Andrea Agnelli, the chairman of the European Club Association that represents more than 200 top teams, have made their positions clear following a report by Der Spiegel that a leaked document revealed secret discussions over a possible new league […]

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