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Soccer - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Ankle ligament surgery to keep Michael Carrick out for up to three months

New boss Louis van Gaal was vague about the nature of the problem earlier today, simply saying the midfielder would be out for ‘a long time’.

West Ham have signed Ecuador’s World Cup star Enner Valencia

West Ham have reportedly splashed out close to £15 million on the Ecuadorian striker.

As it happened: Louis van Gaal’s first press conference as Man United manager

The Dutchman took questions from the media at Old Trafford from 3pm today.

From The Daily Edge German football star Özil used his World Cup bonus to pay for Brazilian kids’ operations What A Guy

John Delaney agrees to five more years with the FAI

The Waterford man says he ‘understands certain criticisms’ of his salary, but points to increasing turnover on the FAI books.

Robbie Keane scored an absolute belter for LA Galaxy last night

A curling shot on the angle from 25 yards into the top corner? That’ll do, Rob. That’ll do.

Real Madrid seal €30 million Toni Kroos transfer from Bayern Munich

The 24-year-old midfielder has signed a six-year deal with the La Liga giants and will be presented at a ceremony today.

Soccer - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

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Post-Suarez era starts with defeat for Liverpool

Ferhan Hasani scored a stoppage time winner for Brøndby in a friendly this evening.

St Pat’s denied Champions League away win after conceding in injury-time

Liam Buckley’s side put in a spirited performance to earn a 1-1 first leg draw with Polish champions Legia Warsaw.

5 issues new Man United manager Louis van Gaal needs to address

Today was the Dutchman’s first official day in the job.

Here’s the Clare Shine goal that handed Ireland a historic victory over Spain

The Corkonian’s strike was enough to ensure her team secured a notable win.

Marotta scotches Vidal rumours despite Manchester United links

The Juventus CEO says the Chilean is ‘happy’ in Turin.

Here’s why Qatar have scouted 3.5 million young footballers from around the world

It’s well funded and highly professional, with a space-age training facilities.

Chelsea agree reported €25 million deal to sign Atletico’s Luis

The Brazilian appeared 32 times during Atletico’s title-winning season last year and made 127 appearances for the club in total.

That was fast! Allegri appointed new Juventus boss

The 47-year-old has been out of work since his sacking by AC Milan in January.

Wilshere’s career ‘going nowhere,’ ex-Arsenal star warns after latest controversy

Photos emerged of the player smoking while holidaying in Las Vegas, just nine months after vowing to give up cigarettes.

Louis van Gaal set for first day as Manchester United manager

The Red Devils play matches against the Los Angeles Galaxy, Roma, Inter Milan and Real Madrid in the coming weeks.

Here’s what Ireland’s team for the 2018 World Cup might look like

A number of the current squad are likely to still be eligible should the Irish team reach Russia in four years’ time.

Leo Messi keeps throwing up in matches and no one can figure out why

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino said that Messi went to a doctor, but the tests didn’t reveal anything.

Soccer - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Luis Suarez won’t fit it in at Barcelona – Johan Cryuff

“The style of play they developed under Frank Rijkaard and Pep Guardiola is being abandoned,” he added.

Celtic off to solid Champions League start in Iceland

A late goal from Callum McGregor, on his competitive debut, was enough for the Scottish champions.

Check out this class video of all the World Cup goals in flip book form

This will hopefully help cure your burgeoning thirst for football in the tournament’s absence.

Stuart Byrne column: 250 Limerick fans showing up at Thomond was the final straw for Taylor

Another SSE Airtricity League Premier Division manager has come and gone while European results have been promising, writes Stuey.

Michael Owen says Arsenal won’t finish in the Premier League top 4 this season

Optimism is high at Emirates Stadium following the signing of Chile international Alexis from Barcelona.

Ireland record historic victory over Spain at U19 European championships

Raheny United’s Clare Shine scored the winner for Dave Connell’s side in Oslo.

‘Deprived of fair and honest treatment’ Eduardo walks away from Croatia

The Brazilian-born striker scored 29 times in his 64 caps, but retires complaining of influence from outside forces.

A tactical breakdown of where the 2014 World Cup final was won and lost

A patient game from Germany eventually yielded its rewards, as they beat Argentina 1-0.

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Italy in shock as Conte resigns from Juventus job with immediate effect

The Italian spent three years with ‘the Old Lady’, winning three consecutive titles.

From The Daily Edge RTÉ filmed Bill O’Herlihy’s last day, and here’s the montage they made We'll Leave It There So

Ashley Cole: ‘English players are afraid to play abroad’

The ex-Arsenal and Chelsea man was speaking at his official unveiling as a Roma player.

Power ranking the 17 best moments of the 2014 World Cup

Featuring Christ the Redeemer, Lionel Messi, James Rodriguez and more.

Gifts galore as Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Inter Milan wish Cork City a happy 30th birthday

Arsene Wenger and Karl-Heinze Rummenigge have both written to the club in advance of its anniversary on Saturday.

Be afraid, Premier League defenders: Diego Costa completes Chelsea move

Jose Mourinho has added the physical Spain striker to his ranks, the club announced today.

Liverpool splash €25m on Serbian star Markovic

Benfica have confirmed that they will receive €12.5m for 50% of the 20-year-old’s rights.

How Germany went from Euro 2000 ‘disaster’ to World Cup champions

This is not a golden generation for Die Nazionale Mannschaft, but the product of a well-laid plan.

Analysis: The best young players at the 2014 World Cup

It’s a highly competitive field but who makes our special XI?

Germany dance back into Berlin on massive open-top Merc truck

The centre of Berlin was thronged with fans celebrating the World Cup success.