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Soccer - Today’s News


Soccer - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Ireland’s recession is basically over because we embarrassed Germany* COYBIG

Ireland’s recession is basically over because we embarrassed Germany*

*At least, that’s what Twitter says.

‘What’s the point of sitting in, losing 1 – 0 and feeling as if you’ve a moral victory?’ – O’Neill

The Ireland manager says he was happy to risk falling 2 – 0 down in search of what could prove a “vital” point.

‘It was a fairytale ending’ – O’Shea bags injury-time equaliser and 100th cap

The experienced defender struck in the 94th minute to earn Ireland a 1-1 draw.


Opinion: Robbie Keane has been a great player, but it’s time to give others a chance

The LA Galaxy striker was substituted after 63 minutes last night following an ineffectual display.

Player ratings: Here’s how the Boys in Green fared against Germany

Ireland snatched a late point against the world champions. Here’s how we scored the Boys in Green.

Open thread: Where does last night rank in terms of Ireland’s greatest results ever?

The Boys in Green have pulled off several similarly incredible results in the past.

6 of the world’s toughest endurance events

Peru’s Jungle Ultra is mostly downhill, dropping 10,500 feet from the cloud forest down into the Amazon.

Rooney, Manuela, Kilbane, Lowry and O’Briain – lot of Twitter love for John O’Shea

There’s only one Irish player that people are talking about.

Albania PM’s brother arrested as Euro qualifier abandoned

There was noticeable tension in the air during tonight’s clash between these two rivals.

‘We had to go and search for something’ – O’Neill delighted with mindset change late on

The Ireland manager was happy with the response to Toni Kroos’ goal.

‘When Glenn Whelan went off, there was a transformation’ – the RTÉ panel on tonight’s match

Eamon Dunphy, John Giles and Liam Brady all highlighted the last 20 minutes as being crucial in the game.

Soccer - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Another day, another gravity-defying injury-time winner by Cristiano Ronaldo

He’s a man who jumps like he has pogo stick feet.

Poland rally to share points with Scotland

Poland’s 2-2 draw with Scotland leaves Ireland in second in the table.

O’Shea grabs dramatic draw for Ireland against Germany with last-gasp goal

Toni Kroos looked to have struck the winner for Germany before O’Shea pounced at the death.

VIDEO: John O’Shea just recreated Robbie Keane’s goal from 2002!

Ireland snatched an injury time point in Gelsenkirchen.


We’ll Leave It There So: O’Shea saves Ireland, Tomás Ó Sé’s Cork change and all today’s sport

Jack Grealish, Seamus Prendergast, Brian O’Driscoll and Ben Flower all made the headlines today as well.

Snapshot: Home crowd pays tribute to Germany in spectacular fashion

A huge ‘Danke’ (German for ‘thank you’) mosaic was unveiled in the stadium tonight.

As it happened: Germany v Ireland, Euro 2016 qualifier Minute-by-Minute This post contains a poll

As it happened: Germany v Ireland, Euro 2016 qualifier

After two wins from two, Martin O’Neill faced his biggest challenge as Ireland boss this evening.

Own up – which one of you backed Ireland to win 8-0 tonight?

Easy, easy money for the bookies.

An Italian U21 player scored the dinkiest dink that was ever dinked today

This chip is either gorgeous, sublime or some mouth watering mixture of both.

I wasn’t racist to Patrice Evra – Luis Suarez

The Uruguay star is closing in on a comeback but has reopened old wounds over an incident which occurred during his time in England.

Rio hit with FA Twitter charge for using an offensive term we’ve never heard before

Not for the first time, Rio’s Twitter account has landed him in trouble.

Keane, Whelan and Walters get the nod for German test

Ireland are away to the four-time World Cup winners tonight.

No room for error: Ireland must be ‘really focused, really strong’, says O’Neill

The Ireland boss also hailed the achievement of John O’Shea, who could win his 100th cap tonight.

Open thread: What are your memories of THAT Robbie Keane goal in 2002

The Irish side earned a famous draw at the Korea & Japan World Cup.

‘Dream come true’ for Grealish as Villa reward him with four-year deal

The Ireland U21 winger is over the moon after committing his future to his boyhood club.

Fan invades the pitch, gets shirt signed by Messi, as Argentina thrash Hong Kong 7-0

Gonzalo Higuain and Nicolás Gaitán were among the goalscorers.

‘Old fashioned’ Dutch boss Hiddink is finished, says de Boer after Iceland defeat

The former Ajax and Barcelona midfielder feels that the veteran was the wrong choice to be Louis van Gaal’s successor and his methods are too dated.

‘Two wins and it’s ours’ – Dundalk’s title race with Cork to go down to the wire

Lilywhites defender Brian Gartland admits it was a ‘frustrating’ night after they dropped two points at home to Shamrock Rovers.

Neymar did more damage to Japan today than Godzilla did in that whole movie

The striker scored his 37th, 38th, 39th and 40th international goal.

Suarez is ready for El Clasico, insists Iniesta

The Spain international believes the prolific attacker will be in fine shape physically ahead of a potential debut at the Bernabeu

Bellarabi and Schurrle can cause Ireland problems on the wings, says Quinn

The Sky Sports pundit has been impressed by Germany’s wide men.

5 talking points ahead of today’s Germany-Ireland clash

Martin O’Neill’s men face a significant challenge in tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier against the reigning world champions.

Quinn: My feeling is that Robbie and Wes might be sacrificed against Germans

The former Ireland striker says Shane Long and Glenn Whelan could be better suited for tonight’s qualifier.

Soccer - Monday 13 October, 2014

Gareth Bale didn’t score for Wales tonight but this assist was simply glorious

There were also wins tonight for Italy, Croatia, Norway and the Czech Republic.

From ‘A tragic death’: 15-year-old boy dies after collapsing during soccer match Hassan Taiwo

‘A tragic death’: 15-year-old boy dies after collapsing during soccer match

A post-mortem was due to be carried out today.