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Soccer - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

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.

Blackburn Rovers release bizarre video to launch their new kit

It involves a middle-aged man named Birdy going on a date. Or something.

Sevilla confirm agreement with Liverpool for Aspas loan move

The Spaniard failed to score in 14 league appearances for Brendan Rodgers’ side last season.

Jubilant crowds welcome home German World Cup heroes

The German team have landed in Berlin, where expectant crowds are waiting.

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5 things Martin O’Neill and Ireland can learn from the 2014 World Cup

Squad depth is more important than ever and other noteworthy points.

5 cult heroes we loved at the 2014 World Cup

They may have flown under the radar but this bunch impressed us a lot.

Soccer - Monday 14 July, 2014

Over 1.2m Irish viewers tune in to watch Germany win World Cup and wave Billo goodbye

RTÉ received an average audience of 857,000 during the final between Germany and Argentina.

Here are the best and worst XIs of the 2014 World Cup

Philipp Lahm, Toni Kroos, Lionel Messi and more players who stood out.

Lazar Markovic posts pic with Liverpool jersey ahead of move

The highly-rated Serbian attacker underwent a medical at Melwood today.

Toni Kroos wins FIFA accolade as World Cup’s statistically best player

Lionel Messi, who claimed the Golden Ball, finished 11th in the now infamous Castrol Index.

Limerick name Russell as their new manager

The former UCD boss has been announced as Stuart Taylor’s replacement this evening.

Here’s all you need to know if you have just emerged from your World Cup pit A Little Bit Country This post contains videos

Here’s all you need to know if you have just emerged from your World Cup pit

“Ah well, at least I have those Garth Brooks concerts to look forward t…. oh.”

The Netherlands’ Arjen Robben secures the ‘Golden Dive’ award

Marcelo, Fred and Georgios Samaras provided competition, but there was only ever going to be one winner.

Why Thomas Müller was the best player at the 2014 World Cup

The 24-year-old was his country’s star man on their march to a fourth cup triumph.

What was your favourite goal of the 2014 World Cup? Golazos This post contains a poll

What was your favourite goal of the 2014 World Cup?

We’ve whittled 171 down to 12…

Adidas and Manchester United: a complicated history

The sports manufacturer was a long-term supplier for the club throughout the 1980s.

‘Nothing can console me’ laments Messi as world slips through Argentina’s hands

The Golden Ball winner missed one of three great chances that fell his team’s way against Germany.

Celtic Park confirmed as venue for Ireland Euro 2016 qualifier

Martin O’Neill and Gordon Strachan will do battle at the home of their former club in November.

Check out the BBC’s brilliant, epic end-of-World-Cup montage

We can’t wait for the station’s next effort in four years’ time.

Man United sign record £750m kit deal with Adidas

The club has agreed a ten-year contract with the German sports brand.

A young Irish football fan is now the proud owner of a piece of World Cup history

Kevin and Oisín Treanor recently attended Germany’s incredible 7-1 win over Brazil.

Why Manuel Neuer was the best player at the 2014 World Cup

German goalkeeper displayed remarkable agility, awareness and intelligence.

From TheJournal.ie There were 618,725 tweets per minute about the match during last night’s World Cup Final Tweet My Goal

There were 618,725 tweets per minute about the match during last night’s World Cup Final

The most mentioned player won’t surprise anyone.

Here’s how the German media reacted to their side’s World Cup triumph

The top-selling Bild daily splashed “1:0″ and “World Champions!” across its front page.

Brazil fires national football coach Felipe Scolari – reports

Last Tuesday’s loss to Germany was the country’s worst defeat since losing the 1950 final game to Uruguay.

Lionel Messi already a great, says Sabella

The 27-year-old Barcelona superstar squandered a glorious chance early in the second half in last night’s World Cup final.

55 of the most memorable pics from the 2014 World Cup

We look back on some of the images that defined the past month in Brazil.

Kildare to face Clare, Armagh drawn with Roscommon in All-Ireland qualifiers

Meanwhile, in the All-Ireland Hurling Championship quarter-finals, Dublin play Tipperary.

From The Daily Edge 9 best ways to pay tribute to Bill O’Herlihy We'll Leave It There So

‘I take my leave with so many great memories’: Billo’s tribute and farewell speech

Tonight’s World Cup final was Bill O’Herlihy’s last time in the RTÉ chair.

From The Daily Edge Rihanna with Podolski, Götze, Schweinsteiger and the World Cup Ri Ri

12 things that restored our faith in football at the 2014 World Cup

Crying during anthems, fan reactions, ‘why always me’ and more…

‘Teamwork, not individuals, the reason Germany won’ – Philipp Lahm

The Germany captain says individual players don’t matter.

RTÉ aired an emotional montage to say goodbye to Bill O’Herlihy

Friends, work colleagues and members of his family all contributed.

Soccer - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Germany win the World Cup after Götze’s extra-time volley

The match had finished 0-0 after 90 minutes but the Bayern Munich attacker grabbed a late goal.