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Football

# football - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Wenger says he’s ‘not deeply concerned’ over Wilshere smoking pictures

The Arsenal midfielder was pictured smoking again last weekend.

Terry bags brace as Chelsea labour to win over AFC Wimbledon

Jose Mourinho’s men were up against it as Alan Bennett scored inside the first minute.

Check out all the goals as Liverpool scrape past Preston

Rickie Lambert and Emre Can made disappointing debuts for the Premier League side.

Richard Dunne set for further competition, as QPR agree fee for Caulker

Meanwhile, one player who looks set to leave Loftus Road is striker Loic Remy.

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# football - Thursday 17 July, 2014

‘Have the courage to be yourself’ – Michael Sam’s moving awards speech

The NFL’s first openly gay player delivered inspiring words at the ESPY ceremony last night.

# football - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Marotta scotches Vidal rumours despite Manchester United links

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

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.

# football - 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.

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.

# football - Monday 14 July, 2014

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.”

From TheJournal.ie Knocked out: Global players’ union want action after World Cup concussions Playing On

Knocked out: Global players’ union want action after World Cup concussions

FIFPro say the decision needs to be taken out of the hands of team doctors.

# football - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Gerrard should remain as England captain, says Beckham

The Liverpool star donned the captain’s armband as England failed to progress from Group D in Brazil.

From The Daily Edge No, North Korea didn’t tell its citizens they’re in the World Cup final World Cup

No, North Korea didn’t tell its citizens they’re in the World Cup final

Lots of people were duped by a parody. Again.

Westmeath has over 75,000 reasons to tune into the World Cup tonight

Irish manufacturing company Mergon has produced all of the seats at the Maracanã Stadium.

# football - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Maradona: ‘Messi will define World Cup final’

The Argentine legend says his country ‘can’t allow’ a European team win the World Cup in South America.

# football - Friday 11 July, 2014

Philly Gorman inspires Athlone to rousing win over rudderless Limerick

It is either a feast or a famine for Town this season. Tonight was a feast, pure

# football - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Another new Manchester United jersey on the way as Nike decide not to renew contract

The decision comes as Adidas has reportedly offered to double the current contract.

# football - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Limerick ‘amicably part company’ with boss Stuart Taylor

The club have lost their last two league games and were eliminated from the FAI Cup by Bohemians.

# football - Monday 7 July, 2014

Barcelona coy over Suarez as reports of €78million deal agreed

Although the Liverpool man is suspended from all football-related activity, he would be able to join the Spanish giants if a deal is finalised.

Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stéfano passes away aged 88 RIP

Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stéfano passes away aged 88

The legendary Argentine-born striker suffered a heart attack in Spain on Saturday.

Roy Keane says England players didn’t perform, dismisses Rooney criticism

Roy Hodgson’s men failed to win a game in Group D, as Costa Rica and Uruguay progressed into the knockout stages.

# football - Sunday 6 July, 2014

GAA in Vancouver – providing a vital link to home for 40 years and counting Seriously West Coast This post contains videos

GAA in Vancouver – providing a vital link to home for 40 years and counting

The Irish Social and Sporting Club is going strong in Canada’s western province.

# football - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Van Gaal guards against complacency ahead of Costa Rica quarter-final

“We should not underestimate Costa Rica. It is going to be a very tough match,” says LVG.

# football - Friday 4 July, 2014

‘Honoured’ Nemanja Vidic gets to work with new club Inter

‘I achieved everything at Man United, now I’m here because I want to prove myself again,’ says the Serb.

Three-quarters of Irish TV viewers have tuned in to watch a bit of the World Cup

The number of people watching the games on RTÉ Two peaked during England v Uruguay at 815,900.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: How to stay productive during the World Cup finals World Cup

Opinion: How to stay productive during the World Cup finals

Like most things in life, a little planning goes a long way.

# football - Thursday 3 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Two dead after bridge collapses on bus in World Cup host city Brazil

Two dead after bridge collapses on bus in World Cup host city

Another nineteen are believed to have been injured in the incident.

Yorke surprised by United’s aggressive intent in transfer window

“I’ve never seen Man United aggressively spend money,” said the former striker.

# football - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge 11 signs you’re a complete bandwagon World Cup fan Go Sports

11 signs you’re a complete bandwagon World Cup fan

You haven’t been there, man.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: This is the first World Cup where there has been outright agreement on… the football used Sport

Opinion: This is the first World Cup where there has been outright agreement on… the football used

Stadia, pitches, football boots, jerseys and the football itself, have, since the World Cup tournament began in 1930 been drastically improved – all because of science.

Michael Carrick relishing Van Gaal era in Manchester

Careful what you wish for.

Ochoa in high demand, says agent

No-one ever regretted buying someone based on a tournament performance.

# football - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Open Thread: Who would you like your club to sign in this transfer window?

We’re letting you play real life Championship Manager.

# football - Monday 30 June, 2014

United front important for French success, says Cabaye

The French take on Nigeria today with a place in the last-eight on the line.

# football - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Dalglish expects Liverpool to stand by Suarez

The striker has been handed a four-month ban from all football-related activities.

Hitzfeld: Anything is possible against Argentina

They take on one of the tournament favourites on Tuesday.

# football - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Ryan Giggs ‘wasn’t ready’ for Man United job

The legendary midfielder was handed the reins at Old Trafford for the final four games of the 2013-14 campaign.

Open Thread: Who would you cast in the remake of Escape to Victory

The classic football movie is set for a reboot.