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    Van Gaal praises ’modest’ Mourinho

    Louis van Gaal has played down his role in the development of Jose Mourinho, insisting the Chelsea manager became the Special One all by himself.

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  • 56 minutes ago

    All the team news for the Premier League weekend

    All the team news from around the grounds ahead of Week 8 in the Premier League.

  • 1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    Suarez: Biting is an ‘impulse’

    Luis Suarez says he is getting help in order to control his “impulse” to bite.

  • 1 hour, 49 minutes ago

    Top clubs lobby for May World Cup 2022 date

    A powerful group of top European football clubs is set to lobby for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to take place between April and May.

  • 2 hours, 57 minutes ago

    Northern Ireland made to wait by UEFA

    Northern Ireland must wait until Monday to find out whether their Euro 2016 qualifier in Romania next month will take place behind closed doors.

  • 4 hours, 57 minutes ago

    Rodgers admits defensive issues

    Under-fire striker Mario Balotelli’s spell in the headlines has helped deflect attention from Liverpool’s real problem but manager Brendan Rodgers knows that is something which cannot be ignored.

  • 5 hours, 48 minutes ago

    Serbia punished over drone incident

    Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 victory over Albania following their postponed Euro 2016 qualifier but they have also been deducted three points and ordered to play their next two games behind closed doors for their part in the furore.

  • 6 hours, 21 minutes ago

    On-pitch fight with teammate was 'moment of madness', says Bowyer

    Former Newcastle midfielder Lee Bowyer has put his infamous on-field clash with team-mate Kieron Dyer down to a "moment of madness".

  • 6 hours, 44 minutes ago

    Cork City fans take over the city for Green Friday

    Cork City go to Oriel Park tonight knowing a draw is enough to claim the SSE Airtricity League title and their fans are supporting them by showing their colours on #GreenFriday.

  • 7 hours, 32 minutes ago

    Lamela wonder strike was not his first

    Erik Lamela’s rabona goal in the Europa League is being hailed as a Goal of the Season contender already, but it turns out the 22-year-old has done it before - as a teenager in Argentina.

  • 10 hours, 54 minutes ago

    Rodgers: We must accept criticism

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has told under-fire striker Mario Balotelli and the rest of his side to accept recent criticism and move on.

  • 19 hours, 45 minutes ago

    Stunning Lamela goal lights up easy Spurs win

    Tottenham 5 Asteras Tripolis 1
    Erik Lamela scored one of the finest goals ever seen at White Hart Lane on a night in which Tottenham’s hat-trick hero Harry Kane ended the thrashing of Asteras Tripolis in goal.

  • 19 hours, 49 minutes ago

    Celtic struggle to home win

    Celtic 2 Astra Giurgiu 1
    Stefan Scepovic scored his first goal for Celtic as the Hoops made hard work of beating Astra Giurgiu 2-1 in their Europa League clash at Parkhead

  • 21 hours, 38 minutes ago

    Everton grab a point in France

    Lille 0 Everton 0
    Everton remain top of Europa League Group H after playing out a 0-0 stalemate at Lille in a game overshadowed by trouble involving Toffees fans in the build-up.

  • 22 hours, 37 minutes ago

    Police probe alleged threatening behaviour by Balotelli

    Police are investigating reports footballer Mario Balotelli threatened a woman said to have taken photographs of his Ferrari vehicle.

  • 1 day, 33 minutes ago

    Valdes to train with United

    Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes is to train with Manchester United, the club have announced.

  • 1 day, 1 hour, 27 minutes ago

    Cork City fans go undercover to get tickets for League of Ireland decider

    With the SSE Airtricity League set to be decided at Oriel Park on Friday some Cork City fans used all their ingenuity to secure themselves tickets for the game.

  • 1 day, 2 hours, 32 minutes ago

    9 shirts Mario Balotelli wouldn't hesitate to swap for

    With shirts as enticing as these, it’s amazing he managed to keep his Liverpool kit on as long as he did.

  • 1 day, 2 hours, 43 minutes ago

    Whelan to miss Scotland clash

    Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a fracture of the right leg.

  • 1 day, 2 hours, 43 minutes ago

    RTÉ soccer panel putting their fists up for a great cause

    Tomorrow is EB awareness day and the RTÉ Sport panel and Conor McGregor want you to show your support with a temporary tattoo and a donation to DEBRA Ireland.

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    1 day, 3 hours, 36 minutes ago

    Everton fans teargassed in Lille

    Images are appearing on Twitter of Everton supporters having congregated en masse at Lille’s Grand Place square, and of the French police then arriving and gas having been set off, with the crowd dispersing.

  • 1 day, 5 hours, 50 minutes ago

    Souness: Balotelli needs to change

    Former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness has questioned the existence of Mario Balotelli’s “football brain” and believes the misfiring striker has to undergo a personality change to survive at Anfield.

  • 1 day, 9 hours, 24 minutes ago

    Rodgers to reprimand Balotelli

    Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will be reprimanded by manager Brendan Rodgers after swapping shirts with Real Madrid’s Pepe with his side 3-0 down at half-time.

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    1 day, 11 hours, 25 minutes ago

    Wenger eyes knockout stages after stoppage-time win at Anderlecht

    Manager Arsene Wenger is confident Arsenal can use their dramatic stoppage-time victory at Anderlecht as a springboard to secure qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League once again.

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    1 day, 20 hours, 2 minutes ago

    Liverpool outclassed by Madrid at Anfield

    Real Madrid showed exactly why they are European champions and how far Liverpool have fallen down the pecking order with a 3-0 victory in a display which oozed class at Anfield.

  • 1 day, 20 hours, 5 minutes ago

    Two late goals seal dramatic win for Arsenal

    Substitute Lukas Podolski netted a dramatic late winner as Arsenal came from behind with two goals in the final two minutes to beat Anderlecht 2-1.

  • 2 days, 54 minutes ago

    Fabulous gesture from football club chairman makes one fan’s day

    QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has reached out to a fan of the club who has been battling cancer with a remarkably kind gesture.

  • 2 days, 2 hours, 33 minutes ago

    Somebody gave Rio Ferdinand a microphone at Kieron Richardson's birthday

    Rio Ferdinand, Kieron Richardson and a microphone sounds like a recipe for disaster.

  • 2 days, 3 hours, 3 minutes ago

    Ireland through to second stage of the Homeless World Cup

    The Homeless World Cup is taking place in Chile at the moment and the Irish team are through to the second group stage.

  • 2 days, 3 hours, 55 minutes ago

    Chelsea CEO quits club

    Chelsea have announced Ron Gourlay is to leave his role as chief executive.

  • 2 days, 4 hours, 12 minutes ago

    Fergie: Van Gaal 'a good choice'

    Former Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has backed the “formidable” Louis van Gaal to restore the club’s fortunes.

  • 2 days, 5 hours, 2 minutes ago

    Little girl in miraculous escape during stadium shelling

    Incredible CCTV footage from the Donbass Arena in Donetsk shows a young girl avoiding certain death from flying debris by inches.

  • 2 days, 5 hours, 25 minutes ago

    League of Ireland decider completely sold out

    “It is clear to us that we could have sold this match out three times over. We are very sorry to those who are disappointed.”

  • 2 days, 6 hours, 51 minutes ago

    Kompany: Fan absence 'unacceptable'

    Captain Vincent Kompany claims it is “unacceptable” Manchester City had no fans at their Champions League tie at CSKA Moscow while the home side apparently did.

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    2 days, 7 hours, 36 minutes ago

    Bayern in seventh heaven after meeting with Pope

    Pep Guardiola and members of his Bayern team followed up last night’s seven-one thrashing of Roma with a private audience with Pope Francis.

  • 2 days, 8 hours, 11 minutes ago

    Wenger at 65: What must he do to catch Fergie?

    Arsene Wenger is maturing like an average wine. But how phenomenal does his twlight career have to be to overturn any of Fergie’s records?

  • 2 days, 9 hours, 10 minutes ago

    City left with questions after failure of Moscow mission

    Manchester City were left facing familiar questions over their Champions League prospects after another controversial clash with CSKA Moscow.

  • 2 days, 9 hours, 26 minutes ago

    Gerrard: I turned down Real Madrid

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits he may look back on not signing for Real Madrid when he had the chance as a mistake but insists he would have regretted leaving Anfield far more.

  • 2 days, 19 hours, 56 minutes ago

    Chelsea thrash Maribor

    Chelsea 6 Maribor 0
    Didier Drogba scored his first Chelsea goal since his decisive strike in the 2012 Champions League final as the Premier League leaders thrashed Maribor 6-0 at Stamford Bridge to strengthen their position at the top of Group G.

  • 2 days, 22 hours, 20 minutes ago

    City fail to get result needed against CSKA

    CSKA Moscow 2 Mancester City 2
    Manchester City surrendered a two-goal lead as they again stuttered on the Champions League stage, drawing 2-2 amid more controversy at CSKA Moscow.

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