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# football - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Belgian outcast Fellaini determined to prove his worth at Man United

The Belgium international arrived at Old Trafford as David Moyes’ first marquee signing in September 2013.

# football - Friday 20 June, 2014

England’s kiss of death from bungling Balotelli as Costa Rica rock Italy Costa Bravo This post contains videos

England’s kiss of death from bungling Balotelli as Costa Rica rock Italy

Bryan Ruiz stole in at the back post to score the goal that sends his team into the second round.

From The Daily Edge London publican bans Irish drinkers from cheering against England in World Cup Leave It Out

England doomed to early plane home as Costa Rica beat Italy

Bryan Ruiz crashed a header in off the underside of the Italian crossbar.

# football - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Breakfast At Bebeto’s: All you need to know from the sixth night of World Cup action

Belgium eventually got their first win, Brazil were blunted and Eamon Dunphy dropped an f-bomb.

# football - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Emre handed suspended jail sentence for racist slur in game

The incident happened during a game in 2012.

# football - Monday 16 June, 2014

Your GAA championship weekend review GAA

Your GAA championship weekend review

Cork got revenge, Carlow took a hammering and Mickey Harte was not a happy man.

# football - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Unrepentant Luis Suarez hints at handball repeat

“For me I didn’t do anything wrong,” the Liverpool star said on that infamous incident.

Cover your ears Martin! It’s the sporting tweets of the week

Featuring Paul McGrath, Cathal Pendred and BOD’s obligatory appearance.

# football - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Robin van Persie hails ‘inexplicable’ Dutch win

RVP could scarcely believe the manner of Netherlands’ victory as they thumped Spain 5-1 in the FIFA World Cup on Friday.

# football - Friday 13 June, 2014

Eamon Dunphy won’t be happy as David Luiz completes £50million move to PSG

The Irish pundit believes the Brazilian defender would be “a liability in the League of Ireland”.

# football - Thursday 12 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge 12 essential phrases for bluffing your way through the World Cup World Cup For Dummies

12 essential phrases for bluffing your way through the World Cup

First rule: It’s always football. Never, NEVER soccer.

Pirlo: Italy ‘always’ perform against England

The Juve dead-ball specialist fancies his chances against the Three Lions.

From The Daily Edge Remember Zig and Zag’s amazing take on Eamon Dunphy and Johnny Giles? Amoan Grumpy

Remember Zig and Zag’s amazing take on Eamon Dunphy and Johnny Giles?

Bring them back for the world cup panels!

# football - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Maradona compares Brazil final scalp to an ‘orgasm’

Winning a tournament is a lot like making love to a beautiful woman.

From The Daily Edge Hate football? 16 pubs in Cork and Dublin NOT showing the World Cup Soccerball

# football - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

England better equipped to deal with Pirlo, says Hodgson

Is he gonna play Danny Welbeck in the Park Ji Sung role?

# football - Monday 9 June, 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo in contention to play against Ireland

The Real Madrid star has missed Portugal’s last two World Cup warm-up games against Greece and Mexico

# football - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Argentina team pose with provocative Falklands banner ahead of Slovenia game

FIFA do not tolerate political influence in international football and are expected to penalise the team in some form.

Spain record final World Cup warm-up win despite Fabregas’ awful penalty miss

The Barcelona midfielder blazed over a third minute penalty before David Villa came to the rescue.

5 reasons why France will win the World Cup French Horses This post contains videos

5 reasons why France will win the World Cup

Franck Ribery is out but Karim Benzema and Paul Pogba have enough class to make Didier Deschamp’s team genuine contenders.

Celtic’s Emilio Izaguirre somehow escapes red for point-blank piledriver at Daniel Sturridge

The Honduran took offence to being made look lethargic by the England striker.

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Ireland’s Stephen Ward jets in for a date with Cristiano Ronaldo

The Wolves defender could be up against the FIFA World Player of the Year on Tuesday.

# football - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Gavin Duffy an unused sub as Salthill/Knocknacarra rocked in Galway SFC

The former Connacht rugby star was named on the bench but was unable to influence events on the field.

Steven Gerrard: ‘Fabio Capello didn’t believe in me’

The Liverpool star says the Italian coach didn’t see him as captain material.

Costa Rica coach says Ireland display was on a par with draw against Spain

“It did not seem that we had 10 (players), more that they did,” the coach said.

Suarez needs to do more to prove himself worthy of Real – Benzema

The French striker netted 24 goals in all competitions last season.

# football - Friday 6 June, 2014

Scolari tips Brazil-Argentina World Cup final

The hosts are widely considered favourites to lift a sixth World Cup title at the Maracana Stadium next month.

# football - Thursday 5 June, 2014

New World Cup vote needed if corruption proven, says Platini

The UEFA chief has hit back at criticism.

David Villa’s off to Melbourne City before he heads for New York

Damien Duff might be crossing the ball for La Liga great Down Under.

Ryan Giggs: I cried in my car after final game of the season

The Premier League’s most decorated player says he still fancies a crack at management.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you watch the World Cup? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the World Cup?

Watch every match? Watch a few? Or don’t care at all?

# football - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Italy follow up their draw against Ireland with another tie… against Luxembourg

Lump on. A slow start usually means they win the World Cup.

Leverkusen confirm Liverpool bid for Emre Can LFC

Leverkusen confirm Liverpool bid for Emre Can

The German U-21 has a 12m release clause. And Brendan Rodgers knows it.

Witch doctor takes credit for Ronaldo’s injury

‘This injury can never be cured by any medic,’ he says.

Van Gaal: Van Persie will be fit for World Cup

The Netherlands will come up against defending champions Spain, Chile and Australia.

# football - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Asda defends selling wearable flag likened to a ‘KKK hood’ Ooh Err

Asda defends selling wearable flag likened to a ‘KKK hood’

A spokesperson for the store says: “It’s simply a flag with a hood – nothing more nothing less.”

How to juggle your Junior and Leaving Cert exams with the World Cup Cramtastic This post contains videos

How to juggle your Junior and Leaving Cert exams with the World Cup

Including two-minute YouTube tutorials, Christian Bale yelling at planes and Eye of the Tiger in Spanish.

Michel Platini hits back at British media’s corruption allegations

One report suggests the UEFA chief met a Qatar lobbyist in a ‘secret meeting’.

Van Gaal: I want to be liked by my players LVG

Van Gaal: I want to be liked by my players

The Dutch boss said he came ‘very close’ to taking over at Spurs.