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# soccer - 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.

England doomed to early plane home as Costa Rica beat Italy

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

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# soccer - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

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

Germany get off to a flying start, Iran and Nigeria bore the football world and late drama as the USA defeat Ghana.

# soccer - Sunday 15 June, 2014

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

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

# soccer - Saturday 14 June, 2014

As it happened: England v Italy, World Cup 2014 Group D

Revisit our coverage of tonight’s highly-anticipated clash.

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

There were almost as many offside goals on Friday as images of Iker Casillas picking the ball out of the Spanish net.

# soccer - Friday 13 June, 2014

Bacary Sagna’s leaving Arsenal and is going to kick ball for Man City next season

The defender’s move had been widely anticipated.

9 year-old Galway soccer player hits the net after stunning chip and volley

Foot like a traction engine that young fella.

# soccer - Thursday 12 June, 2014

‘You can’t be chasing shadows’: Eoin Hand remembers when Ireland faced Brazil – in Brazil

The former manager remembers the 1982 trip, and gives his view on the European teams’ chances this summer.

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!

# soccer - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

5 reasons why Argentina will win the World Cup

They haven’t been champions since 1986, here’s why this can be their year for glory.

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

# soccer - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge This outrageously over-the-top soccer dive is Academy Award material Take The Plunge

‘It would be great for us to play against Ronaldo’ – Martin O’Neill

Whether or not the Real Madrid star plays, O’Neill feels Portugal offers his side a stern test.

# soccer - Sunday 8 June, 2014

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.

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.

# soccer - Saturday 7 June, 2014

‘I don’t know if we got casual’ – Martin O’Neill on Costa Rica draw

The Ireland boss expected more from his side last night.

# soccer - Friday 6 June, 2014

Meulensteen wanted to come back to Man United but Van Gaal’s going with his own people

The ex-Fulham boss was keen to return to Old Trafford.

# soccer - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

# soccer - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Open Thread: What are your memories of studying for exams during the World Cup?

This summer’s showdown in Brazil present a dilemma for those studying for the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert.

We’ll Leave It There So: BOD moves to radio, Roy leaves TV and the rest of today’s sport

It was also a tough day for Ulster’s Stephen Ferris, Connacht’s Craig Clarke and Tyrone’s Conor Clarke.

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.

Reports: Chelsea see Fabregas as ideal replacement for Frank Lampard

Jose Mourinho is apparently keen on bringing the Spaniard back to London.

# soccer - Monday 2 June, 2014

Frank Lampard confirms he is out the Chelsea gate

After 648 appearances and 211 goals, the midfielder is off to pastures new, and possibly American.

# soccer - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Jack Grealish continues to show why he’s one of the most exciting Irish prospects CAll Him Up This post contains videos

Jack Grealish continues to show why he’s one of the most exciting Irish prospects

The 18-year old scored these two crackers recently.

Damien Duff signs up for Merryn Lacy football fundraiser at Carlisle Grounds

The former Ireland international will take part in the exhibition match on 15 June.

Irish striker Cillian Sheridan clinches league win for APOEL Nicosia In Form Forward This post contains videos

Irish striker Cillian Sheridan clinches league win for APOEL Nicosia

The Cavan footballer scored the only goal in a narrow win.

# soccer - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Kanye, Kim, Keane and custard cremes: It’s the weeks best comments

Kimye never did visit Turner’s Cross but there’s always next year/honeymoon.

# soccer - Friday 30 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge On this night in 1990 you were listening to… Put ‘Em Under Pressure Friday Flashback

On this night in 1990 you were listening to… Put ‘Em Under Pressure

A Friday flashback to get your weekend started…

Here’s the official ball for the World Cup final

No playing on the road.

# soccer - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Mauricio Pochettino is named as the new Spurs manager

The Argentinian has been handed a five-year contract at White Hart Lane.

# soccer - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Real Madrid achieve immortality, right at the death

When the champagne bubbles settle, the reality is another trophy for a European superpower.

# soccer - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Motown to Portumna and forgetting Paul Green’s birthday: It’s the week’s best comments

Compiling these tidbits is the one job Roy Keane is not interested in.

# soccer - Friday 23 May, 2014

Battling Bohemians earn Tallaght draw as Rovers lose ground in title chase

Trevor Croly will be disappointed at his side’s lack of creativity.

# soccer - Thursday 22 May, 2014

‘It’s impossible not to cross a bikini in Brazil, but looking doesn’t hurt’

For Miguel Herrera and his boys it is a case of ‘No World Cup sex please, we’re Mexicans’.

Henrik Larsson tops the list of candidates to replace Neil Lennon at Celtic Fan Favourite This post contains videos

Henrik Larsson tops the list of candidates to replace Neil Lennon at Celtic

David Moyes and Jackie McNamara are also in contention to take over at Celtic Park.

# soccer - Monday 19 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge The Tánaiste showed off his soccer skills with Brian Kerr today Football Mad

The Tánaiste showed off his soccer skills with Brian Kerr today

A pair of head-the-balls. Literally.