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International roundup: Klich denies Republic of Ireland win over Poland | Football

Aiden O’Brien marked his senior international debut with a goal as the Republic of Ireland came within minutes of ending a turbulent week with a morale-boosting victory in Poland. The 24-year-old Millwall striker looked to have won the day with Read more…


Ryanair, Long Opposed to Unions, Grapples With Strikes in Europe

LONDON — Ryanair cabin crews in several European countries went on strike on Wednesday, the start of a planned two days of industrial action that has forced the low-cost carrier to cancel hundreds of flights, affecting around 50,000 passengers. The Read more…


World Cup 2018: Final buildup as England battle Belgium for bronze | Football

5.21am BST05:21 Sheesh, I haven’t even got my feet under the desk, and I’m almost welling up. If a picture tells a thousand words than this photo essay is worth a few Tolstoys in itself. So do yourself a big Read more…


World Cup 2018: countdown begins to final weekend in Russia – live! | Football

Highlights – Batshuayi ricochet, Spain for 30 mins in the first half vs Portugal, second Korean goal v Germany, Russian women in the crowd, England banishing their shoot-out hoodoo, Roy Keane, Brian Kerr, George Hamilton, Ally McCoist, Mbappe’s burst vs Read more…


World Cup 2018: France into the final plus Croatia v England buildup – live! | Football

6.29am BST06:29 And another! “I prefer to lose with this Belgium than win with this France.” Eden Hazard has been at it too, telling Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad: “But they do defend strongly and are very efficient. We have not Read more…


World Cup 2018 semi-final: France v Belgium – as it happened | Football

9.15pm BST21:15 Umtiti has been given the official man of the match award, presumably because his goal edged ahead of other contenders, most notably Varane, Matuidi, Kanté and Mbappé. 9.10pm BST21:10 In other news, Manchester City have just announced the Read more…


World Cup 2018: Reaction to Brazil’s exit and Sweden v England buildup – live! | Football

And like that, South America left the building, as Russia 2018 reverts to an all-european Euros-style knockout competition. The loss of Cavani pre-whistle perhaps the biggest impediment to Uruguay’s potential progress, but in fairness it perhaps would have taken something Read more…


World Cup 2018: buildup to the first quarter-finals – live! | Football

Once Dani Alves was ruled out of the squad through injury, Brazil always looked vulnerable at right-back. Danilo – who on Thursday night was ruled out of the tournament because of an ankle injury – played in the draw against Read more…


World Cup 2018: building up to Uruguay v France and Brazil v Belgium – live! | Football

Over the past four decades, as club football has become increasingly sophisticated, international football has looked a make-do-and-mend botch job by comparison. That is part of its charm: it’s arguably a greater test of coaching to find a way to Read more…


Belgium come from two down to knock out Japan in the World Cup’s last-16 | Football

It will go down as a World Cup classic, a wild and chaotic game that will be talked about in years to come, in particular those dramatic final seconds when Belgium went from one end of the pitch to the Read more…