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#Football

# football - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Wilshere 'ultimately left with little choice' as he confirms Arsenal exit after 17 years Reluctant Goodbye

Wilshere 'ultimately left with little choice' as he confirms Arsenal exit after 17 years

Jack Wilshere claims he agreed a contract worth less money to remain a Gunner, but will depart for ‘footballing reasons’.

From The42 'His involvement provoked discomfort' - Barca angered by Pique's role in Griezmann saga Unhappy

'His involvement provoked discomfort' - Barca angered by Pique's role in Griezmann saga

Barcelona will probe the involvement of Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti in Antoine Griezmann’s decision to stay at Atletico Madrid.

From The42 Brazil demanding explanation from Fifa for VAR controversy against Switzerland Swiss Miss

Brazil demanding explanation from Fifa for VAR controversy against Switzerland

Following two contentious incidents in the 1-1 draw, Brazil have written to Fifa to seek clarity.

The only thing Kane hasn't done is score in August - Southgate

The Tottenham striker inspired his country to a 2-1 win over Tunisia last night.

From The42 Kane: England players had flies in our mouths Reaction

Kane: England players had flies in our mouths

Much of the pre-match attention had been on the large increase in temperatures expected at the stadium.

# football - Monday 18 June, 2018

From The42 Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Mexico over alleged homophobic chants by fans Investigation

Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Mexico over alleged homophobic chants by fans

It is alleged some Mexico fans chanted slurs at Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

From The42 Bullish Dele Alli believes England 'can go all the way' Russia 2018

Bullish Dele Alli believes England 'can go all the way'

The Tottenham star issued a rallying cry to his England team-mates ahead of their World Cup opener.

From The42 'We now have to win both games and are under extreme pressure' — Thomas Muller Vulnerable

'We now have to win both games and are under extreme pressure' — Thomas Muller

Germany’s chastening loss to Mexico in Moscow has their World Cup defence in jeopardy and Muller urged his colleagues to response.

From The42 Pogba: I'm the most criticised player in the world Not Happy

Pogba: I'm the most criticised player in the world

After helping France to a win over Australia, Paul Pogba said he was the most criticised player in the world.

# football - Sunday 17 June, 2018

From The42 Stunning Kolarov free-kick seals all three points as Serbia get off to winning start Peach

Stunning Kolarov free-kick seals all three points as Serbia get off to winning start

Aleksandar Kolarov’s sublime free-kick secured a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica on Sunday.

From The42 'It's a journey I didn't expect or want to be on' World Cup

'It's a journey I didn't expect or want to be on'

Gareth Southgate’s England get their World Cup campaign underway tomorrow.

# football - Saturday 16 June, 2018

From The42 'Cristiano is prone to diving' Criticism

'Cristiano is prone to diving'

Gerard Pique was unhappy with the Real Madrid star after Spain’s World Cup draw against Portugal

From The42 Deflected Pogba effort delivers victory for stuttering French against Australia World Cup

Deflected Pogba effort delivers victory for stuttering French against Australia

Paul Pogba’s effort clipped an opponent and the bar before crossing the line to great French relief.

# football - Friday 15 June, 2018

From The42 Argentina boss denies underestimating Iceland despite naming XI a day early Nothing To Hide

Argentina boss denies underestimating Iceland despite naming XI a day early

Marcos Rojo and Maxi Meza will start for Argentina against Iceland at Spartak Stadium on Saturday.

First fixtures! Steven Gerrard handed tough start with Rangers

It’s away to Aberdeen first as his quest to break Celtic’s dominance in Scotland begins.

From The42 England can win the World Cup - Mourinho PREDICTION

England can win the World Cup - Mourinho

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho believes Gareth Southgate’s side are contenders to prevail in Russia.

# football - Thursday 14 June, 2018

From The42 'There is nothing that justifies Julen Lopetegui not being on bench for tomorrow's game' Claim

'There is nothing that justifies Julen Lopetegui not being on bench for tomorrow's game'

Real Madrid did not show any disloyalty towards Spain, according to Florentino Perez.

From The42 'I would just like to leave this press conference because it seems like a funeral' Unhappy

'I would just like to leave this press conference because it seems like a funeral'

Sergio Ramos was in no mood to dwell on Julen Lopetegui’s departure on the eve of Spain’s World Cup Group B opener.

From The42 Mesut Özil dreams of beating England in the World Cup final Familiar Foes

Mesut Özil dreams of beating England in the World Cup final

We all dream of a team of Gary Breens, Mesut.

Poll: Will you be watching the World Cup? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be watching the World Cup?

Messi, Ronaldo and… Jordan Henderson will be taking to the pitch bidding to win the top prize, but will you be tuning in?

From shootin' to Putin: Here's TheJournal.ie's bluffer's guide to World Cup 2018

The tournament kicks off in Russia later today.

# football - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

From The42 Anthony Martial wants to leave Manchester United, his agent claims Wantaway

Anthony Martial wants to leave Manchester United, his agent claims

The French forward’s agent has spoken in-depth about his future.

From The42 Back off! Man United target Gimenez commits future to Atletico with five-year deal Staying Put

Back off! Man United target Gimenez commits future to Atletico with five-year deal

The Uruguay international isn’t going anywhere soon.

From The42 'We do not have time to regret:' Hierro looking ahead with Spain after Lopetegui sacking Moving On

'We do not have time to regret:' Hierro looking ahead with Spain after Lopetegui sacking

Fernando Hierro is the new Spain boss after Julen Lopetegui’s shock departure two days before World Cup debut.

From The42 Ramos insists Spain are 'together' as former Real defender Hierro takes over Turmoil

Ramos insists Spain are 'together' as former Real defender Hierro takes over

The sacking of Julen Lopetegui has not impacted the unity of the squad, the Spanish captain says.

# football - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

From The42 Merkel comes to Germany duo's defence as photo row overshadows World Cup preparation Snap Unhappy

Merkel comes to Germany duo's defence as photo row overshadows World Cup preparation

Philipp Lahm has also spoken out in defence of Ilkay Gundogan and Mesut Ozil.

# football - Monday 11 June, 2018

From The42 Potential Manchester City move 'opportunity of a lifetime' for Napoli star Jorginho Negotiations

Potential Manchester City move 'opportunity of a lifetime' for Napoli star Jorginho

The 26-year-old is reportedly on the verge of completing a move to the Premier League champions this summer.

From The42 Talks for 48-team World Cup put on hold - Infantino Qatar 2022

Talks for 48-team World Cup put on hold - Infantino

Plans for the 2022 Qatar tournament to feature 48 teams have been shelved according to the Fifa president.

# football - Sunday 10 June, 2018

From The42 Neymar accuses opponents of 'UFC' tactics after surviving first start since February Octagon Control

Neymar accuses opponents of 'UFC' tactics after surviving first start since February

The PSG star netted a stunning goal against Austria in Brazil’s final pre-World Cup friendly.

From The42 Ex-Arsenal skipper Adams believes Spurs contingent could cost England Russia 2018

Ex-Arsenal skipper Adams believes Spurs contingent could cost England

“I’m really worried about these Tottenham players, I don’t think they know how to win.”

From The42 Neymar, Coutinho and Jesus secure win as World Cup favourites Brazil head for Russia Looking Good This post contains videos

Neymar, Coutinho and Jesus secure win as World Cup favourites Brazil head for Russia

The Selecao put three unanswered goals past Austria at the Ernst-Happel-Stadium this evening.

From The42 Napoli star on the brink of Manchester City move despite €50 million rejection Transfer News

Napoli star on the brink of Manchester City move despite €50 million rejection

The Serie A side have yet to agree a fee for Jorginho, but Aurelio De Laurentiis expects the transfer to go through.

From The42 Ex-Wales boss Coleman accepts job in China after sacking from relegated Sunderland Birthday Present

Ex-Wales boss Coleman accepts job in China after sacking from relegated Sunderland

The former Fulham manager has agreed to replace Manuel Pellegrini by taking over at Hebei China Fortune.

From The42 Guardiola refutes Toure claims: 'It's a lie and he knows it' Conflict

Guardiola refutes Toure claims: 'It's a lie and he knows it'

The Ivorian’s extraordinary criticism of the Man City boss has been met with a strong response.

# football - Saturday 9 June, 2018

From The42 Guardiola available to call or text '24 hours a day' during World Cup for Stones Advice

Guardiola available to call or text '24 hours a day' during World Cup for Stones

The Manchester City defender will be given the chance to seek advice from his club boss in Russia.

From The42 Arise, Sir Kenny: Liverpool legend Dalglish knighted King Kenny

Arise, Sir Kenny: Liverpool legend Dalglish knighted

The former Liverpool player and manager, 67, has been recognised for his services on and off the field.

From The42 Salah laughs off Ramos injection claims: Maybe he can tell me if I'll make the World Cup! The Egyptian King

Salah laughs off Ramos injection claims: Maybe he can tell me if I'll make the World Cup!

The Liverpool star reflected on his emotional injury sustained in last month’s meeting with Real Madrid following a clash with the Spanish defender.

# football - Friday 8 June, 2018

From The42 Premier League confirms introduction of spring break from 2019 season Fix It

Premier League confirms introduction of spring break from 2019 season

The league won’t go on hiatus, but will feature a scaled down fixture list.

From The42 Zlatan Ibrahimovic slams Swedish media over World Cup snub Blame Game

Zlatan Ibrahimovic slams Swedish media over World Cup snub

Sweden coach Janne Andersson previously shut the door on the star player making a return to the squad.

From The42 'The golden generation in England won nothing. I think all of Belgium just wants to win something' Fingers Crossed

'The golden generation in England won nothing. I think all of Belgium just wants to win something'

Chelsea star Eden Hazard thinks England’s underachievement serves as a warning to Belgium.

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