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It should be done in a better way – Bruno Fernandes questions World Cup in Qatar
Attention will now turn towards the showpiece tournament in the Gulf state, which opens on November 20
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Ukraine union urges World Rugby to ban Russian teams from all competitions
The Russian women’s team played against Spain on Saturday in Madrid.
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Poland refuses to play 2022 World Cup play-off against Russia
Sweden have also joined the boycott.
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US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics
President Joe Biden has been under pressure to speak out against Chinese rights abuses.
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Germany’s Olympic team walk off in Honduras friendly after alleged racist abuse
The German Football Association said defender Jordan Torunarigha was racially abused.
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England to kneel at Euros despite possible adverse reaction – Gareth Southgate
The England players were booed by their own supporters when they made the gesture ahead of this week’s friendly against Austria.
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Swansea City to boycott social media following 'abhorrent abuse' of players
‘As a club we are acutely aware of how social media can impact on the mental health of players and staff…’
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Norway players wear t-shirts in protest of Qatar World Cup as Odegaard forced off with injury
The t-shirts read ‘Human rights, on and off the pitch’ in support of migrant workers and were donned prior to their win over Gibraltar.
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Haaland's Norway set for pre-match Qatar protest over human rights abuses
The Scandinavian nation will play Gibraltar on Wednesday in Marbella, Spain ahead of the World Cup in 2022.
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'Ada is paying a price of not playing for her country but this fight of hers is a fight of all of us'
Brazil star Marta has her say on the absence of Norway’s Ada Hegerberg from the Women’s World Cup.
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Ballon d'Or winner Hegerberg not included in Norway's World Cup squad
Hegerberg has not played for Norway since 2017 due to frustrations with the state of the women’s game there.
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Premier League stars lead stand against racism with social media boycott
The campaign is being coordinated by the PFA.
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Finnish footballer boycotts Qatar game in protest over human rights
Riku Riski’s side play Sweden in Doha next week.
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'There are 37 countries in the Commonwealth where it’s currently illegal to be who I am'
Tom Daley has urged a number of nations to relax their anti-gay stance.
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Iceland announce diplomatic boycott of 2018 World Cup in Russia
The news comes following the poisoning of a former double agent in Britain.
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String of big business CEOs step down from Trump's advisory council in wake of Charlottesville
The heads of Merck, Under Armour and Intel have all left the US President’s business advisory panel.
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Davy Fitz hits back at Duignan and Shefflin after criticism of tactics in today's quarter-final
The Offaly and Kilkenny All-Ireland winners weren’t impressed with the game in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
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UFC's number one fighter hits out at 'mistreatment and bullying' from the organisation
‘With me, the UFC chooses not to market the best fighter in the world’.
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GPA reject the 'Super 8' football proposal but back calls for extra-time and August All-Ireland finals
The motions will be debated at Congress this weekend.
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'The whole energy of the game is dropping and falling away and it's just sad to see'
Ex-Cork footballer Derek Kavanagh wants to help solve the problems in club GAA.
# New York
Teacher takes legal action over parent-teacher meeting on St Patrick's Day
The Irish-American has filed a legal complaint with the NYC Human Right Commission.
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Barcelona demand respect after Neymar Senior incident
The Catalan side have issued a statement on the matter.
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Teachers set to strike before general election
The TUI is taking issue with low pay for teachers and lack of employment security.
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'We're arch-rivals on the field but we were united in the meeting rooms'
Clonkill and Raharney refused to field teams in Sunday’s Westmeath minor hurling final.
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Irish American man has a unique plan to take offensive Paddy's Day shirts off the shelves
He really doesn’t like those stereotyped drinking slogans.
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Chelsea warn fans over anti-Semitic abuse towards Spurs supporters at Sunday's cup final
After last week’s controversy in Paris, the club want to avoid further problems.
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Jessica Ennis-Hill wants name removed from Sheffield United stand if Ched Evans gets contract
The Olympic champion is opposed to the player’s possible return to Sheffield United.
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This Cork man is on hunger strike to protest against the water charges
Gary Coleman plans to stay on the hunger strike until 25 October, when a march is planned against the charges in Cork.
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Cork soccer club fined for protest during game against racism
Carrigaline United were hit with a €200 fine after refusing to finish a recent Cork schoolboys league game.
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Sepp Blatter urges referee action on diving
“Cutting out this kind of cheating is a matter of respect towards opponents and fans,” he said.
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The Reform Alliance is calling for a No vote in the Seanad referendum
Lucinda Creighton said it would be “irresponsible of us not to advocate a position on it” in an interview this morning.
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Magnificent Seven: podium controversies
Sometimes athletes have more on their mind than what to do with that bouquet of flowers.