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Q&A: Fifa’s biggest meltdown but president will win

Q&A

Fifa was plunged into the biggest meltdown in its scandal-hit history yesterday after a wave of arrests of football officials in Zurich on corruption charges, but what does it all mean?

 

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John Delaney doesn’t want Sepp Blatter getting off hook

Unlike Uefa, FAI chief executive John Delaney believes tomorrow’s Fifa election should go ahead in order not to allow embattled President Sepp Blatter time to circle the wagons following yesterday’s dramatic events in Zurich which saw the dawn arrest of seven Fifa officials as part of investigations into corruption charges.

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Arsene Wenger tells players ‘finish the job’

Arsene Wenger has told his Arsenal side to “finish the job” and win Saturday’s FA Cup final against Aston Villa.

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Carlos Bacca sees off Dnipro as Sevilla win record fourth Europa League title

Dnipro 2 Sevilla 3: Colombian hitman Carlos Bacca claimed a double as Sevilla made Europa League history by seeing off Dnipro to win the competition for a record fourth time.

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John Delaney calls on Sepp Blatter to quit as Irish support goes to Fifa rival

FAI boss John Delaney has called on Sepp Blatter to step aside and confirmed that the controversial 79-year-old head of Fifa will not be receiving the Irish vote in Friday’s presidential election in Zurich.

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Battling Dnipro bid to pull off a European miracle

A full-scale pitch invasion in a European semi-final is a rare occurrence.

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Aston Villa’s Ashley Westwood hails ‘special’ talent Jack Grealish

“A special talent and he’s got the world at his feet.”

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Liam Brady: Bill O’Herlihy was team manager

If the RTÉ studio was the dressing room, Bill O’Herlihy was the team manager, Liam Brady reflected last night.

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Goodnight and God bless Bill

Looking around Bill O’Herlihy’s office raised an immediate question. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Norwich get back in the big time

Norwich 2 Middlesbrough 0: Manager Alex Neil refused to get carried away after guiding Norwich back into the Premier League and securing a £130 million (€183 million) promotion jackpot with a 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough at Wembley which continued his own meteoric rise in the dugout.

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Ronnie Whelan: Raheem Sterling’s behaviour undermining Brendan Rodgers’ position at Liverpool

Ronnie Whelan found himself deep in west Cork yesterday ready to debate the futures of Raheem Sterling and Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool. Topics that seemed pressing until word filtered through of Bill O’Herlihy’s sudden and untimely passing.

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Future is blue as Chelsea and Manchester City to dominate, says Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard is heading to the United States expecting his old clubs to remain as the Premier League’s top two.

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