FIFA President Gianni Infantino is assessing nine offers from companies seeking to buy the commercial and broadcasting rights for a new club competition he hopes will become the most lucrative in world football, usurping Europe’s Champions League.
Fri, 20 Dec, 2019
And then there was one. Well, two actually, but the World Cup third-place play-off is definitely one of those nominally competitive fixtures which presents a fairly robust challenge to my old friend Declan Lynch’s wise maxim that there’s never a good reason not to watch a football match.
Sat, 14 Jul, 2018
Manchester United’s season-long inability to win games they dominate came back to haunt them yet again in Brussels as a late goal from Anderlecht in the Europa League quarter-final denied them victory and sent Jose Mourinho’s side into Sunday’s clash against his old club Chelsea with a familiar air of frustration hanging in the air.
Fri, 14 Apr, 2017
Rampant Leicester marked their Champions League debut in stunning style as they thrashed Club Brugge 3-0. Boss Claudio Ranieri had warned against expecting another fairytale but it was a dream night in Belgium after Leicester scored twice inside the first half an hour.
Thu, 15 Sep, 2016
Belgian Pro League side, Genk will bring a one-goal advantage back to Turner’s Cross next week for the second instalment of this engaging Europa League, third round qualifier after a narrow victory over a gallant Cork City in Flanders last night.
Fri, 29 Jul, 2016
Wes Hoolahan has been there before. Scoot back almost a dozen years and the Dubliner was an integral part of a superb Shelbourne side at the fag end of, what was at the time, the greatest European odyssey any Irish club had known.
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016
Italy’s late winner against Sweden in Toulouse drew a throaty cheer from the Irish press contingent looking on from Bordeaux yesterday, the supposition being it might make the Azzurri, how shall we say, just that little bit less desperate about securing victory in the final group game against Ireland in Lille next Wednesday.
Sat, 18 Jun, 2016