Euro 2020 draw: Ireland get rub o’ the green

Euro 2020 draw: Ireland get rub o’ the green

It is a received wisdom, of the kind your mother shared at least, that one door does not close without another opening. That truism rings loudly for Irish soccer, or at least Republic of Ireland soccer, this morning.

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Russian arrested over Euro 2016 attack on British football fan

Russian arrested over Euro 2016 attack on British football fan

German police have arrested a Russian suspected of seriously injuring a British football fan during the Euro 2016 championships in France two years ago.

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Charlie Bird investigates the plight of Irish fans who just can't let Euro 2016 go

Charlie Bird investigates the plight of Irish fans who just can't let Euro 2016 go

Euro 2016 was a melting pot of mediocre football and banter.

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Interpol makes more than 4,000 arrests over illegal gambling on Euro 2016

Interpol makes more than 4,000 arrests over illegal gambling on Euro 2016

Nearly 4,000 raids were carried out in China, France, Greece, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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Martin O'Neill's men move up the FIFA rankings as Wales make biggest leap

Martin O'Neill's men move up the FIFA rankings as Wales make biggest leap

Wales' run to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 saw them climb to 11th.

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Watch the FAI’s storming celebration of Euro 2016

Watch the FAI’s storming celebration of Euro 2016

The tournament is over but the memories will last a lifetime.

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Watch Ronaldo speak to tens of thousands of fans on return to Portugal

Watch Ronaldo speak to tens of thousands of fans on return to Portugal

“We are now part of the Portuguese history. Viva Portugal!”

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WATCH: Roy Keane used the moth invasion to poke fun at Ryan Giggs

WATCH: Roy Keane used the moth invasion to poke fun at Ryan Giggs

There was an infestation of moths in the Stade De France before kick-off.

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Watch: Fergie was thrilled for Ronaldo after Euro win

Watch: Fergie was thrilled for Ronaldo after Euro win

The affection between the pair was evident as Fergie waited for Portugal’s captain to descend the steps after lifting the trophy.

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This little Portuguese boy comforting a France fan is the sweetest thing ever

This little Portuguese boy comforting a France fan is the sweetest thing ever

Even in the midst of the celebrations, the boy remained aware of the feelings of others.

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Antoine Griezmann struggling to get to grips with 'cruel' Euro 2016 defeat

Antoine Griezmann struggling to get to grips with 'cruel' Euro 2016 defeat

Antoine Griezmann is struggling to get to grips with "cruel and magnificent" Euro 2016, but pledged France will kick on after the exasperating extra-time loss to Portugal.

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Our players deserved this

Cristiano Ronaldo: Our players deserved this

Cristiano Ronaldo's Euro 2016 final dismay turned into elation as Portugal secured an "unforgettable" and historic win against France.

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Ronaldo’s tears turn to joy as he lifts Euro 2016 trophy

Ronaldo’s tears turn to joy as he lifts Euro 2016 trophy

Portugal secured their first ever trophy, thanks to Eder's stunning extra-time strike.

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Ronaldo leaves the field in tears early in Euro 2016 final

Ronaldo leaves the field in tears early in Euro 2016 final

Portugal suffered major disappointment early in their Euro 2016 final.

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Controlled explosion carried out near France team hotel ahead of final

Controlled explosion carried out near France team hotel ahead of final

Bomb disposal experts have carried out a controlled explosion close to the France football team's hotel just hours before the European Championship final in Paris.

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Hugo Lloris: Euro 2016 has united France but we must finish in style

Hugo Lloris: Euro 2016 has united France but we must finish in style

Euro 2016 has transcended football and united France during difficult times, making captain Hugo Lloris all the more determined to give his compatriots a victory to savour.

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UEFA to keep 24-team format for next European Championships

UEFA to keep 24-team format for next European Championships

UEFA intends to stick with its 24-team format for the next European Championship despite some high-profile criticism.

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WATCH: Irish football fans feature in UEFA’s thank you to supporters

WATCH: Irish football fans feature in UEFA’s thank you to supporters

Tearful hugs and pounding drums - it’s been an emotional few weeks at the European Championships.

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Portugal confident ahead of final: ‘We believe in ourselves; we have proved we are worthy’

Portugal confident ahead of final: ‘We believe in ourselves; we have proved we are worthy’

Defender Pepe faces a race to be fit for final, and trained separately from his teammates on Friday.

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Premier League's Mark Clattenburg to referee the Euro 2016 final

Premier League's Mark Clattenburg to referee the Euro 2016 final

UEFA has announced that the 41-year-old will work on the final between France and Portugal in Paris

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Antoine Griezmann double sinks Germany as France advance to Euro 2016 final

Antoine Griezmann double sinks Germany as France advance to Euro 2016 final

Euro 2016 poster boy Antoine Griezmann enhanced his love affair with the French public as his two goals put the hosts into the final with a 2-0 win over Germany this evening.

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Superfan Jamie Monaghan accepts prestigious French award on behalf of Irish supporters

Superfan Jamie Monaghan accepts prestigious French award on behalf of Irish supporters

The prestigious ‘Médaille de la Ville de Paris has been officially awarded to Irish soccer fans for their ‘exemplary behaviour during the Euro 2016 tournament in France.

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Martin O’Neill to appear on TV3 for Euro 2016 final

Martin O’Neill to appear on TV3 for Euro 2016 final

O’Neill will give his considered verdict on Ireland’s rollercoaster campaign in France.

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Wales squad to be welcomed home with open-top bus parade in Cardiff

Wales squad to be welcomed home with open-top bus parade in Cardiff

A 2-0 defeat by Portugal in Lyon on Wednesday brought to an end Wales' run at the European Championship

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Medal day: Mayor of Paris to honour Irish football fans today

Medal day: Mayor of Paris to honour Irish football fans today

Football fans from across Ireland are to be honoured by the mayor of Paris today for exemplary sportsmanship.

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Cristiano Ronaldo destroys Wales's hope for fairytale ending

Cristiano Ronaldo destroys Wales's hope for fairytale ending

Ronaldo was the architect of Portugal's progress into the final.

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Watch emotional scenes as Wales fans meet Gary Speed’s father ahead of semi-final

Watch emotional scenes as Wales fans meet Gary Speed’s father ahead of semi-final

"We were in the restaurant and I went to the window and all the Welsh fans were singing, they were chanting my name and I was in tears."

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Euro 2016: Most talked about players, teams and matches on Facebook so far

Euro 2016: Most talked about players, teams and matches on Facebook so far

Facebook looks at which matches, teams and players were most buzzed about throughout the tournament.

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Watch: Russian duo sanctioned by clubs after this party in Monte Carlo

Watch: Russian duo sanctioned by clubs after this party in Monte Carlo

Russia were eliminated from the European Championship without winning a game in Group B in France.

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Wales' Hal Robson-Kanu hoping to run Pepe ragged

Wales' Hal Robson-Kanu hoping to run Pepe ragged

"I'm sure it will be a feisty encounter, but my job will be to occupy him and to effect the game in that way."

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Chris Coleman: Euro 2016 run is only the beginning for Wales

Chris Coleman: Euro 2016 run is only the beginning for Wales

Chris Coleman believes Wales' Euro 2016 adventure is only the start of the journey, and not the end.

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Ashley Williams: ‘I hope Gary Speed would be proud of us’

Ashley Williams: ‘I hope Gary Speed would be proud of us’

Speed put in motion the changes leading to the greatest moment in Welsh football history before his untimely death.

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Portgual's Pepe trains alone in bid to be fit for Euro semi-final against Wales

Portgual's Pepe trains alone in bid to be fit for Euro semi-final against Wales

The Real Madrid defender remains a doubt because of a thigh injury.

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Joe Ledley postpones his wedding after Wales’s surprise success at Euro 2016

Joe Ledley postpones his wedding after Wales’s surprise success at Euro 2016

Their success has also inconvenienced Chris Gunter, who is set to miss his brother's wedding.

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Gareth Bale believes Wales 'can make history'

Gareth Bale believes Wales 'can make history'

Gareth Bale has promised Wales will not freeze on the biggest night in the nation's football history.

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17-year-old to accept 'Médaille de la Ville de Paris' on behalf of Irish fans

17-year-old to accept 'Médaille de la Ville de Paris' on behalf of Irish fans

Republic of Ireland supporter Jamie Monaghan has been selected to accept the prestigious 'Médaille de la Ville de Paris' from the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, which has been awarded to Irish fans for their ‘exemplary behaviour’ at UEFA EURO 2016

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Olivier Giroud pleased with two goals - but sees the bigger picture

Olivier Giroud pleased with two goals - but sees the bigger picture

"First and foremost, it's about the team reaching the semi-finals and our performance."

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Chris Coleman laughs off suggestions he could be next England manager

Chris Coleman laughs off suggestions he could be next England manager

Wales boss Chris Coleman has dismissed suggestions that he could become the next England manager.

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France target world champions after winning seven-goal battle

France target world champions after winning seven-goal battle

There was to be no happy ending to the biggest match in Icelandic football.

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Germany through on penalties

Germany through on penalties

Germany advanced to the semi-final of Euro 2016 after an enthralling penalty shoot-out success over Italy in Bordeaux.

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Wonderful Wales advance to Euro 2016 semi-finals

Wonderful Wales advance to Euro 2016 semi-finals

This was the biggest night in Welsh football history.

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Fears that many Wales fans will miss Euros quarter-final due to delays

Fears that many Wales fans will miss Euros quarter-final due to delays

UEFA has no intention of delaying Wales' Euro 2016 quarter-final against Belgium.

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Portugal advance to Euro 2016 semi-finals

Portugal advance to Euro 2016 semi-finals

Portugal beat Poland on penalties to advance into the semi-finals of Euro 2016 - despite not having won a game in 90 minutes at the tournament.

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Brendan Rodgers: I won't leave 'dream job' at Celtic to manage England

Brendan Rodgers: I won't leave 'dream job' at Celtic to manage England

New Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has ruled himself out of the running to be the next England manager, insisting he has just landed his "dream job" at Parkhead.

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Why would anybody want to be England manager, says outgoing FA chairman

Why would anybody want to be England manager, says outgoing FA chairman

Outgoing Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has questioned why anybody would want to manage England - a job bookmakers' favourite Gareth Southgate is said to have no interest in.

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Eleven Northern Ireland fans arrested during Euro 2016

Eleven Northern Ireland fans arrested during Euro 2016

England topped the arrests list for the UK countries.

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Slaven Bilic 'not be the slightest bit interested' in England job, says West Ham chairman

Slaven Bilic 'not be the slightest bit interested' in England job, says West Ham chairman

West Ham co-chairman David Gold is convinced manager Slaven Bilic would not be "the slightest bit interested in taking on England".

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Paris to give Irish fans a medal for Euro 2016 sportsmanship and atmosphere

Paris to give Irish fans a medal for Euro 2016 sportsmanship and atmosphere

Paris is to confer a medal of honour on the Irish soccer fans that turned the city into a sea of green and viral video hits over the course of Euro 2016.

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Gareth Southgate set for interim job as England look for Hodgson replacement

Gareth Southgate set for interim job as England look for Hodgson replacement

Gareth Southgate is in line to take charge of England on a temporary basis.

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Roy Hodgson warns of a 'damaged' England squad in awkward press conference

Roy Hodgson warns of a 'damaged' England squad in awkward press conference

Roy Hodgson ended his four-year stint as England manager with an awkward press conference.

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England humiliated by Iceland as fans sing: ‘You're not fit to wear the shirt’

England humiliated by Iceland as fans sing: ‘You're not fit to wear the shirt’

The smallest nation ever to grace a major tournament sent Roy Hodgson's men home.

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The Ireland got a warm welcome at Dublin Airport this evening

The Ireland got a warm welcome at Dublin Airport this evening

The Ireland team has arrived home to a rapturous welcome at Dublin Airport.

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O'Neill: Retirement decision entirely up to players

O'Neill: Retirement decision entirely up to players

Martin O’Neill has said that whether or not some of the senior Irish players choose to hang up their international boots following the team’s exit from Euro 2016 will be entirely up to them.

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