Ireland interested in joint bid to host 2030 World Cup

It’s very early days but the possibility of Ireland staging games at the World Cup Finals has moved at least one step closer to becoming reality, with confirmation that the FAI is joining forces with the associations of the four ‘home nations’ to consider making a joint bid for the 2030 tournament.

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Ireland set to join bid to host the 2030 World Cup

The FAI are to join a feasibility study for the 2030 FIFA World Cup bid.

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Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui stands by controversial Spain exit

Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui has no regrets over his departure from the Spain job — and sees no reason why both club and country cannot enjoy a successful future.

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England defender Maguire getting used to life as a cult hero

The Leicester player turned in several eye-catching performances at the World Cup.

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No Spain regrets for Lopetegui as he focuses on Real Madrid challenge

The Spanish Football Federation sacked Lopetegui on the eve of the 2018 World Cup.

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Adidas shares surge 8.5% after World Cup sales boost

Adidas got a boost from the World Cup even though some of the traditional powerhouses it sponsors, including its home country Germany, flamed out early in the tournament.

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England keen to host 2030 World Cup

The country have only ever staged the tournament once.

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Pussy Riot members who disrupted World Cup rearrested in Moscow

The four activists had just served 15-day sentences for the World Cup protest.

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FIFA urged to conduct independent investigation into Qatar World Cup bid claims

The claims have been rejected by Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy.

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Qatar World Cup bid team accused of ‘sabotage plot’ against 2022 rivals

The claims have been rejected by Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy.

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Benjamin Pavard wins FIFA award for World Cup goal of the tournament

Pavard’s stunner levelled the scores against Argentina on June 30.

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Olivier Giroud just completed his forfeit after France’s World Cup win

The Chelsea man shaved his hair off after becoming a world champion.

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Nike enjoys World Cup boost in race to catch Adidas

Nike has said it is getting a sales boost from the World Cup teams and athletes it sponsored, giving the US company a tailwind in its race to catch up with Adidas in soccer.

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You need to hear the song Paul Pogba sang for his France teammates

France won the 2018 World Cup and Pogba is clearly very fond of his teammates.

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'We're going to kill them, Messi or no Messi': Watch Paul Pogba's inspirational dressing-room speeches

Not alone was Pogba a standout performer for Les Blues, he was a leader in the squad too.

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Ray Parlour backs Jack Wilshere’s decision to rebuild career at West Ham

Wilshere has signed a three-year contract with the Hammers.

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Cristiano Ronaldo won Instagram during the World Cup

The Portuguese star gained the most new followers of all the players at the tournament, according to stats from the social network.

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IHF finds over 1,350 junk food adverts went out during World Cup knock-out stages

There are calls for junk food ads to be banned on TV before 9pm.

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France celebrate in Paris after World Cup win in Russia

Paris turned out in force to welcome home the nation’s World Cup heroes.

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Croatia return home to a rapturous welcome

Zlatko Dalic’s men lost 4-2 to France in Sunday’s World Cup final.

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Olivier Giroud ‘privileged’ to be part of French team and to silence critics

The Chelsea striker failed to score in the tournament but played his part as France lifted the World Cup.

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World Cup final protesters get 15 days in jail

They were also banned from attending sports events for three years.

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France en fete as fans salute heroics of Les Bleus

Hundreds of thousands of ecstatic French fans celebrated the return of their World Cup winning football team yesterday, jumping and chanting “We are the champions” as their bus paraded down the Champs Elysees before a special presidential reception.

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French World Cup winners receive rapturous welcome home

Les Bleus will show off the trophy won in Russia to tens of thousands of people in Paris.

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Golden Boot winner Harry Kane out to start Premier League season with a bang

The Tottenham striker wants to finally find the net in August.

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From Russia with love – the World Cup crackers

Some clashes from Russia 2018 will live long in the memory.

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British Government ready to discuss bid to host 2030 football World Cup

An England or UK-wide bid to bring football ‘home’ would face competition from South America and north Africa.

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Victorious France squad arrive in Paris ahead of World Cup celebrations

Les Bleus won the World Cup for a second time on Sunday.

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France’s World Cup domination extends to Fifa 18

Stats from Fifa 18 maker EA Sports show Les Bleus have been winning trophies in the virtual world as well as on the pitch.

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Memorable World Cup goals – five of the best from Russia 2018

Stand-out strikes at this summer’s World Cup.

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