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    History and tradition matter as king Mo plots a pharaoh tale


    A pair of football boots belonging to Mohamed Salah have been added to the British Museum's famous collection of Egyptian...

    A pair of football boots belonging to Mohamed Salah have been added to the British Museum's famous collection of Egyptian artefacts.

    Westwood moving on from season of misery


    Keiren Westwood will miss three more Ireland games in the next fortnight. They may be meaningless end-of-season friendlies to the rest of us, and sadly they are not World Cup warm-ups, but these are important fixtures for Martin O'Neill's players....

    Keiren Westwood will miss three more Ireland games in the next fortnight. They may be meaningless end-of-season friendlies to the rest of us, and sadly they are not World Cup warm-ups, but these are important fixtures for Martin O'Neill's players. Missing out on appearances at Celtic Park, Stade de France and the Aviva will hurt the goalkeeper.

    Jurgen Klopp: It will take 15 years for Mo Salah to match Cristiano Ronaldo


    Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah will have to repeat this season’s heroics “for the next 15 years” to match the achievements of Cristiano...

    Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah will have to repeat this season’s heroics “for the next 15 years” to match the achievements of Cristiano Ronaldo.
    Stephen Hunt: If this was duo's last match for Chelsea, they signed off in style

    Stephen Hunt: If this was duo's last match for Chelsea, they signed off in style


    Will Chelsea's two FA Cup winners still be at Stamford Bridge next season or have Eden Hazard and Antonio Conte said farewell? If they have signed off at Wembley, the pair have done it in...

    Will Chelsea's two FA Cup winners still be at Stamford Bridge next season or have Eden Hazard and Antonio Conte said farewell? If they have signed off at Wembley, the pair have done it in style.

    Robertson's rise continues to amaze


    Andrew Robertson might be an object of adulation at Anfield now but no Kop stalwart can look him in the face and say - if one may borrow from Harry Enfield's predatory shopkeeper - 'I saw you coming'. Robertson's credentials, after all, initially...

    Andrew Robertson might be an object of adulation at Anfield now but no Kop stalwart can look him in the face and say - if one may borrow from Harry Enfield's predatory shopkeeper - 'I saw you coming'. Robertson's credentials, after all, initially underwhelmed followers of a club who would pay £75 million to make Virgil van Dijk the world's most expensive defender.

    Martin O'Neill demands commitment from Ireland's new boys


    Martin O'Neill says he wants assurances from dual-eligibility players that they are serious about having a career with the Republic of Ireland, and are not just settling for second best, before he hands out...

    Martin O'Neill says he wants assurances from dual-eligibility players that they are serious about having a career with the Republic of Ireland, and are not just settling for second best, before he hands out caps.

    Spurs hopeful of keeping Pochettino as Blues give up chase


    Mauricio Pochettino has held positive discussions with chairman Daniel Levy over his Tottenham Hotspur future, with Chelsea resigning themselves to the fact there is virtually no chance the manager will push for a move to Stamford...

    Mauricio Pochettino has held positive discussions with chairman Daniel Levy over his Tottenham Hotspur future, with Chelsea resigning themselves to the fact there is virtually no chance the manager will push for a move to Stamford Bridge.
    Wembley hero Hazard underlines value to Chelsea

    Wembley hero Hazard underlines value to Chelsea


    It was the ultimate act of player power and yet nobody at Chelsea flinched. Having scored the winning goal in the FA Cup final, Eden Hazard revealed he would wait for the club to sign "good players" before deciding his...

    It was the ultimate act of player power and yet nobody at Chelsea flinched. Having scored the winning goal in the FA Cup final, Eden Hazard revealed he would wait for the club to sign "good players" before deciding his future.

    I don't feel like an underdog, insists defiant Klopp


    Jurgen Klopp was suffering in the Nevada desert, in prolonged therapy from his last Champions League final defeat, when he experienced an epiphany. It was May 2014 and Klopp was on a post-season holiday in Las Vegas when he noticed fans huddling around a...

    Jurgen Klopp was suffering in the Nevada desert, in prolonged therapy from his last Champions League final defeat, when he experienced an epiphany. It was May 2014 and Klopp was on a post-season holiday in Las Vegas when he noticed fans huddling around a TV to watch Real Madrid against Atletico Madrid.

    McGregor puts clinical Celtic on way to historic double treble


    The Inevitables might not be quite as resonant as the Invincibles - as Celtic were dubbed when they achieved an undefeated clean sweep of the Scottish honours last season - but the chronicles will not make such fine...

    The Inevitables might not be quite as resonant as the Invincibles - as Celtic were dubbed when they achieved an undefeated clean sweep of the Scottish honours last season - but the chronicles will not make such fine distinctions.

    Hazard adds silver lining for Conte


    If this turns out to be Antonio Conte's final game as Chelsea manager, as all the evidence suggests, at least he has gone out on a high. For all the politics at Stamford Bridge, all the discontentment and the impression of a manager who knows his time is...

    If this turns out to be Antonio Conte's final game as Chelsea manager, as all the evidence suggests, at least he has gone out on a high. For all the politics at Stamford Bridge, all the discontentment and the impression of a manager who knows his time is up, another trophy has been added to the collection. Last year, the Premier League, this season, the FA Cup; only at Chelsea, perhaps, could a manager with that haul now be cut free.
    Man United rally falls short as Eden Hazard penalty secures FA Cup for Chelsea

    Man United rally falls short as Eden Hazard penalty secures FA Cup for Chelsea


    Eden Hazard fired Chelsea to FA Cup glory against Manchester United as Antonio Conte's expected farewell ended with a memorable triumph against old foe Jose...

    Eden Hazard fired Chelsea to FA Cup glory against Manchester United as Antonio Conte's expected farewell ended with a memorable triumph against old foe Jose Mourinho.

    Leicester agree deal to sign Porto defender Ricardo Pereira


    Leicester are set to complete their first summer signing after agreeing a deal for Porto defender Ricardo...

    Leicester are set to complete their first summer signing after agreeing a deal for Porto defender Ricardo Pereira.

    Manuel Pellegrini moves closer to West Ham job after leaving Chinese Super League club


    Former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini appeared to move a step closer to taking over at West Ham after Hebei China Fortune confirmed he was leaving the Chinese Super League...

    Former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini appeared to move a step closer to taking over at West Ham after Hebei China Fortune confirmed he was leaving the Chinese Super League club.

    Don Patricio: the most famous Irishman you've never heard of?


    Just one mourner was present in a small London cemetery as the coffin was lowered into a grave which would lie unmarked for almost 60...

    Just one mourner was present in a small London cemetery as the coffin was lowered into a grave which would lie unmarked for almost 60 years.

    Pellegrini leaves Chinese Super League club amid West Ham reports


    Former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini appeared to move a step closer to taking over at West Ham after Hebei China Fortune confirmed he was leaving the Chinese Super League...

    Former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini appeared to move a step closer to taking over at West Ham after Hebei China Fortune confirmed he was leaving the Chinese Super League club.

    Man United dealt a blow as Romelu Lukaku loses battle to start FA Cup final


    Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has lost his battle to start the FA Cup final against his former club Chelsea, with Marcus Rashford taking his place in Jose Mourinho's...

    Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has lost his battle to start the FA Cup final against his former club Chelsea, with Marcus Rashford taking his place in Jose Mourinho's line-up.
    'We'd be looking to get a small bit of revenge' - Gary Rogers gunning for Waterford

    'We'd be looking to get a small bit of revenge' - Gary Rogers gunning for Waterford


    DUNDALK goalkeeper Gary Rogers is looking forward to another crack at Waterford after a run of three straight wins to erase the memory of their grim night on Suirside at the start of this...

    DUNDALK goalkeeper Gary Rogers is looking forward to another crack at Waterford after a run of three straight wins to erase the memory of their grim night on Suirside at the start of this month.
    Mick McCarthy looks poised to take reins at Stoke City

    Mick McCarthy looks poised to take reins at Stoke City


    Mick McCarthy is ready to take on the challenge of returning Stoke to the Premier League after Paul Lambert's departure...

    Mick McCarthy is ready to take on the challenge of returning Stoke to the Premier League after Paul Lambert's departure yesterday.
    John Delaney insists loss of Denis O'Brien funding will not stretch FAI

    John Delaney insists loss of Denis O'Brien funding will not stretch FAI


    John Delaney insists that the loss of Denis O'Brien's backing will not affect the FAI's ability to pay the salaries of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane and fund other developments in Irish...

    John Delaney insists that the loss of Denis O'Brien's backing will not affect the FAI's ability to pay the salaries of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane and fund other developments in Irish football.
    Inside story on how Conte's Chelsea reign turned sour

    Inside story on how Conte's Chelsea reign turned sour


    Just a few days before last season's FA Cup final, Antonio Conte posed for pictures with the Premier League trophy in an executive box overlooking the Stamford Bridge...

    Just a few days before last season's FA Cup final, Antonio Conte posed for pictures with the Premier League trophy in an executive box overlooking the Stamford Bridge pitch.
    Five-star Saints leapfrog Derry

    Five-star Saints leapfrog Derry


    St Pat's twice came from behind to earn a fourth successive win and leapfrog Derry into fourth place following a madcap...

    St Pat's twice came from behind to earn a fourth successive win and leapfrog Derry into fourth place following a madcap game.

    Keohane sends Cork on their way in stroll


    This was one of those blemish-free nights for Cork City which could play a part in the reigning champions being able to retain their league title, as John Caulfield's side swatted away the challenge of Bray Wanderers in front of Martin O'Neill and Roy...

    This was one of those blemish-free nights for Cork City which could play a part in the reigning champions being able to retain their league title, as John Caulfield's side swatted away the challenge of Bray Wanderers in front of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane at Turner's Cross.
    O'Neill to give Burke weekend to remember

    O'Neill to give Burke weekend to remember


    For Shamrock Rovers striker Graham Burke, this will be a weekend like no...

    For Shamrock Rovers striker Graham Burke, this will be a weekend like no other.
    Blues lose home record in thriller

    Blues lose home record in thriller


    Waterford lost their discipline and their unbeaten record last night as Limerick secured a vital victory at the...

    Waterford lost their discipline and their unbeaten record last night as Limerick secured a vital victory at the RSC.
    Rodgers: There's a reason no one has won back-to-back trebles

    Rodgers: There's a reason no one has won back-to-back trebles


    Brendan Rodgers has rebutted the allegation - frequently voiced in England - that the Scottish game is uncompetitive and...

    Brendan Rodgers has rebutted the allegation - frequently voiced in England - that the Scottish game is uncompetitive and substandard.
    'I cannot control fans hating me' - Jose Mourinho ready to beat the boos

    'I cannot control fans hating me' - Jose Mourinho ready to beat the boos


    Jose Mourinho is prepared for a hostile reception from Chelsea fans at Wembley this evening but insists he will have no problem with them booing...

    Jose Mourinho is prepared for a hostile reception from Chelsea fans at Wembley this evening but insists he will have no problem with them booing him.
    Latest Cristiano Ronaldo injury update suggests he will be ready for Liverpool in the Champions League final

    Latest Cristiano Ronaldo injury update suggests he will be ready for Liverpool in the Champions League final


    Real Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo has been nursing an ankle injury ahead of the Champions League final, but it appears he will be fit and ready to take on Liverpool in next weekend's final in...

    Real Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo has been nursing an ankle injury ahead of the Champions League final, but it appears he will be fit and ready to take on Liverpool in next weekend's final in Kiev.
    Cork City storm to a comprehensive victory against Bray Wanderers

    Cork City storm to a comprehensive victory against Bray Wanderers


    The latest round of SSE Airtricity League matches threw up a couple of tight battles but there was surprise in the one-sided meeting of the champions and the league's bottom club at Turner's Cross, Cork City easily accounting for Bray...

    The latest round of SSE Airtricity League matches threw up a couple of tight battles but there was surprise in the one-sided meeting of the champions and the league's bottom club at Turner's Cross, Cork City easily accounting for Bray Wanderers.
    Steve McClaren returns to management as Darren Moore confirmed as West Brom boss

    Steve McClaren returns to management as Darren Moore confirmed as West Brom boss


    Former England boss Steve McClaren has been appointed as the new manager of QPR, with Darren Moore promoted from his role as caretaker boss to permanent head coach at West Bromwich...

    Former England boss Steve McClaren has been appointed as the new manager of QPR, with Darren Moore promoted from his role as caretaker boss to permanent head coach at West Bromwich Albion.

    Paul Lambert leaves Stoke


    Paul Lambert has left his post as Stoke manager by mutual consent following their relegation to the...

    Paul Lambert has left his post as Stoke manager by mutual consent following their relegation to the Championship.

    West Ham want former Manchester City boss Pellegrini – reports


    Former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has emerged as the front runner for the West Ham job, according to...

    Former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has emerged as the front runner for the West Ham job, according to reports.

    Carvalhal exit sets new Premier League record


    Carlos Carvalhal’s departure from Swansea means there have now been a Premier League-record 14 managerial changes this...

    Carlos Carvalhal’s departure from Swansea means there have now been a Premier League-record 14 managerial changes this season.
    Michel Platini admits to 'shenanigans' in 1998 World Cup draw to force 'dream final'

    Michel Platini admits to 'shenanigans' in 1998 World Cup draw to force 'dream final'


    Former UEFA president Michel Platini has claimed "a little trickery" was used in the 1998 World Cup draw to increase the chances of France and Brazil meeting in the...

    Former UEFA president Michel Platini has claimed "a little trickery" was used in the 1998 World Cup draw to increase the chances of France and Brazil meeting in the final.

    Premier League young guns going for it in Germany


    Tottenham youngster Keanan Bennetts is the latest Premier League prospect to head to the Bundesliga after joining Borussia...

    Tottenham youngster Keanan Bennetts is the latest Premier League prospect to head to the Bundesliga after joining Borussia Monchengladbach.

    Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte called a truce after getting 'bored' with attacking each other


    Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte buried the hatchet over a drink in the Manchester United manager’s office at Old Trafford in February after admitting they got “bored” attacking each...

    Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte buried the hatchet over a drink in the Manchester United manager’s office at Old Trafford in February after admitting they got “bored” attacking each other.

    Football rumours from the media


    Arsene Wenger’s successor in the Emirates hot-seat is closer to being named, according to the Daily Telegraph. The paper reports former midfielder Mikel Arteta is closing in on replacing the Frenchman, but another name being linked with the position is...

    Arsene Wenger’s successor in the Emirates hot-seat is closer to being named, according to the Daily Telegraph. The paper reports former midfielder Mikel Arteta is closing in on replacing the Frenchman, but another name being linked with the position is Thierry Henry, according to Sky Sports.
    LOI Weekly: Gartland making up for lost time after medical problems

    LOI Weekly: Gartland making up for lost time after medical problems


    Brian Gartland is making up for lost time with Dundalk following a bizarre chain of bad luck that left him on the sidelines for the opening months of their...

    Brian Gartland is making up for lost time with Dundalk following a bizarre chain of bad luck that left him on the sidelines for the opening months of their campaign.

    Arteta on verge of taking over at Arsenal


    Mikel Arteta was closing in on the Arsenal manager's job last night, with senior sources at Manchester City now increasingly expecting him to leave and Arsene Wenger also offering public endorsement for his former...

    Mikel Arteta was closing in on the Arsenal manager's job last night, with senior sources at Manchester City now increasingly expecting him to leave and Arsene Wenger also offering public endorsement for his former captain.
    Jose Mourinho may have had Gary Neville in mind as he attacks the club's former players

    Jose Mourinho may have had Gary Neville in mind as he attacks the club's former players


    Jose Mourinho has hit out at Manchester United's former players, who have vented their frustrations at the performances of his team in their roles as TV pundits this...

    Jose Mourinho has hit out at Manchester United's former players, who have vented their frustrations at the performances of his team in their roles as TV pundits this season.
    Revealed - Manchester United pip Manchester City to top spot in Premier League prize money list

    Revealed - Manchester United pip Manchester City to top spot in Premier League prize money list


    Manchester United may have finished second to Manchester City in a one-sided Premier League title race, but the Old Trafford giants won the battle of the bank balances in the season that concluded last...

    Manchester United may have finished second to Manchester City in a one-sided Premier League title race, but the Old Trafford giants won the battle of the bank balances in the season that concluded last weekend.

    Rashford has to ‘focus his mind on learning and improving’ – Cole


    Marcus Rashford has been urged not to be discouraged by his lack of game-time at Manchester United this season by former Red Devils striker Andy...

    Marcus Rashford has been urged not to be discouraged by his lack of game-time at Manchester United this season by former Red Devils striker Andy Cole.

    Pep Guardiola extends Manchester City deal


    Pep Guardiola has committed to Manchester City for the next three years, the Premier League champions have...

    Pep Guardiola has committed to Manchester City for the next three years, the Premier League champions have announced.

    Guardiola can add to his tally of trophies with Manchester City


    Pep Guardiola will have the chance to add to his packed trophy cabinet after signing a new contract to keep him at Manchester City until...

    Pep Guardiola will have the chance to add to his packed trophy cabinet after signing a new contract to keep him at Manchester City until 2021.
    Liverpool 'working exhaustively' to tackle fans' issues ahead of Champions League final

    Liverpool 'working exhaustively' to tackle fans' issues ahead of Champions League final


    Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore insists the club have worked exhaustively to tackle problems for fans relating to this month's Champions League final but admits some issues are out of their...

    Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore insists the club have worked exhaustively to tackle problems for fans relating to this month's Champions League final but admits some issues are out of their control.

    Soccer – Guardiola extends Man City deal


    Pep Guardiola has committed to Manchester City for the next three years, the Premier League champions have...

    Pep Guardiola has committed to Manchester City for the next three years, the Premier League champions have announced.

    Arsene Wenger endorses Mikel Arteta as potential Arsenal successor


    Mikel Arteta’s chances of landing the Arsenal manager’s job have been boosted after he received a glowing reference from recently departed boss Arsene...

    Mikel Arteta’s chances of landing the Arsenal manager’s job have been boosted after he received a glowing reference from recently departed boss Arsene Wenger.

    Duo’s departure underlines top-flight insecurity


    Wednesday’s departures of Sam Allardyce and David Moyes emphasised again that a Premier League manager’s role has never been more...

    Wednesday’s departures of Sam Allardyce and David Moyes emphasised again that a Premier League manager’s role has never been more precarious.

    Patrick Vieira to take the reins at a new club but it won't be Arsenal


    Patrick Vieira has been linked with a move to replace his old boss Arsene Wenger at Arsenal in recent days, but it appears his next move will be back to his French...

    Patrick Vieira has been linked with a move to replace his old boss Arsene Wenger at Arsenal in recent days, but it appears his next move will be back to his French homeland.

    Gianluigi Buffon apologises for saying referee Michael Oliver had a 'rubbish bin for a heart'


    Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has apologised for offending English referee Michael Oliver with his behaviour during and after a dramatic Champions League clash at Real...

    Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has apologised for offending English referee Michael Oliver with his behaviour during and after a dramatic Champions League clash at Real Madrid.
    Gianluigi Buffon to leave Juventus after 17 years at the club

    Gianluigi Buffon to leave Juventus after 17 years at the club


    Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon announced his 17-year career as a Juventus player is to come to an end in an emotional press conference at the Allianz Stadium,...

    Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon announced his 17-year career as a Juventus player is to come to an end in an emotional press conference at the Allianz Stadium, Turin.

    Sam Allardyce knew of Everton sack talk before official dismissal


    Sam Allardyce claims he knew he was to be sacked by Everton days before the axe fell because of leaks to the media but still maintains the majority of fans were happy with the job he...

    Sam Allardyce claims he knew he was to be sacked by Everton days before the axe fell because of leaks to the media but still maintains the majority of fans were happy with the job he did.

    Football rumours from the media


    The race to succeed David Moyes as manager of West Ham has begun, with the Daily Mail reporting that Rafael Benitez will take the Hammers hot-seat next season. The club are also reported to have approached Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca, but West...

    The race to succeed David Moyes as manager of West Ham has begun, with the Daily Mail reporting that Rafael Benitez will take the Hammers hot-seat next season. The club are also reported to have approached Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca, but West Ham will make a second attempt to get Benitez having failed in December 2015 when the Spaniard joined Real Madrid.

    New director of football Marcel Brands eager to get started at Everton


    Everton’s new director of football Marcel Brands’ first job will be to help appoint a manager to deliver the club’s long-term...

    Everton’s new director of football Marcel Brands’ first job will be to help appoint a manager to deliver the club’s long-term goals.

    Hard work brings Ireland's Conor Hourihane to brink of his biggest break


    It was late on Tuesday night when Conor Hourihane's mood was temporarily darkened by a query from a local reporter who asked if he had ever played at Wembley...

    It was late on Tuesday night when Conor Hourihane's mood was temporarily darkened by a query from a local reporter who asked if he had ever played at Wembley before.

    Southgate puts faith in energy and youth


    Be bold. Be brave. Be brutal. Gareth Southgate proved to be all three with the 23-man squad he has selected to represent England at the World Cup in...

    Be bold. Be brave. Be brutal. Gareth Southgate proved to be all three with the 23-man squad he has selected to represent England at the World Cup in Russia.

    Four on list as Hammers seek 'high-calibre' new manager


    West Ham United have drawn up a four-man managerial shortlist as the club's owners look to replace David Moyes with a "high-calibre figure" within 10...

    West Ham United have drawn up a four-man managerial shortlist as the club's owners look to replace David Moyes with a "high-calibre figure" within 10 days.
    Allardyce and Walsh sacked

    Allardyce and Walsh sacked


    Less than two years after being appointed as England manager with a view towards building for the 2018 World Cup, Sam Allardyce was sacked as Everton manager on the day his successor announced the squad for this summer's...

    Less than two years after being appointed as England manager with a view towards building for the 2018 World Cup, Sam Allardyce was sacked as Everton manager on the day his successor announced the squad for this summer's tournament.
    No action against O'Neill over Under-17s referee confrontation

    No action against O'Neill over Under-17s referee confrontation


    Martin O'Neill will not be punished for going onto the pitch to approach the referee after Ireland's controversial exit from the European U-17...

    Martin O'Neill will not be punished for going onto the pitch to approach the referee after Ireland's controversial exit from the European U-17 Championships.

    Classy Griezmann brace sinks Marseille


    Antoine Griezmann struck twice as Atletico Madrid powered past Marseille to lift their third Europa League title in nine...

    Antoine Griezmann struck twice as Atletico Madrid powered past Marseille to lift their third Europa League title in nine years.

    Gary Neville highlights the plight of a Manchester GAA club after his plans for a sports development fall through


    Manchester United legend Gary Neville has highlighted the plight of St Lawrence's GAA club in Manchester, after a planning application to develop sports facilities in the run-down Turn Moss area of Manchester were rejected by the local...

    Manchester United legend Gary Neville has highlighted the plight of St Lawrence's GAA club in Manchester, after a planning application to develop sports facilities in the run-down Turn Moss area of Manchester were rejected by the local council.