Munster’s Joey Carbery scores a try during the Guinness Pro 14 match against Ospreys in Cork. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Johann van Grann’s side open up Ospreys at will to claim bonus point at Musgrave Park

Munster’s Darren Sweetman in action against London Irish at Musgrave Park in Cork. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Declan Kidney’s London Irish score two late tries in friendly encounter

John Boye of Ghana scored an own goal against Portugal while no doubt  ‘doggedly focused on that suitcase filled with moolah waiting back in the hotel.’  Photograph: EPA

‘With a line-up like that there was always going to be trouble – or boredom – and both teams were happy to settle for the latter’

England manager Roy Hodgson after the World Cup, Group D match at the Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Impromptu survey on the prospects for Roy Hodgson’s team draws strong reactions

Algeria’s Abdelmoumene Djabou celebrates scoring his team’s third goal against South Korea. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Barry Murphy is continuing his football education as Algeria stick it to, eh, old rivals South Korea

Spain’s head coach Vicente del Bosque reacts during his side’s  group B preliminary round match against Chile at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: EPA/JUANJO MARTIN

‘I always had Eamon down as a considerate and tender husband, not some portaloo-mouthed swearmonger’

Dutch striker Robin van Persie (centre) high-fives his dad in the parents’ enclosure  after scoring against Spain at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, 13 June 2014.  Photograph: EPA

Footie-phobe Barry Murphy on the assault on the senses that is the greatest expo on earth

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