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Tottenham Hotspur’s French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in central London. Photograph: Getty Images

France’s World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris has been banned from driving for 20 months and fined after pleading guilty to a charge of drink drivin(...)

Ireland  coach Alexander: will run the rule over the Ireland squad when they gather at Lisnagarvey. Photograph: Koen Suyk

New Irish coach Alexander Cox has named an extensive 28-player squad as the World Cup comes into focus for the men’s side following the women’s heroi(...)

Chloe Watkins under pressure from Indian goalkeeper Savita ahead of scoring Ireland’s  winning goal in the quarter-final  shootout during the World Cup quarter-final  at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in  London. Photograph: Kate McShane/Getty Images

Women's Hockey World Cup semi-final: Ireland v Spain, Lee Valley Stadium, London, Saturday 2.0 (Live RTÉ2/BT Sport) The Irish hockey bandwagon rolls(...)

Ireland’s Anna O’Flanagan celebrates her goal against India with Lizzie Colvin at the Lee Valley Stadium in London. Photograph: Joe Toth/Inpho

The dream continues. Anna O’Flanagan’s 13th-minute goal handed Irish women’s hockey its biggest moment in its 125-year history, a 1-0 win over the wor(...)

Croatia players salute their fans as they celebrate after their World Cup semi-final win over England in Moscow. Photo: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

An hour after Croatia had knocked out England, I spoke to an English journalist friend who ventured the thought that if England had gone on to win the(...)

England players stand dejected after their 2018 World Cup semi-final loss to Croatia in Moscow. Photo: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

There was, literally, breaking news on the radio on Wednesday morning about light rain being spotted in one or two parts of the country, like it was S(...)

Croatia fans ahead of the World Cup semi-final football match against England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Fifa wants to crack down on broadcasters picking out “hot women” in the crowd at games as part of its efforts to tackle sexism in football. Pre-tourn(...)

Didier Deschamps lifts the  Jules Rimet trophy at the Stade de France in 1998. The former France  captain could become just the third man to win the World Cup as a player and manager.  Photograph: Daniel Garcia/AFP/Getty Images

Almost 20 years to the day since France beat Brazil 3-0 in Paris to win their first and only World Cup, the man who captained a team that united a nat(...)

French fans in Dtwo nightclub watch their World Cup semi-final  against Belgium. Photograph: Jack Power

Hundreds of French and Belgian soccer fans crowded into Dtwo nightclub on Harcourt Street, in Dublin city centre, to watch their teams face off in the(...)

Kylian Mbappe celebrates France’s 1-0 win over Belgium. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty

When the final whistle came, the sheer joy of the celebrations came as a surprise. Kylian Mbappé was face down on the ground, Hugo Lloris racing up th(...)

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