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Iceland’s Karólína Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir is put under pressure by the Republic of Ireland’s Katie McCabe during the international friendly at Reykjavík’s Laugardalsvollur stadium. Photograph: Kristinn Magnusson/Inpho

Iceland 2 Republic of Ireland 0 The Republic of Ireland’s season, already full to the brim with regret, has ended with a seventh successive defeat. (...)

Saoirse Noonan and Ciara Grant battle for the ball during a training fixture. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Women’s international friendly: Friday June 11th: Iceland v Republic of Ireland, Laugardalsvollur (6pm Irish time, Live on RTÉ Player and RTÉ Newsnow(...)

Brian Kerr: “Nothing replaces the buzz of being involved in a match, the tension of living or dying by the result. I always loved that.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

How was your lockdown, Brian? “Well, I spent a lot of time doing painting and decorating, like most people. I ended up with a PhD in fence and shed pa(...)

Harry Kane of England is challenged by Kari Arnason of Iceland during the Nations League group stage clash at Laugardalsvollur National Stadium in Reykjavik, Iceland. Photograph:  Haflidi Breidfjord/Getty Images

Consider for a moment how Harry Kane was able to prepare for Saturday’s Nations League tie with Iceland in Reykjavik. The England captain had been on (...)

Republic of Ireland under-21 manager Stephen Kenny has spent much of the last week or so in England watching games with a view to finalising the 22-man squad. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

Stephen Kenny says he is fit and well again after having recovered from the health-related episode that required a few days in hospital after his Ire(...)

Croatia’s Ivan Perisic celebrates scoring their second goal during the 2018 World Cup Group D win over Iceland. Photo: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Iceland 1 Croatia 2 For the briefest of moments the Icelandic dream had flickered. Gylfi Sigurdsson had shown the kind of courage that has come to be(...)

Antoine Griezmann’s France take on Denmark on Tuesday. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP

GROUP C Denmark v France (Moscow, 3.0pm, RTÉ2/ITV). Betting: Denmark 4-1, France 23-20, Draw 7-4 Australia v Peru (Sochi, 3.0pm, RTÉ2/ITV 4). Bettin(...)

Ahmed Musa celebrates scoring Nigeria’s opener against Iceland. Photograph: Kevin C.Cox/Getty

Nigeria 2 Iceland 0 This was a lifeline for Nigeria and, in the wider picture, an injection of hope for Argentina too. It would take a brave punter t(...)

Brazil full-back Marcelo. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty

THE MATCHES GROUP E Brazil v Costa Rica (St Petersburg, 1.0, RTÉ/ITV) Betting: Brazil 2-9, Costa Rica 18-1, Draw 11-2 GROUP D Nigeria v Iceland (Vo(...)

 Hannes Halldorsson of Iceland saves  Lionel Messi’s penalty during the 1-1 draw in Moscow.  Photograph: EPA

Argentina 1 Iceland 1 Sometimes you hit a wall, and Iceland make a bigger wall than most. The trials of Lionel Messi in the national shirt of Argenti(...)

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