The Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, which replaces one of the 1998 World Cup’s most distinctive venues, opened in May. It has been used regularly this season for Ligue One club games and other events. It holds 42,115 people and cost €183 million to construct.

First the good news: veterans of Ireland’s ill-fated 2012 campaign can sleep easy; Croatia, like Italy, will be second seeds for the finals of Euro(...)

The scoreboard after Argentina defeated Ireland at the 1999 World Cup. Photo: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

1999 Rugby World Cup Argentina 28 Ireland 24 – October 20th, Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens Ireland make a holy show of themselves. Really it had been co(...)