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Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill celebrates after the match. Photo: Lee Smith / Reuters

If the French public are nursing fears that Friday night’s atrocity in Paris might keep visitors away from their country, the celebratory roar emanati(...)

The Republic of Ireland’s Jon  Walters celebrates scoring his penalty. Photo: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Republic of Ireland 2 Bosnia-Herzogovina 0 (Ireland win 3-1 on aggregate) Having been here four years ago too for the game against Estonia, the Dutch(...)

Man of the match Robbie Brady in action against Bosnia-Herzegovina  at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The last time Ireland qualified for the Euros, we learned to be careful what we wished for. A team that was two years past its peak ultimately couldn(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho: “Jamie stopped playing a couple of years ago and, in two years, he has forgotten everything he did on the pitch. Mr Souness also, but he stopped playing a long time ago.” Photo: John Walton/PA

  José Mourinho has hit back at Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness for their criticisms of the behaviour of Chelsea’s players while exitin(...)

Chelsea players converge upon referee Bjorn Kuipers following a controversial tackle by Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Oscar that resulted in a red card for the PSG striker. Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty

John Terry has admitted Chelsea’s willingness to surround and pressurise referees “does not look good at all” but he and his team-mates will continue(...)

Referee Bjoern Kuipers shows the red card to PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the Uefa Champions League Round of 16 second leg soccer match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has accused Chelsea’s players of being “babies” after the Paris St Germain striker was sent off at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday nig(...)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian defender David Luiz (scores his team’s first goal at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Getty Images

Chelsea 3 PSG 3 (Agg 3-3, PSG go through on away goals rule) It was a long, draining night and for a long time before that dramatic finale, (...)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers under pressure after Champions League exit.  Photograph: Eddie Keogh / Reuters

1 Brendan Rodgers is under renewed scrutiny The feedback was clear and correct after Liverpool’s miserable defeat at Crystal Palace on November 23rd:(...)

Colombia’s James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring his second against Uruguay  at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Sergio Moraes / Reuters

Colombia 2 Uruguay 0 Uruguay followed their shamed striker Luis Suarez out of the World Cup as the furore over his lengthy ban for biting was e(...)

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey heads home past Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller in last night’s game in Germany. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Aaron Ramsey can do no wrong. Everything he touches turns to goals right now and if his 11th of an already stellar season was arguably the scruffie(...)

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