Liverpool launch world record bid for star Brazlian goalkeeper to replace under-fire Loris Karius
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has persistently vowed to stand by keeper Loris Karius despite his disastrous performance in last season's...
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has persistently vowed to stand by keeper Loris Karius despite his disastrous performance in last season's...
In the eyes of his outspoken critics, Paul Pogba had become the epitome of everything that is was...
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has insisted referee Nestor Pitana was wrong to hand France a penalty in Sunday's World Cup final...
Conor McGregor didn't hold back in his praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin as he attended the World Cup final between France and Croatia on...
A raging Roy Keane has hit out at the decision to award France a penalty in the World Cup final...
Roy Keane has been pointed in his criticism of England's weak links during this summer's World Cup and now he has served up some harsh words for Tottenham full-back Danny Rose and Manchester United's Phil Jones after their performances in the third-place play-off game against Belgium.
Gary Neville has dismissed claims that England's 'arrogance' ahead of their World Cup semi-final against Croatia ultimately led to their downfall in Wednesday's semi-final in Moscow.
Daley Blind is set to end his four-year stint at Manchester United after he agreed to join his former club Ajax in a deal expected to worth up to £18.5m.
Former England defender Gary Neville suggested Gareth Southgate's squad had done more than could have been expected of them at this World Cup as they bowed out with a semi-final defeat against Croatia.
Roy Keane and Ian Wright were involved in one of the more comical moments of the World Cup as they clashed on the ITV pundit panel earlier in the tournament and the outspoken duo kick-started their battle with a feisty exchange of views following England's World Cup exit.
A reporter had a little trouble getting to grips with some of the details of Meghan and Harry's visit...
HUMBLE, classy and likeable.
Paul Scholes has revealed he would have been prepared to play for another club if Alex Ferguson had rejected his attempts to come out of...
Crotia sealed a place in the World Cup semi-finals after a dramatic penalty shoot-out win in Sochi last night, but the damage inflicted in the winners of this draining quarter-final must have played into...
Dele Alli's place in the England team for Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against Sweden may be...
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has claimed Raheem Sterling should not have retained his place in the England team after what he described as a 'poor' World Cup from the Manchester City winger.
Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has given a strong hint that he expects Liverpool to return with a fresh offer to sign his France midfielder Nabil Fekir, after their initial efforts to sign the player collapsed last month.
Ireland soccer legends Paul McGrath and John Aldridge have posted messages of support for Liverpool fans Sean Cox after he reportedly woke up from the coma he has been in since being attacked by Roma fans outside Anfield on April 24th.
Roy Keane has given Paul Pogba a glowing tribute as he prepares to play in the World Cup final against Croatia.
Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard has given the biggest hint yet that he wants to end his six-year stay at Chelsea, amid fresh links with Real Madrid.
Roy Keane believes Croatia were worthy winners as England's World Cup dream died in agonising fashion in Moscow.
Paul Pogba's critics have often accused the France midfielder of allowing his social media antics to detract from his efforts on the field, but he made a hugely positive impression with a Twitter post on Tuesday night.
Rio Ferdinand declared Paul Pogba was proved he was worth the £89m Manchester United paid to sign him as his battling performance helped France to secure a place in the World Cup final.
Didi Hamann believes England have been the most impressive team so far at this summer's World Cup, as he backed Gareth Southgate's side to go close to the ultimate glory in Sunday's final in Moscow.
John Aldridge believes Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard has given himself a chance to pave the way for a mega-money move to Real Madrid as he prepares to play in tonight's World Cup semi-final against France.
Former England captain David Beckham has signed up for a pretty unusual bet with Sweden great Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as the two legends prepare to watch their nations do battle in the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.
Ireland manager Martin O'Neill was in colourful mood as he chastised France forward Kylian Mbappe after he indulged in a little showboating during the World Cup quarter-final against Uruguay.
England captain Harry Kane may be counting down the hours until he leads his nation into battle against Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals, but he still found time to sent a touching message to a devoted fan back home.
Manchester United are set to receive a cash windfall if Cristiano Ronaldo completes his shock move from Real Madrid to Juventus in the coming days.
Diego Maradona has launched an extraordinary rant following England's penalty shoot-out win against Colombia at the World Cup, after claiming their victory was tantamount to 'a monumental theft'.
While the scenes of jubilant England fans throw beer high into the sky as Eric Dier slotted home their winning penalty against Colombia to book a place in the World Cup quarter-finals were played time and again on social media channels on Monday night, the reaction of the England manager and his coaching staff also makes for compelling viewing.
Life would never be the same for six-year-old Luka Modric after the brutal execution of his beloved grandfather rocked his world.
Ireland goals scoring great John Aldridge believes Brazilian superstar Neymar has destroyed his reputation at this summer's World Cup finals after some embarrassing play-acting from the Paris Saint-Germain forward.
Andy Murray's withdrawal from Wimbledon will see his ranking collapse to a stunning new low by the time he returns to the court once again, with the former World No.1 set to be ranked around 840 by mid-July.
France and Uruguay have already booked their place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup and two more teams will join them today. Here's what you need to know.
Eamon Dunphy raised a few eyebrows when he suggested England could be on course to reach the World Cup final as they dropped into the bottom half of the Russia 2018 draw after Thursday night's defeat against Belgium.
Confirmation that an established international has signed a new contract to remain at his club tends to be greeted with delight by supporters, but Manchester United's announcement that Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini had signed a deal to stay at Oldf Trafford until 2020 was not greeted with universal delight.
Belgium Michy Batshuayi striker become an unfortunate hero on social media on Thursday night, as his celebration to greet Adan Januzaj's winning goal against England went horribly wrong.
England manager Gareth Southgate admitted the the build-up to his side's game against Belgium was 'strange', as he was content to finish second in Group G and set-up a last-16 clash against Colombia next Tuesday.
England fans are famous for slightly losing perspective when they show any hint of success at a World Cup, but fanatic Jamie Richardson has taken things to new levels before his national team play in the last-16 of the competition.
In one of the more touching stories of this World Cup, Lionel Messi has revealed he wore a lucky ribbon presented to him by a reporter as he fired Argentina into the second round of the competition against Nigeria on Tuesday.
Jamie Vardy is set to start for England in their final World Cup group match against Belgium in Kaliningrad tonight in a line-up that will feature eight changes, according to reports.
Ireland manager Martin O'Neill believe a huge opportunity could be presented to Gareth Southgate and his England side in what he describes as the most open World Cup finals in recent memory.
Lyon President Jean Michael-Aulas has confirmed that he has spoken 'at length' to Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho over a possible move for France midfielder Nabil Fekir.
The celebrations following Argentina's dramatic World Cup 2-1 win against Nigeria on Tuesday night stretched long into the night for their hordes of supporters who attended the crunch game in St Petersburg.
Marouane Fellaini is close to agreeing a lucrative new contract that will keep him at Manchester United for another two years, according to reports emerging from his native Belgium.
Eamon Dunphy has described Roy Keane as 'a joke' of a TV pundit and said that he 'doesn't know much about the game'.
Paul Pogba has once again hinted at problems in his relationship with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, as he side-stepped questions suggesting he could be a transfer target for Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
England's euphoric football fans are daring to dream World Cup glory beckons for their team after a 6-1 win against Panama on Sunday, but Roy Keane has been quick to burst that bubble of enthusiasm.
Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez has revealed Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku picked up injuries in his side's 5-2 World Cup finals win against Tunisia, as he hinted they are now doubts to play against England on Thursday.
Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has backed plans to increase the World Cup to 48 teams at the 2026 tournament, but he admits there is a danger that the quality of the competition will be seriously diluted.
Roy Keane has given a passionate interview reflecting on the infamous events that led to his expulsion from the Ireland World Cup squad in 2002, with his anger over the incident still simmering 16 years later.
The Ireland management duo of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane appeared together on the ITV panel for the Brazil v Costa Rica game and they didn't disappoint as they served up some brutally honest and comical comments.
IRELAND manager Martin O'Neill believes Lionel Messi has failed to take responsibility for his own performances at the World Cup, as the post-mortem of Argentina's 3-0 defeat against Croatia on Thursday night continues.
Roy Keane has entered the enduring debate comparing the respective merits of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi and he has no doubt who deserves to be hailed as the best player of this generation.
Former England captain John Terry has issued a video statement clarifying an Instagram message that sparked a strong reaction on social media on Wednesday afternoon.
Not for the first time in his international career, the weight of expectation diluted the brilliance that flows from Lionel Messi as he set out on his latest mission to claim the one prize that has eluded him so far in his glorious career.
Manchester United are believed to be close to confirming the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Fred, with an announcement expected to come this week.
Andy Murray may have surpassed his own expectations as he made a return to competitive tennis after almost a year on the sidelines in the Fever Tree Championships at London's Queen's Club.
"England were exceptional," declared a jubilant Gary Lineker, as the mood began to swing in a familiar fashion across his nation on Monday night.
Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has identified Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson as England's star man in their opening World Cup Group G clash against Tunisia in Volgograd.
Harry Kane accused the Tunisian defence of using cynical tactics to try and halt England’s charge in their opening World Cup game, as he suggested his last gasp goal in a 2-1 win ensured justice was served in Volgograd.
Jose Mourinho has backed England to buck the trend of big teams failing to pick up victories in their opening World Cup games, as the Manchester United boss backed them to beat Tunisia on Monday night.
Diego Maradona has hit out at Argentina’s players following their lacklustre performance in a 1-1 draw against Iceland on Saturday, but he has insisted Lionel Messi should not be blamed for their disappointing start to the World Cup.
The 2018 World Cup finals have got off to a thrilling start and we can look forward to more big games on Sunday.
Yussuf Poulsen fired the Danish winner as they rode their luck against a dynamic Peru side in Saransk.
France coach Didier Deschamps saluted the contributed of his midfield general Paul Pogba, as his late goal handed his side a fortunate victory in their World Cup opener against Australia.
John Aldridge has suggested there is no outstanding favourite to win this summer's World Cup in Russia, as he has put his tentative support behind Didier Deschamps and France side to emerge as champions this summer.
Egypt coach Hector Cuper has insisted he did not deceive the media when he declared that his star man Mohamed Salah was ready to play on the eve of his side's World Cup opener against Uruguay.
After a long and elaborate countdown, the World Cup finals are finally here as hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia in the first game of the tournament
Anthony Martial has decided to leave Manchester United this summer, with Independent.ie understanding Tottenham will now make a move to sign the French forward.
Sadio Mane has insisted he is happy at Liverpool, but hinted he may be tempted to look for a transfer if he feel he cannot win major honours at the Anfield club.
Paul Ince has told Independent.ie that England can emerge as dark horses to enjoy an extended run in this summer's World Cup finals, if Raheem Sterling can deliver on his potential in Russia this summer.
Spain have hastily appointed Fernando Hierro as their head coach for the World Cup finals in Russia after the sacking of Julen Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the tournament amid a day of confusion for the 2010 world champions.
Liverpool have unveiled their new ‘deep violet’ away kit for next season, with Mohamed Salah handed a prominent role in the launch.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has declared his hope that he will be fit for Egypt's World Cup opener against Uruguay on Friday, yet there are fresh concerns over his fitness as he battles to recover from a shoulder injury.
World champions Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder will battle it out to crown the undisputed king of heavyweight boxing in the UK later this year, according to Wilder's promoter Shelly Finkel.
Ireland striker Stephanie Roche has set her sights on joining the newly formed Manchester United ladies team, with her contract at Sunderland set to expire this month.
Patrick Vieira has accepted an offer to take over as head coach at French Ligue 1 club Nice after he confirmed he was leaving New York City.
Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury won his comeback fight in Manchester after opponent Sefer Seferi quit at the end of the fourth round.
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has broken his silence on his Champions League final injury and dismissed claims from Sergio Ramos that he could have continued in the match if he had taken a painkilling injection.
Portugal concluded their World Cup preparations with a 3-0 win against Algeria in Lisbon on Thursday night, yet it was the events after the game that created more headlines than the routine victory for the reigning European champions.
Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has continued to deny his club are about to sell midfielder Nabil Fekir to Liverpool, but history suggests his statements over the last few weeks may be somewhat misleading.
Sky Sports have secured the rights to screen 128 Premier League games a season exclusively live in Ireland from 2019, but they have lost the deal to screen matches at 3pm on Saturdays.
Liverpool chairman John W. Henry has been successful in his efforts to ensure the top Premier League clubs receive more cash from overseas television deals, after it was confirmed changes to the payment structure have been introduced from the start of the 2019/20 season.
Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino has given his verdict on the inflammatory comments offered up by Sergio Ramos, after the Real Madrid defender appeared to poke fun at the reaction to his controversial role in last month's Champions League final.
As Al Foran walked away from his job as a shop assistant in a Tommy Hilfiger store in 2015, he rolled a career dice laced with uncertainty.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has suggested the reaction to his clash with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in the Champions League final has been over the top, as he appeared to dismiss claims his clash with Loris Karius left the Reds 'keeper with concussion'.
Yaya Toure’s outspoken agent Dmitry Selyuk has claimed his client wants to join one of Manchester City’s Premier League rivals and claimed he will accept a wage of just £1-a-week next season.
Ireland's Shane Lowry produced a sparkling round of 67 in Ohio to secure his place at the US Open later this month.
Paul Pogba's working relationship with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been the subject of heated speculation in recent months and now he has given an interview that will fan the flames around his future at Old Trafford.
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is being linked with a shock move to Arsenal.
Manchester United are expected to complete the signing of FC Porto defender Diogo Dalot, with sources in Portugal and England confirming a deal for the full-back is close.
Brazil midfielder Fred has admitted he had yet to be told whether he will be given the green light to complete a medical ahead of a move to Manchester United.
Liverpool are keen to finalise a deal to sign Lyon captain Nabil Fekir, but the player's agent has confirmed that a fee has yet to be agreed between the two clubs.
Egypt manager Hector Cuper has confirmed that he expects Mohamed Salah to be fit for the World Cup finals, as he continues to recover from the shoulder injury he suffered in the Champions League final.
France coach Didier Deschamps has leapt to the defence of midfielder Paul Pogba after he was jeered by his own supporters during Friday night's 3-1 win against Italy.
Legendary Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is reported to have left hospital as he continues his encouraging recovering after suffering a brain haemorrhage last month.
For so many reasons, Mauricio Pochettino is the wrong candidate to fill the vacant role of head coach at Real Madrid.
Tennis star Damir Dzumhur was full of remorse as he crashed into a ball kid at the French Open in Paris, with his compassionate reaction earning him a warm ovation from spectators on Court Philippe-Chatrier.
Former England midfielder Paul Ince has joined the chorus of criticism flowing in the direction of Manchester City's Raheem Sterling after he unveiled a tattoo of a gun on his leg earlier this week.
Zinedine Zidane’s shock departure as Real Madrid head coach will send shockwaves across the European game for weeks to come, with the futures of top players and manager likely to be affected by the Frenchman’s decision to step down.
Zinedine Zidane has announced that he is leaving Real Madrid this summer. The Frenchman has enjoyed an unprecedented level of success during his three years at the Santiago Bernabéu, and his unexpected departure has caused arguably the biggest vacancy in world football.
Liverpool supporter Sean Cox was flown back to Ireland last weekend to continue his recover from injuries he suffered ahead of last month's Champions League semi-final against Roma.
Zinedine Zidane has resigned as manager of Real Madrid, after leading the club to a third successive Champions League triumph in Kiev last Saturday.
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is believed to have set his heart on a move to Real Madrid this summer and that could have a big impact on Manchester United's efforts to sign Gareth Bale.
Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann has hit out at Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius following his tearful apology to Reds fans at the end of last weekend’s Champions League final in Kiev, as he claimed the German goalkeeper’s inflated ego needs to be dampened down if he is to have any future at the club.
Dana White has revealed he has not spoken to Conor McGregor since his arrest in New York last month, as he admitted he did not know if and when the Irishman would return to UFC action.
Romelu Lukaku has dismissed Jose Mourinho’s suggestion that he made the decision not to start the FA Cup final earlier this month, with the Belgium striker also insisting his relationship with his Manchester United manager remains strong.
The dust is now settling on a season that left many of England's top clubs frustrated and lamenting what might have been.
Paul Scholes has suggested Liverpool keeper Loris Karius would have 'had a whole load of stick' if his emotional outburst at the end of the Champions League final had taken place during his days as a player.
Liverpool's Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid in Kiev will have big ramifications for Jurgen Klopp's side in next season's competition.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted he felt great sympathy for keeper Loris Karius, after his two big errors handed Real Madrid victory in the Champions League final.
Cristiano Ronaldo has given a strong hint that Real Madrid’s Champions League final win against Liverpool in Kiev may have been his final game for the club.
Gareth Bale gave a huge hint that his sensational performance for Real Madrid in their 3-1 Champions League final win against Liverpool may have been a farewell appearance for the Welshman with the Spanish giants.