RTÉ Sport soccer http://www.rte.ie/sport Latest Irish and international news supplied by RTE.ie Copyright © RTÉ RTÉ Sport soccer http://www.rte.ie/images/logo_rss_goog.gif http://www.rte.ie/sport Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:54:13 +0000 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:54:13 +0000 Sport News Real Madrid crowned world club champions Real Madrid landed their fourth title of the year by recording their 22nd straight victory to win the Club World Cup. The Champions League winners beat Argentinian side San Lorenzo 2-0 in the final in Morocco. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:37:41 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/1220/668238-real-madrid-crowned-world-club-champions/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/1220/668238-real-madrid-crowned-world-club-champions/ Ten-man Villa hold United at bay Ten-man Aston Villa held out for a 1-1 draw with Man Utd at Villa Park after Gabby Agbonlahor was red-carded with 25 mins left. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:54:13 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/1220/668137-aston-villa-v-manchester-united/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/1220/668137-aston-villa-v-manchester-united/ La Liga round-up: Suarez bags first league goal Luis Suarez scored his first Primera Division goal and Lionel Messi hit a late double as Barcelona rounded off a difficult 2014 by thrashing minnows Cordoba 5-0. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:49:30 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/1220/668239-la-liga-round-up-suarez-bags-first-league-goal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/1220/668239-la-liga-round-up-suarez-bags-first-league-goal/ Saints bounce back to crush Everton Southampton brought their worst losing streak of the 21st century to a comprehensive end as they impressively dispatched Everton 3-0. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:18:14 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/1220/668142-southampton-v-everton/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/1220/668142-southampton-v-everton/ Austin seals QPR comeback win Charlie Austin returned from suspension to steal the show with a hat-trick as QPR recovered from two goals down at home to West Brom to win 3-2 and move out of the Premier League bottom three. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:21:18 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/1220/668139-qpr-v-west-brom/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/1220/668139-qpr-v-west-brom/ David Silva brace downs Eagles David Silva struck twice as Manchester City made light of their absence of strikers to brush troubled Crystal Palace aside 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:00:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/1220/668136-manchester-city-v-crystal-palace/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/1220/668136-manchester-city-v-crystal-palace/ Lamela ends goal drought in Tottenham victory Erik Lamela broke his 25-game Premier League goal drought to seal Tottenham's 2-1 victory over Burnley at White Hart Lane. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:06:06 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/1220/668144-tottenham-v-burnley/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/1220/668144-tottenham-v-burnley/ Hammers heap winter woe on Foxes Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing were on target in a 2-0 win as West Ham's fourth victory in five games ensured Leicester would be bottom of the Premier League at Christmas. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:12:27 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/1220/668145-west-ham-united-v-leicester/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/1220/668145-west-ham-united-v-leicester/ Sligo Rovers sign Stephen Folan Sligo Rovers have signed former Limerick defender Stephen Folan. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:36:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/1220/668204-sligo-rovers-sign-stephen-folan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/1220/668204-sligo-rovers-sign-stephen-folan/ Ki's slice of luck enough for Swansea Ki Sung-yueng was the unwitting match-winner as Swansea returned to winning ways with a 1-0 victory at the expense of a Hull side who look set for a long, hard relegation battle. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:08:55 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/1220/668138-hull-city-v-swansea/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/1220/668138-hull-city-v-swansea/ O'Shea's Black Cats aim for derby four-in-a-row Sunderland skipper John O'Shea will run out into the white heat of the Tyne-Wear derby at St James's Park tomorrow looking for an unprecedented fourth successive victory over neighbours Newcastle. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:31:59 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2014/1220/668194-oshea-newcastle-derby/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2014/1220/668194-oshea-newcastle-derby/ Arsene Wenger applauds Sterling's efforts Arsene Wenger has hailed the talents of Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling ahead of Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash at Anfield. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:21:47 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/1220/668169-arsene-wenger-applauds-sterlings-efforts/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/1220/668169-arsene-wenger-applauds-sterlings-efforts/ Premier League team news News on all the latest injuries, suspensions and selection dilemmas ahead of this weekend's Premier League programme. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:46:47 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/1219/668005-premier-league-team-news/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/1219/668005-premier-league-team-news/ QPR could offer lifeline to Ravel Morrison QPR boss Harry Redknapp believes he could prove to be Ravel Morrison's "last chance" to make a success of his football career. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:21:18 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/1219/668106-qpr/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/1219/668106-qpr/ Joe Hart signs long-term Manchester City deal Joe Hart has committed his future to Manchester City by signing a new contract which will keep him at the club until 2019. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:09:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/1219/668057-joe-hart-signs-long-term-manchester-city-deal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/1219/668057-joe-hart-signs-long-term-manchester-city-deal/ No going back on World Cup votes, insists Blatter FIFA president Sepp Blatter has ruled out revisiting the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups after the body's executive committee agreed that an "appropriate" form of the Garcia report should be published. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:43:11 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2014/1219/667940-fifa-to-publish-redacted-version-of-garcia-report/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2014/1219/667940-fifa-to-publish-redacted-version-of-garcia-report/ Ally McCoist to see out notice at Rangers Rangers boss Ally McCoist says he plans to see out the full 12 months of his notice period. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:06:57 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/scottish/2014/1219/667990-mccoist-to-see-out-notice-at-rangers/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/scottish/2014/1219/667990-mccoist-to-see-out-notice-at-rangers/ Gerrard: Liverpool the perfect club for Sterling Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has encouraged team-mate Raheem Sterling to commit his future to the club, saying it is the "perfect" place for him to become a top player. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:25:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/1219/667902-gerrard-liverpool-the-perfect-club-for-sterling/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/1219/667902-gerrard-liverpool-the-perfect-club-for-sterling/ Recovery setback for Southampton's Rodriguez Southampton manager Ronald Koeman expects Jay Rodriguez's rehabilitation from a long-term knee injury to keep him out for at least another six weeks. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:39:40 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/1219/667847-recovery-setback-for-southamptons-rodriguez/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/1219/667847-recovery-setback-for-southamptons-rodriguez/ Derry put Patterson and McEleney on transfer list Derry City have transfer listed star striker Rory Patterson and Shane McEleney as the Candystripes look to cut their costs for the 2015 season. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:08:47 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/1219/667883-derry-transfer-list-patterson-and-mceleney/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/1219/667883-derry-transfer-list-patterson-and-mceleney/