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 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:11:03 +0100 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:11:03 +0100 Sport News Dublin to host four Euro 2020 games Dublin will host three group games and a round of 16 fixture at Euro 2020, with London the venue for the semi-finals and final. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:44:53 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2014/0919/644935-dublin-to-host-four-euro-2020-games/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2014/0919/644935-dublin-to-host-four-euro-2020-games/ Skipper Brown misses return flight Celtic skipper Scott Brown did not return with the squad after last night's 2-2 draw with Salzburg in Austria as he missed the returning plane to Glasgow due to a routine drugs test. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:11:03 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/europa-league/2014/0919/644843-skipper-brown-misses-return-flight/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/europa-league/2014/0919/644843-skipper-brown-misses-return-flight/ Wenger leaps to Ozil's defence Mesut Ozil must not be used as a "scapegoat" for Arsenal's shortcomings, manager Arsene Wenger has insisted. The Frenchman also fears injured full-back Mathieu Debuchy may need surgery. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:21:43 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0919/644913-wenger-leaps-to-ozils-defence/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0919/644913-wenger-leaps-to-ozils-defence/ Everton easily overcome Wolfsburg Everton made a successful return to European football with a 4-1 victory over Wolfsburg at Goodison Park. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:21:48 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/europa-league/2014/0918/644773-everton-v-wolfsburg/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/europa-league/2014/0918/644773-everton-v-wolfsburg/ Spurs play out stalemate with Belgrade Tottenham held firm in intimidating conditions to kick off the Europa League group stage with a hard-fought, goalless draw at Partizan Belgrade. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:02:43 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0918/644789-spurs-play-out-stalemate-with-belgrade/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0918/644789-spurs-play-out-stalemate-with-belgrade/ Celtic claim away point at Salzburg Celtic twice surrendered the lead to draw 2-2 with Salzburg in their thrilling Europa League Group D opener in Austria. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:17:46 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0918/644787-celtic-claim-away-point-at-salzburg/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0918/644787-celtic-claim-away-point-at-salzburg/ Hutton praises Keane's impact at Villa Alan Hutton believes Roy Keane's personality has been key to Aston Villa's impressive start to the Premier League season. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:29:09 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0918/644746-hutton-praises-keane-impact-at-villa/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0918/644746-hutton-praises-keane-impact-at-villa/ UEFA: Doctors to decide in cases of concussion Referees will stop matches for up to three minutes and the team doctor will decide if a player can continue in cases of concussion under new procedures to be used in European competitions, UEFA said today. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:07:16 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0918/644794-uefa-doctors-to-decide-in-cases-of-concussion/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0918/644794-uefa-doctors-to-decide-in-cases-of-concussion/ FAI Cup semi-finalists face fixture changes A number of fixtures in the SSE Airtricity League Premier and First Divisions have been changed following confirmation of the four FAI Ford Cup semi-finalists. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:49:47 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0918/644774-fai-cup-semi-finalists-face-fixture-changes/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0918/644774-fai-cup-semi-finalists-face-fixture-changes/ San Siro to host Champions League final The 2015/16 Champions League final will be held in Milan's San Siro stadium, UEFA has announced. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:57:38 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0918/644766-san-siro-to-host-champions-league-final/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0918/644766-san-siro-to-host-champions-league-final/ Magath's reign ends at Fulham Felix Magath has been replaced as manager of Sky Bet Championship strugglers Fulham. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:55:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0918/644760-magaths-reign-ends-at-fulham/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0918/644760-magaths-reign-ends-at-fulham/ Ireland rise to 62 in FIFA rankings The Republic of Ireland have climbed four places in the FIFA rankings to 62 after recent wins over Georgia and Oman. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:06:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0918/644679-ireland-rise-to-62-in-fifa-rankings/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0918/644679-ireland-rise-to-62-in-fifa-rankings/ Coleman leaves Sligo for Accrington Sligo Rovers have confirmed that manager John Coleman and assistant Jimmy Bell have departed the club after just 88 days in charge to return to the Football League in England with former side Accrington Stanley. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:51:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0917/644370-coleman/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0917/644370-coleman/ D-day for Dublin in Euro 2020 host city bid UEFA will announce the host cities for the 2020 European Championships later today with Dublin bidding to be one of the 13 cities to stage games at the finals. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:12:57 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2014/0919/644853-dublin-euro-2020/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2014/0919/644853-dublin-euro-2020/ Duggan already eyeing Euro qualifiers Republic of Ireland senior women's defender Karen Duggan flew home from Germany today already looking forward to the Euro 2017 qualifying campaign. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:07:19 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2014/0918/644745-duggan-already-eyeing-euro-qualifiers/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2014/0918/644745-duggan-already-eyeing-euro-qualifiers/ Gordon primed for tough Europa opener Goalkeeper Craig Gordon believes tonight's Europa League Group D opener against Salzburg in Austria will be Celtic's most difficult game in the group campaign. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:57:56 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/europa-league/2014/0918/644735-celtic-europa-opener/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/europa-league/2014/0918/644735-celtic-europa-opener/ Southampton's Mane gets work permit Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed Senegal midfielder Sadio Mane has been successful in obtaining a work permit and will join up with his team-mates today. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:33:45 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0918/644726-southamptons-mane-gets-work-permit/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0918/644726-southamptons-mane-gets-work-permit/ Jagielka sees positives in European campaign Phil Jagielka thinks playing in the Europa League can help Everton's Premier League campaign. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:34:25 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/europa-league/2014/0918/644742-everton-europa-jagielka/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/europa-league/2014/0918/644742-everton-europa-jagielka/ Pochettino's Spurs travel light to Belgrade Mauricio Pochettino has left a number of players at home and downplayed concerns racist abuse could scar Tottenham's Europa League clash against Partizan Belgrade this evening. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:12:42 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/europa-league/2014/0918/644740-pochettinos-spurs-travel-light-to-belgrade/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/europa-league/2014/0918/644740-pochettinos-spurs-travel-light-to-belgrade/ Solskjaer steps down at Cardiff Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stepped down as manager of Cardiff, the Championship club have confirmed. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:40:17 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/0918/644701-solksjaer-cardiff-exit/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/0918/644701-solksjaer-cardiff-exit/