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 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:25:59 +0100 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:25:59 +0100 Sport News Nervy Arsenal edge to Champions League win Arsenal have beaten Besiktas at Emirates Stadium to reach the group stage of the Champions League, winning the play-off 1-0 on aggregate. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:07:08 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/champions-league/2014/0827/639785-nervy-arsenal-edge-to-champions-league-win/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/champions-league/2014/0827/639785-nervy-arsenal-edge-to-champions-league-win/ Giroud out for the year after surgery Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will be sidelined for the rest of the year after having ankle surgery, boss Arsene Wenger has announced. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:25:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0827/639786-giroud-out-for-the-year-after-surgery/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0827/639786-giroud-out-for-the-year-after-surgery/ Warnock named as new Palace boss Neil Warnock was today named as the new manager of Crystal Palace, the London club's sponsors announced. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:32:09 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0827/639697-warnock-named-as-new-palace-boss/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0827/639697-warnock-named-as-new-palace-boss/ United warned Blind won't come cheap Ajax have told Manchester United they will not be able to sign Daley Blind on the cheap. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:12:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0827/639729-united-warned-blind-wont-come-cheap/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0827/639729-united-warned-blind-wont-come-cheap/ Milan eye Torres loan deal AC Milan are hoping to acquire Chelsea pair Fernando Torres and Marco van Ginkel before the end of the summer transfer window. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:38:07 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0827/639744-milan-eye-torres-loan-deal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0827/639744-milan-eye-torres-loan-deal/ Nicolas and Walker hit out at Celtic board Former Celtic players Charlie Nicolas and Andy Walker accused the club of refusing to invest sufficiently in the squad after the Scottish champions wasted a Champions League reprieve by crashing out of the competition in the play-off round. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:02:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/scottish/2014/0827/639712-nicolas-and-walker-hit-out-at-celtic-board/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/scottish/2014/0827/639712-nicolas-and-walker-hit-out-at-celtic-board/ Alonso announces international retirement Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has announced his retirement from international football. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:21:39 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0827/639759-alonso-announces-international-retirement/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0827/639759-alonso-announces-international-retirement/ Di Maria: I wanted to stay at Real New Manchester United signing Angel di Maria has refuted claims that he wanted to leave Real Madrid this summer. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:32:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0827/639652-di-maria-i-wanted-to-stay-at-real/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0827/639652-di-maria-i-wanted-to-stay-at-real/ Deila: Europa League is our level Celtic's inclusion in Friday's Europa League draw will be ignominious after they passed up a second chance at the Champions League by losing 1-0 to Maribor at Parkhead on Tuesday night. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:38:06 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/scottish/2014/0827/639609-deila-europa-league-is-our-level/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/scottish/2014/0827/639609-deila-europa-league-is-our-level/ Van Gaal: Building a new team takes time Louis van Gaal told Manchester United fans to their keep faith in him despite Tuesday night's humiliating 4-0 defeat to MK Dons. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:53:57 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0827/639615-van-gaal-keep-the-faith/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0827/639615-van-gaal-keep-the-faith/ Wenger won't panic buy Giroud replacement Arsene Wenger is braced for gloomy news as Arsenal await a specialist's verdict on the tibia injury that could leave Olivier Giroud facing a significant spell on he sidelines. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:53:18 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0827/639622-wenger-wont-panic-buy-giroud-replacement/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0827/639622-wenger-wont-panic-buy-giroud-replacement/ Sorry Celtic dumped out of the Champions League Celtic dramatically crashed out of the Champions League for the second time this season with a 1-0 play-off defeat by Maribor at Parkhead taking the visitors through 2-1 on aggregate. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:39:43 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/champions-league/2014/0826/639559-sorry-celtic-dumped-out-of-the-champions-league/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/champions-league/2014/0826/639559-sorry-celtic-dumped-out-of-the-champions-league/ Manchester United humiliated by MK Dons Manchester United suffered one of the most humiliating defeats in their long and proud history as MK Dons piled yet more misery on Louis van Gaal. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:09:48 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0826/639562-manchester-united-humiliated-by-mk-dons/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0826/639562-manchester-united-humiliated-by-mk-dons/ Floodlight issue postpones Cup replay The FAI Ford Cup last 16 replay between Shelbourne and St Patrick's Athletic at Tolka Park was postponed prior to kick-off due to floodlight failure. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:27:44 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2014/0826/639552-floodlight-issue-postpones-cup-replay/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2014/0826/639552-floodlight-issue-postpones-cup-replay/ Eto'o joins Everton on two-year deal Everton have announced the signing of Samuel Eto'o on a two-year deal on a free transfer. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:12:40 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0826/639551-etoo-joins-everton-on-two-year-deal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0826/639551-etoo-joins-everton-on-two-year-deal/ Di Maria completes move to Manchester United Manchester United have broken the Barclays Premier League transfer record to sign Angel di Maria from Real Madrid. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:14:58 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0826/639542-di-maria-completes-move-to-manchester-united/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0826/639542-di-maria-completes-move-to-manchester-united/ Dundalk visit Rovers in Cup quarter-finals Shamrock Rovers face Dundalk in the tie of the round in this year's FAI Ford Cup quarter-finals. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:18:58 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0826/639527-dundalk-visit-rovers-in-cup-quarter-finals/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0826/639527-dundalk-visit-rovers-in-cup-quarter-finals/ Lambert will not pressure Grealish Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert insists he will leave Jack Grealish alone to decide his own international future. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:15:52 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2014/0826/639508-lambert-wont-pressure-grealish/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2014/0826/639508-lambert-wont-pressure-grealish/ Arsenal sweating over Giroud fitness Arsenal are waiting to discover the severity of Olivier Giroud's foot injury but are already resigned to being without him for their Champions League qualifier against Besiktas on Wednesday night. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:53:29 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/champions-league/2014/0826/639489-arsenal-sweating-over-giroud-fitness/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/champions-league/2014/0826/639489-arsenal-sweating-over-giroud-fitness/ United yet to make move for Blind Daley Blind's agent says Manchester United are yet to launch a bid to sign his client. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:31:27 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0826/639471-united-yet-to-make-move-for-blind/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0826/639471-united-yet-to-make-move-for-blind/