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 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:41:32 +0000 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:41:32 +0000 Sport News Diego Costa to contest violent conduct charge Chelsea striker Diego Costa will contest an FA charge for violent conduct for an apparent stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can - a move which has the full support of his club. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:19:35 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0129/676522-diego-costa-to-contest-violent-conduct-charge/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0129/676522-diego-costa-to-contest-violent-conduct-charge/ Home comforts key for Miller's Cork move Former Republic of Ireland international Liam Miller has said that a desire to "move home" was a crucial factor in his decision to sign with Cork City. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:41:32 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0129/676515-home-comforts-key-for-millers-cork-move/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0129/676515-home-comforts-key-for-millers-cork-move/ Aduriz sends Bilbao into semi-finals Aritz Aduriz's second-half strike was enough to send Athletic Bilbao into the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey as he notched the only goal against Malaga. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:30:28 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0129/676589-aduriz-sends-bilbao-into-semi-finals/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0129/676589-aduriz-sends-bilbao-into-semi-finals/ English back prince for FIFA as Ginola bid falters The English FA has formally nominated Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein as a candidate to stand against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency but David Ginola's bid could be over. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:37:00 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0129/676551-english-back-prince-for-fifa-as-ginola-bid-falters/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0129/676551-english-back-prince-for-fifa-as-ginola-bid-falters/ Glenn Whelan signs new Stoke City deal Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan has signed a new two-year contract extension with Stoke City. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:03:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0129/676457-glenn-whelan-signs-new-stoke-city-deal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0129/676457-glenn-whelan-signs-new-stoke-city-deal/ Guinea handed quarter-final place Guinea will play in the African Cup of Nations quarter-finals after qualifying instead of Mali by the drawing of lots at a ceremony in Malabo on Thursday. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:34:11 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0129/676493-guinea-handed-quarter-final-place/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0129/676493-guinea-handed-quarter-final-place/ Balotelli staying at Anfield, insists agent Things have not gone as planned for Mario Balotelli at Liverpool but the Italy international is hopeful of turning things around at Anfield, according to his agent. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:15:49 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0129/676427-balotelli-staying-at-anfield-insists-agent/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0129/676427-balotelli-staying-at-anfield-insists-agent/ Cabinteely face Wexford in opening game Cabinteely will kick off the new SSE Airtricity First Division campaign with a home game against Wexford Youths on Friday, 6 March. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:42:06 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0129/676473-cabinteely-face-wexford-in-opening-game/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0129/676473-cabinteely-face-wexford-in-opening-game/ Agent insists Paul Pogba will leave Juventus Paul Pogba's agent believes the coveted midfielder's future lies away from Juventus, saying: "If it does not happen this year, it will be next year." Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:09:08 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2015/0129/676445-agent-insists-pogba-will-leave-juventus/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2015/0129/676445-agent-insists-pogba-will-leave-juventus/ Cabinteely state long-term ambitions Cabinteely FC are joining the SSE Airtricity League for the long haul according to vice-chairman Pearse Toal, but the addition has already drawn criticism. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:54:55 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0129/676398-cabinteely/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0129/676398-cabinteely/ Costa charged over alleged Can stamp Chelsea's Diego Costa has been charged with violent conduct by the English FA for an alleged stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can during their Capital Cup semi-final on Tuesday. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:40:42 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0128/676261-costa-charged-over-alleged-can-stamp/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0128/676261-costa-charged-over-alleged-can-stamp/ Christian Eriksen bags brace as Spurs reach final Christian Eriksen scored twice as Tottenham saw off a spirited challenge from Sheffield United to advance on a 3-2 aggregate scoreline to meet Chelsea in the Capital Cup final. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:55:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0128/676281-sheffield-utd-v-tottenham/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0128/676281-sheffield-utd-v-tottenham/ Neymar scores twice as Barca beat Atletico Neymar struck twice as Barcelona came from behind to seal a 3-2 victory over nine-man Atletico Madrid and reach the King's Cup semi-finals 4-2 on aggregate. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:52:09 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0128/676298-atletico-madrid-v-barcelona/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0128/676298-atletico-madrid-v-barcelona/ Arsenal complete move for Gabriel Paulista Arsenal's protracted move for Gabriel Paulista has been completed, with the Brazilian defender arriving in a deal which will involve Joel Campbell completing the season on loan at Villarreal. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:25:51 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0128/676265-arsenal-complete-move-for-gabriel-paulista/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0128/676265-arsenal-complete-move-for-gabriel-paulista/ Life after football: 'Players need much more help' A study which shows that over half of footballers suffer from a clinical level of psychological distress after being released from a club at a young age has led to further calls for improved after-care in the game. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:17:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0128/676194-life-after-football/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0128/676194-life-after-football/ Mali and Guinea to be separated by drawing lots Mali and Guinea ended their Africa Cup of Nations group campaign with yet another draw and must now await the drawing of lots to see who advances to the quarter-finals. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:29:43 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0128/676295-africa-cup-nations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0128/676295-africa-cup-nations/ Cabinteely FC will play in First Division in 2015 Cabinteely FC will compete in the SSE Airtricity First Division next year after being granted a licence by the FAI. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:00:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0128/676130-cabinteely-confirm-loi-application/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2015/0128/676130-cabinteely-confirm-loi-application/ Cristiano Ronaldo gets two-match ban for red card Cristiano Ronaldo has been handed a two-match ban following his red card in Real Madrid's 2-1 victory over Cordoba on Saturday. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:47:31 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0128/676283-cristiano-ronaldo-gets-two-match-ban-for-red-card/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/0128/676283-cristiano-ronaldo-gets-two-match-ban-for-red-card/ Luis Figo joins lists of challengers for FIFA post Luis Figo has announced he will stand against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:51:33 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/world/2015/0128/676198-fifa_figo/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/world/2015/0128/676198-fifa_figo/ Eoin Doyle now top scorer in England with 20 goals Eoin Doyle became the first player in the English leagues to reach the 20-goal milestone this season with a brace as Chesterfield beat Crawley Town 3-0 to move to fifth in League One. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:14:53 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0128/676148-doyle-in-demand-after-hitting-20-goal-milestone/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2015/0128/676148-doyle-in-demand-after-hitting-20-goal-milestone/