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, 25 Nov 2015 13:27:15 +0000 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:27:15 +0000 Sport News Towell turns down offers from Turkey and Poland Dundalk star Richie Towell insists he hasn't made any decision yet on which club he will join next but revealed he has turned offers from teams in Turkey and Poland and will likely join a Championship side. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:38:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1125/749102-richie-towell-still-undecided-on-next-move/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1125/749102-richie-towell-still-undecided-on-next-move/ AUDIO: Remembering George Best - 10 years on On the 10th anniversary of the death of George Best, former international team-mate Gerry Armstrong says he knows "how proud George would have been" of Northern Ireland's qualification for Euro 2016. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:27:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1125/749081-listen-remembering-george-best-10-years-on/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1125/749081-listen-remembering-george-best-10-years-on/ Shane Long backed to step up in Pelle's absence Southampton skipper Jose Fonte has backed Shane Long to fill the void created by the club's leading scorer Graziano Pelle, who will miss Saturday's Premier League clash against Manchester City after picking up his fifth booking of the season. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:51:39 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1125/749060-long-backed-to-step-up-in-pelles-absence/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1125/749060-long-backed-to-step-up-in-pelles-absence/ UEFA punish Dynamo Kiev for fans' racist behaviour UEFA has ordered Dynamo Kiev to play their next three European home games in an empty stadium as punishment for offences including racist behaviour by fans during the Champions League match against Chelsea last month. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:49:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1125/749089-dynamo-kiev/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1125/749089-dynamo-kiev/ Sepp Blatter ready to challenge FIFA ban Sepp Blatter is challenging FIFA's ethics committee's powers to remove him as president of football's world governing body, according to his advisor. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:31:42 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1125/749011-blatter-advisor-says-he-will-challenge-committee-b/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1125/749011-blatter-advisor-says-he-will-challenge-committee-b/ Beattie on glory hunt after penning Cork City deal Steven Beattie insisted a "hungry" Cork City are targeting league and cup glory next season after committing his future to the club with a two-year contract. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:58:21 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1125/749079-beattie-eyes-cork-glory-after-penning-two-year-dea/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1125/749079-beattie-eyes-cork-glory-after-penning-two-year-dea/ Mourinho slams 'dangerous' pitch after Terry blow Chelsea captain John Terry is expected to miss Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash at Tottenham, with Jose Mourinho blaming a "dangerous" pitch for his ankle problem. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:17:55 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1125/749017-mourinho-slams-dangerous-pitch-after-terry-blow/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1125/749017-mourinho-slams-dangerous-pitch-after-terry-blow/ Gerrard set for training stint with Liverpool Steven Gerrard has confirmed he will train with former club Liverpool next week and is relishing the opportunity to work with Jurgen Klopp. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:46:28 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1125/749039-sreven-gerrard-to-train-with-liverpool/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1125/749039-sreven-gerrard-to-train-with-liverpool/ Wenger urges Arsenal to 'make right' past slip-ups Arsene Wenger has challenged his Arsenal players to "make right" their poor start to the Champions League by sealing qualification with a win in Athens. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:05:36 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1125/749028-wenger-urges-arsenal-to-make-right-past-slip-ups/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1125/749028-wenger-urges-arsenal-to-make-right-past-slip-ups/ Arsenal keep Champions League hopes alive Arsenal kept their Champions League hopes alive with a routine victory over Dinamo Zagreb. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 21:51:14 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1124/748976-arsenal-dinamo-zagreb/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1124/748976-arsenal-dinamo-zagreb/ Chelsea win but issues remain for Mourinho Chelsea's Champions League fate will go to the final group game after an 4-0 win over 10-man Maccabi Tel Aviv earned successive victories for the first time in two months. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 21:57:30 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1124/748977-maccabi-tel-aviv-chelsea/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1124/748977-maccabi-tel-aviv-chelsea/ France gives go ahead for Euro 2016 fan zones France plans to maintain public areas for thousands of soccer supporters to watch games on big screens at the European soccer championship next year despite security fears following the Paris attacks. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:23:19 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1124/748918-france-to-maintain-fan-zones-for-euro-2016/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1124/748918-france-to-maintain-fan-zones-for-euro-2016/ Champions League round-up - Barca hit Roma for six Bayern Munich's 4-0 drubbing of Olympiacos, leaves Arsenal still eyeing qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 22:32:44 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1124/748978-champions-league-round-up/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1124/748978-champions-league-round-up/ Benitez confident in Ronaldo and players' trust Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez is "absolutely confident" his players, including striker Cristiano Ronaldo, are behind him following Saturday's 4-0 defeat by arch-rivals Barcelona in La Liga's 'Clasico'. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 20:55:11 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1124/748979-benitez-confident-in-ronaldo-and-players-trust/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1124/748979-benitez-confident-in-ronaldo-and-players-trust/ St Pat's add Dinny Corcoran to squad St Patrick's Athletic have made another new addition to their squad for the 2016 season with striker Dinny Corcoran joining from Sligo Rovers. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:17:03 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1124/748904-st-pats-add-dinny-corcoran-to-squad/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1124/748904-st-pats-add-dinny-corcoran-to-squad/ Committee to seek lifetime ban for Michel Platini FIFA's ethics committee will seek a lifetime ban for Michel Platini if the UEFA president is found guilty of a breach of their ethics code, his lawyers have confirmed. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:21:14 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1124/748851-fifa-request-life-ban-for-platini/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1124/748851-fifa-request-life-ban-for-platini/ United pair Rooney and Martial back for PSV clash Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial have returned to training ahead of Manchester United's Champions League match against PSV. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:38:52 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1124/748835-rooney-and-martial-back-for/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1124/748835-rooney-and-martial-back-for/ Liverpool's Coutinho injury fears ease The hamstring injury Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho sustained against Manchester City is reportedly not too serious and he could feature against Swansea next weekend. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:14:10 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1124/748846-liverpools-coutinho-injury-fears-ease/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1124/748846-liverpools-coutinho-injury-fears-ease/ Celtic's Rogic backs Scottish league on the road Tom Rogic has backed plans to take Celtic to the United States for a Ladbrokes Premiership game as it could give the Scottish game a much-needed boost. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:36:52 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1124/748877-celtics-rogic-backs-spl-on-the-road/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1124/748877-celtics-rogic-backs-spl-on-the-road/ VIDEO: Robertson wants 'glory days' back in Sligo New Sligo Rovers boss Dave Robertson says he plans to get the Bit O'Red playing "high-tempo, attacking" football and entice the fans back to the Showgrounds. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:36:40 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1123/748701-dave-robertson-sligo/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/1123/748701-dave-robertson-sligo/