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 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:38:57 +0100 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:38:57 +0100 Sport News Van Gaal: United squad is unbalanced Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal thinks he has inherited an unbalanced and "broken" squad from David Moyes. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:30:29 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0729/633719-van-gaal-united-squad-is-unbalanced/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0729/633719-van-gaal-united-squad-is-unbalanced/ Sturridge confident Reds can replace Suarez goals Daniel Sturridge is ready to step up and fill the sizeable gap left by Luis Suarez in the Liverpool attack - but says his team-mates need to do likewise as they begin life without the prolific Uruguayan. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:38:57 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0729/633734-sturridge-confident-reds-can-replace-suarez-goals/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0729/633734-sturridge-confident-reds-can-replace-suarez-goals/ Arsenal sign Southampton defender Chambers Arsenal have signed full-back Calum Chambers from Southampton for an undisclosed fee, the London club have announced. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:54:48 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0728/633612-arsenal-sign-southampton-defender-chambers/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0728/633612-arsenal-sign-southampton-defender-chambers/ Redknapp dismisses Remy fitness concerns Harry Redknapp was shocked to hear QPR striker Loic Remy failed a medical with Liverpool and believes there must be another reason why the transfer broke down. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:17:11 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0728/633606-redknapp-dismisses-remy-fitness-concerns/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0728/633606-redknapp-dismisses-remy-fitness-concerns/ Everton sign Bosnia midfielder Besic Bosnian midfielder Muhamed Besic has joined Everton from Hungarian club Ferencvaros for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League have confirmed. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:35:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0728/633643-everton-sign-bosnia-midfielder-besic/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0728/633643-everton-sign-bosnia-midfielder-besic/ Celtic land Cardiff's Berget on loan Celtic have signed Jo Inge Berget from Cardiff City on loan until January as Tony Watt departed the Parkhead club for Belgian side Standard Liege. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:41:40 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/scottish/2014/0728/633651-celtic-land-cardiffs-berget-on-loan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/scottish/2014/0728/633651-celtic-land-cardiffs-berget-on-loan/ Kenny backs Dundalk to continue run Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny has backed his players to rise to the challenge of their first versus second meeting with Cork City this Friday in Turner's Cross. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:05:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0728/633497-kenny-backs-dundalk-to-continue-run/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish/2014/0728/633497-kenny-backs-dundalk-to-continue-run/ Koeman's empty training ground goes viral Ronald Koeman tweeted a picture of an empty Southampton training ground on Monday following a summer exodus from St Mary's. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:36:19 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0728/633545-koemans-empty-training-ground-goes-viral/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0728/633545-koemans-empty-training-ground-goes-viral/ Wenger prepared to take Chambers 'gamble' Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits he is prepared to take a "gamble" by signing teenage defender Calum Chambers from Southampton. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:34:27 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0728/633495-wenger-confident-about-chambers-gamble/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0728/633495-wenger-confident-about-chambers-gamble/ Griezmann moves to Atletico Madrid Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal to sign winger Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:47:48 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0728/633518-griezmann-moves-to-atletico-madrid/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0728/633518-griezmann-moves-to-atletico-madrid/ FIFA want probe of Italian president hopeful FIFA has asked the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to investigate comments made by Carlo Tavecchio, the favourite to become its next president, in which he referred to African players as "banana eaters". Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:50:46 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0728/633566-fifa-want-probe-of-italian-president-hopeful/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2014/0728/633566-fifa-want-probe-of-italian-president-hopeful/ Dundalk hammer Bray to boost title hopes Dundalk returned to the top of the SSE Airtricity League table with a 5-1 drubbing of struggling Bray Wanderers at Oriel Park on Sunday evening. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:40:31 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish-soccer-league/2014/0727/633432-dundalk-v-bray-wanderers/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish-soccer-league/2014/0727/633432-dundalk-v-bray-wanderers/ Liverpool confirm Lovern capture Liverpool have announced the signing of defender Dejan Lovren from Southampton on a long-term contract. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:35:07 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0727/633451-liverpool-confirm-lovern-capture/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english/2014/0727/633451-liverpool-confirm-lovern-capture/ Maguire and North strike late for Sligo Rovers Sligo Rovers moved to within eleven points of fourth placed Shamrock Rovers in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division on Sunday evening courtesy of a 2-0 win over Limerick at the Showgrounds. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:28:44 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish-soccer-league/2014/0727/633433-sligo-rovers-v-limerick/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish-soccer-league/2014/0727/633433-sligo-rovers-v-limerick/ Derry hit six past UCD Michael Duffy gave himself an early birthday gift with a hat-trick as Derry City showed no ill-effects from their heavy Europa League defeat in Belarus to win 6-1 at the UCD Bowl. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:59:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish-soccer-league/2014/0727/633430-derry-hit-six-past-ucd/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/irish-soccer-league/2014/0727/633430-derry-hit-six-past-ucd/ Remy's Reds move off after medical concerns QPR striker Loic Remy's proposed move to Liverpool is reportedly off after the Reds pulled out due to concerns over the player's medical. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:14:03 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/0727/633410-remys-reds-move-off-after-medical-concerns/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/0727/633410-remys-reds-move-off-after-medical-concerns/ Colombia goalkeeper Ospina to join Arsenal Arsenal have confirmed that Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina is to join the club on a long-term deal. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:26:48 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/0727/633378-colombia-goalkeeper-ospina-to-join-arsenal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/0727/633378-colombia-goalkeeper-ospina-to-join-arsenal/ Roma boss hints at €100m Strootman price tag Roma coach Rudi Garcia has told Manchester United they will have to stump up €100m (£79m) if they want to sign Kevin Strootman. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:53:38 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/0727/633359-roma-boss-hints-at-100m-strootman-price-tag/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/0727/633359-roma-boss-hints-at-100m-strootman-price-tag/ Call for Russia to be stripped of 2018 World Cup British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has joined calls for Russia to face the axe as hosts of the 2018 World Cup. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:33:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2014/0727/633363-call-for-russia-to-be-stripped-of-2018-world-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2014/0727/633363-call-for-russia-to-be-stripped-of-2018-world-cup/ Smoking Gunner Wilshere regretful Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has expressed regret after being photographed smoking while on holiday in Las Vegas, admitting it was "unacceptable". Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:53:57 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/0727/633368-smoking-gunner-wilshere-regretful/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/english-league/2014/0727/633368-smoking-gunner-wilshere-regretful/