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, 17 Aug 2017 15:50:32 +0100 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:50:32 +0100 Sport News Crowd trouble during Everton win over Hadjuk Split Everton hold a 2-0 lead in their Europa League qualifying play-off tie against Hajduk Split after a first leg at Goodison Park that had to be temporarily stopped due to crowd trouble in the away section. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:26:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0817/898191-everton-win-over-split-stopped-by-away-fans/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0817/898191-everton-win-over-split-stopped-by-away-fans/ Ronaldo & Messi duke it out for FIFA Player of Year Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will again be duelling for the title of world's best footballer after their names once again headed the shortlist on Thursday for The Best FIFA Men's Player. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:50:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0817/898099-ronaldo-messi-duke-it-out-for-fifa-player-of-year/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0817/898099-ronaldo-messi-duke-it-out-for-fifa-player-of-year/ Klopp crushes talk of imminent Coutinho move to Barca Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed Barcelona claims that a deal for wantaway playmaker Philippe Coutinho is close to completion. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:15:46 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0817/898082-klopp-crushes-talk-of-imminent-coutinho-move-to-barca/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0817/898082-klopp-crushes-talk-of-imminent-coutinho-move-to-barca/ Luis Suarez out for a month with knee injury Barcelona have been dealt another blow after their crushing 5-1 aggregate defeat to Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup with the news that Luis Suarez will be out for around four weeks with a knee injury. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:33:47 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0817/898094-luis-suarez-out-for-a-month-with-knee-injury/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0817/898094-luis-suarez-out-for-a-month-with-knee-injury/ Coutinho 'close' to Barcelona move, confirms Pep Segura Barcelona general manager Pep Segura has said the signings of Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele are "close" after watching his side lose to arch-rivlas Real Madrid in the Supercopa de Espana final. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:40:30 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0817/897989-coutinho-close-to-barcelona-move-confirms-pep-segura/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0817/897989-coutinho-close-to-barcelona-move-confirms-pep-segura/ Sligo draw Falkirk in Scottish Challenge Cup Sligo Rovers have been drawn at home to Scottish Championship side Falkirk in the second round of the Irn Bru Challenge Cup, while Bray Wanderers will take on League Two side Elgin City. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:25:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0817/898069-sligo-draw-falkirk-in-scottish-challenge-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0817/898069-sligo-draw-falkirk-in-scottish-challenge-cup/ Costa future: "My destiny is already set' Exiled striker Diego Costa has repeated his wish to return to Atletico Madrid and believes his stand-off with Chelsea will come to an end when he travels to Spain. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:49:00 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0817/898038-costa-my-destiny-is-already-set-i-must-return-to-a/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0817/898038-costa-my-destiny-is-already-set-i-must-return-to-a/ Duffy signs new contract at Brighton Republic of Ireland defender Shane Duffy has signed a new contract with Premier League club Brighton. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:33:09 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0817/898027-duffy-signs-new-contract-at-brighton/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0817/898027-duffy-signs-new-contract-at-brighton/ 'It's still only half-time', says Brendan Rodgers Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers insisted that it was only half-time in the tie after his team's resounding 5-0 win over Astana in the first leg of their Champions League playoff at Celtic Park. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:42:44 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0816/897931-its-still-only-half-time-says-brendan-rodgers/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0816/897931-its-still-only-half-time-says-brendan-rodgers/ Jonny Evans a surprise transfer target for Man City Manchester City are believed to have made an initial approach to Premier League rivals West Brom for defender Jonny Evans. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:47:16 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0816/897933-city-in/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0816/897933-city-in/ Champions League review: Wins for Sevilla and Napoli Sevilla and Olympiakos both won while Nice endured a miserable return to the Champions League after having two men sent off in defeat at Napoli. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:33:37 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0816/897943-champions-league-review-wins-for-sevilla-and-napoli/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0816/897943-champions-league-review-wins-for-sevilla-and-napoli/ Celtic annihilate Astana to put one foot in group stage Celtic are on the verge of the Champions League group stages after a 5-0 thumping of Astana in the first leg of their play-off at Parkhead. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:03:17 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0816/897927-celtic-match-report/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0816/897927-celtic-match-report/ Maguire delighted to get recognition for Cork displays Seanie Maguire regards his recent international call-up as recognition for what he achieved with Cork City in 2017. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:15:32 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0816/897913-maguire-delighted-to-get-recognition-for-cork-displays/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0816/897913-maguire-delighted-to-get-recognition-for-cork-displays/ Everton break transfer record again to land Sigurdsson Everton have completed the club-record signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea, for a fee believed to be around £45m. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:06:33 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0816/897739-sigurdsson-set-for-everton-switch/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0816/897739-sigurdsson-set-for-everton-switch/ 'This is persecution!' - Ronaldo enraged as ban upheld Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo accused the Spanish football federation (RFEF) of persecution after his appeal against a five-game ban for pushing a referee was dismissed on Wednesday. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:28:03 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0816/897877-ronaldo-appeal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0816/897877-ronaldo-appeal/ Rodgers: Celtic can handle Champions League pressure Brendan Rodgers reckons his nerveless Celtic side are ready to show Astana just how much they have matured since last year's Champions League clashes. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:40:25 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0816/897744-celtic/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0816/897744-celtic/ Wenger fears Sanchez could leave for nothing next year Arsenal risk losing striker Alexis Sanchez for free next season, according to manager Arsene Wenger, who confirmed the club have made no progress on a new contract for the Chilean striker. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:42:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0816/897827-wenger-sanchez-could-leave-for-nothing-next-year/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0816/897827-wenger-sanchez-could-leave-for-nothing-next-year/ Jese Rodriguez joins Stoke City on loan Stoke have announced the signing of Spanish forward Jese Rodriguez on a season-long loan from Paris St Germain. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:33:14 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0816/897770-jese-rodriguez-joins-stoke-city-on-loan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0816/897770-jese-rodriguez-joins-stoke-city-on-loan/ Advantage Liverpool as Reds secure away win in Germany Liverpool took a giant step towards the Champions League group stages after securing a 2-1 away win in the first-leg of their third round qualifier against Hoffenheim. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:50:46 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0815/897683-liverpool-match-report/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0815/897683-liverpool-match-report/ Rovers stay in the hunt for European football Shamrock Rovers kept up the pressure on Derry City in their quest for European football with a two-nil win on Shannonside. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:44:18 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0815/897652-limerick-shamrock-rovers/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0815/897652-limerick-shamrock-rovers/