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 Mon, 8 Feb 2016 15:50:09 +0000 Mon, 8 Feb 2016 15:50:09 +0000 Sport News Alcohol courts to deal with drunken fans in Qatar Qatar may create special courts during the 2022 soccer World Cup to deal quickly and 'very gently' with alcohol-consuming fans who break the laws of the conservative Muslim state. Mon, 8 Feb 2016 17:32:48 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/world/2016/0208/766394-alcohol-courts-to-deal-with-drunken-fans-in-qatar/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/world/2016/0208/766394-alcohol-courts-to-deal-with-drunken-fans-in-qatar/ Liverpool ticket Q&A cancelled Liverpool have cancelled a question and answer session with chief executive Ian Ayre as the row over ticket prices continues. Mon, 8 Feb 2016 15:50:09 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0208/766342-liverpool/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0208/766342-liverpool/ Ronaldo says he'll see out Real contract Cristiano Ronaldo has said he wants to see out his final two years at Real Madrid in the 'best league in the world' before deciding where his next step lies. Mon, 8 Feb 2016 16:00:52 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2016/0208/766370-ronaldo-says-hell-see-out-real-contract/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/european/2016/0208/766370-ronaldo-says-hell-see-out-real-contract/ Van Gaal critical of media for 'creating stories' Under-fire Louis van Gaal came out fighting after again being questioned about reports Manchester United could bring in Jose Mourinho. Mon, 8 Feb 2016 11:53:25 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0208/766271-louis-van-gaal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0208/766271-louis-van-gaal/ Jurgen Klopp could make early return to dugout Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes to be able to return to work today less than 48 hours after an operation to remove his appendix. Mon, 8 Feb 2016 11:14:46 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0208/766267-jurgen-klopp/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0208/766267-jurgen-klopp/ Costa strikes late to deny United at the Bridge Diego Costa struck in injury time to deny Manchester United a first victory over Chelsea in 10 attempts, as they played out an entertaining 1-1 draw on Sunday. Sun, 7 Feb 2016 18:42:59 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0207/766089-chelsea-v-manchester-united/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0207/766089-chelsea-v-manchester-united/ La Liga: Neville's Valencia slump to another loss Gary Neville's future as Valencia manager hung in the balance after his side suffered another disappointing result with a 1-0 loss at Real Betis. Sun, 7 Feb 2016 22:06:33 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0207/766167-la-liga-nevilles-valencia-slump-to-another-loss/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0207/766167-la-liga-nevilles-valencia-slump-to-another-loss/ Celtic breeze into Scottish Cup quarters Celtic eased their way into the quarter-finals of the William Hill Scottish Cup as expected with a 2-0 win over Lowland League side East Kilbride at Airdrie's Excelsior stadium. Sun, 7 Feb 2016 23:52:12 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0207/766189-celtic-breeze-into-scottish-cup-quarters/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0207/766189-celtic-breeze-into-scottish-cup-quarters/ Arsenal get back to winning ways at Bournemouth Arsenal finally woke from their Barclays Premier League slumber as two quick-fire goals proved enough to beat Bournemouth 2-0 and get them back into the title picture. Sun, 7 Feb 2016 15:51:07 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0207/766088-bournemouth-v-arsenal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0207/766088-bournemouth-v-arsenal/ Louis van Gaal rubbishes Jose Mourinho speculation Louis van Gaal has dismissed claims Manchester United are already in talks with Jose Mourinho about replacing him as manager. Sun, 7 Feb 2016 11:02:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0207/766046-louis-van-gaal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0207/766046-louis-van-gaal/ Jamie Vardy pens new Leicester deal Leicester have announced Jamie Vardy has signed a new deal until 2019. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 22:25:57 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0206/765978-jamie-vardy-pens-new-leicester-deal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0206/765978-jamie-vardy-pens-new-leicester-deal/ Leicester belief grows with victory over Man City Robert Huth scored twice as Leicester sensationally thrashed title favourites Manchester City 3-1 to continue their remarkable challenge for the Barclays Premier League crown. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 15:01:03 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0206/765923-manchester-city-0-3-leicester/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0206/765923-manchester-city-0-3-leicester/ Wexford Youths bolster squad ahead of new season Conor O'Keeffe has signed for Wexford Youths ahead of the 2016 SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, which begins on 4 March. Sun, 7 Feb 2016 13:42:38 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0207/766077-wexford-youths-bolster-squad-ahead-of-new-season/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0207/766077-wexford-youths-bolster-squad-ahead-of-new-season/ Southampton see off Hammers at home Southampton held on to an early goal from Maya Yoshida to edge out West Ham 1-0 despite Victor Wanyama's red card in this evening's Premier League clash at St Mary's. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 19:52:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0206/765975-southampton-see-off-hammers-at-st-marys/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0206/765975-southampton-see-off-hammers-at-st-marys/ Everton easily see off lacklustre Stoke Everton registered back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time this season as a first-half blitz steered them to a 3-0 triumph over Stoke at a rain-lashed Britannia Stadium. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 17:16:17 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0206/765937-stoke-v-everton/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0206/765937-stoke-v-everton/ Defoe snatches point as Liverpool go missing Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe scored an 89th-minute equaliser as Liverpool - without their ill manager Jurgen Klopp - squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Anfield. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 17:54:56 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0206/765934-liverpool-v-sunderland/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0206/765934-liverpool-v-sunderland/ Mitrovic gives Newcastle crucial survival boost Aleksandar Mitrovic's fifth goal of the season dragged Newcastle out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone as they edged past West Brom 1-0 at St James' Park. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 18:10:33 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0206/765935-newcastle-v-west-brom/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0206/765935-newcastle-v-west-brom/ Scott Dann soars to salvage draw for Palace Swansea had to settle for a point in their Barclays Premier League relegation battle as Crystal Palace stopped the rot after five straight defeats. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 18:04:14 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0206/765938-swansea-v-crystal-palace/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0206/765938-swansea-v-crystal-palace/ Aston Villa drag Norwich into relegation zone Aston Villa piled the relegation pressure on Norwich as they beat their fellow strugglers 2-0 at Villa Park. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 17:27:32 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0206/765932-aston-villa-v-norwich/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0206/765932-aston-villa-v-norwich/ Klopp absent due to suspected appendicitis Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp missed the visit of Sunderland to Anfield on Saturday after coming down with suspected appendicitis. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 13:31:12 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0206/765912-klopp-absent-due-to/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2016/0206/765912-klopp-absent-due-to/