Northern Ireland Features

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Home nations battle for FIFA vice-president role

PA Sport | March, 26 2014

Britain's four home nations will battle it out against each other for the FIFA vice-presidency after the Scottish FA signalled it will put forward a candidate next year. On Thursday, UEFA's Congress is expected to rubber-stamp new rules that w...

Capello bemused by Russia defeat

Kevin Palmer | August, 15 2013

Russia boss Fabio Capello was left reeling after his side’s shock 1-0 defeat in a rescheduled World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland in Belfast. #INSERT type:image caption:custom caption END# The Russian’s looked well pl...

Ronaldo's big night falls flat

Andy Brassell, Estadio do Dragao | October, 17 2012

Andy Brassell was in Porto to see Cristiano Ronaldo's big night fall flat as Portugal were held by Northern Ireland.

Paying the penalty

Miguel Delaney | May, 25 2012

At the very least, Bastian Schweinsteiger wasn’t alone, and we don’t just mean that Ivica Olic also missed in the Champions League final shootout or that Philipp Lahm ran over to comfort him. The apparently unprecedented sight of a G...

Miguel Delaney: Questions for the group stage

Miguel Delaney | June, 7 2012

When it comes to the reputation of the European Championship, the group stages have a lot to answer for. The perception, of course, is that the tournament is the highest-quality that international football has to offer. However, it’s dif...

Paying the penalty

Miguel Delaney | May, 28 2012

At the very least, Bastian Schweinsteiger wasn’t alone, and we don’t just mean that Ivica Olic also missed in the Champions League final shootout or that Philipp Lahm ran over to comfort him. The apparently unprecedented sight of a G...

Jeff Carlisle: Euros 101

Jeff Carlisle | April, 30 2012

In the summer of 2010, those fans suffering from World Cup withdrawal – those in Europe anyway – didn’t have to wait long to find their next international soccer fix. On Aug. 11, 2010 – just a month after Spain defeated the ...

Uncapped trio offer Ireland hope

Gareth Maher | February, 7 2011

Gareth Maher says the Carling Nations Cup gives Republic of Ireland a chance to get back on track.

Irish eyes focused on upset

Jon Carter | October, 4 2010

Jon Carter on the Northern Irish hopes for a shock result against former World champions Italy.

Young guns and goal gluts

Mark Lomas | April, 2 2010

In the first of a new series, Mark Lomas delves into the world of World Cup records.

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