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Done Deal: Arsenal Confirm Signing Of Sokratis Papastathopoulos From Dortmund

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - JULY 02: Arsenal unveil new signing Sokratis Papastathopolus at London Colney on July 2, 2018 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Sokratis Papastathopolus

Arsenal have announced their latest recruit with the arrival of Greek international defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund. The deal was confirmed by the Premier League side on Monday afternoon, with an undisclosed fee (but believed to be in the region of £17.5m) having been agreed between the clubs in June. HE’S HERE ? #SOKRATIS pic.twitter.com/fnVp54fjto — Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July …

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Who Are Ireland’s Potential World Cup Playoff Opponents?

CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 09: Martin O’Neill, Manager of The Republic of Ireland salutes the crowd after the FIFA 2018 World Cup Group D Qualifier between Wales and Republic of Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadium on October 9, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. Ireland reach the play-offs ahead of Wales after a 1-0 victory. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Ireland secured a World Cup playoff place by beating Wales on Monday night, but still face a big challenge in qualifying for next year’s World Cup. Martin O’Neill’s side finished the group strongly with a terrific 1-0 win in Cardiff, ending a rollercoaster campaign in second place two points behind winners Serbia. With the group stage now done and dusted, …

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Darts World Cup: Ireland Advance But Top Seeds Scotland Are Out

Betway Premier League Darts, The SSE Arena, Belfast 21/4/2017 Phil Taylor vs Gary Anderson Gary Anderson Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Matt Mackey

The 2017 PDC World Cup of Darts got underway in Frankfurt on Thursday night, with top seeds Scotland suffering a shock defeat. The Scottish team, consisting of world number two Gary Anderson and number three Peter Wright, were expected to go all the way to the final. However, both players struggled for consistency as the number one seeds were dumped …

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World Cup Round-Up: Portugal Lose, France Held To Surprise Draw

(R-L) Antoine Griezmann of France and Moussa Sissoko of France can't believe it as another chance goes begging during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Belarus and France at Borisov Arena on September 6, 2016 in Borisov, Belarus. (Photo by Dave Winter/Icon Sport) (Photo by Dave Winter/Icon Sport via Getty Images)

The final wave of opening European World Cup qualifiers took place tonight, as Euro 2016 finalists Portugal and France both got their respective campaigns underway. In Group A, France took on Belarus in Barysaw, looking to bounce back from the disappointment of losing the European Championship on home soil. However, it was to be a frustrating night for Didier Deschamps’ …

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International Round-Up: Wins For Brazil And France But Netherlands Humiliated Again

Neymar celebrates the first goal for Brazil during World Cup Qualifying match Russia 2018, played between Ecuador and Brazil that is played at the Olimpic Stadium Atahualpa in Quito, Thursday September 01, 2016. (Photo by Alberto Suarez/ ACG).

Brazil got their World Cup qualification campaign back on track last night with a 3-0 win away at Ecuador. The Seleção, under new management in the form of former Corinthians boss Tite, had collected only 9 points from their opening six games, leaving their chances of reaching the finals in Russia looking on uncharacteristically shaky ground. However, they left it relatively late …

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Arsenal Sign Greek Sensation On Professional Contract

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Savvas Mourgos of Arsenal during the pre season friendly match between Arsenal U21 and AFC Bournemouth U21 at London Colney on July 11, 2015 in St Albans, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal’s youth setup is starting to look a whole lot stronger. Having been linked this week for a move for 15 year old Dutch prodigy Myron Boadu, the club did today confirm that a player had been signed on professional terms – 18 year old Greek midfielder Savvas Mourgos. The former Greek under-17 international had already been involved in the youth …

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A Greek Tragedy: Austerity and Sport in Greece

As Greece votes on its economic future, we look at the impact austerity has had on sport in the country In 2004 the Olympic Games triumphantly returned to its birth place in Greece. The Athens Games cost the Greek taxpayers €9 billion, then the most expensive Olympics ever held. Apart from the construction of stadiums and facilities, a new metro …

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Mixed Fortunes For Irish At Homeless World Cup

With the Homeless World Cup in full swing at the moment in Chile, the Republic of Ireland squad are hoping to make a strong impression at the games. Before flying out to Chile, Irish Manager Sean Kavanagh had high hopes for Ireland at the games and initially, the Boys in Green didn’t disappoint. Sean Kavanagh’s men made headlines in Ireland …

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The Burning Issue for Each Remaining Team

And so we have our first rest day. After two weeks of excitement, controversy and, above all, goals, the identity of the last sixteen of the 2014 FIFA World Cup is now known. The fascinating thing about this tournament is that a clear favourite is yet to emerge. The hosts have been unimpressive, the reigning champions eliminated and the world’s …

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Let’s Give Some Column Inches To Greece

While the world shows it’s condemnation for serial chomper Luis Suarez, we take a look at an amazing story from yesterday’s group stages of the World Cup, Greece. This summer ten years ago Greece, the Minnow of the Mediterranean, won the European Championships. Against Portugal in Portugal, the Greeks sent shockwaves through the footballing world. The Herculean effort broke Portuguese …

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