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Watch: Republic Of Ireland’s Top Five Dramatic Late Goals

LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Robbie Brady (R) of Republic of Ireland celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Italy and Republic of Ireland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 22, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The Republic of Ireland national side has become synonymous with late goals over the years, as a determined attitude from the Boys in Green has paid dividends time and time again. In fact, even on the road to France in the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, the winner against Georgia and equalisers against Germany and Poland were all scored in injury …

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Ireland Striker Robbie Keane Announces International Retirement

DUBLIN, IRELAND - JUNE 07: Robbie Keane of the Republic of Ireland celebrates after scoring during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier between Republic of Ireland and the Faroe Islands at the Aviva Stadium on June 7, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane has announced that he is to retire from international football. The move comes as the 36-year-old was named in Martin O’Neill’s squad for next week’s friendly international against Oman, but Keane has subsequently announced that it will be the last time he pulls on an Ireland shirt. Robbie Keane has announced he will retire from …

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Brazil Legend Ronaldo Names Star-Studded ‘All-Time’ XI

Football, 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals, Kobe, Japan, 17th June 2002, Brazil 2 v Belgium 0, Ronaldo celebrates after scoring Brazil's 2nd goal (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

Having played for some of the biggest sides in the world, Brazilian legend Ronaldo would have played with (and against) some of the biggest superstars the game has ever seen. The 39-year-old played for the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Inter across an 18-year career, as well as winning the World Cup twice with Brazil. When asked …

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Forgotten Friday – Junichi Inamoto

Seeing as it is World Cup season, this week’s Forgotten Friday will look at a player who made his name at the World Cup in 2002. It was a hugely successful tournament held in Japan and South Korea. For ourselves, the Irish have fond memories of the tournament for a variety of reasons. The country was split in two before the …

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TBT: ‘Now One Korean Has Killed 70 million Turks’

This weeks Throwback Thursday looks at the 2002 World Cup where Brazilain attacker Rivaldo made the headlines for the wrong reasons. Rivaldo was dallying over a corner with Brazil leading 2-1 thanks to a late penalty. Then Blackburn defender Hakan Unsal kicked the ball in frustration and Riavldo was struck on the thigh. The Barcelona player reacted by collapsing to the …

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World Cup Heroes: Rivaldo

The World Cup in begins on Thursday and it seems only fitting that this week’s World Cup Hero article is dedicated to a Brazilian legend. Pele and Ronaldo have already been discussed in the last few weeks, so it’s time to focus on another Brazilian who played a major role in a World Cup competition. This week’s World Cup hero is Rivaldo. …

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Where Are They Now? – Gary Breen

This week’s ‘Where are they now?’ segment focuses on former Irish International footballer and general cult hero, Gary Breen. Gary Breen was born on 12th December 1973 in Hendon, London. Breen started his fledgling career at Charlton Athletic but never made a first team appearance for the Addicks. He left Charlton to join Maidstone United in 1991. At Maidstone, Breen …

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Best XI: Current Ireland Team vs 2002 World Cup Team

The media frenzy which will surround the upcoming World Cup will undoubtedly make the country nostalgic for the good times in Irish soccer, when we had a team who could compete with the big powers in the game, on the biggest international stage. Not since 2002 have we experienced the excitement of a World Cup build up, the naming of …

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World Cup Heroes: Brazilian Ronaldo

There was a time in modern football where the name ‘Ronaldo’ had a completely different meaning. Upon hearing this name, the world of football would instantly refer to the legendary Brazilian striker rather than today’s Portuguese genius. This Ronaldo was one of the greatest strikers in football history and enjoyed a phenomenal career. Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima began his career in …

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