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Five Alternative Ireland Lineups Martin O’Neill Could Select For Wales Clash

Republic of Ireland Squad Training, FAI National Training Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin 22/3/2017 Manager Martin O'Neill Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The build-up to Ireland versus Wales has been dominated by talk of injuries and a reshuffling of Martin O’Neill’s pack. With five players missing from the starting eleven that defeated Austria, enforced changes are guaranteed with a change of system a strong possibility. Considering the large number of pull outs, O’Neill has still assembled a relatively strong squad. Shane Long …

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Manchester United Have Two Huge Bids Rejected For Monaco Star [report]

MANCHESTER United, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Kylian Mbappe of AS Monaco celebrates as he scores their second goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Manchester City FC and AS Monaco at Etihad Stadium on February 21, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Manchester United’s rebuilding process is well underway with all of José Mourinho’s summer transfers settling into life at Old Trafford as the Portuguese manager wields the axe on those that don’t meet his requirements. Bastien Schweinsteiger was the latest casualty of the Mourinho transition this week as he made the move to the MLS with Chicago Fire, following the departures of …

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Injuries Mounting For England Ahead Of Germany Clash

ESSEN, GERMANY - MARCH 21: Gareth Southgate, manager of England talks during an England press conference at the Atlantic Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Essen, Germany. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

English football has been through a lot in the past 12 months. This day last year, England were, like today, preparing for a friendly game against “the old enemy”. A 3-2 win in Berlin looked to show that England were ready to take Euro 2016 by storm last summer. However, what transpired in France caused considerable embarrassment and led to …

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Leicester City Boss Craig Shakespeare Insists The Premier League Is Side’s “Sole Focus”

Leicester City upset the odds to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League this week. They were the only English side to do so this season. Despite that achievement, boss Craig Shakespeare insists the Premier League must come first. On Friday, Leicester were drawn against Atletico Madrid in the European competition. The Spanish side have reached the final in two …

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Leicester Return To Spain In Champions League Quarter-Final Draw

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Christian Fuchs and Wes Morgan of Leicester City celebrate their team's 3-2 agg victory during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Leicester City and Sevilla FC at The King Power Stadium on March 14, 2017 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Leicester City’s reward for dumping Sevilla out of the Champions League last sixteen is another trip to Spain, to face 2016 finalists Atlético Madrid. Craig Shakespeare’s side defied the odds to get to the last eight stage and while they are very much the underdogs to progress to the last four, last season’s Premier League champions will still believe that …

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Champions League: Allegri’s Juventus Will Be Formidable Opposition For Any Team

TURIN, ITALY - MARCH 14: The players of the Juventus celebrate a victory at the end of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Juventus and FC Porto at Juventus Stadium on March 14, 2017 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Then there was eight. The Champions League quarter-finals will consist of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Monaco and Leicester City. The group stages of Europe’s premier club competition generally tend to be predictable with a lot of one sided games as the cannon fodder is annually exposed of. This season has been no different but …

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Reports Suggest Chelsea Will Replace Costa With Two World-Class Strikers

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 14: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is seen during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Chelsea at Stadium of Light on December 14, 2016 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Reports suggest Antonio Conte will allow Chelsea’s leading goal scorer Diego Costa to leave this summer and replace him with a spectacular £95 million double swoop. Costa’s future at Stamford Bridge was a huge talking point in January. The striker was the subject of a potential big-money move to China, which consequently unsettled him. He was dropped for a match against Leicester following …

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Surprise Inclusions As Gareth Southgate Announces England Squad To Face Germany And Lithuania

PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 23: Jermain Defoe of England celebrates scoring the opening goal during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group C match between Slovenia and England at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on June 23, 2010 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Gareth Southgate has included a few surprise additions in his first England squad since becoming the full-time boss, for games against Germany and Lithuania later this month. Here we look at who was picked in each position, and who missed out on this occasion. Goalkeepers Southgate has decided not to mess around too much in the goalkeeper department. Joe Hart and …

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