Richie Sadlier and Kevin Doyle appeared on RTÉ's coverage of Switzerland v Cameroon and, when discussing the strange goings on at the Cameroonian FA, they surprisingly made reference to Irish president Michael D Higgins. Cameroon: Sadlier and Doyle dumbfounded by Cameroonian FARigobert Song's management of the Cameroon team in Thursday's World Cup opener was questionable at best. His second half substitutions, in particular, drew the ire of Richie Sadlier and Kevin Doyle in the RTÉ studio. When discussing the performance, Sadlier and Doyle were drawn to discussing Eto'o's strange decisions in charge of the Cameroon FA. When announcing Song as manager, Eto'o claimed that the president of Cameroon himself had called for his appointment.
The draw for the group stages was made on Saturday morning Irish time, and it's a seriously tough group for Ireland's first World Cup venture. It will be a huge test for Ireland on their first visit to the World Cup. Ireland World Cup draw: Tough assignment for Vera Pauw's teamFor Ireland, the road to a major tournament has been long and tough. With Ireland ranked 24th in the world, and Nigeria ranked 44th, Ireland will be favourites when they take on the Super Falcons. AdvertisementIreland will also have a mammoth amount of travelling on their hands at next year's World Cup.1 month ago Balls.ie
In recent years, it has become a trend for retired big names players to return to their former clubs as managers. Thierry Henry discussed big name managers with Jamie CarragherBarcelona were hoping to recreate the Pep Guardiola era by bringing in Xavi. Carragher: Is this a big problem, where people like Xavi who have had no experience before go into that job? Henry: I didn't say that, I didn't talk about him losing his job. Xavi started as a great player at the club, Pep did the same thing and that's why we're saying this.1 month ago Balls.ie
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is a matter of weeks away, with the tournament in Qatar set to kick off on November 20th. As for England, they will go to Qatar in the midst of their worst run of form in a number of years. Roy Keane sees England falling short at World CupWhile there is no doubting the quality available in the England squad, doubts remain over their ability to compete with the very top nations. Despite predicting that England will not do as well as many are hoping, Roy Keane is expecting big things from one of their players. AdvertisementI would love to see Jude Bellingham have a good tournament.1 month ago Balls.ie
If Ralf Rangnick had had his way at Old Trafford, Erling Haaland may have been banging in goals on the red side of Manchester rather than the blue. He had assembled a high-quality list of targets - including the monstrous Erling Haaland to bolster United up front. We also talked about Alvaro Morata, Luis Diaz, Dusan Vlahovic and, as I said, Erling Haaland when they were still on the market. AdvertisementUltimately, Haaland would move to Borussia Dortmund in January 2020, before signing for United's arch-rivals Manchester City this summer. 🔥😳 pic.twitter.com/ThC0720bsD — Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 2, 2022The high point so far for Erling Haaland at Manchester City was his hat trick in this month's Manchester derby.1 month ago Balls.ie
Roy Keane has never been shy to criticise players in his role as a pundit. Roy Keane gives impassioned Cristiano Ronaldo defenceRoy Keane was in the punditry studio for United's game against Spurs this evening and when asked about Ronaldo's antics, he gave an absolutely ridiculous reply. He has had enough and walked down the tunnel, I think players have done a lot worse at Man United. People are saying he's not the player he was ten years ago, of course he's not, but he was the leading goalscorer last season for Man United. He went back last year to a really ban Man United team and was still the leading goalscorer.1 month ago Balls.ie
Roy Keane & Gary Neville disagree on Cristiano RonaldoManchester United once again looked like a more dynamic outfit in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, who was not available for selection after walking out on the team during the game against Spurs in midweek. AdvertisementHe was rightly punished as a result, although Roy Keane would inexplicably defend him prior to the Chelsea game. Neville believed that Ronaldo was completely in the wrong, also claiming that it was indisputable that Manchester United were a better team without him in it. The Cristiano Ronaldo argument could go on all night... 🤣👀 pic.twitter.com/9X8utFxpGu — Football Daily (@footballdaily) October 22, 2022Despite Roy Keane's protestations, it would be a huge surprise to see Cristiano Ronaldo play a major role for the club moving forward. SEE ALSO: Roy Keane Gives Embarrassing Defence Of Cristiano Ronaldo Despite Spurs Antics1 month ago Balls.ie
1 team in the world rankings, with South Africa third, many would have the Springboks - the reigning World Cup champions - as the unofficial best team. However, since Ireland's 17-12 in against South Africa in 2004, their home record against the world champions has been stellar, with five wins from seven. But as an Irish team they will fully expect, especially at home, to win. Could Ireland Be Bulled By South Africa ? In between that was a Six Nations, which again brought to the fore what would be considered an Achilles heel of sorts for this Irish team.1 month ago Balls.ie