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Jordan loss a big learning curve, says Socceroo Luongo

- Australia's surprise 2-0 World Cup qualifying loss to Jordan was a massive learning curve, midfielder Massimo Luongo said, with the Asian champions needing to be more cautious in future to avoid conceding counter attack goals.


Wins for Uruguay, Colombia, Paraguay in 2018 qualifiers 1:32am BST

- Uruguay and Colombia made 2-0 winning starts to the South American qualifiers on Thursday for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia in contrasting geographical conditions.


Northern Ireland and Portugal seal Euro 2016 spots 12:16am BST

LONDON - Northern Ireland qualified for their first major finals since the 1986 World Cup and Ireland beat world champions Germany in Dublin on a great night for Irish soccer on Thursday.

Germany, Poland and Ireland set to dust off the calculators 12:16am BST

LONDON - Fans of Germany, Poland and Ireland will be scratching their heads and sporting furrowed brows as they try to figure out their team's chances of qualifying for Euro 2016 ahead of Sunday's final round of Group D matches.


Liverpool appoint charismatic Klopp as manager 08 Oct 2015

- Liverpool named former Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp as manager on Thursday with the club posting photos of him signing his contract on their official Twitter account.

Klopp move to Liverpool could be a hit for both parties 08 Oct 2015

BERLIN - Juergen Klopp, who became Liverpool manager on Thursday, could not have found a more fitting club to take his successful coaching career to the next level.


Romania end long goal drought to keep Euro hopes alive 08 Oct 2015

BUCHAREST - Romania's Ovidiu Hoban scored in stoppage time to end their long goal drought and earn a 1-1 draw at home to Finland on Thursday, keeping alive their hopes of a place at Euro 2016.


Irish fans, north and south, savour memorable night 08 Oct 2015

DUBLIN - Northern Ireland reached their first major tournament in 30 years and their neighbours south of the border beat world champions Germany to take a big step towards joining them at Euro 2016 in a memorable night for Irish football on Thursday.

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