Joint bid from UK and Ireland to host 2030 World Cup receives Government backing
A joint bid from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland to host the 2030 World Cup has received support from the UK Government, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying it is the “right time” to “bring football home”.A feasibility study is under way and will continue before the formal bidding process begins next year.
England boss Gareth Southgate praised the response of John Stones after the defender recovered from gifting Poland an equaliser to set up Harry Maguire's winner in a close-run World Cup qualifier.The Three Lions dominated possession in the first-half and led through a Harry Kane penalty, only for Brighton striker Jakub Moder to pounce on Stones and steal possession before equalising.Stones would regain his composure and head a corner back across goal for Maguire to fire home an 85th-minute strike to earn a 2-1 win and give England three wins from three in Group I.
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England manager Gareth Southgate reflected on his victorious side's efforts in their World Cup qualifier against Albania.England overcame a sluggish start to win 2-0 against well-drilled Albania, with Kane’s first international goal since November 2019 and a fine Mason Mount effort seeing them take control of Group I ahead of Poland’s visit.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh saying he has given people a "model of selflessness" and made the country a better place.
Mr Johnson added the UK "has had no royal champion to match [the Duke], since Prince Albert". Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
England’s shops, hairdressers, pub beer gardens and pavement cafes reopened on Monday as the coronavirus lockdown eased.Boris Johnson urged the nation to “behave responsibly” as life took another step back towards normality, with indoor gyms, swimming pools, nail salons and zoos also welcoming customers.
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Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin has warned that Northern Ireland must not "spiral back to that dark place of sectarian murders and political discord" after further disorder saw 14 police officers injured on Friday night. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The first group of people to face mandatory hotel quarantine in Ireland has arrived at the designated facility.Around 20 passengers arriving into Dublin Airport on Friday were transferred by bus to the first quarantine centre at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry.
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Stephen Kenny insists he is not worried about his job after seeing his Republic of Ireland team slip to an embarrassing home World Cup qualifying defeat by Luxembourg.Gerson Rodrigues' 85th-minute strike secured an unlikely 1-0 victory at the Aviva Stadium for the team ranked 98th in the world and left both Ireland's qualification hopes in tatters and new manager Kenny without a single win in his 10 games to date.But asked afterwards if he feared for his position in the wake of a dark evening in Dublin, he replied: “No, I don't, no. I don't at all.”
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In a virtual meeting with Irish Prime Minister Michael Martin, Biden said they had a robust agenda to tackle together including the COVID-19 pandemic and Ireland's leadership on the UN Security Council.
A film featuring a swarm of 500 drones animating the skies of Dublin has today been unveiled to wish the world a Happy St Patrick’s Day.The film, entitled Orchestra of Light features the Intel Drone Light Show and was pre-recorded in Dublin in early March.Orchestra of Light tells a story of Ireland’s global influence, and how a small island on the edge of Europe has spread its culture and traditions across the world.
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The Duke of Cambridge has been personally calling staff and volunteers around the country for the last three months to thank them for their role in the response to the pandemic. He has made 62 calls, some one to one and some in groups, speaking to someone from every health board in Wales and Scotland and every trust Northern Ireland and every county in England. The duke called Dr Thelma Craig, a respiratory consultant at the Mater Hospital in Belfast thanking her for her work and noting that the NHS had gone from the most loved to the most admired organisation in the world.
Scotland should host an “extravaganza of climate justice” events in the lead up to Cop26, Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar has said.The UN climate summit will take place in Glasgow in November, bringing more than 100 countries together to plan how environmental problems can be tackled.
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