France

Video: EURO 2016 Revisited

A group of Irish fans have posted a quite brilliantly produced video documenting their entire trip to France for Euro 2016. This is sure to bring back memories for the rest of the Green Army.

EURO 2016 Takeaway: Kings of Lyon

Ireland proved a point at Euro 2016, and more importantly, grew as a team from the experience. But what were some of the key takeaways? The Opel Jersey explores.

Hand of History

The Irish camp is keen to dimiss it but for the French, it’s on everyone’s lips. We’re revisiting an extract from French Football Weekly’s Jeremy Smith’s interview with Phillipe Auclair, author of Thierry Henry: Lonely At The Top. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Henry is a divisive figure in French football. Perceived as aloof, an adversary of Zidane, and the apparent leader of a shameful strike at the 2010 World Cup, we look at the Frenchman’s standing in history, and that night in Paris.

France View: Drama or Karma?

The French both admire, and fear, Ireland’s work ethic, and ahead of their last 16 showdown, the hosts can’t escape thoughts of the infamous last meeting between the sides, writes Jeremy Smith.

One Island…Two Teams

With the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland appearing at a major finals together for the very first time, Discover Ireland have released this stunning promo video to wish the best of luck to both teams on the island.

The Reign of Zidane

He’s the man of the moment. Zinedine Zidane takes charge at Real Madrid, becoming the youngest manager in twenty years, the latest chapter in an extraordinary career. From World Cup glory to infamy, Champions League wonder goals, to documentaries, Zizou is a legend of the game.

Santos: “Euro Glory for Irish Dream Team”

He is the Indonesian visionary who has foreseen the Republic’s triumph at Euro 2016. Four years ago a premonition of the colour green came to his mind and he was convinced glory awaited Giovanni Trapattoni’s Ireland. That was an error that will be put right in France. Dwi Santos, who correctly predicted Greece’s win in 2004 and believes he possesses a sixth sense, talks exclusively to Póg Mo Goal.

The World Needs Superman

Stephan Reich of cult German football magazine 11Freunde explains why it’s so beautiful that Ireland have reached Euro 2016.