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FIFA Ban Captains Wearing #OneLove Armbands at World Cup; Rangers Sack Von Bronkhurst; Kildare Scoreboard Weekend Results, 6.30pm

 

The captains of England and Wales will not wear a OneLove armband during their opening matches at the World Cup today.

Harry Kane and Gareth Bale were among European skippers who planned to show their support for inclusivity and LGBTQ-plus rights.

FIFA had indicated they could be shown yellow cards if they went ahead with wearing the armbands.

England play Iran in Group B at 1pm.

In the same group, Wales play the USA at 7 this evening.

The Netherlands and Senegal kicks off at 4.

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Rangers have sacked manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

They went into the break for the World Cup nine points behind Celtic.

They finished bottom of their Champions League group - without a point.

Last season, Van Bronckhorst won the Scottish Cup and took Rangers to the Europa League final.

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Josh van der Flier has become the third Irish player to win the World Rugby Player of the Year award.

Johnny Sexton - who was also nominated - and Keith Wood are the previous Irish winners.

Terry Kennedy made it an Irish double by winning the Sevens award.

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Leona Maguire is up to 20th in the latest world rankings.

The Cavan native finished second at last night's Tour Championship in Florida.

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Reminder to join Paul Power this evening at 6.30 for Kildare Scoreboard a review of the weekend Kildare Sport.

 

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