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Tuesday Morning: Gareth Bale Scored First Goal For Wales At A World Cup Finals In 64 years

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Athy’s Joey Carbery may feature for Munster against Connacht in the United Rugby Championship this weekend

SOCCER

Wales remain in the hunt for a last 16 spot at the World Cup.

Gareth Bale scored the equaliser from the penalty spot eight minutes from time as Wales drew 1-1 with the United States in Group B.

Timothy Weah had given the USA the lead.

It was a first goal for Wales at a World Cup finals in 64 years.



Elsewhere in Group B, England started their bid for glory with a 6-2 defeat of Iran.

Arsenal's Bukayo Saka scored twice in the win.

The Netherlands beat Senegal 2-nil to join Ecuador at the summit of Group A.
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There are four matches today in Qatar.

First up at 10am Irish time is the meeting of Argentina and Saudi Arabia.

Seven time Ballon D'Or winner Lionel Messi says he is in a good place physically as he attempts to win a first World Cup with Argentina at the age of 35.

The other game in that Group is between Mexico and Poland at 4pm.

Kamil Gilk is set to make his 100th appearance for Poland in that game.

In Group D, it's Denmark versus Tunisia at 1pm, with Christian Eriksen to play in an international tournament for the first time since his recovery from a cardiac arrest last year.

Also in that Group, Defending champions France face Australia at 7pm, with Olivier Giroud set to replace the injured Karim Benzema up front.

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In other football news, Rangers are looking for a new boss after sacking manager Giovani van Bronckhorst.

RUGBY

Athy’s Joey Carbery may feature for Munster against Connacht in the United Rugby Championship this weekend.

The out-half has been following the return to play protocols since suffering a head injury while playing for Ireland against Fiji.

 

HORSE RACING

There is a meeting over jumps at Limerick today from 12.15pm.

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