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Quiz: Can you identify these football clubs by their old badges?

Italian giants Juventus' iconic black and white badge has received a makeover, and football fans around the world have wasted no time in giving their views on the Serie A club’s new look.

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Ballymena boss David Jeffrey.

IRISH LEAGUE: Ballymena’s David Jeffrey hoping for the same again

Ballymena United boss David Jeffrey is demanding the ‘same again’ when Dungannon Swifts visit the Showgrounds on Saturday.

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The Jules Rimet World Cup trophy

FIFA unanimously backs plans for a 48 team World Cup from 2026 onwards

The FIFA Council has rubber-stamped plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026 onwards.

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Linfield manager David Healy celebrates following his side's victory over Glentoran.

IRISH CUP: Sixth round draw

Linfield will play an away tie against Institute in the sixth round of the Tennent’s Irish Cup after defeating rivals Glentoran 2-1 in extra time at The Oval on Saturday.

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Dungannon Swifts Cormac Burke celebrates.

IRISH CUP: Dungannon breeze past Championship side Dergview

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Aaron Canning, in action here for Loughgall against Ballyclare, has become Gary Hamilton's second signing of the transfer window.

IRISH LEAGUE: Glenavon confirm Aaron Canning signing

Glenavon have completed their second signing of the January transfer window after the club confirmed the capture of Aaron Canning from Loughgall.

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Richard Donaghy (left) celebrates with Coagh United team-mates after breaking the deadlock against Dollingstown on Boxing Day in the Bob Radcliffe Cup final. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Coagh miss out on Bob Radcliffe Cup glory

Coagh United’s Bob Radcliffe Cup campaign finished at the final hurdle on Boxing Day - despite an early boost off Richard Donaghy’s goal.

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Dollingstown celebrate success in the Bob Radcliffe Cup final against Coagh United at Lakeview Park. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Dollingstown delight in Bob Radcliffe Cup final victory over Coagh

Aaron Duke’s hat-trick helped Dollingstown record club history with a first Bob Radcliffe Cup final success, courtesy of a Boxing Day 5-1 win.

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Dungannon's 
Alan Teggart celebrates his goal.

IRISH LEAGUE: Dungannon cruise to victory over Carrick

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Pictured left to right are Irish FA Chief Executive, Patrick Nelson; Ulster University Executive Dean, Professor Carol Curran; Ulster University Chancellor, Dr James Nesbitt; and Irish FA Chairman, Gerry Mallon at the National Football Stadium, Windsor Park.

IRISH FOOTBALL: Ulster University and Irish FA link-up

Ulster University and the Irish Football Association (IFA) have announced plans to create the island of Ireland’s first ever football coaching degree, which will inspire and shape the next generation of leaders within the multi-billion pound football industry.

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Glentorans Calum Birney tangles with Linfield's Sammy Clingan as he gets sent off during todays game at the Oval in Belfast.
Photo Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker Press

Glentoran to host Linfield in Irish Cup

The fifth round tie of the Tennent’s Irish Cup has thrown up a mouthwatering ‘Big Two’ clash.

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Historic child sex abuse allegations have been linked to NI football clubs

PSNI have confirmed they are looking at allegations of child sex abuse linked to football clubs in Northern Ireland.

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Brazil's Chapecoense players pose for pictures during their 2016 Copa Sudamericana semifinal second leg football match against Argentina's San Lorenzo held at Arena Conda stadium, in Chapeco, Brazil, on November 23, 2016.

I.F.A. to observe minute’s silence in memory of Chapecoense

The Irish Football Association (I.F.A.) will take part in a worldwide minute’s silence for the members of a Brazilian football team who died when the plane they were travelling in crashed earlier this week.

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Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton, will be hoping his side has a big support at Portadown, on Boxing Day.

IRISH LEAGUE: Boxing Day Mid-Ulster derby news

Glenavon supporters are asked to note the following with regard their forthcoming Boxing Day fixture away to Portadown.

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Michael McGovern and Josh Magennis

WATCH: FaceTime surprise for Northern Ireland fans

Football stars from Northern Ireland picked up their phones to give dedicated members of the green and white army a special treat.

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Dungannon's Dougie Wilson in action with Crusaders' Gavin Whyte.

IRISH LEAGUE: David Cushley bags points with late goal for leaders Crusaders

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Former Nigerian international Kevin Amuneke is now turning out for Ballynure Old Boys but could be in line for the transfer to the Premiership. Pic by Pechblaende via Wikimedia Commons

Premiership sides chasing Ballynure’s Nigerian international Amuneke

The pace is hotting up to obtain the signature of Ballynure OB’s talented midfielder Kevin Amuneke, with three Danske Bank Premiership clubs having already approached manager Ronnie Burns.

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Carrick Rangers 
manager, Aaron Callaghan.

Carrick shock wasteful Swifts

Carrick Rangers boss Aaron Callaghan last night had something to smile about after watching his boys book a place in the League Cup semi finals.

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Gareth McAuley hands over his shirt he wore against Ukraine in the Euro's to Phil Alexander, Services Manager at Daisy Lodge, Cancer Fund for Children for an online raffle. Funds raised with support local children affected by cancer. Photo by William Cherry

McAuley donates signed NI EUROS shirt to Cancer Fund For Children

Northern Ireland footballer Gareth McAuley has donated his signed football shirt to support a local children’s cancer charity.

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