Jordan Botaka praises the Leeds United fans.
Celtic and Rangers will start the season as Scottish Premiership title favourites.
The only surprise for Martin O’Neill was that the press conference was nearing the end by the time someone asked about the Republic of Ireland’s assistant manager.
Hooliganism has scarred the European Championship once more. Croatia fans fought among themselves and injured a steward with one of several flares thrown on to the pitch in Saint-Étienne and their team’s superiority over the Czech Republic disappeared amid the ugly scenes.
In the end, there was something fitting about the fact that the breakthrough finally came from a throw-in. This was no classic clash but the tournament has another late goal, 31% of them having now come from the 87th minute on; it also has another team through to the next round.
Kyle Walker was England’s man of the match in the slightly wild defeat of Wales in Lens, fine reward for a really wholehearted player.
The year was 1975 and the South American Championship had a new name: Copa América.
The Manchester United talisman was thrilled after his young teammate took to the field for England against Wales.
The most peculiar thing about Belgium’s status as the best team in the world, which is how Fifa classed them between October and April (when they were leapfrogged by Argentina), is that they achieved it without beating anyone really strong in a competitive match or even regularly looking like a team, at least not one familiar with the notion of synergy.
Unai Emery has informed Sevilla of his wish to leave the club amid interest from Paris Saint-Germain, with the La Liga club confirming they have lined up the Argentinian Jorge Sampaoli as his replacement.
Slaven Bilic has confirmed his interest in two Besiktas stars.