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.
This may be a golden generation of Belgian players, but increasingly its coach seems to be made of lead.
Rangers have taken the 37-year-old to Ibrox, but could Mark Warburton have done better?
The Swedish striker has been linked with Leeds United, Aston Villa and Cardiff City.