Here he comes. There was a cheer of expectation from the other end of the Stade de Bordeaux, where the Dragons had their den, as Gareth Bale walked across from the left.
Thirty years they have waited and now Robert Lewandowski stands before them, yet Michael O’Neill has urged Northern Ireland to embrace their European Championship bow and insisted there is nothing to fear against Poland on Sunday.
There was nothing conventional about any of this, with Wayne Rooney in midfield, Harry Kane on corners, Eric Dier battering home that free-kick and then Russia, a team so ineffective up to some hopeful late punts, plundering their late equaliser.
The United States are through to the quarter-finals of Copa América Centenario after a hard-fought 1-0 win over feisty Paraguay on a balmy Saturday night at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Manchester City attacker featured for England in their opening Euro 2016 game against Russia on Saturday evening.
Arsenal fans have reacted on Twitter to Granit Xhaka's performance against Albania.
Ibrox side Rangers were tipped to finish anywhere from first to sixth by Michael Mols, but Derek Johnstone feels otherwise.
Leeds United have formed a new partnership with Greenpeace.
UBS has hired Laurent Dhome from JPMorgan as managing director at the bank’s financial sponsors team in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
BMO Financial Group have announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the business of Greene Holcomb Fisher (“GHF”), a premier boutique M&A advisory firm based in Minneapolis, with additional offices in Seattle and Atlanta. The transaction requires regulatory approval and is expected to close in BMO’s fiscal fourth quarter, which ends on October 31. The terms of the deal are not being disclosed.
Royal Bank of Scotland is being sued for £145m ($208.5m) over its role in a huge carbon trading VAT fraud.