It was probably inevitable, when Roy Hodgson took his seat in the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, that he would be asked about the last time England were in Saint-Étienne and all the drama that attached itself to the team’s exit from the 1998 World Cup.
Plenty of glum faces emerged from the Republic of Ireland dressing room after a sobering defeat that laid bare their limitations, yet Robbie Brady insisted now is the time to look forward and not back.
For Wales these are the moments that define lives as well as careers.
Two compelling matches so far in this European Championship have given the debutants Iceland a crash course in the emotions of tournament football.
Amir Abrashi pumped his fists and screamed at the equally passionate Albanian support congregated behind Romania’s goal. He had only won a corner but also precious time in the country’s wait for its debut victory at a major tournament. Seconds later it arrived, and Albania’s live-wire midfielder dropped to his knees in tears. History in the making.
France finished top of Group A, not quite at a gallop but convincingly enough after an initially boisterous, ultimately slow-burn draw with Switzerland in Lille. The Swiss are also through and showed some real muscle and craft after Paul Pogba had looked like making this game all his own in an early burst of all-round midfield power-play.
It's not easy leaving an empire and trying to build another one, but Janus Capital Lead Portfolio Manager Bill Gross said it's something he had to do.
Royal Bank of Scotland is in talks to sponsor English cricket as it looks for ways to promote its NatWest brand in England and Wales.
Things aren't expected to get better for IPOs this year, but 2017 is ramping up to be a great year, EY's Jackie Kelley said.
In a world where markets move at lightning speed, the IEX Group has won a victory by staking its business model on (marginally) slower trading.
It gives me the utmost joy to learn that someone who once wrote the line “Spread your wings and let me come inside” has become a knight of the realm.
Vladimir Weiss had just turned 24.
Gareth Bale had already spoken about what it really means to be Welsh, right down to the way that his country sings the national anthem, when the conversation turned to facing England and, with no encouragement needed, the world’s most expensive footballer saw a chance to light the touchpaper.