Roy Hodgson has told his England players to rise above the “disrespectful” comments from their Euro 2016 opponents after showing his disdain for Gareth Bale’s assertion that Wales will play with more national fervour when the two sides meet in Lens on Thursday.
The defender, linked with Premier League sides, impressed against Northern Ireland.
After Granit Xhaka was among Switzerland’s better performers in this close-fought win, Valon Behrami told of informing Arsenal’s new midfielder he may enjoy a drop in his yellow card count because his abrasive style is more suited to the Premier League.
Brazil have been knocked out in the group stages of the Copa América after an extraordinary Sunday evening at Gillette Stadium.
In the countdown to their opening game at Euro 2016, Sweden’s players have been subjected to a poll. It has been straightforward, featuring one question and one question only, and most of them have been asked it by now, at their various media appearances. Who, it has been put to them, is Sweden’s second best player?
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.
Manchester United lead the chase to sign Breel Embolo.
Rangers manager Mark Warburton does not believe in Plan B, suggests former Ibrox star Charlie Miller.
The Arsenal star was key to Germany's win over Ukraine.
Sadiq Khan could go head to head with his predecessor as London mayor, Boris Johnson, at the biggest EU referendum debate, just 48 hours before polling day.
Boris Johnson and Michael Gove have made an audacious land grab for David Cameron’s “one nation” mantle, arguing that only Brexit can deliver meaningful social justice for the people of Britain.
The leave campaign has picked up momentum and taken a three point lead over remain in the latest Observer/Opinium poll on the EU referendum. The Brexiters now stand on 43%, while 40% say they support the campaign to keep the UK in the union.