Saint Etienne loves making history. Beyond Hervé Revelli, Michel Platini and Les Verts’ European Cup heroics of the 1970s, this atmospheric corner of the Loire valley has carved itself a reputation in internationals.
Didier Deschamps has told France to prepare for a “battle” against the Republic of Ireland but insisted revenge for Thierry Henry’s handball will not be the motivation for Martin O’Neill’s team.
There is something hugely endearing about Lars Lagerback. It is quite difficult to pinpoint exactly what it is because, on the face of it, he is a remarkably controlled person who refuses to display any emotion whatsoever, no matter what he or his team have achieved.
Jamaica’s Olympic gold-winning sprinter Kemar Bailey-Cole has revealed that he is suffering from the Zika virus.
England have wrapped up an unprecedented 3-0 whitewash over Australia with a thrilling 44-40 victory in Sydney. Eddie Jones’s team scored four tries to register their ninth win in nine matches since he took charge and inflict the Wallabies’ worst home series drubbing since 1971.
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly hoping to beat Tottenham to the signing of AZ Alkmaar star Vincent Janssen.
Brendan Rodgers is yet to make a single signing since being appointed by the Scottish Premiership side.
The Arsenal midfielder is currently shining for Wales at Euro 2016.