Giovanni Trapattoni has announced he is in talks to become the next Ivory Coast coach. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Giovanni Trapattoni has announced he is in talks to become the next Ivory Coast coach.The 75-year-old Italian tactician has been out of a job since p(...)

At the end of last season, Celtic striker Giorgos Samaras carried Jay Beatty around the Celtic Park pitch.

A Co Armagh boy, who received a last-minute invitation to fly out to see his footballing hero play with Greece against Costa Rica in Sunday’s World(...)

A Liberian woman reads an Ebola information poster on the prevention of the Ebola epidemic, during UNICEF’s sensitisation campaign. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

West African countries neighbouring those hit by the Ebola epidemic including Mali, Ivory Coast, Senegtions neal and Guinea Bissau should prepare for (...)

 Argentina’s Lionel Messi scores  a free kick during the 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match against Nigeria at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

WEDNESDAY, June 25th 16.55 According to Ewe & Eye (the Standard & Poor’s of sport spectatorship), the complete tournament require(...)

England manager Roy Hodgson after the World Cup, Group D match at the Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

For much of yesterday’s action I was in the (disputed) land of football’s origin with, ironically enough, limited access to any World Cup coverage.(...)

Juan Cuadrado (right) of Colombia celebrates with his teammates after scoring a penalty   at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba. Photograph: EPA

Colombia 4 Japan 1On a night of contrasting emotions in Cuiabá, Colombia marched into the second round as group winners with a third victory in 11 day(...)

Wayne Rooney of England falls on the ground during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

THURSAY, JUNE 19th 16.55 ‘Love me, hold me, love me, hold me, I ain’t got nothing but love babe Eight days a week!’ Liverpudli(...)

 Manuel Pellegrini, manager of Manchester City, wants is looking forward to next season’s Premiership. Photograph:   Warren Little/Getty Images

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has promised the club will be ambitious if they decide to strengthen their squad this summer.The newly-crow(...)

Steven Gerrard (left) rushes to congratulate Philippe Coutinho after the Brazilian scores what turned out to be Liverpool’s winner against Manchester City at Anfield. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Liverpool 3 Manchester City 2 These are the moments when Liverpool, to borrow a line from the kaleidoscope of banners fluttering on the Ko(...)

An image showing the ebola virus. Image: Getty

Guinea has received confirmation that a mysterious disease that has killed up to 59 people in the West African country, and may have spread to (...)