Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri with Carlos Tevez and Kingsley Coman at the club’s training Centre in Vinovo near Turin. Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images

Gianluigi Buffon believes progress beyond Monaco into the semi-finals would re-establish Juventus “among the best teams in Europe” as the Italian clu(...)

The Ireland players line up before kick-off in the 1-1 draw with Poland at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday night. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The mood in the Republic of Ireland camp may, as you’d expect, still be upbeat despite the points dropped to Poland but any supporters who took partic(...)

Harry Kane celebrates after scoring on his debut against Lithuania at Wembley. Photo: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Harry Kane will make his first England start in tonight’s glamour friendly with Italy – an opportunity manager Roy Hodgson believes the striker fully (...)

Italy Antonio Conte has received death threats from  Juventus fans over the injury picked up by   Claudio Marchisio. Photograph: Vassil Donev/EPA

Italy coach Antonio Conte has received death threats from angry Juventus fans who blame his training methods for the injury that will probably rule mi(...)

Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli  receives a pat on the back from Liverpool’s manager Brendan Rodgers. Photograph: Peter Powell/Epa

Mario Balotelli’s agent has brushed aside reports that his client is set for an imminent return to Serie A.The Italy striker has failed to score in th(...)

Mario Balotelli and Alessio Cerci  during an Italy training session at Coverciano on in Florence. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

If Mario Balotelli had ever suspected that his recall to the Italy squad for Sunday’s vital Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia in Milan was a case of(...)

  Luis Suárez of Barcelona did not make hte 23-man Ballon d’Or list. Photograph:  Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Barcelona striker Luis Suárez has been omitted from Fifa’s 23-man list of contenders for the Ballon d’Or award.The list, which will be whittled down t(...)

Graziano Pelle of Italy celebrates after scoring against Malta at Ta’ Qali Stadium  in Valletta. Photograph:   Claudio Villa/Getty Images

The Netherlands’ poor start to the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign continued on Monday evening as a Gylfi Sigurdsson brace earned Iceland a 2-0 victory (...)

Italy’s coach Antonio Conte gets his point across  during the Euro 2016 qualification match against Azerbaijan in Palermo. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

Euro 2016 round-up: The Netherlands grabbed two late goals to snatch a 3-1 home victory over 10-man Kazakhstan having trailed until just past the hour(...)

 Gareth Bale celebrates scoring Wales’s   first goal against Andorra. The Real madrid forward scored the winner in  a nervy win over the minnows at the the Camp d’Esports del M.I. Consell General. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

The Netherlands began their bid to qualify for Euro 2016 by slipping to a last-gasp 2-1 defeat away to Czech Republic on Tuesday night. The Wor(...)