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 (...)

Crystal Palace have confirmed the appointment of Tony Pulis as manager on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Crystal Palace have confirmed the appointment of Tony Pulis as manager on a two-and-a-half-year contract.Pulis will take charge of the Barclays Premie(...)

 Jose Mourinho  with    Aitor Karanka when they were with Real Madrid.

DOMINIC FIFIELDThe former Real Madrid defender Aitor Karanka is in pole position to succeed Ian Holloway as manager of Crystal Palace as the Premier L(...)

 New Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill (R) and his assistant Roy Keane look on prior to the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Real Sociedad and Manchester United at Estadio Anoeta. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill does not expect the appointment of Martin O’Neill as Republic of Ireland boss to have a significant impact o(...)

Gareth Bale has only mande one start for Real Madrid since his record-breaking move from Tottenham.

Gareth Bale has been named in the Wales squad to face Macedonia and Belgium, but will not play a part in either match.The Real Madrid forward has made(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan (centre) during a training session at the Cardiff City Stadium. The Norwich man will play behind Shane Long tonight. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

With fine-tuning to be in done in every area of the pitch ahead of next month’s World Cup qualifiers, Giovanni Trapattoni seemed enthusiastic enough a(...)

Gareth Bale trains on his own ahead of Wales’ friendly against Ireland. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Wales boss Chris Coleman insists the attention surrounding Gareth Bale has not been a distraction ahead of tomorrow’s friendly against the Republic of(...)

Gareth Bale has joined up with the Wales camp ahead of Wednesday’s friendly international against the Republic of Ireland in Cardiff. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA

Tottenham winger Gareth Bale will not feature for Wales in Wednesday’s friendly against the Republic of Ireland in Cardiff.The 24-year-old trained on (...)

The Republic of Ireland will take on Wales at the  Cardiff City Stadium on August 14th.   Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

The Republic of Ireland will take on Wales in a friendly international in Cardiff this August. The match will take place at Cardiff C(...)