Chris Coleman says Wales are starting to face expectations, but each game ‘will be about those 90 minutes’. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

The speed with which they’ve climbed the world rankings over the last couple of years always marked Wales out as desirable top seeds but if Martin O’N(...)

Austria’s David Alaba caused the Republic of Ireland all sorts of problems during the the World Cup 2014 qualification match at the Ernst Happel Stadium. Photograph: Christian Hofer/Getty Images.

WALES World Ranking: 10. Ireland’s record against them: P13 W5 D3 L5 F16 A13 The Welsh certainly lack the pedigree of most other top seeds with just o(...)

Martin O’Neill has said he is pleased with ireland’s World Cup 2018 qualification group. Photograph: Reuters

Though dutifully respectful to top seeds Wales, Martin O’Neill admitted in the aftermath of this afternoon’s World Cup draw that he was worried midway(...)

Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Belgium in the European Championship Group B clash in Cardiff. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty

In another sign of the remarkable recent rise of Welsh football, Premier League outfit Swansea City are to establish coaching centres in Dublin, Belfa(...)

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(...)

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has taken over at Real Sociedad on an 18-month contract. Photograph:  Dave Thompson/PA

John Aldridge believes Real Sociedad supporters will give David Moyes “every chance” to succeed at the struggling La Liga club.Moyes has signed an 18-(...)

Former Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes has been named as manager of Spanish side Real Sociedad. Photograph:  Dave Thompson/PA

David Moyes has been named as the new coach of Spanish Primera Division side Real Sociedad on a year-and-a-half deal.Moyes, who was axed by Manchester(...)

 Neymar celebrates scoring against Real Madrid on Saturday. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

That was a highly decent football week, especially for those from Dundalk and Madrid, the television highlight hard to choose because there were so ma(...)

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(...)