Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez has called a press conference as speculation grows over the future of manager Rafael Benítez. Photograph: Reuters

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez will speak at a press conference on Monday evening as speculation grows about the future of manager Rafael Bení(...)

Watford’s Troy Deeney ends up in the net with the ball as his own goal gave United victory. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

Alex Ferguson often said Manchester United liked to make life hard for themselves. They have mostly just been hard to watch during Louis van Gaal’s s(...)

Rafael Benítez has been instructed by the club president Florentino Pérez  to keep Gareth Bale centre stage at Real Madrid. Photo by Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images)

They have turned on Rafa Benítez with indecent haste. No one said it would be easy managing Real Madrid, but the speed at which critics have rounde(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: “We have to score more goals  . . . but only one more than the opponent.” Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

For Manchester United, defence could prove the best way of mounting an attack on the Premier League title. After 12 games United have conceded (...)

Will Ireland get a favourable draw for the Euro 2016 finals? Photo: Getty Images

Paris, December 12th: the group stage draw for Euro 2016 will take place. And Ireland will be there. Who would have thought it back in June? Or back i(...)

Sweden’s forward and team captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic shoots to score past Denmark’s goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel  Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Sweden 2-1 Denmark Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his ninth goal of the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign for Sweden, but Denmark scored a late away goal in th(...)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been named Swedish footballer of the year for the last nine years. Photograph:  Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Half Bosnian, half Croat, half Swede, half borderless superstar, half council estate immigrant, half team player, half narcissist: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (...)

Manchester United’s Memphis Depay’s shirt is the third most popular replica shirt in the world, behind only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo: Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images

Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has warned of the risks of English clubs losing a Champions League slot this season. United ar(...)

Dundalk’s Richie Towell celebrates with the FAI Cup. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • November 9, 2015, 08:20

Soccer John O’Shea may still play for Ireland in Monday’s Euro 2016 play-off second leg with Bosnia and Herzegovina, despite Sunderland Sam All(...)

“If Ronaldo has cut himself off from the world, it’s because the rest of us have given him no choice.” Photograph:  Juan Medina/Livepic/Reuters.

Today a new documentary film about Cristiano Ronaldo gets its worldwide release. Directed by Anthony Wonke and executive-produced by Asif Kapadia, who(...)