Harry Kane in action during the England training session at Olympiastadion in Berlin:  he will start for only the ninth time as he seeks to maintain the impressive form he has demonstrated at Tottenham. Photograph: Annegret Hilse/Getty Images

Harry Kane and Dele Alli will spearhead an inexperienced England side at the Olympiastadion this evening with Roy Hodgson urging his young players to(...)

Fifa candidate Gianni Infantino unveils his manifesto for the presidential campaign at Wembley Stadium in London. Photograph: EPA

The Fifa presidential candidate Gianni Infantino has admitted that it is “now or never” to restore credibility to world football’s scandal-hit govern(...)

Wayne Rooney is close to surpassing Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

When trying to assess England’s status as they step onto Dublin soil for the first time in 20 years, it is perhaps as wise to go back a year and furth(...)

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti faces the media in Turin yesterday.  Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images

The first reaction, outside the madhouse that is Real Madrid, is one of incredulity. Carlo Ancelotti, the manager who won the Champions League last s(...)

Former basketball player Yao Ming of China and actor Bill Murray at the start of the 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards show at the Shanghai Grand Theatre. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Lewis Hamilton to be named sportsman of the year at the Laureus Sports Awards in Shanghai, the first time (...)

Darren Bent  celebrates scoring one of his 11 goals for Aston Villa in 2011. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Aston Villa striker Darren Bent has dropped down to the Sky Bet Championship to join Brighton on loan.The 30-year-old former England international, wh(...)

Fabio Capello is under contract until the 2018 World Cup which is hosted by Russia. Photograph: Roland Schlager

The Russian Football Union cannot afford to pay the wages of national team boss Fabio Capello, according to a member of the governing body’s executive(...)

To infinity and beyond Robin Van Persie may have looked like Buzz Lightyear as he took flight to head in one of the goals of the tournament in the Net(...)

Netherlands’ Robin van Persie scores a sublime goal during the match against Spain. The Dutch striker returns from suspension for the last-16 tie with Mexico. Photograph: AP/Bernat Armangue

You might expect that, with three wins out of three, 10 goals scored, a 5-1 win over the world champions, and a route to the semi-finals more navigabl(...)

Russian coach Fabio Capello claims that laser pen blinded his goalkeeper in the build-up to Algeria’s goal. He voiced his complaint to the match officials. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

The next hosts of the World Cup, Russia, crashed out of the tournament amid controversy last night with their coach, Fabio Capello, blaming a laser be(...)