Luis Suarez in relaxed mood during Uruguay’s final practice session before tonight’s match against England in Sao Paulo. Photograph: Ddamir Sogolj/Reuters

You wonder if the task is quite tough enough for Uruguayan tastes; medium or well done. It is also hard to measure whether their pedigree for beating (...)

Croatia’s players crowd around referee Yuichi Nishimura of Japan after he awarded a penalty against them for a foul on Fred. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

And we’re off. “Is it not over yet?” asked a heathen yesterday, but to be honest, it did feel like the build-up to it all began when Methuselah was a (...)

Republic of Ireland’s Shane Long reacts to another missed chance in Wednesday’s game against Serbia.

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill insists that no final decision has been made on his side’s end-of-season friendlies in the United St(...)

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan: ‘There are some groups you might call mundane but we’re definitely in an exciting group. It’s a terrific, terrific draw.’ Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Martin O’Neill saw the irony in his Republic of Ireland side being drawn to slug it out with Scotland for Euro 2016 qualification. It w(...)

 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(...)

 Ryan Giggs  looks on with Coach Phil Neville (L) prior to the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Manchester United and Bayer Leverkusen at Old Trafford. Photograph:   Clive Brunskill/Bongarts/Getty Images

Ryan Giggs is trying to keep his birthday a secret in order to avoid the dressing-room banter that will inevitably accompany reaching the big 40.The (...)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon during the training session at Lennoxtown, Glasgow.  Photograph: PA Wire
Lennon signs new Celtic contract
  • Soccer
  • August 23, 2013, 14:22

Neil Lennon has signed a new contract as Celtic manager but without an increase in remuneration or length.One morning report claimed the former Hoops(...)

Neil Lennon: the title remains a priority for the Celtic boss but a good European Champions League run is also required

The recent European victory for St Johnstone over Rosenborg offered a reminder of Scottish football’s importance and a stark snapshot of how far it ha(...)