Everton and Republic of Ireland full back Seamus Coleman on a visit to Evelyn Community Primary School in Prescot. Photograph courtesy of Everton FC

Evelyn Community Primary School, Prescot: on the outskirts of Liverpool, where it merges into broader Merseyside, Seamus Coleman is moving from table (...)

Ukraine assistant coach Volodymyr Onyshchenko, manager of Poland Adam Nawalka, Michael O’Neill and Germany boss  Joachim Low pose after their sides were drawn together at next summer’s European Championships. Photograph: Getty

Michael O’Neill will seek help from his Scotland and Ireland counterparts ahead of Northern Ireland’s European Championship debut in France next summe(...)

Valencia’s new coach Gary Neville poses with his jersey during his presentation at the Mestalla Stadium last week: the former Manchester United defender is the eighth member of United’s 1996-97 squad to be appointed as a head coach. Photograph: Heino Kalis/Reuters

Last week, Alex Ferguson issued a communiqué to Sky Sports News, wishing his former player Gary Neville well in his new role as head coach at Valencia(...)

Robert Lewandowski scores his and Poland’s second goal in inury time during the Group D game against Scotland at Hampden Park. Photograph:   Lee Smith/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Scotland 2 Poland 2 This was a very Scottish ending. Just when it seemed they had suffered at the hands of Robert Lewandowski and lived to tell(...)

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan has pointed out his side have a superioir disciplinary record than Poland. Photograph: Reuters

As antiquated as the notion may be, an image of hatchet men disguised in Scotland strips seemingly lingers. That much has become apparent in the lead(...)

Polish striker Robert Lewandowski during his team’s training session in Warsaw on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Russell Martin has warned Robert Lewandowski that Scotland will not miss the chance to put another hefty challenge on him. The Poland striker has dema(...)

Republic of Ireland assistant coach Roy Keane: “We’re comfortable with the players we have.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

As their own problems mount, the Irish management team are unlikely to have taken too much encouragement from the news that Lukas Podolski is ruled ou(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill celebrates his team’s victory over Georgia. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Next up: the world champions. This long, fitful journey towards next summer’s European championships in France has been reduced to a grim game of blin(...)

Seamus Coleman goeson a sprint during  Republic of Ireland squad training in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

Martin O’Neill believes there is a renewed sense of confidence in the Ireland squad ahead of this evening’s crucial qualifying game against Georgia, b(...)

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan is hopeful his team can get a result against Germany. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan does not doubt his players’ ability to bounce back from Friday’s shock defeat in Georgia when they face world champions (...)