Seamus Coleman scores Everton’s second goal during the  Europa League Group H match against VFL Wolfsburg. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images.

Everton 4 Wolfsburg 1 Everton made a successful return to European football with a 4-1 victory over Wolfsburg at Goodison Park last night.Manager Ro(...)

Romelu Lukaku may have heralded a return to form with his extra-time goal against the United States in the Round of 16 game. Photograph:   Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

Brasilia’s famed sense of order is likely to be swept away today as Argentina’s vast army of supporters descend on the capital. About 100,000 of them(...)

Tim Howard reacts after Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne scored the opening goal in Salvador.

Beaten but unbowed, the USA exited the World Cup after losing to Belgium last night, their disappointment to be going home offset by optimism for the(...)

United States players react after Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne (not pictured) scored his side’s first goal in extra-time of the World Cup Round of 16 at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Belgium 2 USA 1 (after extra-time, 0-0 after 90 mins)Another dramatic night ended in extra-time with goals by Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku giving(...)

Belgium’s Divock Origi is congratulated by teammates Daniel Van Buyten and Axel Witsel after scoring a goal against Russia at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Yves Herman/Reuters

After a 12-year absence from the tournament, two wins and early qualification for the knockout stages of the World Cup should have meant Belgium goin(...)

Belgium’s  Marouane Fellaini heads past  Algeria goalkeeper  Rais M’Bolhi  during the  Group H game  at Estadio Mineirao  in Belo Horizonte. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Belgium 2 Algeria 1Marouane Fellaini has endured the most miserable of seasons at Old Trafford but he helped break the hearts of a resolute Algeria si(...)

 Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic fails to get a touch to Oscar’s match-winning free-kick during the FA Cup fourth-round tie at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:   Ian Walton/Getty Images

Chelsea 1 Stoke 0: In the end Chelsea’s progress and a box office trip to play Man City in the FA Cup fifth round was secured at a stroll, the dismiss(...)

Juan Mata (left), seen here alongside Chelsea and Spain team-mate   Fernando Torres, may be wearing the red of Manchester United soon. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Manchester United have made a club record £40m (€48.85m) bid for the Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata.The offer is understood to have been made through a (...)

Chelsea’s Juan Mata (right) and manager José Mourinho (left) have not seen eye to eye this season. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Chelsea are braced to receive a club record bid from Manchester United for their unsettled attacker Juan Mata, an offer which will test the London clu(...)

New signing Kevin de Bruyne, during a training session at Wolfsburg today. Photograph:  Peter Steffen/EPA

Chelsea have sold Kevin de Bruyne to Wolfsburg after the Belgian midfielder failed in a second attempt to establish himself at Stamford Bridge.De Bruy(...)