Thomas Müller drills the ball home through a crowded Georgian box to score Germany’s second goal in the Group D qualifier   at Boris Paichadze Stadium on March 29, 2015 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Photograph:  Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Georgia 0 Germany 2World Cup winners Germany eased past hosts Georgia 2-0 in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Sunday with two goals in five minutes from M(...)

Oleksandr Kucher of Shakhtar Donetsk challenges Bastian Schweinsteiger of Bayern Munich during the Champions League round of 16 first leg match at the Donbass Arena. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Shakhtar Donetsk 0 Bayern Munich 0Xabi Alonso saw his 100th Champions League appearance ended prematurely, although his red card did not cost Bayern M(...)

 Republic of Ireland International Stephanie Roche walks past Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at the Fifa Ballon d’Or awards in Zurich. Photograph: Valeriano Di Domenico / Inpho 1:47

As Stephanie Roche turns her attention to making something like a living from the game she plays so well, Real Madrid star Ronaldo has signalled hi(...)

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Ferenc Puskas was born in 1927 and it kind of felt like that’s when the build-up began to the announcement of the winner of the award named in his hon(...)

Republic of Ireland International Stephanie Roche arriving at Fifa awards. Photograph: Andreas Meier/Inpho

The dream dashed - James Rodriguez has been awarded the Fifa Puskas award for goal of the year. Irish woman Stephanie Roche’s effort during Peamount’s(...)

Stephanie Roche has made it to a shortlist of three for the Fifa Puskás Award for the best goal of the year with Robin van persie and James Rodriguez. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ireland’s Stephanie Roche has been shortlisted for Fifa’s Goal of the Year award alongside Colombia’s James Rodriguez and Robin van Persie of the N(...)

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero is congratulated by manager Manuel Pellegrini. Photograph: Peter Powell/Epa

Manuel Pellegrini hailed Sergio Agüero as “one of the best players in the world” after the hat-trick that allowed Manchester City to come from behi(...)

 Sergio Agüero of Manchester City scored three against Bayern Munich. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Manchester City 3 Bayern Munich 2The astonishing thing about this night is that it, once again, it exposed all Manchester City’s shortcomings in Europ(...)

A late Toni Kroos goal gave Germany a 1-0 victory away to Spain tonight
Spain sunk by Kroos missile

Spain 0 Germany 0Between them, they have won international football’s last four major tournaments but for eighty-nine minutes Spain and Germany could (...)

Naming names: Jochen Gerz with one of the slabs in the Bochum church vestibule

Jochen Gerz is a lateral thinker, a self-declared subversive in the true sense. Confronted by a thorny cultural issue, he will turn it over and tra(...)