Bryan Ruiz of Costa Rica celebrates scoring what proved to be the winner against Italy in  their World Cup Group D match   at Arena Pernambuco  in Recife, Brazil, and thus ensured England’s elimination. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

The morning after the night before and while England had given up almost all hope, the Queen, no doubt, had her fingers and toes crossed ahead of the (...)

Liam Brady complained about the media “obsession” with Roy Keane, in the course of the RTÉ panel’s 24-minute chat about the new Irish management team, 23 minutes of which were devoted to the Roy man. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

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Shocked Republic of Ireland fans after Austria equalised just before the final whistle during the Republic of Ireland v Austria World Cup qualification game. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It wasn't quite The Sound of Music ,not least becuse of the unhappy ending. But apparently i(...)