West Ham have reportedly bid €40 million for Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi. Photograph: Getty

West Ham have offered €40m (£31m) to Marseille for striker Michy Batshuayi but face competition from a host of European clubs including Juventus to si(...)

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal against Belgium during the friendly international at the Magalhaes Pessoa stadium in Leiria, Portugal. Photograph:  Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Germany 4 Italy 1 World champions Germany crushed Italy 4-1 in their friendly international in Munich on Tuesday to equal their biggest win against(...)

Belgium’s fixture against Portugal at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels has been called off. Photograph: Getty

Belgium’s friendly against Portugal, scheduled for next week, has been cancelled in the wake of Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels. The match wa(...)

Manchester City’s Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini (left) consoles Vincent Kompany as he leaves the pitch injured last wednesday. Photograph: Getty.

Manuel Pellegrini has described Manchester City‘s quarter-final draw with Paris Saint-Germain as “difficult“ but is happy the club has avoided Barcel(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill (left) and assistant manager Roy Keane react during the Uefa Euro 2016 draw in Paris, France, on Saturday. Photograph: PA.

Euro 2012 was not Irish football’s finest hour, but it did leave us with one golden legacy. Once you’ve suffered the experience of being the worst-per(...)

Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Italy coach Antonio Conte  knows his “spark of creativity” will  be a threat. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

They may have beaten Germany on the way to qualifying, but the Republic of Ireland’s record of just one win in 20 previous competitive games against E(...)

Algeria  coach Vahid Halilhodzic has resigned his position. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic has resigned following the Fennec Foxes’ successful World Cup campaign. The Bosnian saw Algeria into the knockout stag(...)

Belgium’s coach Marc Wilmots consoles  Toby Alderweireld  after defeat to Argentina in Brasilia.  Photograph: Dylan Martinez / Reuters

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots labelled Argentina as “ordinary” and criticised their spoiling tactics after his side went out of the World Cup after a 1-0(...)

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(...)

USA’s DeAndre Yedlin gives chase as Belgium’s Eden Hazard closes in on goal during their last-16 game. His coach, Marc Wilmots, will be looking for some inspiration from the Chelsea midfielder.

The football talk in Brazil this week has been all about emotion, and how the gladiators of the national team are struggling to control theirs. You ca(...)