Dele Alli shakes hands with England manager Roy Hodgson after being substituted against France. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Roy Hodgson thinks the emergence of Dele Alli and Eric Dier shows there is an abundance of young talent in the English game. Alli and Dier enjoyed mem(...)

English soccer fans saluted France  by roaring out La Marseillaise at a friendly match just days after Islamic State militants struck Paris. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

English soccer fans saluted France on Tuesday by roaring out La Marseillaise national anthem at a friendly match that became a show of solidarity just(...)

Will Ireland get a favourable draw for the Euro 2016 finals? Photo: Getty Images

Paris, December 12th: the group stage draw for Euro 2016 will take place. And Ireland will be there. Who would have thought it back in June? Or back i(...)

The French team celebrate a goal against Germany at the Stade France in Paris. Photograph: Getty Images

All 23 members of the France squad — including Lassana Diarra and Antoine Griezmann — will fly to England for Tuesday’s friendly at Wembley, an offici(...)

Michael Carrick leaves the pitch during England’s friendly match against Spain played at the Rico Perez stadium in Alicante. Photograph: EPA

England and Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick sustained an ankle injury during England’s 2-0 friendly defeat in Spain on Friday. The 34-yea(...)

Martin O’Neill: “You can’t win these ties in the first leg but you can certainly lose them.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho 1:31

Having been fortunate on each of the previous occasions that the team has qualified for a tournament via the playoffs, the Republic of Ireland, it see(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill at Thursday night’s  training at  Stadion Bilino Polje in Zenica  ahead of the Euro 2016 first leg against  Bosnia & Herzegovina on Friday. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill is determined to join namesake Michael at the Euro 2016 finals as he plots a way past Bosnia-Herzegovina. The (...)

 Mousa Dembele drills home a spectacular winning goal for  Tottenham against Anderlecht at White Hart Lane. Photo:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Tottenham 2 Anderlecht 1 Mousa Dembele scored a stunning late winner as Tottenham beat Anderlecht 2-1 to move top of Group J. A compel(...)

 Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish in action last weekend against Tottenham. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Reuters

Jack Grealish will have to wait until the new year before he is considered for his first England cap after Fifa confirmed the Aston Villa midfielder h(...)

Danny Ings has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury. Photograph: Reuters 1:43

Jürgen Klopp has suffered another grievous setback in his first week as Liverpool manager after Danny Ings suffered a knee injury that will rule him o(...)