Republic of Ireland’s versatile player Niamh Fahey helped Chelsea win the English league and cup double this year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Republic of Ireland manager Sue Ronan admits a point would be a good return from Ireland’s European Championship qualifier against Spain this afternoo(...)

Uefa have ordered Dynamo Kyiv to play their next three European home games behind closed doors. Photograph: Getty

Uefa has ordered Dynamo Kyiv to play their next three European home games in an empty stadium as punishment for offences including racist behaviour by(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale react after Luis Suarez scored the fourth goal for Barcelona on Saturday. Paul Hanna/Reuters

The clasico started with Sergio Busquets producing a drag-back that left Gareth Bale going past him like a cartoon character off a cliff after four se(...)

Harry Kane scores the third goal for Tottenham Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Tottenham 4 West Ham 1 Predictions have been pretty pointless so far in this topsy-turvy Premier League season but much more of this and people are go(...)

Edin Dzeko’s loan transfer to Roma from Manchester City has not gone well in terms of goals and injuries but, ominously for Ireland, the striker is now back amongst the goals. Photograph: EPA/Ettore Ferrari

Pjanic on the streets of Dublin. However corny, there’s a chance that headline could be written soon. Miralem Pjanic plays for Bosnia-Herzegovina and (...)

Barcelona’s Neymar celebrates a goal against Bate Borisov at Camp Nou. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

A Neymar double and a clinical finish from Luis Suarez handed Barcelona a comfortable 3-0 victory over Bate Borisov that put them on the verge of qual(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on the sideline during his side’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Stamford Bridge Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

A defiant Jose Mourinho expects to continue as Chelsea boss after yet another defeat which he suggested hinged on an error by a referee. After Liverp(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho during Friday’s press conference. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho declined to say on Friday whether he had been given any guarantees about his future if the champions lose at home to Liv(...)

Dynamo Kiev fans during their Champions League meeting with Chelsea. Photograph: John Sibley/Reuters

A representative of Dynamo Kyiv’s Olympic Stadium has denied reports that their director proposed to combat racism on the terraces by segregating blac(...)

Republic of Ireland international Ciaran Clark returns to the Aston Villa squad for their home clash against Swansea. Photograph:   Steve Langan/Inpho

SATURDAY (3.0 unless stated) Aston Villa (19) v Swansea (14) - Live Setanta Sports 1 Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has a fully-fit squad f(...)