Ireland need all the variables to fall inther favour at Stade Jean Bouin this evening. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

If you don’t believe in the prowess of Fiona Coghlan’s band of sisters by now, you never will. Ireland can win this evening, they really can, but t(...)

Maggie Alphonsi (centre) of England taking on Karen Paquin of Canada during the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Paris on Saturday. Photograph: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

England and Canada playing out a 12-12 draw in a last pool game on Saturday was convenient as it took The Black Ferns out of the tournament.France we(...)

Raheny United striker Katie McCabe (right) is is quietly confident the Ireland women’s U19 side can get the better of England in tonight’s European Championship game in Oslo. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Having opened their campaign by beating one of the pre-tournament favourites on Tuesday, Republic of Ireland striker Katie McCabe believes another vic(...)

England fans   at Estadio Mineirao  in Belo Horizonte. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

An England fan had a portion of his ear bitten off by another after the national side’s World Cup game against Uruguay. The man was left with half h(...)

Frank Lampard  acknowledges the England fans after their 0-0 draw with Costa Rica. Photo: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

It was one of those days when the photographers look to get someone walking out under an exit sign; the manager is usually the most obvious target but(...)

England’s Daniel Sturridge watches his shot go wide in the second half against Costa Rica. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

England 0 Costa Rica 0 It’s unclear whether it’s what they meant when the England players talked on Monday about restoring some pride but the word fil(...)

The FA’s decision to keep England manager Roy Hodgson is a pretty clear admission that they don’t think anyone could have done better with the group he has had while the relative lack of outrage from their media suggests even they have started to acknowledge the futility of hounding one coach after another out of the job.  Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

This was never going to be an easy group for England to get out of but the optimists would have had them coming into today’s last game in firm content(...)

England’s coach Roy Hodgson talks to his players during a training session in Belo Horizonte ahead of the final Group D game against Costa Rica on Tuesday. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

England manager Roy Hodgson will offer a glimpse of the future in Tuesday’s World Cup clash against Costa Rica. With their elimination already confirm(...)

Captain Steven Gerrard talks to the media during an England press conference at the Urca Military Base ahead of the team’s final group game against Costa Rica. Photograph: Getty.

Steven Gerrard and Roy Hodgson have reacted furiously to assertions from Harry Redknapp that players at Tottenham would ask him to withdraw them fr(...)

Wayne Rooney at a press conference after an England training session at the Urca Military Base on June 21st. Photograph:   Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Wayne Rooney has spoken of the hurt the squad is feeling after England exited at the World Cup group stage for the first time since 1958. England’s el(...)