Armed police keep watch during France’s training session at Wembley Stadium. Photograph:  Clive Rose/Getty Images

France captain Hugo Lloris insists initial doubts over the sense of playing tonight’s friendly against England were quickly replaced by a desire for a(...)

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(...)

Chelsea’s Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gestures during his team’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Getty Images

José Mourinho has been given a one-match stadium ban with immediate effect and fined €55,000 after admitting a Football Association charge of miscondu(...)

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(...)

 Dr Eva Carneiro’s departure from Chelsea may be wrapped up in the courts. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Former Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro’s lawyers have served notice on the club that she intends to seek a claim for constructive dismissal. It is un(...)

José Mourinho sits on his own before the start of the English Premier League game between West Ham United and Chelsea. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

Even back when the fit felt perfect, in those heady days of spring when the team were hoisting trophies and all appeared hunky dory between manager an(...)

A file image of Fifa president Sepp Blatter.  Photograph: PA

Four of Fifa’s leading sponsors – Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Visa and Budweiser – have demanded that its embattled president, Sepp Blatter, step down imm(...)

Jose Mourinho will face no action after being cleared of making discriminatory comments towards then club doctor Eva Carneiro during the match against Swansea in August, the Football Association has announced. Photograph: John Walton/PA

Campaign group Women in Football says it is “appalled” by the Football Association’s decision to take no action against Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho (...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa has an altercation with Gabriel Paulista resulting in Gabriel being sent off on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has admitted that team-mate Diego Costa “likes to cheat a lot”. The Chelsea striker infuriated Arsenal with his antics dur(...)

The coffin of Charles Patrick Evans is carried off a Royal Air Force C-17 military transporter plane at RAF Brize Norton.  Photograph: Joe Giddens/AFP/Getty Images

The last time Pat Evans was in Holy Cross Church in West Bromwich, where he was married to Maureen half a century before, he had a six-inch nail and a(...)