Salzburg’s Martin Hinteregger challenges Celtic’s Anthony Stokes as their teams fought to a draw. Photograph: AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson

FC Salzburg 2 Celtic 2Celtic twice surrendered the lead to draw 2-2 with Salzburg in their thrilling Europa League Group D opener in Austria. Mubarak (...)

 Celtic manager Ronny Delia: has a number of injury worries ahead of the tie with Maribor.   Photograph:  Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

The fall-out from Celtic’s Champions League qualifying tie with Legia Warsaw has been such that what happens next has been virtually forgotten: the Sc(...)

Jerry Akaminko of Ghana receives treatment  during the match against the Netherlands in Rotterdam. Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

Jerry Akaminko, Jeffrey Schlupp and David Accam failed to make the final cut as Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah named his 23-man squad for the World Cup on S(...)

Rafael Benitez looks on during the Europa League quarter-final between Rubin Kazan and Chelsea at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Photograph: Dmitry Korotayev/Epsilon/Getty Images

Chelsea will meet Basel in the semi-finals of the Europa League after the draw was made this morning. The Londoners, who overcame Rubin (...)

Chelsea’s John Terry wins a header against Rubin Kazan’s Ivan Marcano   during their Europa League quarter-final second leg soccer match at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. Photograph:  Grigory Dukor/Reuters

Rubin Kazan 3 Chelsea 2 (Chelsea win 5-4 on aggregate) Rafael (...)

Chelsea's Fernando Torres celebrates with Yossi Benayoun after scoring during the first leg at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Ryan Bertrand is to miss Chelsea’s Europa League quarter-final second leg with Rubin Kazan after missing the trip to Russia due to illness. (...)

Fernando Torres (right) is determined to rediscover his old self at Chelsea. Photograph:  Clive Rose/Getty Images

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres says he will do all he can to recapture the form which led to Chelsea paying Liverpool €55 million for his serv(...)

Chelsea’s Fernando Torres scores the opening goal of the game against Rubin Kazan during the Europa League quarter-final first leg. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Image  Chelsea’s Fernando Torres  scores the opening goal of the game against Rubin Kazan during the Europa League quarter-final first leg. Photograph:  Clive Rose/Getty Image

The Spanish striker has enjoyed too few evenings like this since his British record move from Merseyside but, clad in Chelsea blue and c(...)

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill. Photograph: David Maher/Sportsfile

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill says that while he accepts the rules in relation to player eligibility between the island’s two natio(...)