Germany’s Mesut Ozil, right, and Sami Khedira at yesterday’s  press conference  in Cologne. Photograph: Martin Meissner/AP

Dwarfed a little by the set-up at a Mercedes dealership in Cologne which appeared to have been inspired by New York’s Guggenheim, Mesut Özil seemed re(...)

Teemu Pukki has left Schalke 04 to join Celtic. Photograph: Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images

Dundee United 0 Celtic 1: Anthony Stokes’s 87th-minute free-kick gave Celtic victory over Dundee United in their Scottish Premiership clash at Tannadi(...)

The Champions League 2013/14 play-off draw took place last week. Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Getty Images

The Champions League risks being thrown into confusion after Ukrainian side Metalist Kharkiv were kicked out of the competition on Wednesday but grant(...)

Conor Sammon (left) has been selected to lead the line for the Republic of Ireland against Austria at the Aviva Stadium tonight.

A good many of those who are liable to be critical of Ireland ’s regular captain might wonder a little more about the wisdom of wishing him awa(...)