Fabian Delph: has yet to start a game for Manchester City since joining from Aston Villa this summer

Fabian Delph could miss up to seven games for Manchester City and the final two Euro 2016 qualifiers as fears grow he will be ruled out for at least t(...)

 England manager Roy Hodgson leads a training session at the St Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, yesterday. Photograph: Walter Bieri/EPA

England manager Roy Hodgson said yesterday he would have liked today’s opening European Championship Group E fixture away to Switzerland – the team he(...)

Pit stop: fans pull in for breakfast during the odyssey that is supporting Argentina in the World Cup

It is the morning after Argentina’s agonisingly late victory over Switzerland and in São Paulo’s samba stadium bleary-eyed Argentine fans are taking t(...)

 Argentina’s Lionel Messi during yesterday’s game against Switzerland at the Arena de Sao Paulo. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Day 20 and Bill O’Herlihy warned us that “it’ll be messy after the break”, so you assumed Kenny and Richie were on punditry duty again. But it was act(...)

Argentina’s  Lionel Messi  in action during the  round of 16 match against  Switzerland at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo: Diego Azubel/EPA

Lionel Messi admitted to nerves and “suffering” through his side’s hard fought game against Switzerland in São Paulo. “There were times when I was ne(...)

Swiss players  show their dejection as Argentinian players celebrate their victory after extra-time at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo: Emilio Lavandeira/EPA

In a tense match won by a goal that just saved them from facing the lottery of a penalty shootout, Argentina revealed how risky is their strategy of r(...)

Switzerland’s goalkeeper Diego Benaglio fails to save a shot from Argentina’s Angel Di Maria as he scores the winning goal in the second half of extra-time in the World Cup Round of 16  in Sao Paulo. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

Argentina 1 Switzerland 0 (aet, 0-0 after 90 mins)If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. And then perhaps try once more. In the end, if y(...)

Lionel Messi: made it clear a five-man defence is not a formation of which he approves. Photograph: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

I watched the first half of Argentina’s World Cup opener against Bosnia with a friend in a restaurant in Salvador, at half-time we talked about how ba(...)

France coach Didier Deschamps: “My only concern is the match against Nigeria,” he said, talking down speculation about his team’s prospects of going all the way. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA.

If there was an upside for Didier Deschamps to the various disasters that had befallen the French side in the years before he took charge, it was that(...)

 Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates his second goal against  Honduras  at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus. Photograph: EPA

Honduras 0 Switzerland 3Four years ago to the day, Honduras held Switzerland to a scoreless draw in South Africa, denying Ottmar Hitzfeld’s side a pla(...)