Nicola Rizzoli

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Neil Taylor is set to feature for Aston Villa against Norwich City on Saturday. Photograph:  Joe Giddens/PA

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has defended Neil Taylor after Fifa opened proceedings against him following his tackle on Seamus Coleman. The Wales de(...)

Joe Allen went down under a heavy challenge from Stoke City team mate Glenn Whelan at the end of the first half of Wales’ 0-0 draw with Ireland. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Joe Allen declared Neil Taylor was “in bits” over the horror challenge which left Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman with a broken leg. Evert(...)

 France striker Antoine Griezmann scores his second goal in the Euro 2016 semi-final against Germany at   Stade Velodrome  in Marseille. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Germany 0 France 2 Marchons, Marchons, les citoyens. France won their way through to Sunday’s Euro 2016 final against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal wi(...)

 Robbie Brady celebrates with Republic of Ireland team-mate Stephen Ward  after scoring from the penalty spot in the    European Championship Round Of 16 match at  Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

France 2 Republic of Ireland 1 There may a great deal more to come from this team when the task of qualifying for the next World Cup begins in the au(...)

Atletico’s Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring their second goal to knock Barcelona out of the Champions League. Photo: Reuters

Atletico Madrid 2 (3) Barcelona 0 (2) The slogan that hung from bridges and balconies all over Madrid read “Never stop believing” and Atlético neve(...)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during a training session ahead of the Capital One Cup final. “I’m not sure I’m the difference, but I know the way, that’s true.”Photograph: Tim Goode/PA Wire

It took 147 weeks for Jurgen Klopp to build Borussia Dortmund into Bundesliga champions and claim the first trophy of his managerial career in Germany(...)

Manchester United’s Luke Shaw grimaces in pain after being injured during the Champions League Group B  match against PSV Eindhoven at Philips Stadium. Photograph: Peter Dejong/AP Photo

Luke Shaw was still in tears yesterday as he began his recovery from a double leg break that left his former manager Mauricio Pochettino “sick”. Shaw (...)

PSV’s Hector Moreno tackles Manchester United’s Luke Shaw, which left the defender with a suspected broken leg. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

PSV Eindhoven 2 Manchester United 1 This was a night of deep dismay for Manchester United. On their re-entry into the Champions League group stage Luk(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo (2nd right) scores the opening goal against Liverpool   at Anfield. Photograph: Phil Noble / Reuters

Liverpool 0 Real Madrid 3 Sometimes, in football, there is nothing for it but to accept that the other team are vastly superior. Liverpool have(...)

Spurs’ Hugo Lloris lies unconscious after a collision against Everton last season – he persuaded physios to allow him to continue in the game. Photograph Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Players who lose consciousness in English top-flight matches next season will not be allowed to return to the field of play under new rules introduce(...)

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