Argentina’s Lionel Messi  scores his third goal against Ecuador. Argentina’s victory sealed their place in the World Cup in Russia.  Photograph: Rodrigo Buendia/AFP/Getty Images

European or South American qualification. They conceded four. As World Cup holders, Germany’s qualification(...)

Juan Mata celebrates after scoring for Manchester United: “You see so many players with physical qualities. They are quick and strong but they don’t make the right decisions.” Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

(...) international, who has won the World Cup, European Championship and the Champions League, will donate one per(...)

Football fans hold Catalan flags  before FC Barcelona’s match with Girona at the Estadi Montilivi. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

(...) led France to the World Cup final in 2006, and has interesting family ties to Catalonia – dismisses(...)

 Pat Kelly’s Storm from Rush Sailing Club will defend its J109 Irish title on Dublin Bay. Photograph: David O’Brien

Sailing Club invitee Shane MacCarthy, the current GP14 World Champion. Tokyo Olympic trialist Aoife(...)

Aiden O’Brien during Ireland training ahead of the final two World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Wales. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Martin O’Neill’s squad selection for this weekend’s World Cup qualifiers has thrust three young(...)

Mac Macpherson, second-in-command at Gilbeys research laboratory in Harlow, Essex, and an unidentified colleague. He would develop  the Baileys formula from the original prototype

(...). Underdogs Sunderland had just won the FA Cup. We mixed the two ingredients in our kitchen, tasted the result(...)

Danilo of Manchester City. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

(...), Fifa Club World Cup, a Campeonato Paulista – the São Paulo top-flight title – and, for the national(...)

Bobby Adekanye in action against Spartak Moskva during their Uefa Youth League match. Photograph: Getty Images

(...) allegedly racially abused during a youth match against Spartak Moscow. Adekanye, a Nigerian-born Dutch(...)

Most injuries in youth rugby occur due to the collision elements of the game, say academics from Newcastle University’s Institute of Health. Photo: Inpho

(...) in support of the call is compelling.” Among the former players to speak out were the World Cup(...)

Jimmy Magee: “Over more than 50 years his voice became synonymous with the rise and rise of Irish performances in the world of international sport.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

(...) coverage of the major events such as the Olympic Games, World Cup finals, world and European championships(...)