Poland players celebrate their penalty shoot-out win over Switzerland in Saint-Etienne. Photograph: Getty

Switzerland 1 Poland 1 (Poland win 5-4 on penalties) Poland reached their first-ever European Championship quarter-final with a penalty shoot-out vic(...)

 Granit Xhaka saw his shirt get ripped twice during Switerland’s draw with France in Lille. Photograph: Reuters

No goals, but four ripped kits and one burst ball. The shortage of action in France and Switzerland’s dull 0-0 draw in Lille on Sunday night prompted (...)

Dimitri Payet came closest to breaking the deadlock in France’s dour 0-0 draw with Switzerland in Lille. Photograph: Reuters

Switzerland 0 France 1 France finished top of Group A, not quite at a gallop but convincingly enough after an initially boisterous, ultimately rath(...)

 Armando Sadiku  of Albania reacts in front of his supporters during the  Euro 2016 group A  match against Switzerland at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens. Photograph: Laurent Dubrule/EPA

Albania 0 Switzerland 1 Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka won the battle of the brothers as Albania’s debut at a major tournament ended in defeat. The n(...)

Switzerland  coach Vladimir Petkovic has enjoyed a promising start to his career in international football.

Prospects Four years ago the Swiss were regarded as something of a coming thing but they have lost their way a little since with several players wh(...)

 Republic of Ireland midfielder Jeff Hendrick is an ambassador for DeafHear. Photograph: David Maher/Sportsfile

Republic of Ireland midfielder Jeff Hendrick says he confident of being fully fit in plenty of time for Euro 2016. Having missed the friendlies agai(...)

Switzerland’s coach Vladimir Petkovic has left his former captain Gökhan Inler out of his squad due to the midfielder’s lack of game time at Leicester. Photograph: Getty.

It was not hard to sense Martin O’Neill’s relief on Thursday as he spoke of the fact that Aiden McGeady is back playing again after having secured a l(...)

Stephen Ward and Alan Judge at the Republic of Ireland squad training session at  Abbotstown. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Alan Judge, Rob Elliot and Kevin Doyle are all likely to get starts over the coming week to allow them to strengthen their case for a trip to Euro 201(...)

“I wouldn’t really want to bring someone a long, long distance if I can’t guarantee him some playing time but we do have the two games and I think, personally, not having spoken to him, I think Kevin would welcome that because if he has a chance of going to France.”

Kevin Doyle looks set to be given the chance to save his place in the Republic of Ireland squad for Euro2016 when Ireland play Switzerland and Slovaki(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill announces his squad. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

He may have effectively ended Damien Delaney’s international career at Friday’s squad announcement but Martin O’Neill also started to look beyond the(...)