Mikel Arteta wants Mesut Özil to feel ‘hurt and disappointment’ at his continued absence from the Arsenal team. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

Mikel Arteta wants Mesut Özil to feel “hurt and disappointment” at his continued absence from the Arsenal team and has again challenged him the player(...)

Olympique Lyonnais players take part in a training session at Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu as last Wednesday as France eases lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of Covid-19. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP via Getty Images

Finally, it seemed, the battle was over. After a month of uncertainty and in-fighting and turmoil, French soccer at last had closure. The highest admi(...)

‘Yellow vest’ protesters march in front of police  in Paris, France. Photograph: Véronique de Viguerie/Getty Images

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of French cities on Saturday in the fifth weekend of demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron’s government, (...)

A protester wearing a yellow vest  holds a bunch of flowers as he runs through smoke of tear gas during a demonstration on the Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris. Photograph: Abdul Abeissa/AFP/Getty Images

Police used tear gas on the Champs-Élysées after a day of largely peaceful demonstrations in Paris on the fifth straight weekend of protests by France(...)

Flowers from the Muslims of France Association are left outside the church where a priest was killed on Tuesday in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray. Photograph: Francois Mori/AP

From now on the small, terraced bungalow at 35 Nikola Tesla street will be known as “the terrorist’s house”. After 19-year-old Adel Kermiche and an a(...)

England soccer manager Roy Hodgson  announcing his resignation  on Monday after England lost 2-1 to Iceland in their Uefa Euro 2016 clash in Nice, France. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

It was going to take something special for the England football team to recapture the headlines from England’s other big European exit but on a histor(...)

 Ivan Perisic: one of the best at the tournament so far.  Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

There have been banners on bridges, flyovers, skyscrapers and ancient city walls, with messages raging from “You are the pride of Croatia” to “By God’(...)

Ireland’s Robbie Brady celebrates with his girlfriend Kerrie Harris and his brother after scoring the goal to give Ireland a 1-0 win over Italy. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ireland’s sensational win over Italy in Lille completed the group stages of Euro 2016 and set up what looks to be an intriguing knock-out stage. It a(...)

French  police officers, military personnel and rescue helpers attend an exercise simulating a chemical terrorist attack in view of the Uefa Euro 2016 soccer championship  in Toulouse, southern France. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

In the wake of jihadist attacks that killed 148 people in France last year, and in the run-up to the Euro 2016 football championship that will bring m(...)