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 United’s Paul Pogba: he will miss at least 11 games. Photograph: PA Wire

Paul Pogba could be out until February because of the thigh injury he sustained on international duty with France, leaving Manchester United to try to(...)

Brazil’s blend of youth and experience makes them favourites to win the World Cup. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty

With just over a year to go until the World Cup kicks off, 12 teams have qualified alongside hosts Qatar. All four semi-finalists from 2018 have seale(...)

New Zealand forwards coach John Plumtree talks to Ireland counterpart Paul O’Connell ahead of the match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland will no doubt feel New Zealand’s wrath on their three-Test tour next July but in the shorter term Andy Farrell’s men may not have done France (...)

Roberto Mancini: ‘It would be amazing to win it the Nations League straight] after the European Championship and it would be amazing to qualify for the World Cup early, but it won’t be that easy.”Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

Italy have got used to winning. There was incredulity back in 2018 when Roberto Mancini of the Azzurri announced his ambition to lift the European Ch(...)

 Liam Williams:  Lions missed a crucial chance to offload with the try line beckoning during the third and deciding Test against South Africa at Cape Town. Photogaph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Liam Williams and Tom Curry, please explain. When the Lions trekked off at half-time they led 10-6, whereas the score should have been, at least, 20-(...)

Ireland captain Alex Kendellen scores a try during the  Under-20 Six Nations Championship match against France at Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: Andy Watts/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 28 France Under-20 34 Defeat in Cardiff meant that Ireland finished third in the Six Nations Championship but there was so much to ad(...)

Connacht’s Cathal Forde has been Ireland’s outstanding back of the Under-20 Six Nations. Photograph: Robbie Stephenson/Inpho

Six Nations Championship: Ireland Under-20 v France Under-20, Tuesday July 13th, Cardiff Arms Park (kick-off 4.45pm, RTÉ 2) Ireland head coach Richie(...)

Japan competed well with the Lions in a 28-10 defeat at Murrayfield last week. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Once upon a time it was France. Often times it’s been the All Blacks. Very often it’s been Fiji. For a while it was Argentina. But, since the last Wor(...)

France’s manager Didier Deschamps at  a press conference in Bucharest, Romania,  ahead of the match against Switzerland.  Photograph: UEFA/ AFP

World champions France are facing mounting injuries ahead of their Euro Round-of-16 match against Switzerland on Monday, with coach Didier Deschamps s(...)

France’s Paul Pogba  after the  Euro 2020 match between Portugal and France at Puskas Arena in Budapest on June 23th. Photograph:  Franck Fife/pool/AFP via Getty Images

Few would take exception with Didier Deschamps’ assertion that while other teams may have made a better impression at Euro 2020, France will really ge(...)

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