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Jack Charlton with his assistant manager Maurice Setters after the 1990 World Cup quarter-final. Both men died in 2020. File photograph: Inpho

The two men could hardly have been more different, other than, in their own way, each became footballing deity. Diego Maradona’s death, at the age of(...)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United have been handed a tough Europa league draw. Photograph: EPA

Manchester United will face La Liga leaders Real Sociedad in the final 32 of the Europa League while Tottenham must play Wolfsberger. Ole Gunner Sols(...)

Thursday’s front page of L’Equipe. Photograph: L’Equipe/Twitter

Diego Armando Maradona, arguably the greatest footballer to ever lace a pair of boots, has died aged 60. In Argentina, three days of national mournin(...)

Argentina’s Diego Maradona scores his ’Hand of God’ goal past English goalkeeper Peter Shilton at the 1986 World Cup. Photo:  Bob Thomas/Getty Images

In the 1920s, as Argentina, a booming immigrant nation, sought a sense of identity, it became apparent that football was one of the few things that bo(...)

Roast vegetable deep-dish pizza

I’ve been making my own pizza dough for years, and perfected the sourdough crust during months of breadmaking every day over the spring lockdown. It w(...)

Ireland meet Slovakia in Bratislava on Thursday evening. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

When the European Championships began 60 years ago the organisers faced one early problem. Seventeen countries entered, a mathematically challenging n(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny speaks to the press. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland will be in good shape for next week’s Euro2020 playoff game in Slovakia according to Stephen Kenny who sees the number of club games his playe(...)

Benfica have announced Ruben Dias will depart for Manchester City. Photograph: EPA

Benfica have announced that they have agreed a deal to sell the centre-back Ruben Dias to Manchester City for €68m plus a potential €3.6m in add-ons. (...)

Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez scores on his debut at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid. Photograph: EPA

Debutant Luis Suarez wasted no time in making his mark at Atletico Madrid as Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich suffered a day to forget. Suarez came(...)

New Arsenal signings Gabriel Magalhães and Willian competing against each other in the  Champion’s League  match between Lille and  Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP via Getty Images

The Lille centre back Gabriel Magalhães has agreed to join Arsenal and will fly to London on Monday to complete a move worth up to €30 million. Arsen(...)

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