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 England captain Harry Kane intends to feed off the passion of a 60,000 crowd at Wembley when his team take on Denmark in the Euro 2020 semi-final. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/EPA

Harry Kane is determined to seize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win a major tournament on home soil. The England captain intends to feed off th(...)

 Spain’s players celebrate after winning the shootout against Switzerland. Photograph: Getty Images

Switzerland 1 Spain 1 (Spain win 3-1 on penalties) This time, penalties were a bridge too far for Switzerland. They took Spain all the way, riding th(...)

Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour fights for the ball with Luxembourg forward Maurice Deville during their  friendly at the Josy Barthel Stadium in Luxembourg on June 6th. Photograph: John Thys/AFP via Getty Images

GROUP D: SCOTLAND v CZECH REPUBLIC Kick-off Monday, 2pm Venue Hampden Park How to follow The Irish Times live blog will begin at 1.30pm On TV Live on(...)

Italy have improved under manager Roberto Mancini. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Turkey Odds: 50-1 Previous best: Semi-finalists 2008 Prospects: Traditionally cavalier, Turkey’s recent resurgence has been built on their defence. P(...)

Stephen Kenny: “It’s important that we win the game. We want to win the game. What does ‘must-win’ mean? We want to do well and we’re going to be very determined to try and win the game.” Photograph: Pedja Milosavljevic/AFP via Getty Images

The fun and games were getting into full swing at Stephen Kenny’s pre-match press conference on Friday with attempts being made to corral the manager (...)

Luxembourg’s goalkeeper Jonathan Joubert jumps for the ball during the World Cup 2018 qualifying football match against France  at The Municipal Stadium in Toulouse, southern France, on September 3, 2017. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images

It’s a problem that Paul Philipp, the president of the Luxembourg Football Federation (LFF), could never have anticipated when he took the job on back(...)

Luxembourg’s Mathias Janisch celebrates scoring the winning goal against Northern Ireland in a World Cup qualifier in 2013. Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

Winston Churchill claimed “Success consists of going from failure to failure without any loss of enthusiasm”. If true, then Luxembourg deserve to ar(...)

 Miriam Gutierrez pays tribute to Katie Taylor after their fight in November. Photograph:   Mark Robinson/Inpho

Taylor v Gutierrez Wembley Arena, London, November 14th Her smile stood out. Miriam Gutierrez’s face had received ferocious blows for the entire bou(...)

Ronaldo and co having won Euro2016 and the first edition of the Nations League over the past few years. Photo: Getty Images

Portugal World Ranking: 5 Ireland’s record against them: W4 D2 L7 There was never going to be any way of avoiding having to come up against a good (...)

The Republic of Ireland will face Portugal and Serbia in qualifying Group A for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. This evening’s draw pitted Stephen Kenney(...)

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