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 Denmark players celebrate  with the trophy after the Euro 1992 final victory over Germany in Sweden.  Photograph:  Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images

Euro 2020 semi-finals: England v Denmark, Kick-off: 8pm, Wednesday. Venue: Wembley. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin at 7.30pm. On T(...)

Italy players and their manager Roberto Mancini  celebrate  beating Belgium   at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich. Photograph: Matthias Schrader/Pool

If we needed one moment to sum up Italy’s transformation over the past four years, it arrived in the 44th minute at the Allianz Arena. Lorenzo Insigne(...)

Spain manager Luis Enrique: “This is bad enough that it has to be put in the hands of the police.” Photograph: UEFA/AFP

Spain coach Luis Enrique has encouraged the police to take action against fans who have abused the striker Álvaro Morata and his family. Morata, who (...)

Pau Torres has the potential to be a key player at the heart of the Spanish defence. File photograph: Jose Breton/Getty Images

Spain Odds: 9-1 Previous best: Winners 2008 and 2012 Prospects: On paper this is arguably the weakest Spain side in a generation, with no Real Madrid(...)

The Aviva Stadium could host the 2024 Europa League final. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Smarting from losing their Euro 2020 games in June, the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) have instead turned their attention towards bidding to s(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny at under-21 training at Tallaght Stadium, Dublin, prior to playing  Sweden. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Under-21 European Championship Group One qualifier Republic of Ireland v Sweden Tallaght Stadium, 8pm, Live EirSport 1. Stephen Kenny’s ploy in thi(...)

Gareth Southgate: Miracle man? Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

And then there were four. Although perhaps only 3½, Croatia looking like a side more ready for a health farm than a World Cup semi-final by the time t(...)

 England’s Dele Alli  scores his side’s second goal during  the 2-0 victory over Sweden in the World Cup quarter-final in Samara. Photograph: Felipe Trueba/EPA

England 2 Sweden 0 The increasingly excited/anxious debate about this England side’s progress through the World Cup can be broadly summed up in a co(...)

England’s defender Harry Maguire celebrates at the end of the match. Photograph: Getty Images

The time might have come for us all to be generous and say ‘well done you lot’. Our neighbours are now, you’d have to be thinking, World Cup winners-e(...)

Jordan Pickford dives to save a Marcus Berg header as England beat Sweden 2-0 in Samara. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Jordan Pickford Followed up on his penalty shootout heroics against Colombia with a fine display - his second half saves from Berg and Claesson preve(...)

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