Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho scores an equaliser during the  Champions League  match against  Spartak Moscow  at Otkrytije Arena. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Spartak Moscow 1 Liverpool 1 “Win Or Die” proclaimed the banner that covered one side of Stadion Spartak before kick-off. It was an extreme order to (...)

Marouane Fellaini combined with Kevin De Bruyne to get Belgium back on track against Algeria. Photograph: Yves Herman / Reuters

TUESDAY, JUNE 16th 16.55 And, lo, on the fifth day the deluge ended. I’m relieved by Iran and Nigeria’s stalemate. For an Irishman, who(...)