Tammy Abraham scores Chelsea’s  third goal past Rennes’  goalkeeper Alfred Gomis during the  Champions League Group E  match  at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/AFP via Getty Images

Chelsea 3 Rennes 0 Chelsea took a grip on Champions League Group E on a night when they announced a positive coronavirus test for Kai Havertz, the £7(...)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon congratulates his players at the end of the Europa League Group E  match against  Rennes at Roazhon Park stadium. Photograph: Sebastien Salom-Gomis/AFP/Getty Images

Ryan Christie’s second-half penalty earned Celtic a 1-1 draw with Rennes in their opening Europa League group game in France after they held on with 1(...)

Rennes  striker  Ismaila Sarr  heads home his side’s  third goal during the  Europa League round of 16 first leg against Arsenal at  Roazhon Park. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

Rennes 3 Arsenal 1 This was not just a defeat, it was a disintegration by Arsenal. They got off to an ideal start thanks to Alex Iwobi’s goal inside (...)

Franck Ribery (left) has enjoyed considerabley better form in the national team under manager Didier Deschamps. Photograph: Reuters

France’s World Cup hopes suffered a severe blow when Franck Ribery was ruled out of the tournament with a back injury. Les Bleus manager Didier Desch(...)

France’s Franck Ribery is out of the World Cup in Brazil.  Photograph: Charles Platiau / Reuters

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has been ruled out of France’s World Cup campaign, along with Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier. Montpellier’s Remy C(...)

Franck Ribery:  “If everything goes well, he will be there.”

France offered an encouraging update on Franck Ribery’s World Cup hopes as the Bayern Munich star rejoined training with Didier Deschamps’ squad.The 8(...)

Joe Kinnear (centre) has resigned as Newcastle’s director of football.

Alan Pardew appears to have won a major battle at Newcastle United following Joe Kinnear’s resignation as the club’s director of football late on Mond(...)