Ronaldo and Mourinho continue to deny any wrongdoing in their tax affairs, while Di Maria pleaded guilty to tax fraud in June. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Andy Quinn, the managing partner of high-profile accounting firm Moore Stephens, has left the firm. Mr Quinn gained public prominence in Irish and in(...)

 Karim Benzema misses a chance to score. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

Real Madrid 1 Tottenham 1 Harry Kane’s reaction said it all. It was a mixture of disbelief and deep regret. There were 71 minutes on the clock at th(...)

Tottenham Hotspur players during a training spin at Real Madrid’s  Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Reuters

Real Madrid v Tottenham Hotspur, Tuesday, 7.45pm (Eir Sport 2/BT Sport 2) For Hugo Lloris, it is an occasion to savour and an opportunity to embrace.(...)

Harry Kane will hope to maintain his current goalscoring hotstreak when Tottenham Hotspur meet Real Madrid in their Champions League clash at the Bernabeu. Photo: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

When Pep Guardiola referred to Tottenham Hotspur as “the Harry Kane” team, there were people at the London club who did not know whether to laugh or c(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during their La Liga win over Getafe. Photo: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Getafe 1 Real Madrid 2 Cristiano Ronaldo atoned for a glaring miss by scoring his first LaLiga goal of the season as Real Madrid defeated cross-city (...)

Ireland’s James McClean watches his shot go fly past Wayne Hennessey in the 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Wales in Cardiff. Photo: Stu Forster/Getty Images

James McClean’s right-footed strike in Cardiff on Monday night was enough to book Ireland a 2018 World Cup playoff place with the situation helpfully (...)

Michael O’Neill: his side have kept seven clean sheets in their qualifying group and haven’t lost a competitive game at home in four years. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Imagese

Such is Michael O’Neill’s respect for Germany, who have not lost an away World Cup qualifier in 83 years, that he organised a 10 v six training sessi(...)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been summoned to appear in a Spanish court in November. Photo: EPA

Jose Mourinho has been summoned to appear in a Madrid court on November 3rd — two days before he takes his Manchester United side to his old team Chel(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane celebrates at the end of their 3-0 Champions League win over Apoel Nicosia. Photo: Katia Christodoulou/Getty Images

Mauricio Pochettino described Harry Kane as a “killer” in front of goal after watching him drag Tottenham Hotspur almost single-handedly to a 3-0 Cham(...)

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale scores their first goal in the Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund at the  Westfalenstadion. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice while Gareth Bale was also on target as Real Madrid recorded a 3-1 victory at Borussia Dortmund. Bale brilliantly voll(...)