Kate O’Connell TD, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Amazon Web Service Ireland country manager Mike Beary and Martin Shanahan  at the opening of the AWS new office in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The strangely muted reaction this week to the news that Amazon is creating 1,000 new highly-skilled jobs in Dublin is the surest proof yet that the ec(...)

Luka Modric will be key for Croatia against Argentina on Thursday night. Photograph: Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty

THE MATCHES GROUP C Denmark v Australia (Samara, 1.0, RTÉ/ITV) Betting: Denmark 19-20, Australia 7-2, Draw 12-5. France v Peru (Yekaterinburg, 4.0, (...)

 Cristiano Ronaldo  and Patrice Evra  hug prior to the Euro 2016 final between Portugal and France at the Stade de France. Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

When it comes to telling anecdotes about Cristiano Ronaldo, Patrice Evra is the undisputed king. First, on an ITV podcast, there was the one about Ron(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo scored Portugal’s early opener against Morocco. Photograph: Antonin Thuillier/AFP

Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Fernando Santos had wanted to see more from his supporting cast but, well, while the Portugal manager has Cristiano Ronaldo, it (...)

Spain manager Fernando Hierro talks with his squad at a training session in Kazan ahead of Wednesday’s game against Iran in Group B. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

THE MATCHES GROUP B Portugal v Morocco (Moscow, 1pm, RTÉ/BBC) Betting: Portugal 8-13, Morocco 5-1, Draw 13-5 GROUP A Uruguay v Saudi Arabia (Rostov(...)

A postage stamp with the image of Poland captain Robert Lewandowski. Photograph: Leszek Szymanski/EPA

The Matches Group H Colombia v Japan (Saransk, 1pm) Betting: Colombia 4/6, Japan 9/4, Draw 3/1 Group H Poland v Senegal (Spartak Stadium, 4pm)&(...)

 Raheem Sterling and Trent Alexander-Arnold enjoy a drill during an England training session  in St Petersburg. Photograph: Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images

THE MATCHES GROUP F Sweden v South Korea, (Nizhny Novgorod, 1pm, RTE/ITV) Betting: Sweden 10/11, South Korea 10/3, Draw 11/5 GROUP G Belgium v Panam(...)

  Neymar has been in good form during Brazil’s warm-up games. Photograph: EPA

The Matches Group E Costa Rica v Serbia (Samara Arena, 1pm, RTE/ITV) Betting: Costa Rica 7/2, Serbia 10/11, Draw 9/4 Group F Germany v Mexico (Luzhn(...)

 Hannes Halldorsson of Iceland saves  Lionel Messi’s penalty during the 1-1 draw in Moscow.  Photograph: EPA

Argentina 1 Iceland 1 Sometimes you hit a wall, and Iceland make a bigger wall than most. The trials of Lionel Messi in the national shirt of Argenti(...)

Gerard Piqué makes a vital interception between Cristiano Ronaldo and David de Gea. Photograph: Javier Etxezarreta/EPA

Gerard Pique has suggested Cristiano Ronaldo dived for the early penalty in the dramatic World Cup encounter between Spain and Portugal on Friday nigh(...)

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