Brazil’s blend of youth and experience makes them favourites to win the World Cup. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty

With just over a year to go until the World Cup kicks off, 12 teams have qualified alongside hosts Qatar. All four semi-finalists from 2018 have seale(...)

 Roma manager José Mourinho on his celebratory dash during the game against  Sassuolo at Stadio Olimpico  in Rome. Photograph:  Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images

In the 91st minute of his 1,000th game as a professional football manager, José Mourinho turned and started running. His fist was raised, and his mout(...)

 Patrik Schick celebrates after scoring the  Czech Republic’s second goal during the Euro 2020 round of 16 game against the Netherlands at the  Puskas Arena in Budapest. Photograph: Alex Pantling/Getty Images

Netherlands 0 Czech Republic 2 In Frank de Boer’s eyes the Netherlands had the quality to win the Euros – “if everything fits into place”. Everything(...)

Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates after scoring his side’s third against North Macedonia. Photograph: Koen van Weel/Getty/AFP

North Macedonia 0 Netherlands 3 Georginio Wijnaldum claimed a double as Holland completed a perfect Group C campaign with a 3-0 victory over North Ma(...)

 Netherlands’  Denzel Dumfries celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the  Euro 2020 Group C match against  Austria at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam. Photograph: John Thys/FP via Getty Images

Netherlands 2 Austria 0 An early Memphis Depay penalty and a Denzel Dumfries goal gave the Netherlands a convincing 2-0 victory over Austria on Thurs(...)

Netherlands’ Memphis Depay celebrates with supporters after the victory over Northern Ireland at the Feyenoord stadium. Photograph:  Koen van Weel/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

Netherlands 3 Northern Ireland 1 Northern Ireland suffered heartbreak in Rotterdam as the Netherlands scored twice in stoppage time to snatch a 3-1 v(...)

Memphis Depay of the Netherlands makes the most of an error from England defender  John Stones  during the  Nations League semi-final at Estadio D Afonso Henriques  in Guimaraes, Portugal. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Netherlands 3 England 1 It was an ignominious way for England to lose and, ultimately, their collapse in extra time was probably best summed up by th(...)

 Luuk de Jong celebrates scoring  PSV Eindhoven’s second goal in the Champions League  match against  Tottenham Hotspur at Philips Stadion. Photograph:  Koen van Weel/EPA

PSV Eindhoven 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2 With 10 minutes or so to go, Tottenham were almost impossibly comfortable. In what was a must-win Champions Leagu(...)