Portugal’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo takes part in a training session at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi . Photograph: Getty Images

Group B: Portugal v Spain, Friday June 15th, Sochi (7.0pm) They might finally be the ones with a title to laud over their rivals, but Portugal could (...)

 Spain’s new boss Fernando Hierro with captain Sergio Ramos. Ronald Wittek/EPA

The way these things usually work, the player does his bit then is allowed to leave for training, but Sergio Ramos would never feel comfortable willin(...)

Neil Lennon has struggled this season at Bolton Wanderers. The club are bottom of the Championship and the prospects of a revival look bleak, with £160m owed to silent owner Eddie Davies. Photograph: Clint Hughes/Getty Images

‘I take full responsibility,” he said. “I apologise to the supporters,” he said. “Middlesbrough won the 50/50s,” he said. And on he went: “We were off(...)

Brazil’s Neymar practising his free-kick technique at the Arena de Sao Paulo ahead of the hosts’ World Cup opener against Croatia. Photo: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

It may be hard to imagine Brazil kicking off this World Cup against Croatia without a certain amount of swagger.But don’t be entirely surprised if thi(...)

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