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Diego Maradona in action for Argentina against Belgium during the 1982 World Cup at the Nou Camp in Barcelona. Photograph: Steve Powell/Allsport/Getty Images

Pele paid tribute to his fellow all-time great Diego Maradona after the Argentinian’s death at the age of 60, saying: “One day, I hope we can play foo(...)

World Cup, Stadio Sant’Elia, Cagliari, Italy,  1990. Ireland’s  Kevin Sheedy scores a vital goal. File photograph: Inpho

1. June 11th, 1990 World Cup (Cagliari) Republic of Ireland 1 (Kevin Sheedy, 73) England 1 (Gary Lineker, 9). You might remember this one. Of all pe(...)

 Rory McIlroy  with former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty

“I think he would be a surprise winner if he were to win. He showed no form post-lockdown of any significance!” That, in a nutshell, is the blunt obs(...)

Sergio Aguero will face no retrospective action for an incident involving Sian Massey-Ellis on Saturday. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty

Sergio Agüero will not face any retrospective action for placing a hand on the left shoulder of assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis during Manchester (...)

BBC presenter Gary Lineker has attracted the ire of rightwing media outlets for tweeting criticism of the UK government and Brexit. File photograph: Getty Images

Gary Lineker has taken a 25 per cent pay cut to remain as host of Match of the Day for the next five years, along with an agreement to be more careful(...)

Ireland’s Andy Townsend, Kevin Sheedy (centre) and Steve Staunton after Sheedy’s equalising goal against England. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Sardinia – in Italy on Monday 11th June? What I had imagined would be a hot, balmy evening started to rain, not the explosive falls you sometimes get (...)

Hector Bellerin speaks to referee Martin Atkinson during Arsenal’s defeat to Brighton. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty/AFP

There is, of course, no law that says you had to watch them all, but those who pined for the Premier League during its 100 day absence would have felt(...)

Marcus Rashford’s campaign to force the UK Government into a U-turn on the decision not to provide vulnerable children with school meals during the summer holidays has been successful. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Marcus Rashford said “look at what we can do when we come together” after his campaign to extend the children’s food voucher scheme into the summer ho(...)

What exercised most of the callers to Liveline last Thursday was, of course, the filthy fornication that has featured so prominently in Normal People,(...)

Premier League footballers have come under pressure from the UK goverment regarding wage cuts during the coronavirus crisis. Photograph: Paul Ellis/Getty/AFP

A political football is normally the cliche of choice when something that has nothing to do with football is booted back and forth between agencies at(...)

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