Juventus’ Giorgio Chiellini scores his side’s third goal in their Champions League quarter-final clash with Barcelona. Photo: Andrea Di Marco/EPA

Juventus 3 Barcelona 0 Barcelona need another Nou Camp miracle if they are to reach the Champions League semi-finals after a crushing 3-0 loss to Juv(...)

 Mark Halsey spoke about “Back The Whistleblowers” under the cover of anonymity, but he didn’t do a very good job of being secretive. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Halsey’s issue with anonymity Online bookies Betfair launched its “Back The Whistleblowers” campaign last week, the aim of which is to highlight the(...)

Luis Suarez has signed a new deal at Barcelona keeping him at the club until 2021. A buyout clause of €200m has been included in the contract. Photograph:   David Ramos/Getty Images

Luis Suarez has agreed a new deal that will see him remain with Barcelona until the summer of 2021, with a huge buyout clause of €200 million inserted(...)

Spain midfielder Vitolo  passes Italy’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and scores during the World Cup qualifier at the Juventus stadium in Turin. Photograph:   Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

Italy 1 Spain 1 Italy’s Daniele De Rossi scored a late penalty to earn a draw against Spain in their World Cup qualifier on Thursday, sparing home go(...)

Chelsea and Ireland defender Niamh Fahey. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

There aren’t many Irish sportswomen who have enjoyed as much success as Niamh Fahey. Fahey (28) was a member of the Galway team that won its first sen(...)

Spain’s goalkeeper David De Gea tips a shot over the bar. Photo: John Sibley/Reuters

Italy 2 Spain 0 Perhaps this game did not live up to its billing, perhaps it never could, but the result was a big one. Spain are far from invincible(...)

Ireland train ahead of their Group E clash with Belgium in Bordeaux. Photo: EPA

Italy’s 1-0 defeat of Sweden on Friday afternoon looks to be good news for Ireland ahead of their clash with Belgium in Bordeaux on Saturday. So, wit(...)

Republic of Ireland’s  coach Martin O’Neill: “We have to be mentally tuned in. There are other sides at this tournament who possibly have a lot of talent at their disposal and can maybe afford to be not quite so tuned in; we can’t.” Photo: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Belgium v Republic of Ireland Bordeaux, 2pm It is easy to forget after a week around the Ireland set-up that the players ultimately let go of a lea(...)

Éder scored Italy’s late winner against Sweden. Photograph: Epa

Italy 1 Sweden 0 In the end, there was something fitting somehow that the breakthrough came from a throw in. This was no classic clash but this tourn(...)

Sweden striker  Zlatan Ibrahimovic during a training session   in Toulouse ahead of Friday’s meeting with Italy. Photograph:   Vassil Donev/EPA

“Ibra has played seven seasons in Serie A,” says, er, Ibra as Sweden prepare for this afternoon’s game in Toulouse, “and feels a great love for the co(...)

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