Nottingham Forest are one of the English clubs sponsored by Football Index. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Hundreds of Irish clients are believed to be among those to have lost money in the recent crash of British gambling website Football Index which enter(...)

Barcelona’s  Lionel Messi with his teammate Luis Suarez.

Premier Sports, the pay TV broadcaster founded by Irish businessman Mickey O’Rourke, has secured the UK and Ireland rights to show every match from Sp(...)

 An Egyptian boy carries the traditional decorative lanterns known as “Fanous” bearing the image of Liverpool’s Egyptian player Mohamed Salah at a market in Cairo  before the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

And so, it is a repeat of the 1981 European Cup final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, only there is virtually no way this will be a repeat of that.(...)

 Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: “When he senses the players are getting a little stale, he likes to remind them that they all started playing the sport not for money or fame, but for love.” Photograph: Armando Babani/EPA

Half an hour after Spurs had lost to Manchester United, Mauricio Pochettino was invited to blame the defeat on Harry Kane’s absence. “If Dele Alli s(...)

Watching Harry Kane at against Monaco this week, it was hard not to think about Sterling’s chalk spot. Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Football managers often like to make an entrance, to impose their own eviscerating personality from the start. Brian Clough kicked things off at Leeds(...)

Dundalk’s Richie Towell celebrates with the FAI Cup. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • November 9, 2015, 08:20

Soccer John O’Shea may still play for Ireland in Monday’s Euro 2016 play-off second leg with Bosnia and Herzegovina, despite Sunderland Sam All(...)

“If Ronaldo has cut himself off from the world, it’s because the rest of us have given him no choice.” Photograph:  Juan Medina/Livepic/Reuters.

Today a new documentary film about Cristiano Ronaldo gets its worldwide release. Directed by Anthony Wonke and executive-produced by Asif Kapadia, who(...)

Orchestrating everything is Messi, an all-round genius who could run past four players or pick out a runner on the far side with a no-look pass. There’s no way to tell.

Rio Ferdinand tells a story in his autobiography about the time he asked Thierry Henry to pick a favourite between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Mes(...)

 Neymar celebrates scoring against Real Madrid on Saturday. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

That was a highly decent football week, especially for those from Dundalk and Madrid, the television highlight hard to choose because there were so ma(...)