Scotland’s Steven Fletcher  celebrates scoring his side’s second goal of the game from a penalty during the Uefa Nations League Group C1 against Albania  at the Loro Borici Stadium in Shkoder. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Portugal secured a place in the Nations League finals next summer as a 0-0 draw against Italy in Milan clinched top spot in Group A3. Italy could not(...)

  Fans celebrate after England scored their second goal in the World Cup quarter-final against Sweden at  Croydon Boxpark  in London. Photograph:  Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

With the population having already had the effects of prolonged good weather to contend with, anxiety levels in Ireland were further raised over the w(...)

Gareth Southgate: “This is a young team but I think that it is maturing before our eyes. We have more, bigger games to come but they are going to get better.”

Gareth Southgate says that his young side is still learning on the job as they go forward to a World Cup semi-final and potentially the title decider (...)

England’s Harry Maguire scores from a corner in the first half. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

England 2 Sweden 0 Whether football is coming “home” might remain a little less certain than the fans like to suggest in song but as Gareth Southgat(...)

Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic gestures during a training session at the Saint Petersburg Stadium  on the eve of the  World Cup round of 16 match against Sweden. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

World Cup Round of 16: Sweden v Switzerland, Saint Petersburg Stadium, 3.0pm (Live RTÉ2/BBC1) While there is excitement in England over their way the(...)

Sweden celebrate after winning their Group F encounter with mexico at the 2018 World Cup to advance to the round of 16. Photo: Eduardo Verdugo/AP Photo

Sweden 3 Mexico 0 Devastated on the pitch, trailing 3-0 after a performance riddled with anxiety and inhibition, with the minutes ticking down on Mex(...)

Portugal were beaten 2-0 by Switzerland in their opening World Cup qualifier. Photograph: Afp

Switzerland 2 Portugal 0 Switzerland struck twice in quick succession to stun Euro 2016 champions Portugal 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday a(...)