Sweden’s Viktor Claesson scores the winning goal against Poland at the Saint Petersburg Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

Sweden 3 Poland 2 In the end it was failure for Poland, but at least it was gallant failure. A campaign that had seemed to be fizzling disappointingl(...)

Emil Forsberg celebrates after scoring Sweden’s winner from the spot against Slovakia. Photograph: Anatoly Maltsev/EPA

Sweden 1 Slovakia 0 An intriguing tactical battle, a slow-burning minor classic, an enthralling game of subtly shifting patterns … ah, who are we kid(...)

 Viktor Claesson  of Sweden is challenged by Thiago Alcantara and Pau Torres uring the Euro 2020 Group E match at La Cartuja Stadium in Seville. Photograph: Julio Munoz/EPA

Spain 0 Sweden 0 You may have heard this one before. It was noisy in Seville, but the roof was never truly raised at La Cartuja, the sound that linge(...)

Spain’s head coach Luis Enrique leads his team’s  training session at Ciudad del Futbol in Madrid last Tuesday. Photograph: Pablo Garcia/EPA

GROUP D: SPAIN v SWEDEN Kick-off Monday, 8pm Venue Estadio de La Cartuja On TV Live on RTÉ2 Spain’s preparations for Monday’s Euro 2020 opener with S(...)

Pau Torres has the potential to be a key player at the heart of the Spanish defence. File photograph: Jose Breton/Getty Images

Spain Odds: 9-1 Previous best: Winners 2008 and 2012 Prospects: On paper this is arguably the weakest Spain side in a generation, with no Real Madrid(...)

Italy have improved under manager Roberto Mancini. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Turkey Odds: 50-1 Previous best: Semi-finalists 2008 Prospects: Traditionally cavalier, Turkey’s recent resurgence has been built on their defence. P(...)

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez suffered a knee injury during England training on Wednesday. Is this fixture calendar fair on player welfare? File photograph: Getty Images

England’s game against Iceland could be played in Albania because of a mutated strain of coronavirus found in Danish mink farms. There you are: a perf(...)

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 (...)

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