Hungary have been ordered to play two home Fifa competition matches behind closed doors. Photograph: Zsolt Szigetvary/EPA

Hungary must play their next home World Cup qualifier behind closed doors and pay a fine of 200,000 Swiss francs (€185,000) as punishment for the raci(...)

Lionel Messi  of Paris Saint-Germain in action against Clinton Mata  of Club Bruges during the Champions League Group A match in Bruges. Photograph:  Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Club Bruges 1 Paris Saint-Germain 1 Lionel Messi failed to provide Paris Saint-Germain with any sparkle as the Ligue 1 team’s potent attacking trio l(...)

Hungary’s fans  throw cups of beer at England’s forward Raheem Sterling as he celebrates scoring the opening goal. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP

Fifa is facing questions over its anti-racism policy after Uefa sources said football’s global governing body could have forced Hungary to play their (...)

Hungary fans throw missiles at Raheem Sterling after he scored England’s opener against Hungary. Photograph:   Attila Trenka/PA

Gareth Southgate called for Fifa to take strong action after Hungary fans targeted Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham with monkey chants during Engla(...)

 England’s Jack Grealish  feigns to drink from a cup  thrown by the crowd after  Harry Maguire scored his side’s third goal in the World Cup qualifier against Hungary at Stadium Ferenc Puskas  in Budapest. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Hungary 0 England 4 England brought the fireworks to the second half as they took a major step towards qualification to next year’s Qatar World Cup. (...)

England coach Gareth Southgate is not renowned as a state-of-the-art attacking coach. File photograph: Getty

There is an odd, rather overlooked detail about the recent progress of the England football team. Gareth Southgate has picked 10 different full back c(...)

Gareth Bale of Wales celebrates his side’s late  second goal against Turkey in the Group A clash in   Baku, Azerbaijan. Photograph: Darko Vojinovic/EPA

Day Six and if you ever regretted not going inter-railing in your youth, Euro 2020 has kind of filled that gap, Wednesday alone taking us from St Pete(...)

Gareth Southgate: “I understand that on this island, we have a desire to protect our values and traditions – as we should – but that shouldn’t come at the expense of introspection and progress.” Photograph:  Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Gareth Southgate was lying on a beach in Greece thinking about Eddie McGoldrick. It was June 1994 and Ray Houghton had just scored against Italy in Ne(...)

 Tenor Andrea Bocelli performs Nessun Dorma inside the Stadio Olimpico in Rome during the Euro 2020 opening ceremony. Photograph:  Claudio Villa/Getty Images

It could be argued that football fans have found the last 15 months or so more manageable than most because they’ve long since mastered the art of soc(...)

Jadon Sancho during an England training session at St George’s Park in Burton upon Trent. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Jadon Sancho is focused on England’s Euro 2020 preparations and ignoring talk about his future as Manchester United continue discussions with Borussia(...)

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