Antonio Conte’s Italy reign ended in a penalty shootout defeat to Germany in Bordeaux. Photograph: Afp

Antonio Conte ended his time in charge of Italy as they lost on penalties to Germany in the quarter-final of Euro 2016 — but the incoming Chelsea boss(...)

Jeff Hendrick nearly gave Ireland the lead in the first half with a fizzinf left footed effort. Photograph: PA

Italy 0 Ireland 1 Darren Randolph 6 Had so little to do as Shane Duffy covered for his hesitancy with two corner conceding headers in either half. B(...)

Robbie Brady scores the winning goal. Photo: EPA

Republic of Ireland 1 Italy 0   Ireland stormed their way into the last 16 of these European Championships with a victory as drama(...)

Ireland’s John O’Shea was replaced in the starting line-up for tonight’s game against Italy. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Manager Martin O’Neill went for broke as he attempted to extend the Republic of Ireland’s stay at Euro 2016 with a shock victory over Italy. O’Neill (...)

Italy coach Antonio Conte has said Ireland can expect no favours from the Azzurri in Lille on Wednesday night. Photograph: Epa

For much of the English media, it seems, Antonio Conte is merely filling in time as Italy manager in the much the same way as Roy Hodgson is with Engl(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Belgium midfielder  Kevin De Bruyne  shows his frustration after the Group E defeat to Italy in Lyon. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots blamed a “breakdown in communication” for one goal and said playmaker Kevin De Bruyne was “perhaps tired” in their 2-0 defe(...)

Italy manager Antonio Conte will move to Chelsea after the tournamet. Photograph: Getty

Prospects A largely uninspiring qualifying campaign combined with the loss through injury of stars like Marco Verratti and Cludio Marchisio have le(...)

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