Real Madrid’s head coach Zinedine Zidane Zidane will go into the Champions League tie against Bayern Munich  under some pressure with talk that some of his superstars are not happy with his squad rotation policy. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has admitted star striker Robert Lewandowski remains a major doubt for his side’s quarter-final first leg clash wi(...)

Goalkeeper Shay Given in action during Ireland’s training session in Versailles. Photo: Filip Singer/EPA

“I get a lot of ‘old and experienced’ questions these days,” notes Shay Given drily when reflecting on a two-decade international career which has br(...)

Hungary’s German head coach Bernd Storck (right) and forward Laszlo Kleinheisler celebrate during the play off match against Norway. Photograph: Getty

Prospects Given their wonderful history and long time away from the game’s biggest stages, quite a few neutrals will have been rooting for Hungary (...)

Zinedine Zidane lifts the 1998 World Cup at the Stade de France. Zidane captained a France team that represented a rainbow nation of different ethnic backgrounds. Photograph: Lutz Bongarts/Getty Images

The sunlight in Montpellier, the food in Lyon, the stadium in St Etienne, the atmosphere in Paris. Frank de Boer’s composed brilliance, Michael(...)

“I don’t know how to play without organization. We will try to score with control,”says Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola Photograph:  Peter Kneffel/EPA.

Semi-final, second leg Bayern Munich (0) v Barcelona (3) Allianz Arena, 7.45pm TV: TV3, UTV Bayern Munich’s season may be listing ominously, with Ger(...)

The new-look Farnborough starting line-up. Photograph: David Parry/PA Wire

Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona and Pele will be among the star attractions at non-league Farnborough when they take on Chelmsford City this Saturday aft(...)