It is an extraordinary image - a hint of Caravaggio meets COYBIG - as friends, family and fans, most of them utterly lost in the moment look on from close quarters while the pair kiss. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille, June 22nd Republic of Ireland 1 Italy 0 You could make a case for the win away to Austria but anyone lucky enough to be(...)

 Thierry Henry will serve as an assistant to new Belgium coach Roberto Martinez. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

Thierry Henry will be an assistant to new Belgium coach Roberto Martinez as they start their bid to qualify for the next World Cup finals in Russia. (...)

Former Everton manager Roberto Martinez has been appointed head coach of Belgium, the Royal Belgian Football Association has announced. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Former Everton manager Roberto Martinez has been appointed as Belgium’s new head coach. Martinez’s appointment was announced on the official Twitter (...)

Marc Wilmots has been sacked as Belgium coach after a poor Euro 2016 showing. Photograph:  Pascal Rossignol/Reuters/Livepic

Belgium sacked national coach Marc Wilmots on Friday after their highly fancied team of talents failed to advance beyond the quarter-finals at Euro 20(...)

Voicente Del Bosque’s tenure as Spain manager came to a disappointing end as Spain were knocked out by Italy. Photograh: Getty

England: The build-up to England playing at a major tournament was different to previous years. The old guard of Gerrard, Lampard, Terry, Ferdinand (...)

 Chris Coleman and the  Wales backroom staff  celebrate the victory over Belgium in Lille. Photograph:   Clive Rose/Getty Images

Chris Coleman said it was an indescribable feeling to lead Wales to the Euro 2016 semi-finals but insisted his players would be keeping their feet on (...)

 Wales captain  Ashley Williams celebrates after scoring a goal during the Euro 2016 quarter-final match against Belgium  at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in  Lille. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

The statistical history of Belgium’s Euro 2016 makes a beautiful diagrammatical sandwich – a thick middle section of effortless, almost arrogant supe(...)

A relaxed Gareth Bale and Joe Ledley fool around during Wales’ training session in Lille yesterday ahead of their quarter-final encounter against Belgium tonight. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Chris Coleman wants his Wales players to stay hungry and try to advance in tonight’s quarter-final against Belgium, rather than merely being satisfied(...)

Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen is facing eight weeks out after tearing ankle ligaments. Photograph: Epa

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen faces up to eight weeks on the sidelines after tearing ankle ligaments on the eve of Belgium’s Euro 2016 quarter-fin(...)

Radja Nainggolan’s fine strike gave Belgium a 1-0 win over Sweden in Nice.

Sweden 0 Belgium 1 La Fin. In France, the country where Zlatan Ibrahimovic has won so many hearts as he played out the last few years of his career i(...)