Marek Hamsik

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 Cesar Azpilicueta: “Every tackle, every pass, every chance needs to be treated like all or nothing. I think we will do it.”  Photograph: Fernando Alvarado/EPA

Group E: Slovakia v Spain Kick-off: 5pm, Wednesday. Venue: Estadio de La Cartuja, Seville. On TV: Live on RTÉ2. Cesar Azpilicueta has urge(...)

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(...)

 Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough: ‘To get to the Euros would be an unbelievable achievement for the group of players who started this two years ago.’ Photograph: Fredrikh Hagen/PA Wire

Euro 2020 playoff final: Northern Ireland v Slovakia Kick-off: 7.45pm, Thursday. Venue: Windsor Park. On TV: Live on Sky Sports Premier League. Ian (...)

 Paddy McNair during a  training session at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park ahead of Thursday’s UEFA Euro 2020 play-off final against Slovakia. Photograph:  William Cherry/Presseye

Paddy McNair believes Northern Ireland will benefit from ever-increasing big-game experience within the squad when they take on Slovakia in Thursday’s(...)

Alan Browne’s penalty is saved by Slovakia goalkeeper Marek Rodak during the shoot-out during the Uefa Euro 2020 playoff semi-final at the Tehelné Pole Stadium in Bratislava. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Slovakia 0 Republic of Ireland 0 (aet; Slovakia won 4-2 on penalties) The Irish will be neutrals when Euro 2020 comes to Dublin next summer after Ste(...)

Stanislav Lobotka has been ruled out of the Slovakia side for Thursday’s Euro 2020 playoff against Ireland. Photograph:  Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images

Pavel Hapal claims the decision not to allow Napoli midfielder Stanislav Lobotka return home for Thursday night’s Euro2020 playoff game against Irelan(...)

Ireland meet Slovakia in Bratislava on Thursday evening. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

When the European Championships began 60 years ago the organisers faced one early problem. Seventeen countries entered, a mathematically challenging n(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny speaks to the press. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland will be in good shape for next week’s Euro2020 playoff game in Slovakia according to Stephen Kenny who sees the number of club games his playe(...)

Slovakia will be without Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka for their Euro2021 playoff against Ireland. File photograph: Getty Images

The Slovakian government has confirmed the country’s upcoming play-off against Ireland will go ahead, despite a ban on all sporting activity announced(...)

Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey and Gareth Bale celebrate their win over Slovakia at Cardiff City Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

Wales 1 Slovakia 0 It was anything but convincing and there were plenty of anxious moments for Wales to endure on an afternoon when Slovakia will won(...)

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