Mark Pougatch

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England midfielder Jack Grealish in action against Scotland defender Kieran Tierney during the game at Wembley. Photograph:  Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Image

Day Eight and, at last, the game we’d all been waiting for: Sweden v Slovakia. If Ger Canning and Aine O’Gorman don’t get a joint gong at the 2021 Peo(...)

 Des Lynam’s smooth delivery and an accent difficult to place made him universally liked. Photograph: Allsport

“Hello, it’s June 30th and we’re at Wembley for the European Championship final, England against Scotland. Well, we can dream can’t we?” So began the(...)

Luxembourg striker Gerson Rodrigues celebrates scoring the winning goal during the World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/AFP via Getty Images

Unseemly as it might be, it’s fairly inevitable after a sporting calamity that a scapegoat will be sought, someone at whom we can vent our fury and bl(...)

 Matt Doherty can’t hide his disappointment after the game. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

England were due to play New Zealand and Ireland were due to play Bosnia and Herzegovina but both were left with no one to play after New Zealand conc(...)

Ireland’s James Ryan and Robbie Henshaw dejected after the game. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Before the game, Jordan Larmour was telling Virgin Media’s Sinéad Kissane about Bono’s motivational chat with the lads during the week, the gist of hi(...)

Kyle Walker took on Twitter and it did not end well for the Manchester City right back. Photograph: Matt McNulty/Getty Images

Best quote: “It was like trying to charge an iPhone with a Nokia charger. It just slowly went flat.” Former Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lind(...)

France’s players celebrate with fans after bearing Tonga  at the Kumamoto Stadium in Kumamoto, Japan. Photograph:  Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images

At the end of yet another week when the prevailing rugby mood was a bit on the glum side – the postmortem on Thursday’s narrow 35-0 win over Russia no(...)

Tommy Bowe:  will  host the Rugby World Cup coverage on eir Sport where he’ll have a trio of ex-team-mates for company – Gordon D’Arcy, Peter Stringer and Jerry Flannery. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

This is very definitely a World Cup for people who get up early in the morning. And with 48 matches over 44 days, the schedule will be a gruelling en(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron reacts during the victory over Croatia in the World Cup Final in Moscow.  Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky/Reuters

After the five-ish very lovely weeks that had gone before, there was almost an inevitability about the final being a letdown, a monumental snooze-fest(...)

Gareth Southgate: Miracle man? Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

And then there were four. Although perhaps only 3½, Croatia looking like a side more ready for a health farm than a World Cup semi-final by the time t(...)

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