Spanish  players celebrate victory over Italy in the 2012 UEFA European Championship final in Kiev, Ukraine, as Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon  walks by. Photograph:  Martin Rose/Getty Images

The blood poured from Luis Enrique’s nose, a red stain reaching across the white towel pressed against his face. In Foxborough, Massachusetts, Spain h(...)

Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini claims he was bitten by Uruguay’s Luis Suarez yesterday. Photograph: EPA

Luis Suarez’s lawyer flew to Rio de Janeiro this morning to present his defence after the Uruguay striker appeared to bite a player during his team’(...)

West German goalkeeper Toni Schumacher (right) jumps past the ball as he gets ready to collide with French defender Patrick Battiston during the 1982 World Cup semi-final in Stockholm. Battiston was carried off the field on a stretcher while Schumacher, unpunished,  resumed play with a goal-kick. Photograph: AFP

The semi-final stage of the World Cup has, on balance, not been particularly kind to France. In 1958, the free-scoring team of Just Fontaine and Raymo(...)

AC Milan have sacked coach Massimiliano Allegri. Photograph: Matteo Bazzi/EPA

Massimiliano Allegri has been sacked by AC Milan, the club have confirmed.The 46-year-old manager was already leaving the club at the end of the seaso(...)