Milan Skriniar of Slovakia celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the  Euro 2020 Group E match against Poland  in St Petersburg. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/EPA

Poland 1 Slovakia 2 Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar capped a memorable afternoon as he complemented a superb all-round display with the winner in th(...)

Pau Torres has the potential to be a key player at the heart of the Spanish defence. File photograph: Jose Breton/Getty Images

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Italy have improved under manager Roberto Mancini. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

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 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(...)

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(...)

Germany’s forward Mario Gomez scores against Slovakia’s goalkeeper Matus Kozacik during the Euro 2016 round of 16 football match between Germany and Slovakia at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve-d’Ascq, Lille. Photo: Denis Charlet/Getty Images

Germany 3 Slovakia 0 Germany claimed their place in the last eight of Euro 2016 with all the smoothness that might be expected of world champions i(...)