Paulo Sousa

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

Spain Odds: 9-1 Previous best: Winners 2008 and 2012 Prospects: On paper this is arguably the weakest Spain side in a generation, with no Real Madrid(...)

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

Turkey Odds: 50-1 Previous best: Semi-finalists 2008 Prospects: Traditionally cavalier, Turkey’s recent resurgence has been built on their defence. P(...)

England’s Harry Maguire  scores their winning  goal in the World Cup qualifier against Poland at Wembley. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/PA Wire

England 2 Poland 1 John Stones winced and raised a hand in apology. It was a horror moment and the central defender could not hide, a lapse that pres(...)

Standing there in the driving rain on November 15th, 1995, it was hard to comprehend just how much optimism there had initially been about the Irish t(...)

Former Southampton manager Mark Hughes, who  was sacked on Monday morning. His long-serving assistants, Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki, have also left the club. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Southampton have identified the former RB Leipzig manager Ralph Hasenhüttl as the club’s preferred choice to replace Mark Hughes, who was sacked on Mo(...)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers under pressure after Champions League exit.  Photograph: Eddie Keogh / Reuters

1 Brendan Rodgers is under renewed scrutiny The feedback was clear and correct after Liverpool’s miserable defeat at Crystal Palace on November 23rd:(...)

Boss Brendan Rodgers has said Liverpool can have no complaints about their Champions League group stage exit following last night’s 1-1 with FC Basel at Anfield

Brendan Rodgers said Liverpool had no excuses for their elimination from the Champions League, conceding his team had not been good enough and that in(...)

Basel’s Ivan Ivanov and Marek Suchy½ battle with Liverpool’s Lazar Markovic during their  Champions League Group B clash  in October. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Brendan Rodgers has claimed Liverpool have shown Champions League quality this season and can handle the pressure of a must-win game against Basel to (...)

Brendan Rodgers, manager of Liverpool reacts on the touchline during the Uefa  Champions League Group B match against  FC Basel 1893  at St. Jakob Stadium. Photograph:   Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

FC Basel 1 Liverpool 0Daniel Sturridge’s importance to England irrespective of fitness will be revealed when Roy Hodgson announces his latest squad on(...)