Roma’s Czech forward Patrik Schick  heads the ball  past Spal goalkeeper Alex Meretto to score his side’s third goal in the  Serie A football match  at the Paolo Mazza Stadium in Ferrara. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

Spal 0 Roma 3 Roma enjoyed a perfect dress rehearsal for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie with Liverpool when Radja Nainggolan (...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa is expected to be offered a new contract worth £200,000 a week. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

Chelsea hope to use the money raised by Oscar’s imminent £60 million departure for Shanghai SIPG to reinforce in midfield and defence next month, wit(...)

There was little sign of discord as  Belgium hammered the Republic of Irealnd 3-0.  Photo: Ian Walton/Getty Images

The question before the match was whether the discord in the Belgian camp would translate into a bad performance on the pitch. Instead, Ireland bec(...)

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku scores the first of his two goals in the Euro 2016   Group E match at Stade Matmut Atlantique  in Bordeaux. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Belgium 3 Republic of Ireland 0 Ireland will have to pick themselves up and defeat Italy on Wednesday if they hope to avoid first round elimination f(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Stephen Ward during a training session at the Stade de Bordeaux on Friday. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire.

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has made just one change to the side that drew with Sweden for this afternoon’s match against Belgium with (...)

 Radja Nainggolan was probably Belgium’s most effective player over the course of the qualifying campaign.

Many players see these European Championships as a shop window but few come face-to-face with their buyer in quite the way Belgian midfielder Radja Na(...)

 Radja Nainggolan is Belgium’s latest injury concern ahead of Euro 2016. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Belgium’s preparations for next month’s European Championship have suffered a blow with the news that midfielder Radja Nainggolan will be sidelined fo(...)