Sergio Rico of Sevilla during a training session held at Old Trafford in Manchester. Photograph: Peter Powell/ EPA

The day Sergio Rico joined Sevilla they were in the second division, had not won a trophy for more than 60 years and had only ever won four; Manchest(...)

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini and his captain Vincent Kompany. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

After this ultra-professional win over Norwich City, Vincent Kompany branded the Uefa sanction that Manchester City may face for their fans booing o(...)

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(...)