Thierry Henry is sent off at the 2002 World Cup. Photograph: Getty Images

Four of the countries’ eight meetings have ended goalless. But their clashes have seldom been boring and often pivotal. Reputations have been made. Or(...)

France captain Patrice Evra (c) meets with teammates after a clash with coach Raymond Domenech. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty

Thierry Henry had more pressing matters to attend to before he could lose himself in his New York dreamscape [he was joining New York Red Bulls from B(...)

 Zinedine Zidane  after head-butting Italian defender Marco Materazzi.  Photograph: Getty Images

The crowd are whistling. Something has happened. Marco Materazzi is on the ground. The match commentators are confused. They think David Trezeguet has(...)

Football fans hold Catalan flags  before FC Barcelona’s match with Girona at the Estadi Montilivi. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

On the pitch, good – nine wins in nine league and Champions League games this season – off it, troubling for FC Barcelona. It is entering uncharted wa(...)

France’s captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris ducks down as he leaves a helicopter before  a press conference at the Stade de France ahead of the European Championship final against Portugal on Sunday night. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

Didier Deschamps believes his players must seize the opportunity to write another chapter in French football history at the Stade de France on Sunday (...)

Thierry Henry’s handball that led to France’s goal against the Republic of Ireland in the World Cup playoff in 2009.

Personally, I had stopped complaining about the injustice of it all by the next morning but almost seven years on the name Thierry Henry is on everyb(...)

Relations between Belgium’s brilliant goalkeeper and their beleaguered coach seemed rather frosty when they appeared together at today’s pre-match press conference.

Irish supporters needn’t get too excited about the reports of a dramatic punch-up on a plane between Belgium’s goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and their m(...)

Former France manager Raymond Domenech says he was pipped to the Ireland job by Brian Kerr. Photo: Getty Images

No, I was not France’s public enemy No1,” insists Raymond Domenech. “I was No2, behind Sarkozy.” The quip is delivered with good humour because Domen(...)

French newspaper L’Obs Sport have reported the France squad have rebelled against coach Philippe Saint-André. Photograph: Afp

France’s rugby players are reported to have staged a “discreet” rebellion against their coach, Philippe Saint-André, less than 48 hours before Les Ble(...)

Former France coach Raymond Domenech says it’s disgraceful that Ireland accepted money when World Cup qualification was at stake. Photo: Getty Images

Former France manager Raymond Domenech believes Ireland’s players should be compensated after hearing of Fifa’s €5 million payout following the infamo(...)

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