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(...)

José Mourinho leaves the examining magistrate’s court number 4 in Madrid. Photo: EPA

José Mourinho declared the case brought against him for alleged tax fraud to be closed after he accepted the arguments put forward by Spain’s Inland R(...)

During the Champions League final, expect Cristiano Ronaldo to rip off his jersey at some point to flex his muscles. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/UEFA via Getty Images

During the Champions League final tonight, expect Cristiano Ronaldo to rip off his jersey at some point to flex his muscles. It’s the same drill: the (...)

Wayne Rooney will not start against Slovenia. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

The decision to axe Wayne Rooney from the England starting line-up to face Slovenia is backed up by statistics which show the ageing captain has endur(...)

Portugal’s Pepe trained alone on Tuesday ahead of his side’s Euro 2016 semi-final against Wales. Photograph: Reuters

Pepe trained by himself on Tuesday in his attempts to recover in time for Portugal’s Euro 2016 semi-final against Wales. The Real Madrid defender re(...)

Iceland’s Birkir Bjarnason celebrates after scoring in the Euro 2016 Group F game against Portugal at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Étienne. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters/ Livepic

Portugal 1 Iceland 1 There were five minutes remaining in Saint-Étienne when the old Manchester United team-mates Nani and Cristiano Ronaldo teamed u(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the Euro 2016 qualifiers. Photograph: Getty

Prospects The extent to which the Portuguese relied on Ronaldo last time around was pretty remarkable and though he wasn’t quite up to the task of (...)

Teenage midfielder Renato Sanches has been included in Portugal’s 23-man aquad for the European Championships in France. Photograph: Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images

Portugal coach Fernando Santos left Bernardo Silva, one of the country’s brightest young players, out of his final 23-man Euro 2016 squad on Tuesday b(...)

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri with Carlos Tevez and Kingsley Coman at the club’s training Centre in Vinovo near Turin. Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images

Gianluigi Buffon believes progress beyond Monaco into the semi-finals would re-establish Juventus “among the best teams in Europe” as the Italian clu(...)

Juventus’ Arturo Vidal jubilates after converting a penalty during the Champions League quarter final first leg against AS Monaco. Photo: Di Marco/EPA

Juventus 1 AS Monaco 0Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal smashed home a second-half penalty to earn a 1-0 win at home to Monaco in an absorbing Champion(...)

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