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A young fan wearing the shirt of Manchester United’s new signing Cristiano Ronaldo outside  Old Trafford stadium in Manchester.  Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images

Manchester United football club’s annual losses widened this year after the pandemic kept fans out of stadiums and prevented the team from taking part(...)

George Best in action at Old Trafford during a Division One game against Everton in 1968. Photograph:  Allsport

He could have been 75 on Saturday; he should have been 75 on Saturday. It would have been a big deal, the red and green memories; his ears would have (...)

Cristiano Ronaldo  during a training session at the team’s base in Kratovo before the last 16 clash with Uruguay in which he will be up against some familiar foes. Photograph: Francisco Leong/AFP/Getty

Go on, admit it: one of the first things you thought of when the draw put Portugal and Uruguay together was the kind of thing nobody wants to see but(...)

Scorer of both goals against Germany in the semi-final, Antoine Griezmann (number seven), celebrates with his France team-mates in Marseilles. Photograph: Getty.

Euro 2016 Final: France v Portugal, Stade de France, Sunday, 8.0pm (RTÉ 2, TV3, BBC, UTV) If the draw for this tournament suggested that the organi(...)

Face-off: Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo meet each other as Wales take on Portugal in the first Euro 2016 semi-final in Paris. Photographs: Patricia De Melo Moreira/Emmanuel Dunand/AFP Photo/Getty Images

For those who like a good showdown story, the first semi-final could scarcely have been better set up had it involved two guys standing with Smith &am(...)

 Aron Gunnarsson celebrates after Iceland knock England out of the tournament. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

While Uefa have been enthusiastically citing Iceland as an example of how much more magical these tournaments are when you let the little guys in, the(...)

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane: “This will be very, very, very difficult. It will not be like the last game against Wolfsburg.” Photograph: Gerard Juliengerard/AFP/Getty Images

Even now, after all the money spent, the trophies that have already been stacked up in the years of Abu Dhabi ownership and all the A-grade footballer(...)

Ronaldo is eyeing up a potential return to football with NASL side Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

Former Brazil forward Ronaldo said on Wednesday he will try to get back into shape with an eye on coming out of retirement to play for North American (...)

Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the second Brazilian goal against Germany in the 2002  World Cup final. Brazil won its fifth title beating Germany 2-0. Photograph:  Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images

It is remarkable that having been at 17 previous World Cups together today will be only the second meeting between Germany and Brazil at one. A little(...)

 Thomas Müller works on his basketball skills before the Germany squad started  practice at Castelo Stadium in Fortaleza ahead of their World Cup Group G match against Ghana. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

His side was Europe’s most prolific in qualifying and if Joachim Löw was ever concerned about the fact they also conceded more than other group win(...)

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