Juventus lifting  the trophy  following the last  Serie A  match of the season against Verona on May 19th, 2018,  in Turin. Photograph: Getty Images

This was supposed to be a grim summer for Italian football supporters. For the first time in six decades a World Cup was taking place without their na(...)

Xherdan Shaqiri can inspire Switzerland into the last-16 of the World Cup. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty

THE MATCHES GROUP F South Korea v Germany (Kazan, 3.0pm, RTÉ2/BBC). Betting: South Korea 16-1, Germany 1-5, Draw 13-2 Mexico v Sweden (Yekaterinbur(...)

Xherdan Shaqiri scores Switzerland’s late winner against Serbia. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Serbia 1 Switzerland 2 Of all the people, it had to be them. Suddenly, in the last minute, Xherdan Shaqiri was racing away, Serbs pursuing him but un(...)

Serbia’s Aleksandar Kolarov scores their  goal from a free kick during the  World Cup  Group E  game against Costa Rica at  Samara Arena. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Costa Rica 0 Serbia 1 Aleksandar Kolarov produced a moment of captain’s inspiration, curling home a superb free kick as Serbia got their World Cup Gr(...)

Ross Barkley, Nabil Fekir, Antoine Griezmann, Ryan Sessegnon. Photo: Getty Images

Thomas Lemar, Monaco Despite Arsenal’s failure to secure the France international on the final day of the summer window after having a £92m offer acc(...)