Ruben Vinagre of Wolverhampton Wanderers scores their second goal  during the  Europa League second qualifying round first leg against Crusaders at Molineux. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Wolves 2 Crusaders 0 A sense of history enveloped Molineux as Wolves returned to European football for the first time since they narrowly lost to PSV(...)

Paulinho of Brazil scores his team’s first goal during their 2018 World Cup Group E win over Serbia at Spartak Stadium. Photo: Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

Serbia 0 Brazil 2 World Cup press boxes are usually positioned to give journalists the same sort of view of the match that you are used to seeing on (...)

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(...)

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill agreed a new deal to stay on as manager until the 2020 European Championships. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There have been many cases in Irish sport of managers getting new contracts just before things went wrong at a major tournament in a way that made it (...)

Ireland’s Robbie Brady reacts after  Serbian players celebrate  celebrate Aleksandar Kolarov’s goal. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 0 Serbia 1 If Saturday’s result dented Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for next Summer’s World Cup then this one might yet come to (...)

Nottingham Forest celebrate Henri Lansbury’s late equaliser at Villa Park. Photograph: Getty

Aston Villa 2 Nottingham Forest 2 Henri Lansbury struck late to bag Nottingham Forest a lucky point as Aston Villa imploded again. The midfielder(...)