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A Ukrainian flag flutters in the breeze as dozens of musicians take part in a flashmob performance of The Great Gate of Kyiv from pictures at an Exhibition by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky in Trafalgar Square,  London on March 6th. Photograph: Justin Tallis/ AFP via Getty

Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine has united western opinion against the Russian despot and resulted in a once-unthinkable economic and cultural boycott(...)

Borrowings by the FAI, mainly from the Bank of Ireland and Fifa, increased from €42.9 million in 2019 to €62.4 million last year. The association’s a(...)

Unlike  countries like Spain and England which include big clubs like Real Madrid  and Liverpool, most European countries are too small to sustain exclusively national professional football leagues. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images

UK prime minister Boris Johnson dismissed the breakaway European Super League with a pledge: “I will not stand by while a small handful of owners crea(...)

The centenary staging of the World Cup will be in 2030. Photograph:  Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images

For a country that has hosted very few international sporting events of any significance, this week’s endorsement by the Government of a potential joi(...)

 Netherlands striker Sontje Hansen celebrates after scoring during the 2019 Uefa U17 European Championship final against Italy at Tallaght Stadium on May 19th, 2019 in Tallaght. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Manchester City are scouting Sontje Hansen, the 17-year-old Ajax forward who was the Golden Boot winner at last year’s Under-17 World Cup in Brazil. (...)

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been named as Fifa’s new chief of global football development.

Arsène Wenger has taken up a new role with Fifa as its chief of global football development, the game’s world governing body has announced. Wenger, 70(...)

The Swiss financial watchdog demanded remedial steps at Credit Suisse to improve procedures, which would be monitored by a independent third party. Photograph: Reuters

Credit Suisse has been censured by the Swiss financial watchdog for failings in anti-money laundering, in the latest slapdown of a European bank over (...)

The illuminated Majlis Qatar pavilion, installed in Moscow’s Gorky Park during the 2018 World Cup. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/AFP/Getty

The Qatar 2022 World Cup bid team broke Fifa rules by running a secret campaign to sabotage their rivals for the tournament, it has been claimed. The(...)

The big screen inside the stadium displays a VAR penalty review during the  Group A match between Saudia Arabia and Egypt at Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Never mind whether Serbia should have had a penalty when Stephan Lichsteiner and Fabian Schaer wrestled Aleksandar Mitrovic to the ground in Kaliningr(...)

 Messi  after scoring his team’s first goal against  Nigeria  at Saint Petersburg Stadium. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

It was only 24 degrees in Moscow when day 13 got under way with France v Denmark, leaving us all wondering what it must be like to live in a temperate(...)

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