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(...)

 Radja Nainggolan was probably Belgium’s most effective player over the course of the qualifying campaign.

Many players see these European Championships as a shop window but few come face-to-face with their buyer in quite the way Belgian midfielder Radja Na(...)

A man pays tribute to Darren Rodgers, a Northern Ireland soccer fan who died accidentally in Nice, France. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Monday morning, Nice: the front page of the local newspaper, Nice-Matin, which has a footballer logo in its title for Euro 2016, carries a photograph (...)

Belgium will face Italy in a Euro 2016 Group E soccer match in Lyon on Monday. Photograph: Pavel Golovkin/Getty Images

One of the most surprising statistics of last season’s Premier League involved Eden Hazard. Starting it as the reigning Footballer of the Year, Hazar(...)

Robbie Keane   tries his hand at hurling during Republic of Ireland squad training at Fota Island resort: Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho Farmer

Robbie Keane expects to be available for at least two of Ireland’s group matches at the European Championships in France. The Irish skipper is optim(...)

Keiren Westwood at a Republic of Ireland press conference on Fota Island: “The only reason I wouldn’t be in the squad is because I was injured.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

For a guy who was once on course to be a copper, Keiren Westwood has generated his fair share of suspicion, but as the 31-year-old prepares for his s(...)

Republic of Ireland soccer team assistant manager Roy Keane:   “telling good lads they’ve  not made it – obviously the manager spoke to them – was very difficult.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Having suggested not long before that he “wanted to kill a few of them,” over the course of Tuesday’s game against Belarus, Roy Keane has called on th(...)

Daryl Murphy leaves Shane Long in his wake during Ireland’s training session at Turner’s Cross, Cork yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The percentages he is apt to quote have varied a little bit from day to day but Martin O’Neill was a little less certain of his final 23-man squad aft(...)

Shay Given: “If I don’t play, I will help Darren or Keiren  or David; whoever gets the nod.” Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

The reminders are all around him, says Shay Given, when his age and the impending end to a wonderful international career are brought up. If the poi(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill announces his squad. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

He may have effectively ended Damien Delaney’s international career at Friday’s squad announcement but Martin O’Neill also started to look beyond the(...)

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