Ye Gods, it can’t be true but somehow it is. When Ireland take on Denmark in the World Cup play-off next month, it really will be 25 years (and a couple of weeks) since I was last in the Parken Stadium watching the two nations go head to head, writes Liam Mackey.
Sat, 21 Oct, 2017
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says he is ready to stand down from Spain duty if he is deemed a "problem" by national team coach Julen Lopetegui or the Spanish Football Federation as a result of his support for Catalan independence.
Mon, 02 Oct, 2017
France have finally come alive at Euro 2016 after producing a mercurial five-goal performance, ruthless and majestic in equal measure, to end Iceland’s fairytale and set up a semi-final against world champions Germany that has the potential to be the contest of the tournament so far.
Mon, 04 Jul, 2016
Plenty of reasons have been propounded for Dimitri Payet’s meteoric rise from international underachiever to France’s outstanding player at Euro 2016 — but the best words to explain it probably came from Didier Deschamps.
Fri, 24 Jun, 2016
Wes Hoolahan has been there before. Scoot back almost a dozen years and the Dubliner was an integral part of a superb Shelbourne side at the fag end of, what was at the time, the greatest European odyssey any Irish club had known.
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016
Fri, 17 Jun, 2016
Mon, 14 Dec, 2015
anskjavlar is an affectionate Swedish expression that can best be translated as ‘Bloody Danes’. It was used quite a lot after last month’s qualifying draw pitted Sweden against Denmark in the Euro 2016 play-off, with the first leg tonight in Stockholm.
Sat, 14 Nov, 2015
While it would clearly be ridiculous to make any kind of judgement on Martin O’Neill’s management after one game, tomorrow’s fixture in Tbilisi does offer a curious kind of acid test — and an immediate point of comparison.
Sat, 06 Sep, 2014