Messi vs. Ronaldo: how football’s two superstars compare
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
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Messi vs. Ronaldo: how football’s two superstars compare

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice on his second debut for Manchester United
15 Sep 2021
A World Cup every two years - for football and rugby union?
Football’s Fifa World Cup and rugby union’s Webb Ellis Cup trophies
Pros and cons

A World Cup every two years - for football and rugby union?

Governing bodies of both sports are discussing the option of biennial tournaments 
14 Sep 2021
The Ronaldo effect: what big players mean for the finances of major football clubs
Pin badges showing face of Cristiano Ronaldo
Expert’s view

The Ronaldo effect: what big players mean for the finances of major football clubs

Manchester United hoping to cash in big after securing the Portuguese star’s signature on two-year contract
13 Sep 2021
Cristiano Ronaldo’s second coming
Ronaldo
In Brief

Cristiano Ronaldo’s second coming

Last week, Manchester United re-signed the forward on a two-year deal thought to be worth more than £400,000 a week
2 Sep 2021
The heavy consequences of ‘light touch’ refereeing
Man Utd’s Bruno Fernandes confronts Southampton’s Jack Stephens
Why we’re talking about . . .

The heavy consequences of ‘light touch’ refereeing

New refereeing protocol is intended to make football more free-flowing
27 Aug 2021
Kane will stay at Spurs - is Ronaldo next on Man City’s wish list? 
Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane 
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Kane will stay at Spurs - is Ronaldo next on Man City’s wish list? 

Football’s transfer rumour mill has gone into overdrive
25 Aug 2021
World’s highest-paid football players in 2021
Lionel Messi
In pictures

World’s highest-paid football players in 2021

There’s a familiar face at No.1, but who else is on the football rich list?
24 Aug 2021

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Premier League: pundit predictions
Manchester City are the Premier League defending champions
Expert’s view

Premier League: pundit predictions

A look at the major talking points ahead of the new season
13 Aug 2021
Messi on PSG, Neymar and winning the Champions League
Lionel Messi speaks to the press in Paris
In Focus

Messi on PSG, Neymar and winning the Champions League

What the Argentine superstar said at his first press conference in Paris
11 Aug 2021
Messi to leave Barcelona: how the football world reacted
Lionel Messi
View from the terraces

Messi to leave Barcelona: how the football world reacted

‘Financial and structural obstacles’ scupper Argentine’s new deal with cash-strapped Catalans
6 Aug 2021
‘Bandwagon’ Boris and Priti Patel in showdown with footballers over racist abuse
Gareth Southgate and England players in Euro 2020
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Bandwagon’ Boris and Priti Patel in showdown with footballers over racist abuse

Ministers face football racism row after failing to back England players taking the knee
13 Jul 2021
Has Wembley chaos wrecked Britain and Ireland’s 2030 World Cup bid?
Supporters packed Wembley Way ahead of the Euro 2020 final
In Depth

Has Wembley chaos wrecked Britain and Ireland’s 2030 World Cup bid?

Boris Johnson remains confident of the joint bid despite the ‘scenes of mayhem’ at Euro 2020 final
13 Jul 2021
‘Why would football want to come home to this anyway?’
England fans gather in Leicester Square ahead of kick-off for the Euro 2020 final
View from the terraces

‘Why would football want to come home to this anyway?’

England’s defeat to Italy is marred by racial abuse of players and disgraceful behaviour of fans
12 Jul 2021
Euro 2020 final: Italy beat England on penalties at Wembley
Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini lifts the Henri Delaunay trophy at Wembley
The big match

Euro 2020 final: Italy beat England on penalties at Wembley

Football’s not coming home - it’s going to Rome
11 Jul 2021
Bank holidays and boycotts: are MPs trying to jinx England?
England team celebrate during their semi-final win
In Brief

Bank holidays and boycotts: are MPs trying to jinx England?

Declaring a bank holiday would be ‘tempting fate’, says Boris Johnson
9 Jul 2021
Italy’s ‘warrior’ defenders prepare for battle
Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini passes the armband to Leonardo Bonucci
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Italy’s ‘warrior’ defenders prepare for battle

Veteran defensive duo embody the spirit and passion of the Azzurri
9 Jul 2021
Euro 2020 final: Italy vs. England preview and predictions
Italy head coach Roberto Mancini and England boss Gareth Southgate
The big match

Euro 2020 final: Italy vs. England preview and predictions

Is football coming home or will it be going to Rome?
8 Jul 2021
Videos: the best ‘it’s coming home’ memes
Is football coming home? This England fan believes it will soon...
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Videos: the best ‘it’s coming home’ memes

After 55 years of hurt Three Lions fans are now dreaming of Euro 2020 glory
8 Jul 2021
Gareth Southgate: a likeable leader’s ‘quiet revolution’
England head coach Gareth Southgate celebrates after the semi-final win over Denmark
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Gareth Southgate: a likeable leader’s ‘quiet revolution’

England manager’s ‘DNA’ has defined the run to the Euro 2020 final
8 Jul 2021
Euro 2020 pre-tournament pundit predictions
Portugal lifted the Henri Delaunay trophy after beating France in the Euro 2016 final
Expert’s view

Euro 2020 pre-tournament pundit predictions

France were the favourites going into the Euros but it’s Italy and England in the final
7 Jul 2021
Euro 2020 TV guide
A TV cameraman at Wembley Stadium in London
The big match

Euro 2020 TV guide

UK broadcasters the BBC and ITV are sharing the television rights
7 Jul 2021
Drinking for England: 9.7m pints could be sold on semi-final day
England fans pour pitchers of beer at Boxpark Wembley on Wednesday
In Focus

Drinking for England: 9.7m pints could be sold on semi-final day

50,000 pints a minute to be poured during the match and hangover cure sales also expected to soar 
7 Jul 2021
Video: ‘psychic pig’ and ‘mystic meerkats’ predict England vs. Denmark winner
Suzie the psychic pig from Ouseburn Farm in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Stranger than fiction

Video: ‘psychic pig’ and ‘mystic meerkats’ predict England vs. Denmark winner

Watch the animals give their verdicts on the Three Lions’s chances in the Euro 2020 semi-final
7 Jul 2021
England vs. Denmark: preview and predictions
England’s Harry Kane and Denmark’s Kasper Dolberg have both scored three times at Euro 2020
The big match

England vs. Denmark: preview and predictions

Can the Three Lions end their semi-final hoodoo or will the Danish Cinderella story continue?
5 Jul 2021
Italy vs. Spain: preview and predictions
Italy head coach Roberto Mancini and Spain head coach Luis Enrique
The big match

Italy vs. Spain: preview and predictions

Two European heavyweights go head-to-head at Wembley 
5 Jul 2021
Chris Smalling unveils Nike’s Happy Pineapple trainers
Pinatex Nike Trainers
The big interview

Chris Smalling unveils Nike’s Happy Pineapple trainers

The footballer explains why he invested in pineapple leather
2 Jul 2021
England vs. Ukraine: preview and predictions
England captain Harry Kane scored against Germany at Wembley 
The big match

England vs. Ukraine: preview and predictions

Gareth Southgate urges caution after the superb win over Germany 
30 Jun 2021
Czech Republic vs. Denmark: preview and predictions
Tomas Holes celebrates his goal for Czech Republic in the 2-0 win over the Netherlands
The big match

Czech Republic vs. Denmark: preview and predictions

Danish boss admits he would rather be facing the Dutch than the Czechs
30 Jun 2021
Switzerland vs. Spain: preview and predictions
Switzerland keeper Yann Sommer celebrates his penalty save against France
The big match

Switzerland vs. Spain: preview and predictions

Swiss are in dreamland but can they make more history against free-scoring Spain?
30 Jun 2021
Belgium vs. Italy: preview and predictions
Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku has scored three goals so far at Euro 2020
The big match

Belgium vs. Italy: preview and predictions

Lukaku poses a huge threat for the Italians but the Red Devils could be without their star playmakers
30 Jun 2021
Sweden vs. Ukraine: preview and predictions
Viktor Claesson scored a 94th-minute winner for Sweden against Poland
The big match

Sweden vs. Ukraine: preview and predictions

Sweden’s 3-2 win against Poland also secured qualification for Ukraine
26 Jun 2021
England vs. Germany: preview and predictions
Gareth Southgate’s penalty miss against Germany at Euro 96
The big match

England vs. Germany: preview and predictions

After his penalty miss in 1996 can Gareth Southgate get redemption at Wembley?
26 Jun 2021
France vs. Switzerland: preview and predictions
Kylian Mbappe celebrates a goal for France at the 2018 Fifa World Cup
The big match

France vs. Switzerland: preview and predictions

The Swiss are ‘not scared’ of facing Mbappe and Co
26 Jun 2021
Croatia vs. Spain: preview and predictions
Spain celebrate their 5-0 win over Slovakia in Euro 2020 group E
The big match

Croatia vs. Spain: preview and predictions

‘La Roja’ hit five in their last group game but come up against a tough opponent in Copenhagen
26 Jun 2021
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