World Cup

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill expects tough Moldova test

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill expects his side to face a tough test when they continue their World Cup qualifying campaign in Moldova on Sunday night. The Green Army have taken four points...

Didier Deschamps: ‘Give Paul Pogba more time’

France boss Didier Deschamps has urged Manchester United's fans to be patient with Paul Pogba following his summer move. The Frenchman became the world’s most expensive footballer earlier this year...

Aymeric Laporte happy with Man City snub

Athletic Bilbao centre-back Aymeric Laporte insists he is still pleased he rejected the chance to join Manchester City earlier this summer. Laporte has been linked with a move away from Bilbao for the...

Gareth Southgate: Wayne Rooney needs help

Interim England manager Gareth Southgate says more players need to step up as leaders and help current captain Wayne Rooney manage the responsibility. Southgate was placed in temporary charge of the...

Leigh Griffiths the key for Murdo MacLeod

Murdo MacLeod believes getting Leigh Griffiths fit could prove the difference for former club Celtic in Saturday’s Old Firm clash. A hamstring problem meant the Bhoys striker missed Scotland’s 5-1...

Wayne Rooney happy with role in England win

Skipper Wayne Rooney feels too much is being made of his role in the England team and insists people are using it to make headlines. The Manchester United man helped Sam Allardyce get his tenure as...

Gordon Strachan full of praise for five-star Scots

Gordon Strachan felt his Scotland side displayed their mental resolve in scoring four second-half goals to overcome a stubborn Malta side 5-1 on Sunday. Robert Snodgrass put the Scots ahead early on...

Martin O’Neill: Bright start could be vital

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill knows the value of getting early points on the board in a tough qualification campaign. His side booked their spot at Euro 2016 via the play-offs having edged...