England’s Wan-Bissaka gifts France win at U-21 Euros despite penalty misses

From class to calamity: England’s opening night against France, and possibly their entire European Championship campaign, veered horribly off course in Cesena as a VAR red card for Hamza Choudhury plus a 95th-minute own goal from Aaron Wan-Bissaka inflicted a damaging defeat on Aidy Boothroyd’s under-21s. The repercussions may be

Phil Neville will not rest England players against Japan in World Cup

Phil Neville will resist the temptation to rest key players against Japan on Wednesday night as England play their final Group D game, knowing a draw will be enough to secure top spot. There is a case – albeit a controversial one – for relaxing a little and not worrying too

Michel Platini questioned over awarding of World Cup to Qatar

Michel Platini was head of Uefa from 2007 until he was banned in 2015Former Uefa president Michel Platini is being questioned by French anti-corruption investigators over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.Platini, 63, was head of European football's governing body until being banned in 2015 for

The female commentators bringing their native language to the world stage

Commentators are calling New Zealand’s games in their native language The project is a world first Their commentary is being broadcast across the South Pacific By Brendan Bradford with New Zealand The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is breaking new ground, and it’s not just on the pitch where strides are being

Unforgettable photos: the best of the 2018-19 Premier League season

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On an average weekend, The Guardian receives around 12,000 photographs from Premier League matches via its staff, agency and contributor photographers. That’s almost half a million images per season. Some capture extraordinary joy and despair; some bear witness to defining moments in the title race; some owe greatly to the

Transfer Talk: PSG’s interest in Donnarumma leaves De Gea with one fewer landing place

ESPN FC's Steve Nicol says Manchester United should focus their efforts on keeping David De Gea happy before splashing the cash for Jan Oblak. With no director of football in sight for Manchester United, the FC guys debate whether Ed Woodward's transfer-by-committee method still works. The Premier League