England have spent four years preparing for the World Cup which begins in a little under a month’s time. Four years of work designed to finally, once and for all, put their repeated failure to win a global one-day tournament to bed. That they have hardly put a foot wrong during these last four years

Brain injury charity Headway has called for football’s authorities to introduce ‘temporary concussion substitutions’ after Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen tried to play on with a serious-looking head injury. Spurs’ medical staff are facing questions after they allowed the Belgium defender to go back on to the pitch during their Champions League semi-final first-leg defeat by Ajax after lengthy treatment

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba will reportedly have to be prepared to earn less money if he wants to join Real Madrid. The 26-year-old midfielder, who returned to Old Trafford for £89million in August 2016, is now said to be flirting with a summer move to the Bernabeu. But the World Cup winner will have to take a pay cut

There is a video clip doing the rounds of Virgil van Dijk facing the might of Barcelona in the Nou Camp and performing brilliantly. It features Liverpool’s recently-crowned PFA player of the year, then in the green and white hoops of Celtic, blocking, tackling and pretty much forming a one-man barrier to wave after wave

The washout against Royal Challengers Bangalore was Steve Smith’s last match for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2019. Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith played his final Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 clash against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Tuesday before joining Australia’s World Cup squad. Smith, who replaced Ajinkya Rahane as Rajasthan Royals skipper mid-season, wished his

Kylian Mbappe has proved he really is a speed demon, by recording one of the fastest sprints ever seen on a football field. The 20-year-old was in inspired form as Paris Saint Germain wrapped up the Ligue 1title and continued to impose their dominance on the French division. PSG had the title in the bag after rivals Lille could

Our scout is a top football expert who attends matches each week searching for the next star. This week the man in the spotlight is right back Reece James, who is on loan at Wigan from Chelsea. WHAT HAS HE GOT? Fast developing with Championship experience, Reece James is on the right path. This young

It’s been a tumultuous ride for Mauro Icardi and Inter Milan over the last few months, and there doesn’t seem to be an end to the drama in sight for the controversial striker. Amid a dispute with management, Icardi has now come under fire from the Inter ‘ultras.’ In a statement following Inter’s 1-1 draw