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  • Ex-Liverpool defender Stephane Henchoz slams likely choice of Granit Xhaka as captain of Switzerland

    September 5, 2018 3:47 PM 15

    'He doesn't represent Switzerland': Ex-Liverpool defender Stephane Henchoz slams likely choice of Granit Xhaka as captain of national side because Arsenal star is of Albanian descent Stephane Henchoz believes Granit Xhaka should not be named Switzerland captain once Stephan Lichtsteiner retires. The Arsenal midfielder is among the leading candidates

  • Your essential guide to the Nations League

    September 5, 2018 2:33 PM 17

    Still confused by the Nations League? Here's your ultimate guide to the new tournament ahead of big kick-off England's campaign in the first UEFA Nations League gets under way on Saturday when they take on Spain at Wembley. Here, Sportsmail gives you the lowdown on how the new competition will work... UEFA have introduced this tournament to give national

  • Luis Suarez calls on Paul Pogba to join him at Barcelona

    September 4, 2018 11:44 PM 19

    'I think he would like to be competing for more than he is at the moment': Luis Suarez calls on Paul Pogba to join him at Barcelona Just days after Gerard Pique said he would be 'happy' to have the Frenchman in Catalunya, Suarez has echoed his team-mate's words saying he would be 'welcome' at the club. It emerged last week that Pogba is keen on a move to the Spanish

  • Partick Thistle pay out goal bonus to Kris Doolan despite 'ghost goal' being missed by officials

    September 4, 2018 10:12 PM 18

    Partick Thistle pay out goal bonus to Kris Doolan despite 'ghost strike' somehow being missed by officials Partick Thistle have decided to pay out a goal bonus to Kris Doolan despite the striker's 'ghost strike' against Morton being missed by the match officials. Footage of the Jags hitman's second-half effort not just crossing the line but actually

  • England Under 21s meet the big boys: Ryan Sessegnon and co greeted by Gareth Southgate’s men

    September 4, 2018 6:34 PM 19

    England Under 21s meet the big boys: Ryan Sessegnon and co greeted by Gareth Southgate’s men as they train at St George’s Park England's Under-21 side took time out of training to visit their senior counterparts as both teams gear up for the latest round of international fixtures. Aidy Boothroyd's Young Lions, featuring Premier League stars James

  • Julian Alaphilippe wins third stage of Tour of Britain as Patrick Bevin takes overall race lead

    September 4, 2018 5:21 PM 20

    Julian Alaphilippe wins third stage of Tour of Britain after bunch sprint as Patrick Bevin takes overall race lead French rider Julian Alaphilippe won the third stage of the Tour of Britain on Tuesday after a bunch sprint at the end of the 128-kilometre course around Bristol. Alaphilippe benefited from a strong lead-out by Quick-Step Floors team mate Bob Jungels

  • DeChambeau boosts Ryder Cup hopes by claiming second successive victory in Boston

    September 3, 2018 11:22 PM 28

    Bryson DeChambeau boosts Ryder Cup hopes by claiming second successive victory at the Dell Technologies Championship in Boston In-form Bryson DeChambeau left Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk in no doubt he will be a valuable wildcard after a second successive victory in the FedEx Cup series. The 24-year-old will not have long to wait for confirmation as Furyk's

  • Alastair Cook to RETIRE from Test cricket at the end of India series

    September 3, 2018 10:24 PM 15

    ALASTAIR COOK QUITS! England's greatest-ever batsman retires after 161 Tests and more than 12,000 runs as he insists 'the timing is right' ahead of send-off at The Oval Alastair Cook stepped down from Test cricket after a heartfelt address to his England team-mates following Sunday's series-clinching win over India. This week's fifth Test at the Oval will be Cook's

  • Ronald Koeman leads Holland as they prepare for Peru and France

    September 3, 2018 10:21 PM 15

    Ronald Koeman leads Holland in training as they prepare for Peru and France double-header Marco Bizot (AZ), Jasper Cillessen (Barcelona), Sergio Padt (Groningen), Jeroen Zoet (PSV) Nathan Ake (Bournemouth), Daley Blind (Ajax), Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax), Stefan de Vrij (Inter), Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Fulham), Hans Hateboer (Atalanta), Daryl Janmaat (Watford)

  • Diego Costa withdraws from Spain squad for UEFA Nations League

    September 3, 2018 3:56 PM 14

    Diego Costa withdraws from Spain squad to face England in Nations League due to 'personal reasons' In a statement released on Monday, the Spanish Football Federation said Costa was 'on leave for personal reasons'. Costa and Aspas, who were both part of Spain's World Cup squad over the summer, played against each other on Saturday as Atletico lost 2-0 at Celta