Schar ruled out by Swiss FA, Newcastle

Fabian Schar will miss Switzerland’s European Qualifier against Denmark after the Swiss FA and Newcastle ruled him out of contention following a head injury.

Boothroyd praises England pathway

England U21s manager Aidy Boothroyd says playing for England has never been better, ahead of Tuesday’s match against Germany U21s.

Chelsea get April 11 appeal date against FIFA’s two-window transfer ban

Chelsea’s appeal against their two-window transfer ban for signing underage players will be heard by a FIFA appeal committee on April 11, world football’s governing body has confirmed.

Shinnie criticism is ‘bang out of order’, says Aberdeen boss McInnes

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has sprung to the defence of Graeme Shinnie after the Dons captain came in for stinging criticism in the wake of Scotland’s calamity in Kazakhstan.

Ander Herrera responds to speculation about his Manchester United future

Ander Herrera insists it’s normal to hear speculation over his future, with his Manchester United contract soon to expire.

McClean: Protests 'pointless and stupid'

Republic of Ireland winger James McClean has heavily criticised potential protests in Tuesday’s European Qualifier against Georgia as “pointless and stupid”.

Jeanvier escapes FA punishment

Brentford's Julian Jeanvier has avoided a charge from the Football Association despite admitting spitting near West Brom fans on March 16 at Griffin Park.

Hendrick happy to help goal-shy Republic

Jeff Hendrick is happy to take on some of the responsibility for ending the Republic of Ireland’s goalscoring drought.

'Neymar discussing PSG extension'

Neymar is in discussions with Paris Saint-Germain about extending his contract at the Ligue 1 champions, according to his father.

Jose Mourinho predicts Premier League failure in the Champions League

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho doesn’t expect any of the four English representatives to make it to the Champions League final.

‘Neymar discussing extension with PSG’

Neymar is in discussions with Paris Saint-Germain about extending his contract at the Ligue 1 champions, according to his father.

Herrera: United future talk 'logical'

Ander Herrera says his future at Manchester United remains unclear and has described reports of a possible move to Paris Saint-Germain as “logical”.

Chelsea's transfer ban appeal date set

The date for Chelsea's hearing on their transfer ban has been scheduled for April 11, Sky Sports News understands.

McCarthy putting points over anything as Republic eye Euro 2020

Mick McCarthy will take a win over Georgia however it comes as the Republic of Ireland target qualification for the Euro 2020 finals.

Women in Football joins defence of Tottenham’s Hector following racial abuse

Women in Football has sprung to the defence of Tottenham Ladies player Renee Hector who has been receiving racial abuse on social media.

Liverpool hero tops Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid shopping list

Liverpool winger Sadio Mané is Real Madrid’s number one target in the summer transfer market, according to reports in Spain.

Anderson denies need for administrator

Bolton will not appoint an administrator before the club's high court hearing on April 3, according to chairman Ken Anderson.

Paul Pogba wants to leave Manchester United – and has major admirers in Italy and Spain, say reports

Juventus and Real Madrid are set to enter a bidding war for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba this summer, according to reports in Spain.

Mata thanks 'amazing' Van Gaal

Juan Mata has thanked Louis van Gaal for being an "amazing coach" during their time together at Manchester United, after the Dutchman retired from football management.

How Roy Hodgson sold the wrong Liverpool player – because he got his name mixed up

Alexander Kacaniklic claims that he joined Fulham from Liverpool in 2010 because Reds manager Roy Hodgson accidentally sold “the wrong Alex”.

Zorc: Utd interest in Sancho irrelevant

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has branded speculation linking Manchester United with a move for Jadon Sancho as “completely irrelevant”.

Jose: English teams won't make CL final

Jose Mourinho expects all four Premier League clubs to be knocked out of the Champions League as he predicts a final between Barcelona and Juventus.

Barcelona's top target reveals when he'll update on his future

Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt says he's yet to make a decision on his future but will give an update next week.

Rice to make first England start

Declan Rice will join Callum Hudson-Odoi in making his first England start against Montenegro on Monday night, Sky Sports News understands.

MLS: Friedel's Revolution sit bottom

Brad Friedel's New England Revolution side sit bottom of the Eastern Conference after a third defeat from four games.

Norwood set to miss June qualifiers

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill admits he does not expect Oliver Norwood to be available for their games against Estonia and Belarus in June.

Chelsea star not interested in leaving – even if Zinedine Zidane calls

N’Golo Kante insists nothing will distract him from his role at Chelsea – even a call from Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.

Fans face language test in Montenegro

Any fans trying to gain access to the home end of the Gradski stadium will be tested to see if they can speak Montenegrin, Sky Sports News has been told.

McCarthy: Protest somewhere else

Mick McCarthy has asked Republic of Ireland fans to “demonstrate somewhere else” because he does not want protests to distract his team.

O’Neill eager to win on the road after solid start at home

Michael O’Neill will challenge his Northern Ireland players to replicate their Euro 2020 qualifying victories over Estonia and Belarus when they travel to face them away from home in June.

Kazakhstan call-off was my decision, says Ryan Fraser

Ryan Fraser revealed it was his decision not to face Kazakhstan – and the Scotland wide player insisted he had little choice.

Watch Beth Mead accidentally recreate her England screamer for Arsenal

There was a sense of deja vu this weekend for those watching Arsenal forward Beth Mead as she produced an almost perfect recreation of her winning goal for England against Brazil from earlier this year.

Alisson: Team spirit is biggest strength

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has highlighted the team spirit at the club as a particular strength going into the final months of the season.

Chelsea defender claims players won't be allowed to leave this summer

Andreas Christensen has spoken of his frustration at learning his club aren’t willing to offload players this summer because of their transfer ban.

Euro papers: Utd rebuffed on Rakitic

All the news from Europe's back pages as Barcelona reportedly rebuff Man Utd on Ivan Rakitic, and Spurs target a new goalkeeper.

Williams 'frustrated' by Wales omission

Wales captain Ashley Williams has voiced his frustration at being dropped by Ryan Giggs for the opening European Qualifier against Slovakia.

Passion for playing for Scotland as strong as ever – Steven Fletcher

Steven Fletcher insists he retains his passion for playing for Scotland as he outlined his dilemma over missing their opening Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Four Premier League clubs in the mix to watch Greece defender

Four Premier League clubs are lining up to sign Olympiakos left-back Leonardo Koutris, say reports.

Cardiff: Sala deal 'null and void'

Cardiff City will tell FIFA that the contract to sign Emiliano Sala from Nantes was not legally binding.

Wales captain Ashley Williams frustrated after being dropped for Slovakia tie

Wales captain Ashley Williams has voiced his frustration at being dropped for the opening Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia.

Napoli to challenge Chelsea and Tottenham for Premier League centre-back

Napoli are reportedly ready to challenge Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur for the signature of Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake.

Police hunt man after Pittodrie violence

Police are appealing for witnesses to identify a man after fan trouble erupted at Aberdeen's Scottish Cup match against Rangers on March 3.

Pearce backs Southgate's youth policy

Stuart Pearce has backed England manager Gareth Southgate's decision to play young players in key competitive fixtures and is impressed by Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Twitter users unimpressed by new ‘mash up’ Manchester City kit

Manchester City’s new limited-edition warm-up shirt has been described as “bizarre”, “ugly” and “a monstrosity”.

Gary McAllister treated in hospital after attack in Leeds

Former Scotland captain and Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister has been treated in hospital after he was punched in the face on a night out in Leeds.

Does the law move slowly for Ronaldo?

In her latest Sky Views column, Sky News sports correspondent Martha Kelner examines the ongoing rape allegation aimed at Cristiano Ronaldo…

Hillsborough jury retire to consider verdicts

The jury has retired to consider its verdicts in the trial of Hillsborough match commander David Dukenfield and ex-Sheffield Wednesday secretary Graham Mackrell.

Arsenal considering cut-price swoop for Charlton youngster

Arsenal scouts have reportedly been impressed by the performances of Charlton youngster Joe Aribo.

'McLeish has earned Scotland reprieve'

Alex McLeish deserves time to turn fans' apathy towards the Scotland team around having already secured a Euro 2020 qualifying play-off place, says Billy Dodds.

Leicester name their price for Manchester United target Harry Maguire – report

Leicester City are demanding a world record transfer fee for a defender from Manchester United in their pursuit of Harry Maguire, according to reports.

Manchester United target Championship starlet to bolster defence

Manchester United are considering a move for promising Norwich City defender Ben Godfrey, according to reports.

Liverpool willing to cut losses and send midfielder back to Germany

Liverpool are reportedly prepared to sell Naby Keita just one year on from his arrival at Anfield, with a return to the Bundesliga on the cards.

Reiss Nelson reflects on German education as Hoffenheim loan deal nears the end

Reiss Nelson’s German mission is coming to an end and the Arsenal youngster feels he has grown up.

Monday's big football transfers rumours: Liverpool's hopes of landing Real Madrid star take blow

What the papers sayLiverpool’s hopes of signing Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio have taken a hit by Zinedine Zidane’s return to the LaLiga club, according to the Daily Mail. The 23-year-old had fallen out of favour under the previous management regime in the Spanish capital, but Zidane is said to be ready to resist any bids from the Reds this summer.

Your England XI to face Montenegro

We asked you to select your England line-up to face Montenegro - here are the results.

Police investigating McAllister attack

Police are investigating an attack on Gary McAllister in the early hours of Sunday morning in Leeds.

Zimbabwe fan dies in stampede

The Zimbabwe Football Association have confirmed the death of a fan in a stampede outside of the National Stadium in Harare on Sunday.

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Hudson-Odoi set for first England start

Callum Hudson-Odoi will make his first England start against Montenegro on Monday night, Sky Sports News understands.

Schar 'can't remember' head injury

Fabian Schar says he was unable to "remember anything" after suffering a clash of heads in Switzerland's European Qualifier against Georgia.

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Football rumours from the media

What the papers sayLiverpool’s hopes of signing Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio have taken a hit by Zinedine Zidane’s return to the LaLiga club, according to the Daily Mail. The 23-year-old had fallen out of favour under the previous management regime in the Spanish capital, but Zidane is said to be ready to resist any bids from the Reds this summer.

Gundogan pivotal for City

How Ilkay Gundogan's form has helped to mask Fernandinho's absence for Manchester City

Nobbs opens up on injury trauma

England midfielder Jordan Nobbs on the mental test she is facing on the lonely road back from injury.

Premier League signing of the season?

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England’s Callum Hudson-Odoi speaks of Jadon Sancho’s ‘amazing’ impact

Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi has praised the influence of fellow promising England talent Jadon Sancho.

Josh Magennis is confident Northern Ireland can qualify for Euro 2020

Josh Magennis insisted Northern Ireland can pip either Holland or Germany to qualification for Euro 2020 after his late winner put them top of Group C on Sunday night.

Wales’ youngsters will learn from Slovakia test – Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs believes Wales’ youngsters passed a major examination in getting their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign off to a winning start.

Kenny McLean confident Scotland can win back supporters

Goalscorer Kenny McLean admits Scotland fans were entitled to show their frustration against San Marino – but he is confident he and his team-mates will get them back onside.

Schulz grabs last minute winner for Germany to halt Holland comeback

Joachim Low praised his side’s battling qualities after Nico Schulz’s last-minute goal gave them a dramatic 3-2 win against Holland in Amsterdam.

Netherlands deserved point - Koeman

Ronald Koeman says his Netherlands side were "anxious" to take Germany on, but that they deserved a point from their European Qualifier.

Sterling now part of 'leadership group'

England manager Gareth Southgate has added Raheem Sterling to his 'leadership group' of senior players.

Euro Qualifiers: Belgium win, Croatia lose

Early goals from Chelsea pair Eden Hazard and Michy Batshuayi gave Belgium a 2-0 win in Cyprus, as Croatia fell to a shock loss to Hungary.

O'Neill delighted with NI display

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill praised the displays of Josh Magennis and Bailey Peacock-Farrell following their 2-1 win over Belarus.

Raheem Sterling becoming increasingly influential for England – Gareth Southgate

Gareth Southgate feels Raheem Sterling is developing the leadership qualities to become an increasingly influential figure for England – both on and off the pitch.

Injury concerns over England trio

Jordan Henderson, Jadon Sancho and Dele Alli face fitness tests on Monday, leaving England with concerns for their match in Montenegro.

Magennis nets late winner as Northern Ireland down Belarus

Josh Magennis’ late goal saw Northern Ireland make it two wins out of two in Euro 2020 qualifying with a 2-1 victory over Belarus.

Schulz nets late winner as Germany beat Holland in five-goal thriller

Germany made a winning start to their European Championship qualifying campaign with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Holland in Amsterdam.

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WATCH: Ex-Gunner's Germany stunner!

Former Arsenal forward Serge Gnabry scored a stunner for Germany in their 3-2 victory over Netherlands on Sunday night.

BAME coach duo make history with Guyana

Ex-Derby full-back Michael Johnson and his British-Bangladeshi assistant Taff Rahman have made history by leading Guyana to the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Gareth Southgate: England must make sure mentality and discipline are right

Gareth Southgate told England’s players to keep their cool after warning them of the hostile atmosphere in Montenegro and possibility of flares landing on the pitch.

Scotland players are only human – McLeish

Alex McLeish admits Scotland have to improve and overcome the negativity that surrounds their Euro 2020 campaign after a “nervy” 2-0 win over San Marino.

Henderson not thinking about 50th cap

Jordan Henderson says he is proud to close in on his 50th England cap but the midfielder will only reflect on his international career when his playing days are over.

England boss Southgate hails Henderson as midfielder reaches milestone

Gareth Southgate hailed “underappreciated” Jordan Henderson’s England career as the midfielder prepares to make his 50th appearance for the Three Lions on Monday night.

McLeish: Scotland were nervous

Alex McLeish admits his Scotland side were nervous in parts as they laboured to a 2-0 win over minnows San Marino on Sunday. 

Southgate sees Podgorica mission as “education” for his young players

Gareth Southgate says he will have no hesitation about throwing his youngstars into the potentially-intimidating environment of Monday night’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Montenegro.

Scotland stutter along road to redemption with subdued victory in San Marino

Scotland made slow headway along the road to redemption as they followed up defeat in Kazakhstan with an uninspiring 2-0 victory over San Marino.

Calls for Puskas Award after spectacular non-league strike

A non-league footballer has been touted to win the FIFA Puskas Award after scoring a spectacular goal in the eighth tier of English football.

Southgate: Youngsters will figure again

England manager backs young stars to handle 'bearpit' atmosphere in Montenegro

Record Italian crowd watch Juve Women

A week after the world record for the highest attendance at a women's game was set, a league record in Italy was also broken.

Giggs lauds match-winner James as Wales make ‘perfect’ start to qualifying

Wales boss Ryan Giggs hailed match-winner Daniel James’ “fantastic” performance after his early goal sunk Slovakia at Cardiff City Stadium.

Scunthorpe sack Stuart McCall

Scunthorpe have sacked manager Stuart McCall after Saturday’s defeat by Rochdale left the club in relegation trouble.

Giggs: We had to get off to a good start

Wales manager Ryan Giggs admitted the pressure was on his side to get their European Qualifiers campaign off to a winning start against Slovakia on Sunday.

WATCH: England's rubber chicken returns!

England warmed up for their clash with Montenegro by training with a rubber chicken – just like they did during their glorious run at last year’s World Cup.

Tottenham and Pochettino have real grounds for optimism

Mauricio Pochettino said he felt like crying after Tottenham’s new stadium finally saw some football.

Yeovil show Darren the Way out

Yeovil have sacked manager Darren Way, the League Two club have announced.

'England have no weaknesses'

Montenegro head coach Ljubisa Tumbakovic does not see any weakness in Gareth Southgate's England squad.

Yeovil sack manager Way

Yeovil have sacked manager Darren Way following the club's poor run of form which has seen them lose 10 of their last 12 matches.

Daniel James goal gives Wales perfect start to Euro 2020 qualification bid

Wales opened their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Slovakia in Cardiff.

How Gareth Bale performed as Wales took on Slovakia

Gareth Bale captained Wales in their Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia at Cardiff City Stadium after Ashley Williams was dropped to the bench.

James strike gives Wales dream start

Daniel James' early strike gave Wales a 1-0 win over Slovakia in their opening European Qualifier at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday.

Tottenham ready to start spending again as Pochettino names two top targets

Mauricio Pochettino looks to spend on Wolves’ Diogo Jota and Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish to boost squad now stadium woes are out of the way

Managing in paradise

One Belfast-born coach is stepping out of his comfort zone to embark on a new management career, on the Pacific island of Vanuatu.

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Evans: NI must win next three games

Jonny Evans says Northern Ireland must take maximum points from their next three matches and discusses life at Leicester.

The key issues surrounding Montenegro v England

England hit the road as their Euro 2020 qualification campaign takes them to Montenegro on Monday.

Resurgent Ajax planned triumphant return for Spurs pair in summer rebuild

The Dutch side made ambitious approach Tottenham’s defensive pair Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen

Euro papers: City want Skriniar

All the top stories and transfer rumours from the back pages of Saturday's European newspapers...

Real Madrid face £85 million competition from Manchester City in battle for Inter defender

Milan Skriniar is likely to leave the San Siro this summer, and City may break their transfer record to land his signature

Maguire issues VAR warning

Harry Maguire has warned football's authorities should not try to outlaw contact between players in the box through the use VAR.

‘Sterling a future England captain’

Raheem Sterling has all the qualities required to be a future England captain, says Jonathan Liew on Sunday Supplement.

Coleman: Gibraltar could upset rivals

Seamus Coleman hopes Gibraltar can take points off some of Ireland's Group D rivals after giving them a scare on Saturday.

Now Manchester United join Bayern and Dortmund in race for Chelsea teenager

Liverpool are also eyeing up Callum Hudson-Odoi, whose contract at Stamford Bridge is running down

Manchester United face world record fee to land top target defender

Napoli’s highly-rated Kalidou Koulibaly is also being tracked by Barcelona and Real Madrid

Seamus Coleman hopes Gibraltar can take points from Republic of Ireland’s rivals

Seamus Coleman is hoping minnows Gibraltar can cause some damage after giving the Republic of Ireland a scare in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier.

Mepham: I thought my career was over

Wales and Bournemouth defender Chris Mepham believed his career had ended before it had begun when he was released by Chelsea.

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Fergie inspires Southgate on young stars

Gareth Southgate is taking a leaf out of Sir Alex Ferguson's book when it comes to nurturing England teenagers Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Fergie inspires Southgate on young stars

Gareth Southgate is taking a leaf out of Sir Alex Ferguson's book when it comes to nurturing England teenagers Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi.

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Enrique praises Ramos as ‘unique’ player’s penalty secures win for Spain

Luis Enrique praised match-winner Sergio Ramos after Spain battled to a 2-1 victory over Norway to open their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.

Fergie inspiring Southgate on young stars

Gareth Southgate is taking a leaf out of Sir Alex Ferguson's book when it comes to nurturing England teenagers Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Sancho: Sterling has been a huge help

Jadon Sancho says Raheem Sterling has been a big help to him since he broke into the England set-up.

Italy coach Roberto Mancini talks up Moise Kean following Finland win

Italy coach Roberto Mancini hailed teenage goalscorer Moise Kean’s “enormous potential” after his side’s 2-0 win against Finland.

WATCH: Ramos' superb Panenka penalty

Sergio Ramos produced a sublime Panenka penalty to ensure Spain beat Norway 2-1 in the European Qualifiers on Saturday.

European Qualifiers: Sweden, Greece win

Sweden beat Romania 2-1 in Solna to kick-start their European Qualifiers in style, while Greece won in Liechtenstein.

Tite unhappy with Brazil display in underwhelming draw with Panama

Brazil coach Tite admitted his team performed poorly as they were unexpectedly held to a 1-1 draw by Panama in a friendly in Porto.

Gareth Southgate following Sir Alex Ferguson’s approach to managing youngsters

Gareth Southgate will take a leaf out of Sir Alex Ferguson’s book when it comes to helping the development of England teenagers Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Jadon Sancho grateful for England team-mate Raheem Sterling’s guidance

Jadon Sancho is delighted that Raheem Sterling has taken him under his wing in the England set-up.

Jamal Lewis was always fully committed to Northern Ireland

Jamal Lewis has no regrets over his decision to play for Northern Ireland, insisting he never contemplated a Declan Rice-style switch once he had played his first match in a green shirt.

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Hyypia: Title race will go to the wire

Former Liverpool captain Sami Hyypia believes the race for the Premier League title will go right down to the last day of the season.

Deschamps: Giroud wants more at Chelsea

France manager Didier Deschamps has revealed that Olivier Giroud wants more game time at Chelsea, after impressing for his national side.

Sergio Ramos fires Spain to victory against Norway

Sergio Ramos scored the winner from the penalty spot as Spain recorded a 2-1 victory over Norway in Valencia to begin their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.

Italy begin Euro 2020 qualifying with victory against Finland

Nicolo Barella and Moise Kean scored in either half as Italy launched their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win against Finland in Udine.

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