Could San Marino shock Scotland?

San Marino should cause no concern for Scotland, but they did just lose 3-0 to Kazakhstan. We assess whether the minnows can do the unthinkable on Sunday.

Mick McCarthy could not enjoy his first game back in charge of the Republic

Mick McCarthy admitted he did not enjoy his first game back as Republic of Ireland manager after seeing his players scrap their way to a 1-0 victory over Gibraltar.

McCarthy: Horrible game, great win

Mick McCarthy said that despite "hating every minute of" his return to international management, he was still pleased with the Republic's 1-0 win in Gibraltar.

Delaney leaves role as FAI chief executive to take up vice-president position

John Delaney is to step aside as chief executive of the Football Association of Ireland to take up the newly-created post of executive vice-president.

Hazard denies Real agreement

Chelsea's Eden Hazard has denied reports that he has agreed a lucrative five-year deal with Spanish club Real Madrid.

Sterling tribute a 'pleasant surprise'

Raheem Sterling's tribute on the pitch to a youth player who died of leukaemia was a "pleasant surprise", the youngster's father has said.

Delaney steps down as FAI chief executive

John Delaney has stepped down from his role as chief executive of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) after 14 years in charge.

Raheem Sterling tribute ‘touching’, father of leukaemia death player says

Raheem Sterling’s tribute on the pitch to a youth player who died of leukaemia was a “pleasant surprise” to the family, his father said.

Panama earn famous friendly draw against Brazil

Panama produced one of the most famous results in their history by holding Brazil to a 1-1 draw in a friendly in Porto.

Everton hero Farrelly reflects on 1998

Gareth Farrelly reflects on his last-day strike which kept Everton up in 1998, preserving their record of not being relegated since 1951.

Digne out of France squad with injury

Everton left-back Lucas Digne has pulled out of the France squad with a thigh injury, after limping out of training earlier this week.

McLeish determined to bounce back

Manager Alex McLeish has vowed to keep trying to make amends for Scotland’s shock defeat in Kazakhstan – and claims there will be twists and turns in their European Championship qualifying group.

Hendrick goals earns Republic of Ireland hard-fought win over Gibraltar

Jeff Hendrick handed Mick McCarthy a winning start to his second spell in charge as the Republic of Ireland launched their Euro 2020 campaign with a narrow victory in Gibraltar.

Rice: England debut was 'surreal'

Declan Rice has said that making his England debut at Wembley on Friday night was a "special" and "surreal" experience.

L2: Lincoln extend lead

Lincoln marched on as they extended their unbeaten league run to 16 matches with a 3-0 win at Crawley.

Slovakia’s Hamsik wary of Wales after Euro 2016 defeat

Slovakia star Marek Hamsik admits he is wary of playing Wales again after losing to them at Euro 2016.

Bale: We are going for top spot

Wales are going for the top spot in Euro 2020 Qualifying Group E despite Croatia being the bookies' favourites, says Gareth Bale.

Van Dijk: We can't ignore German quality

Virgil van Dijk has warned his Netherlands team-mates against complacency ahead of their European Qualifier against Germany in Amsterdam on Sunday.

Michael O’Neill wants more of the same against Belarus

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill believes their Euro 2020 qualifier win over Estonia was a coming-of-age moment for his side’s younger players before they look to repeat the trick against Belarus on Sunday.

Sterling's genius explained

Examining Raheem Sterling’s stunning evolution and what makes him such a rare talent.

Raheem Sterling: The highs and lows of his career so far

Raheem Sterling scored a brilliant hat-trick as England kicked off their qualification for next summer’s European Championships with a resounding 5-0 win against the Czech Republic on Friday night.

Barcelona name hefty asking price for Manchester United target Coutinho

The former Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho has struggled for form in Spain, but is still attracting attention from Manchester United and Chelsea

Evans, Whyte out of Belarus clash

Corry Evans and Gavin Whyte will miss Northern Ireland's Euro 2020 qualifier against Belarus on Sunday through injury but Gareth McAuley has been passed fit.

Marco Reus: Germany have every chance of beating Holland

Marco Reus is confident Germany can put their recent woes behind them and kick off their bid to qualify for next summer’s European Championship with victory in Holland.

Have Real Madrid decided which PSG star they want to be the next Bernabeu ‘galactico’?

Kylian Mbappe, not Neymar, looks set to be the name the Spanish giants chase

Ramsey out of Slovakia clash

Wales manager Ryan Giggs has confirmed Aaron Ramsey will miss Sunday's European Qualifier against Slovakia.

Robertson: Time to step up for trophies

Andrew Robertson says Liverpool's players are ready for a big finish to the season.

McLeish: You can't avoid the negativity

Scotland manager says his side can not avoid the negativity surrounding their 3-0 European Qualifiers loss to Kazakhstan.

Juve target Salah – here’s how the Italian giants plan to pry away the Liverpool star

Juventus reckon they can pair up Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo with an audacious swap bid

Sancho price rises as Manchester United and PSG battle it out in bidding war for England star

Borussia Dortmund teenager Jadon Sancho stunned in his first international start last night – and a summer move could cause embarrassment for former club Manchester City

Spurs set for new stadium milestone

Tottenham will take another step towards moving into their new stadium on Sunday when they hold the first test event.

Jose: I want club job by June

Jose Mourinho says he is targeting a return to club management and wants to secure a position by the summer.

Spurs set for key milestone in belated move to new stadium

Tottenham will take another step towards moving into their new stadium on Sunday when they hold the first test event.

Messi's withdrawal 'a precaution'

Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Argentina's friendly against Morocco on Tuesday "as a precaution" after suffering a groin injury.

Kane: Sterling is incredible

Harry Kane has called Raheem Sterling "incredible" after his hat-trick performance in England's 5-0 win over the Czech Republic.

England’s range of goal-scoring options impress captain Kane

Harry Kane is pleased that the goal-scoring burden is now being shared across the England team.

Lukaku remains sidelined due to injury

Romelu Lukaku is a doubt for Manchester United's Premier League game with Watford as he battles to overcome a foot injury.

Lukaku ruled out of Belgium’s Euro 2020 qualifier with Cyprus

Romelu Lukaku will miss Belgium’s Euro 2020 qualifier away to Cyprus on Sunday with a foot injury.

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Berger: Title and CL glory in Reds' grasp

Former Liverpool hero Patrik Berger believes his old side are well placed to win a Premier League and Champions League double this season.

Wilshere wants to aid Hammers Euro push

Jack Wilshere says he is determined to play a part in helping West Ham secure European football this season after the midfielder returned to full training.

Southgate: Sterling now one of England’s leaders

Gareth Southgate hailed Raheem Sterling’s new-found maturity and “devastating” finishing after the Manchester City forward helped England start their Euro 2020 qualification campaign in style.

Deschamps satisfied as France make convincing start to qualifying campaign

France coach Didier Deschamps believes his side could have inflicted a heavier defeat on Moldova after kickstarting their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 4-1 victory in Chisinau.

Hudson-Odoi targets more England caps

Callum Hudson-Odoi admitted he was shocked when Gareth Southgate issued instructions to get ready for his England debut.

Southgate hails Sterling’s ‘devastating’ form

Gareth Southgate heaped praised on “devastating” Raheem Sterling after his hat-trick helped England kick off Euro 2020 qualification with a comprehensive win against the Czech Republic.

Southgate salutes ‘role model’ Sterling

Gareth Southgate saluted Raheem Sterling as a "role model" after his first England hat-trick helped seal an emphatic 5-0 win over the Czech Republic.

Sancho's extraordinary rise continues

Raheem Sterling was England's hat-trick hero but it was also another night of progress for the irrepressible Jadon Sancho.

European Qualifiers: Turkey, Iceland win

Burak Yilmaz and Hakan Calhanoglu scored the goals as Turkey won 2-0 in Albania in the European Qualifiers on Friday night.

Raheem Sterling pays tribute to Damary Dawkins during England win

Raheem Sterling paid a touching tribute to a Crystal Palace youth-team player who died last weekend during England’s 5-0 victory over the Czech Republic.

WATCH: Sancho's outrageous skill

Raheem Sterling took the headlines as England beat Czech Republic 5-0, but did you catch Jadon Sancho's street football skill too?

Bright future Czechs out for England and Sterling at Wembley

Raheem Sterling’s hat-trick helped England swat aside the Czech Republic as Gareth Southgate’s men made a dream start to their European Championship qualification campaign.

France off to winning start in Euro 2020 qualifying campaign

France started their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign in convincing fashion with a comfortable 4-1 victory over minnows Moldova in Chisinau.

How did Jadon Sancho fare on his first competitive England start?

Jadon Sancho was handed his first competitive start for England in the Euro 2020 qualifier against Czech Republic at Wembley.

David Brooks wants to become a leading player for Wales

David Brooks is eager to continue his meteoric rise and embrace the pressure of being a leading light in Wales’ European Championship campaign.

England player ratings

From Raheem Sterling's hat-trick to the scintillating Jadon Sancho - how Gareth Southgate's side fared in their 5-0 thrashing of Czech Republic.

WATCH: Full-time England highlights

Watch highlights as England thrash Czech Republic 5-0, with Raheem Sterling netting a hat-trick at Wembley.

England pay tribute to Banks at Wembley

England paid tribute to their World Cup winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks ahead of their European Qualifier against Czech Republic at Wembley Stadium.

Dier limps off for England

Tottenham have been handed an injury scare after Eric Dier limped off in the early stages of England's European Qualifier against the Czech Republic.

Garcia: Van Dijk makes it look easy

Virgil van Dijk is a class act who makes the art of defending look easy, according to former Liverpool forward Luis Garcia.

Hillsborough jury told to ignore gate claims

Jurors in the trial of Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield have been told there is "no significance" in a conversation in which he said gates had been forced.

McCarthy gripped by the butterfly effect ahead of Republic return

Mick McCarthy admits he already has butterflies as he prepares to send the Republic of Ireland into Euro 2020 qualifying battle in Gibraltar.

Gibraltar vs Republic of Ireland preview

Mick McCarthy says Scotland's woes in Kazakhstan serves as a warning ahead of the Republic of Ireland facing Gibraltar.

Birmingham deducted nine points after breaching EFL financial rules

Birmingham have been docked nine points after breaching financial rules, the EFL has confirmed.

Reiss Nelson keen to add to England’s growing haul of youth level silverware

Reiss Nelson is eager to replicate his team-mates’ success and add to England’s growing medal collection ahead of the European Under-21 Championship this summer.

Chelsea to review security ahead of return Champions League tie at PSG

Chelsea are expected to issue travel advice to Blues supporters heading to France for next week’s second leg of the Women’s Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain.

Wayne Rooney reveals the area Louis van Gaal was superior to Sir Alex Ferguson

Wayne Rooney says that his former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was the best tactician he has worked under - including Sir Alex Ferguson.

Romelu Lukaku on how getting smashed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic changed him forever

Romelu Lukaku says that his former Manchester United team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic changed him as a player thanks to his competitive edge.

Gazza to play at Tottenham test event

Paul Gascoigne has revealed he will play for the Spurs Legends team at the new stadium’s second test event next week.

Achilles injury forces Walters to retire

Burnley striker Jonathan Walters has announced his immediate retirement, citing ongoing Achilles tendon issues.

Thibaut Courtois hits out at Spanish press: “They want to kill me”

Thibaut Courtois has insisted he is one of the world’s top goalkeepers and accused the Spanish press of “wanting to kill me”.

Swansea City set to make job cuts

Staff at Swansea City Football Club have been told they face the prospect of being made redundant at the end of the season.

Neil Lennon wants Celtic to power on to their eighth successive league title

Neil Lennon will not allow Celtic to relax at the top despite stretching their Ladbrokes Premiership lead to 10 points.

“They don’t know what they’re doing”: Dimitar Berbatov urges Manchester United to do the right thing

Dimitar Berbatov says the Manchester United hierarchy look like they “don’t know what they’re doing” and urged the club to extend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s deal. 

'Birmingham in danger of relegation'

Gary Rowett has said Birmingham City are in danger of being relegated after their nine-point deduction.

Neymar charged over United rant

Neymar has been charged by UEFA with insulting match officials following Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League exit at the hands of Manchester United.

Nicolo Barella wary of Finland as Italy start Euro 2020 qualifying campaign

Nicolo Barella believes Italy face a tricky start to their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign against Finland.

“I couldn’t bear it” – Wayne Rooney desperate for Liverpool to fail in Premier League title bid

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has admitted he “couldn’t bear” to see Liverpool win their first league title in 29 years.

Police probe trio over Germany racism

Police in Wolfsburg are continuing their investigation after speaking to three men over alleged racist abuse aimed at Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan.

The major talking points ahead of Republic of Ireland’s game with Gibraltar

Mick McCarthy will launch his second spell as Republic of Ireland manager in Saturday’s opening Euro 2020 qualifier in Gibraltar.

Both Manchester clubs locked in battle for sought-after Benfica prospect

Manchester City are hopeful of beating rivals Manchester United to the signing of highly-rated Benfica teenager Ronaldo Camara, according to reports.

Bird signs new deal with Derby

Promising midfielder Max Bird has signed a contract extension with Derby County that keeps him at the club until 2022.

Spurs captain Lloris wants to do justice to ‘beautiful’ new stadium

Captain Hugo Lloris knows Tottenham will have to step things up on the pitch after they have moved into “one of the most beautiful stadiums in the world”.

Peter Beardsley charged with racially abusing youth-team players

Former Newcastle coach Peter Beardsley has been charged by the Football Association with racially abusing youth-team players.

Oldham owner denies interfering in team affairs after Scholes exit

Oldham owner Abdallah Lemsagam has denied interfering in team affairs after Paul Scholes walked out just 31 days into an 18-month contract as manager.

Striker De Barr tells Republic of Ireland not to underestimate Gibraltar

Striker Tjay De Barr has warned the Republic of Ireland not to expect Gibraltar to be easy prey as they attempt to launch their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a win.

Spain striker Alvaro Morata targeting swift Euro 2020 qualification

Alvaro Morata believes Spain have to qualify as soon as possible for Euro 2020 ahead of their opening qualifying match against Norway.

Why Champions League away days could become cheaper

UEFA could be set to follow the Premier League's example by placing a cap on away ticket prices in the Champions League, say reports.

'Scotland lack strength and depth'

John Collins believes Scotland, who are without a number of experienced players through injury, lack strength and depth.

Messi, Ronaldo back on the scene

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will play their first international games since the World Cup on Friday - how have their countries coped without them?

Beardsley charged by FA

Peter Beardsley has been charged with using abusive and/or insulting language towards Newcastle United U23 players.

Adam: Kazakhstan defeat not sacking offence for McLeish

Charlie Adam insists Scotland’s humiliating defeat to Kazakhstan should not be treated as a “sacking offence”.

West Brom defensive duo Kieran Gibbs and Tosin Adarabioyo return to training

West Brom have received a pre-derby boost after Kieran Gibbs and Tosin Adarabioyo and returned to training.

Wales looking to Euro 2016 for inspiration – Roberts

Connor Roberts has revealed how the Wales squad have sought inspiration for their European Championship campaign by watching footage of Euro 2016.

PSG set sights on Manchester United star – but he wants to stay

Ander Herrera is reportedly eager to extend his stay at Manchester United despite interest from Paris Saint-Germain.

Bayern Munich star reveals love for Arsenal and leaves door open for Premier League move

Bayern Munich's David Alaba has admitted that he was a boyhood Arsenal fan and has refused to rule out a future move to the Premier League.

'Youthful England down to Southgate'

Gareth Southgate is "solely" responsible for the current crop of youngsters being given a chance in the England team, according to former England defender Danny Mills.

Birmingham handed nine-point deduction

Birmingham City have been handed an immediate nine-point deduction by the EFL for breaching Profitability and Sustainability rules, Sky Sports News understands.

Wild replaces Scholes at Oldham

Pete Wild has been appointed as Oldham Athletic head coach until the end of the season following Paul Scholes' resignation.

How the Scottish press reacted to Kazakhstan defeat

Scotland’s defeat to Kazakhstan has already been dubbed the nation’s worst ever loss and newspapers north of the border have not been slow to stick the boot in.

Pete Wild replaces Paul Scholes at Oldham

Oldham have appointed former caretaker manager Pete Wild as head coach for the rest of the season as they move on from Paul Scholes.

Euro papers: Real target Mbappe

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

Manchester United on red alert as France star demands exit

World Cup-winning defender Raphael Varane has reportedly told his Real Madrid team-mates that he wants to leave the club this summer.

Grant demands better from Scotland

Scotland assistant coach Peter Grant claims the players have to make a statement against San Marino after they failed in the basic aspects of football in Kazakhstan.

Campbell: Why I recruited Cole

Sol Campbell believes his decision to add former Manchester United and England striker Andy Cole to his backroom staff is already paying dividends.

Adam Johnson released from prison

Former England international Adam Johnson has been released from prison after serving three years for child sex offences.

Police find knives on PSG fans in London

Police found knives and drugs on a coach full of PSG supporters who descended on South London ahead of a women's Champions League match.

Liverpool join queue for wantaway star from Premier League rivals

Liverpool are reportedly monitoring Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi with an eye to challenging Bayern Munich for the youngster’s signature.

Chelsea line up two main candidates to replace Maurizio Sarri

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo and Chelsea great Frank Lampard are in the frame to replace Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge, according to reports.

Disgraced Adam Johnson released from prison

Disgraced former England international Adam Johnson is believed to have been released from prison after serving three years for child sex offences.

Adam Johnson 'released from prison'

Former England international Adam Johnson is believed to have been released from prison after serving three years for child sex offences.

Manchester United confident of landing £65m centre-back – report

Harry Maguire could be a Manchester United player this summer, with the Old Trafford side ready to make a serious move for his services. 

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Gareth Southgate asks for understanding of Declan Rice comments ahead of possible debut

England manager Gareth Southgate will talk to Declan Rice about old social media posts which appeared to support the IRA, but insists they will not play a part in whether or not he makes his debut on Friday night.

Friday's big football transfer rumours: Real Madrid could turn to West Ham star

Hammers could face a fight to keep a major asset if Los Blancos' first-choice target isn't landed

'Macclesfield mental block has gone'

Macclesfield manager Sol Campbell says his team have removed a "mental block" after moving off the bottom of League Two with a rare away win at Yeovil last Saturday.

'Sterling changed narrative around him'

England manager Gareth Southgate has praised Raheem Sterling for speaking out at changing the narrative around him in the media.

Your POTY: Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk should be named the PFA Player of the Year award, according to Sky Sports readers.

Rooney: Liverpool title win a nightmare

Wayne Rooney says he cannot bear the thought of Liverpool winning the Premier League title this season.

Brazilian striker racially abused

A Brazilian footballer subjected to monkey chants during a game in Bolivia’s professional league says racism must come to an end in the country.

Football rumours from the media

What the papers sayWest Ham forward Felipe Anderson has been earmarked as an alternative buy for Real Madrid if they fail to acquire Eden Hazard, the Daily Mail reports. Zinedine Zidane’s return to the Bernabeu sparked speculation that it would herald Hazard’s relocation to Real. However, the paper says doubts have surfaced after a £60million offer was rejected. Brazilian forward Anderson is said to be high on Real’s list of other candidates, should Zizou’s target stay at Stamford Bridge.

The Scottish 'Nomad' returns home

Have you heard the one about the Welsh team playing in the Scottish tournament final - as the home side - but facing an 800-mile round-trip to the venue?

Five challenges for McCarthy's Ireland

We look at the challenges facing Mick McCarthy as he starts his second spell in charge of Republic of Ireland.

Most exciting relegation battle ever?

There are just three points separating 12th and 21st in League One with eight games to go. We take a look at the incredible relegation battle that's unfolding...

Pickford boosted by Southgate faith

Jordan Pickford has dismissed criticism of his recent form after keeping his starting place for England's opening European Qualifier.

Alex McLeish knows he has a task on his hands getting Scotland in shape

Scotland manager Alex McLeish admits he faces a major challenge getting his inexperienced squad up to speed.

Aidy Boothroyd content with England Under-21s’ point against Poland

England Under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd admitted his team can improve but insisted he was satisfied with their draw with Poland.

Michael O’Neill knows Northern Ireland need to make the most of promising start

Michael O’Neill was not getting carried away after his Northern Ireland side beat Estonia 2-0 at Windsor Park to end their long wait for a competitive victory.

Argentina boss warns of Messi 'fatigue'

Lionel Messi is struck by "emotional fatigue" combining playing for Argentina and Barcelona, says technical director Cesar Luis Menotti.

Giggs wants to recreate 'Fergie time'

Ryan Giggs hopes Wales develop a European Championship habit of scoring in the 'Fergie time' that he became accustomed to as a Manchester United player.

O'Neill outlines areas of improvement

Michael O'Neill insists Northern Ireland have plenty to improve on despite kicking-off their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 2-0 victory over Estonia.

O'Neill's outlines areas of improvement

Michael O'Neill insists Northern Ireland have plenty to improve on despite kicking-off their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 2-0 victory over Estonia.

Pickford eager for Czech shut-out to honour Banks’ life

England’s Jordan Pickford wants to keep a clean sheet in Friday’s clash with the Czech Republic in dedication to Three Lions “legend” Gordon Banks.

Brooks scoops double Wales award

David Brooks has capped a memorable 12 months by being named Welsh footballer of the year.

WATCH: Courtois' nightmare howler

Thibaut Courtois' blushes were spared after he made a goalkeeping howler for Russia's equaliser.

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Police find knives on PSG fans in London

Police found knives and drugs on a coach full of PSG supporters who descended on South London and caused criminal damage to Wimbledon's Kingsmeadow Stadium.

Sancho set to start for England

Gareth Southgate is planning to give Jadon Sancho his first competitive England start against the Czech Republic on Friday, Sky Sports News understands.









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