Wales have made the most of more opportunities for smaller teams.
New formats, new nations, a new UEFA president and the legacy of a multi-venue event in four years time – Euro 2024 could be a very different beast.
Paul Pogba helps France beat Iceland 5-2.
The marketing wizardry used by sports multinationals to sell these little round things by the truckload.
It costs multiple millions to sponsor a global sports event. Why bother when non-sponsors cleverly associate themselves for next to nothing?
Not much liberty, fraternity or equality round here.
Some Gallic goals might cheer up the French, but they certainly won’t save Hollande.
And so it begins …
France are favourites, Albania are playing and there are more teams than ever before. Your essential guide to Europe’s summer football festival.
We’ve entered the home straight to Euro 2016.
As football grapples with numerous scandals, the Euro 2016 draw brings a welcome focus on the game itself rather than on the intrigue of its boardrooms.
All because we like kicking balls between two sticks.
Today’s digital morass has made sports rights infinitely more complicated than when Europe’s premier football event kicked off in 1993.
Political goals for Russia’s gas giant.
What does Gazprom hope to achieve with its deep and generous relationship with football?
Left behind. Where do fans sit in the new hierarchy?
The beautiful game has always had an ugly side to its relationship with the press, but are things now going too far?
UEFA could break away from FIFA.
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UEFA might lack the members to out-vote FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, but it’s got a lot of power in other forms.
Vincent Kompany hoists league trophy on May 11.
Lurking behind the jubilation of Manchester City winning a second Premier League football title in three years has been their dispute with Uefa over the financial fair play (FFP) regulations. The club…