2021: a year of hope or chaos for the biggest events in world sport? | Sport

It has been billed as a golden year of sport. But, as our team of reporters…

Wales must not play in strife-torn Baku if Azerbaijan themselves cannot | Barney Ronay | Football

On Tuesday night the Azerbaijan men’s national football team drew 0-0 with Luxembourg. Three days before…

Gareth Southgate hopes FA can get fans into England v Scotland | Football

Gareth Southgate sorely hopes to experience an England v Scotland game at next summer’s European Championship…

‘He’s got something special’: Steve Clarke gets his reward with Scotland | Louise Taylor | Football

Rightly or wrongly, people are often judged by the friends they keep. Given that football management…

Northern Ireland have experience to reach play-off final, says Steven Davis | Football

Steven Davis has said Northern Ireland must draw on their “big game experience” to preserve hopes…

Gareth Southgate warns clubs: I will always pick strongest squads possible | Football

Gareth Southgate has warned Premier League managers that he will not hinder England’s chances of winning…

Roberto Martínez: ‘I did not expect to be in the international game this long’ | Football

Until he took the Belgium job, Roberto Martínez felt much the same as any club manager:…