England hope coach Steve Holland’s knowhow can help shackle Mbappé | World Cup 2022

As trepidation grows over the thought of Harry Maguire and John Stones trying to stop Kylian Mbappé when England face France on Saturday night, Gareth Southgate can take comfort from the knowledge his right-hand man dealt with this kind of situation when Chelsea won the Champions League in 2012. Steve Holland’s experience is a reminder […]

How Portugal players reacted to Cristiano Ronaldo being benched for Switzerland win

Joao Felix, Pepe and Goncalo Ramos were keen to downplay any connection between the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal’s brilliant performance in the last 16 of the World Cup. Ronaldo was sensationally dropped by coach Fernando Santos for the clash with Switzerland following a string of poor performances and unhelpful distractions. 21-year-old Ramos stepped […]