Danny Welbeck out of FA Cup final, England games
Danny Welbeck out of FA Cup final, England games

 Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck will miss Saturday`s FA Cup final against Aston Villa due to a knee injury, manager Arsene Wenger told a press conference on Wednesday.

Harry Kane in, Luke Shaw out for England Under-21s
Harry Kane in, Luke Shaw out for England Under-21s

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane was on Wednesday named in England Under-21s` provisional 27-man squad for this year`s European Championship, but Manchester United`s Luke Shaw was left out.

Russia awarded 3-0 win after crowd trouble in Montenegro
Russia awarded 3-0 win after crowd trouble in Montenegro

UEFA on Wednesday awarded Russia a 3-0 win over Montenegro after crowd trouble forced a European Championship qualifier between the two countries to be abandoned.

Dutch too dependent on Robben, says Melchiot
Dutch too dependent on Robben, says Melchiot

Netherlands are over-reliant on winger Arjen Robben and the 2014 World Cup semi-finalists are in danger of failing to make next year`s European Championship, according to former defender Mario Melchiot.

Fabio Coentrao strike seals Portugal win over Serbia
Fabio Coentrao strike seals Portugal win over Serbia

Portugal climbed to the top of European Championship qualifying Group I with a hard-fought 2-1 win over a resolute Serbia side on Sunday.

Guus Hiddink insists Dutch will qualify despite setback
Guus Hiddink insists Dutch will qualify despite setback

Veteran Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink insisted his side would qualify for next year`s European Championship as questions over his tenure re-emerged in the wake of a last-gasp 1-1 home draw with Turkey on Saturday.

Martin Odegaard becomes youngest to start Euro qualifier
Martin Odegaard becomes youngest to start Euro qualifier

Martin Odegaard became the youngest player to start a European Championship qualifying match when he took the field in Norway`s Group H tie against Croatia on Saturday.

Martin Odegaard becomes youngest player to start Euro qualifier
Martin Odegaard becomes youngest player to start Euro qualifier

Martin Odegaard, who is aged 16 years and 101 days, became the youngest player to start a European Championship qualifying match when he took the field in Norway`s Group H tie against Croatia on Saturday.

Denmark coach Morten Olsen to step down after Euro 2016
Denmark coach Morten Olsen to step down after Euro 2016

Denmark coach Morten Olsen will step down when his contract runs out after the Euro 2016 finals in France, he told a news conference on Tuesday.

Germany could handle 2024 Olympics, European Championship
Germany could handle 2024 Olympics, European Championship

Germany can handle hosting the 2024 Olympics and the European soccer tournament that year if the country is awarded both events it is bidding for, the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) said on Tuesday.

Spain's David Villa eager for Yankee Stadium's MLS debut
Spain's David Villa eager for Yankee Stadium's MLS debut

The curtain for the newest big-time sports show in town goes up on Sunday with Spanish captain David Villa leading New York City FC in their Major League Soccer home opener at Yankee Stadium.

Shaun Maloney strike gives Scotland victory over Ireland
Shaun Maloney strike gives Scotland victory over Ireland

Scotland boosted their European Championship qualification chances as Shaun Maloney`s superb strike handed them a 1-0 win over the Republic of Ireland in Group D on Friday.

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time top scorer in European Championships
Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time top scorer in European Championships

Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday became the European Championship's all-time leading scorer after scoring the winner against Armenia in their Euro 2016 qualifying Group I match in Faro.

Michel Platini's Euro revolution inspires shocks, complacency
Michel Platini's Euro revolution inspires shocks, complacency

When Michel Platini revamped the European Championship, turning the finals from a tough, lean 16-team tournament in 2012 into a flabby, `roll up, anybody`s welcome` 24-side affair in 2016, it was not surprising he ran into a blizzard of rebukes.

Euro 2016 qualifying: Scotland vs Georgia - Preview
Euro 2016 qualifying: Scotland vs Georgia - Preview

Scotland striker Steven Naismith says the emphasis will be on attack as his side prepare to take on Georgia in their European Championship Group D qualifying match at Ibrox.

Roy Hodgson and Brendan Rodgers reach agreement over Daniel Sturridge
Roy Hodgson and Brendan Rodgers reach agreement over Daniel Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge will not join up with England for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers after England manager Roy Hodgson and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers reached an agreement over the striker`s fitness.

Gordon Strachan calls up uncapped duo for Euro qualifiers
Gordon Strachan calls up uncapped duo for Euro qualifiers

Scotland coach Gordon Strachan on Tuesday called up the uncapped pair of Stevie May and Ryan Gauld for European Championship Group D qualifiers against Georgia and Poland.

India slip to 158 in FIFA rankings
India slip to 158 in FIFA rankings

After not much action barring the 2-2 draw against Bangladesh in an international friendly in March this year, India slipped eights places to be ranked 158th in the lastest FIFA rankings headed by World Champions Germany.

England would rather have met Swiss later, says Roy Hodgson
England would rather have met Swiss later, says Roy Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson said on Sunday he would have liked Monday`s opening European Championship Group E fixture away to Switzerland, the team he was once in charge of, to have come later in the qualifying programme.

Training injury rules out England goalkeeper Ben Foster
Training injury rules out England goalkeeper Ben Foster

Goalkeeper Ben Foster has pulled out of England`s squad for Wednesday`s friendly with Norway and next week`s Euro 2016 qualifier in Switzerland after picking up an injury in training, the FA said on Wednesday.