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World Cup qualifying: Ireland 0-0 Portugal, Greece 0-1 Spain – as it happened
Portugal got the point they needed against an improving Republic of Ireland side, while Spain went top of Group B with victory in Athens

Niall McVeigh

11, Nov, 2021 @9:57 PM

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‘We wanted to finish the miracle’: how Greece won Euro 2004 against all odds
Nikos Dabizas, the coach Ioannis Topalidis and the maker of a new documentary recall manager Otto Rehhagel’s stunning triumph

Nick Ames

05, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Tasos Bakasetas makes wasteful Spain pay penalty with leveller for Greece
Tasos Bakasetas was gifted a chance to equalise for 1-1 from the spot in a match Spain dominated and had led through Álvaro Morata

Sid Lowe

25, Mar, 2021 @9:52 PM

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Nations League: Duffy rescues point for Republic of Ireland against Bulgaria
Nations League roundup: Stephen Kenny’s reign starts with draw, Ukraine beat Switzerland and Russia ease to victory over Serbia

PA Media and Guardian sport

03, Sep, 2020 @10:39 PM

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Euro 2020 qualifying: Italy beat Finland, Spain record four-goal rout – as it happened
A late penalty was enough to take Italy past Finland, Sweden and Norway shared the points and Spain put the Faroe Islands to the sword

Alex Hess

08, Sep, 2019 @8:40 PM

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Where it went wrong for the teams who missed out on the World Cup
Fans from 21 countries explain why they will be staying at home next summer. Holland were unlucky, Italy were mismanaged and Mongolia were a disaster

Guardian readers and Tom Stevens

16, Nov, 2017 @2:46 PM

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Croatia draw with Greece in second leg to qualify for 2018 World Cup
Croatia are in the World Cup finals after a 0-0 away draw on Sunday night put them through with a 4-1 aggregate across the two legs of their qualifying play-off with Greece

Peter Mason

12, Nov, 2017 @10:20 PM

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World Cup play-offs, final qualifiers and friendlies: 10 things to look out for
Republic of Ireland walk disciplinary tightrope, Italians seek revenge, Morocco and Senegal look for final step and will Wilfried Zaha be Ivory Coast’s saviour?

Nick Ames, Paul Doyle and Barry Glendenning

09, Nov, 2017 @8:13 AM

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World Cup 2018: fans from around Europe preview the play-offs
Fans from Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland fill us in on their teams before the play-offs

Guardian readers and Tom Stevens

08, Nov, 2017 @1:30 PM

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World Cup play-off draw: Sweden face Italy, Northern Ireland get Switzerland, Denmark draw Republic of Ireland – as it happened
The four ties are Northern Ireland v Switzerland, Croatia v Greece, Denmark v Rep of Ireland and Sweden v Italy

Daniel Harris

17, Oct, 2017 @12:37 PM

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France and Portugal qualify for 2018 World Cup – as it happened
Portugal beat Switzerland to top spot in Group B and France avoided embarrassment against Belarus. Plus: no miracle for Holland

John Ashdown

10, Oct, 2017 @8:45 PM

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Belgium 1-1 Greece: World Cup 2018 qualifier – as it happened
A disappointing Belgium grabbed a point against nine-man Greece through Romelu Lukaku’s superb late goal

Rob Smyth

25, Mar, 2017 @9:40 PM

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