Shane Long signalled his readiness for the Euro 2016 finals as the Republic of Ireland claimed a friendly draw against the Netherlands..
The 29-year-old Southampton striker snatched a first-half poacher's goal, his 16th in an Ireland shirt, to help extend his country's unbeaten run to five games with just one more to play against Belarus on Tuesday evening before they head for France.
Martin O'Neill's men had to play for long periods without the ball on a night when the Dutch enjoyed a wealth of...
Marcus Rashford's extraordinary rise shows no sign of abating, with the teenager's volley on his England debut helping to down Australia and boost his Euro 2016 chances.
There are fairytale ascents and then there is an 18-year-old breaking into the first team at Manchester United, winning the FA Cup and becoming the Three Lions' youngest goalscoring debutant in the space of 92 days.
Rashford has flourished since being thrust into the spotlight in late February and opened his England account in style,...
SUNDERLAND, England -- Three quick thoughts from England's 2-1 win against Australia in a friendly:
1. Rashford's dream debut
Roy Hodgson is a man who likes to dampen expectations. Indeed, he did it to such an extent at the 2014 World Cup that he somehow convinced a few people that a group-stage exit without winning a game was actually a decent result.
If that's the aim of the England manager again this year then Marcus Rashford, who scored two minutes and 19 seconds into his international debut...