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England: Gareth Southgate has FA's confidence, says Debbie Hewitt

England 0-4 Hungary: A chastening experience – Southgate The Football Association has confidence in England manager Gareth Southgate, says its chairwoman Debbie Hewitt. England face relegation in the Nations League following last week’s humiliating 4-0 defeat against Hungary. But in her first public comments since becoming FA chair last year, Hewitt praised Southgate’s “resilience and …

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Transfer rumours: Raphinha, Richarlison, Eriksen, De Jong, Evanilson, Hojberg, Antony McGinn

Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Brazil forward Raphinha from Leeds United, with Barcelona’s interest in the 25-year-old having cooled. (Goal – in Spanish)external-link Chelsea have joined Tottenham in wanting to sign Brazil forward Richarlison from Everton, who want more than £50m for the 25-year-old. (Mail)external-link Marina Granovskaia, who took charge of Chelsea’s …

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Fabio Vieira: What can Gunners fans expect after agreeing deal for Porto midfielder?

Fabio Vieira helped Porto to win the Portuguese league title last season Whenever Porto win a trophy, there is only one place to go in the city: the Avenida dos Aliados, in the downtown area. That is where fans gather to wait for players and coaching staff to celebrate triumphs together. It was no different …

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Wales v New Zealand: Jess Fishlock to miss June friendly

Wales last faced New Zealand on 4 June 2019, with Kayleigh Green scoring a 90th minute winner in a 1-0 victory at Leckwith Stadium International friendly: Wales v New Zealand Venue: Pinatar Arena, Murcia Date: Tuesday, 28 June Kick-off: 18:00 BST Coverage: Watch & listen live on iPlayer, BBC Sport online, Cymru Fyw and BBC …

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Kalvin Phillips: What Man City would gain and what Leeds would lose

Phillips returned from a lengthy injury lay-off to help Leeds stay in the Premier League last season Near the start of last season, then Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa was asked about the potential departure of Kalvin Phillips from his hometown club. “I’m sure the day he leaves Leeds will generate disappointment,” said the Argentine. “But …

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Mark Fotheringham: Ex-Hertha Berlin coach on Cowdenbeath to Bundesliga

Scottish coach Mark Fotheringham (left) helped Hertha Berlin secure Bundesliga survival under the management of Felix Magath (right) In 2018, Mark Fotheringham was plying his trade in Scotland’s fourth tier at Cowdenbeath as part of a coaching team attempting to save the club’s Scottish Professional Football League status. Although just a stop-gap as he waited …

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Calvin Ramsay: Liverpool sign Aberdeen right-back for £4.2m

Calvin Ramsay, who has been capped three times by Scotland Under-21s, will wear the number 22 shirt for Liverpool Liverpool have completed the signing of 18-year-old Scottish right-back Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen on a five-year deal for an initial £4.2m. The deal for the Scotland Under-21 player also includes £2.5m of potential add-ons and a …

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Transfer rumours: Ronaldo, Jesus, Raphinha, Lukaku, Lewandowski, Skriniar, Azpilicueta, De Jong

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, is looking to leave Manchester United, with Jose Mourinho’s Roma and Sporting Lisbon interested. (La Repubblica, in Italian, subscription needed)external-link Arsenal are “cautiously optimistic” of signing Manchester City’s Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus, 25. The Gunners are hoping £30m will be enough but City want £50m. (Sky Sports)external-link The Gunners could …

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Euro 2022: Ukrainian referee Maryna Striletska hoping to forget about war

Maryna Striletska has been officiating in Switzerland’s men’s third tier to prepare for this summer’s Euros Maryna Striletska’s life was turned upside down one morning in February when she woke to find her dogs barking and her husband weeping in front of the television. “I’ll never forget the moment,” she tells BBC Sport. “He was …

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Derby County: Where will crisis club turn next after takeover collapse?

Derby were put into administration by former owner Mel Morris in September 2021 At the end of another chaotic week for Derby County, the existence of the 138-year-old club remains in limbo. On Monday, US businessman Chris Kirchner withdrew his bid to take the club out of administration – after more than two months of …

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