Qualifying Group Stage

Jagielka England

Jagielka to captain perfect England against Lithuania

LONDON (Reuters) – England defender Phil Jagielka will lead out an “interesting” team in Lithuania…

Greece's Kone is hugged by his teammates after his goal during their Euro 2016 group F qualifying soccer match against Hungary at the Karaiskakis stadium in Piraeus

Hungary head for Euro 2016 playoffs after loss to Greece

By Graham Wood ATHENS (Reuters) – Hungary will battle for a spot at Euro 2016…

Makeshift Portugal down Serbia to 2-1 to finish on a high

Makeshift Portugal down Serbia to 2-1 to finish on a high

By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE (Reuters) – Portugal finished their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign on a…

Del Bosque’s Spain to experiment in Ukraine qualifier

KIEV (Reuters) – Spain return to the scene of their Euro 2012 triumph to play…

Turkey edge past Czech Republic with late goals

PRAGUE (Reuters) – Two second half goals led Turkey to a 2-0 win over the…

Both Alexanders score for Norway as they beat Malta

OSLO (Reuters) – Goals from two Alexanders, Tettey and Soderlund, gave Norway a 2-0 win…

Conte wants Pot One for Italy after reaching finals

BAKU (Reuters) – Coach Antonio Conte is keen for Italy to complete their campaign with…

Cyprus beat Israel 2-1 to keep playoff hopes alive

By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Cyprus stunned Israel when defender Jason Demetriou’s 85th minute…

Despite losing to Bosnia, Wales qualify for Euro 2016

By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) – Wales celebrated reaching their first major tournament for 57…

Bale goes where no other Welshman ever has!

REUTERS – Soccer history is riddled with world class players who missed out on major…

Croatia outperform Bulgaria to stay in contention

ZAGREB (Reuters) – Croatia thrashed hapless Bulgaria 3-0 in a Euro 2016 qualifier played behind…

Netherlands keep hopes alive with win in Kazakhstan

ASTANA (Reuters) – Georginio Wijnaldum and Wesley Sneijder scored either side of half-time to keep…

Italy win over Azerbaijan seals them place in Euro finals

BAKU (Reuters) – Italy qualified for the Euro 2016 finals when they won 3-1 in…

Spain still struggling to revive golden era?

By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) – Although reigning champions Spain have qualified for Euro 2016…

A new look Lewandowski?

Ever since he moved to Bayern Munich and when he finally settled in, Robert Lewandowski…

Switzerland's Lang celebrates his goal with team mate Drmic during their soccer match against San Marino's in St. Gallen

Swiss book Euro 2016 spot with 7-0 San Marino win

ST GALLEN, Switzerland (Reuters) – Switzerland booked a place at Euro 2016 by thrashing minnows…

Slovenia's Ilic fights for the ball with Lithuania's Slivka during their Euro 2016 qualifying soccer match in Petrol arena in Ljubljana

Slovenia close to playoffs after 1-1 draw with Lithuania

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) – Slovenia edged closer to a Euro 2016 playoff berth after a 1-1…

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney looks dejected at the end of the match Reuters / Dylan Martinez Livepic

Five England players left out for Lithuania game

LONDON (Reuters) – England will rest five players from the squad to face Lithuania next…

Ukraine's Seleznyov celebrates after scoring a goal from the penalty against Macedonia during their Euro 2016 Group C qualification match in Skopje

Ukraine keep Euro 2016 hopes alive with win in Macedonia

SKOPJE (Reuters) – Ukraine kept alive their hopes of qualifying for Euro 2016 with a…

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque listens to the national anthem before their Euro 2016 Group C qualification soccer match against Luxembourg in Logrono

Del Bosque relieved after Spain “suffer” in qualifying

LOGRONO, Spain (Reuters) – Spain coach Vicente del Bosque breathed a sigh of relief on…

England v Estonia - UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying Group E

England cruise against Estonia to secure ninth win

LONDON (Reuters) – England, who reached Euro 2016 last month, comfortably beat Estonia 2-0 at…

Spain's Jordi Alba and Paco Alcacer celebrate a goal during their Euro 2016 Group C qualification soccer match against Luxembourg in Logrono

Spain secure Euro 2016 berth with Luxembourg win

LOGRONO, Spain (Reuters) – Spain will bid for an unprecedented third straight continental title after…

Slovakia's Skrtel fights for the ball with Belarus' Kislyak during their Euro 2016 qualifying soccer match in Zilina

Belarus win leaves Slovakia waiting for Euro 2016 spot

PRAGUE (Reuters) – Slovakia blew the chance to wrap up qualification for Euro 2016 when…

Russia's Dzyuba celebrates his goal as Moldova's Jardan reacts during their Euro 2016 group G qualifying soccer match against Moldova at Zimbru stadium in Chisinau

Record-breaking Ignashevich helps Russia win in Moldova

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Sergei Ignashevich celebrated becoming Russia’s most capped player scoring in a hard-fought…

Sweden's Ibrahimovic scores a goal against Liechtenstein's goalkeeper Jehle during their soccer match in Vaduz

Zlatan on target again as Swedes squeeze past Liechtenstein

By Philip O’Connor (Reuters) – Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck his seventh goal in seven…

UEFA takes up disciplinary charges against Scotland and Poland

LONDON (Reuters) – UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Scotland and Poland on Friday after 21…

Sloppy German finishing leaves Euro 2016 champagne on ice

By Karolos Grohmann (Reuters) – Germany coach Joachim Loew rued his team’s missed chances in…

Irish Fans

Irish fans, north and south, savour memorable night

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Northern Ireland reached their first major tournament in 30 years and their…

Hart Sterling

Sterling will set the world stage alight : Hart

(Reuters) – Manchester City new recruit Raheem Sterling may not have justified his price tag…

Ireland

Ireland stun Germany to throw Group D wide open

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland stunned world champions Germany 1-0 thanks to Shane Long’s 70th-minute strike…