Six Strange Months in the Life of Jamie Vardy
Having undergone a meteoric rise over the past few seasons, the last six months have been strangely static for Jamie Vardy. That seemed to change this weekend, or so he will hope.
Triumph, Beauty and Eternal Glory: Ranking The Best Teams at Euro 2016
In our final glance back at the tournament, we assess the sides who really lit up proceedings and attempt to rank them in arbitrary fashion.
must try harder
Oh, What Could Have Been: Ranking The Also-Rans at Euro 2016
With Euro 2016 soon to fade in the memory, here's a reminder of which teams almost did something special at the tournament, yet didn't quite see things through.
second is nowhere
The Cult: Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo cannot countenance being second, and will not tolerate a modicum of failure. As such, he's exactly the sort of character who belongs in The Cult.
Missed Opportunities and Abject Failure: Ranking the Worst Teams of Euro 2016
With Euro 2016 complete, we can now look back at who overachieved, who let the side down, and who the hell thought Harry Kane should take corners.
UK Sports Staff
Jagger, Ronaldo and Fuckloads of Moths: The Euro 2016 (Final) Review
All in all, the final of Euro 2016 was a tad underwhelming. Thankfully, Mick Jagger teamed up with a plague of moths to redeem the occasion.
european championships through the ages
A Potted History of the European Championships: 1960–2016
Each edition of the European Championships has its own historical narrative, and its own distinct identity. Here, we attempt to tie them all together.
The Sinister and Disturbing World of Euros Mascots
The European Championships have a long tradition of mascot monstrosities. Some of them are aggressively naked, and some of them are named after big ol' dildos.
france vs. portugal
A Magnificent Glimpse of Glory: Previewing The Euro 2016 Final
France might be firm favourites for the final, but Portugal will be their usual dogged selves. The spotlight will fall on individuals, but the collective will ultimately triumph.
reviewing the semi-finals
Ramsey, Ramsey, Wherefore Art Thou Ramsey: The Euro 2016 Review
The semi-finals of Euro 2016 are over, and only two teams remain. Here’s our penultimate review of the tournament, with a generous serving of Bale, Ronaldo and Griezmann.
wales' heroics come to an end
Scenes of Pride and Devastation: Photographing London's Welsh Fans
Ahead of the biggest game in the history of Welsh football, we went to photograph Wales fans in London. The result was gutting, but the reaction one of complete acclaim.
Tactical Tribulations in the Semi-Final: Previewing France vs. Germany
While Germany have significant tinkering to do ahead of the semis, France look to have found their momentum. The French have a woeful record against Die Mannschaft, however.