Bayern Munich closed the gap at the top of the Bundesliga to three points after beating Hoffenheim 3-1 at the Rhein-Neckar Arena.
Mick McCarthy has been appointed Republic of Ireland coach for the second time. The former Millwall, Sunderland, Wolves and Ipswich boss returns to the post he held between 1996 and 2002 as he succeeds Martin O’Neill in the Ireland hot seat. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at the 59-year-old’s career in pictures.
England Under-21s will discover their Euro 2019 fate in Italy on Friday with boss Aidy Boothroyd keen for his Young Lions to be the talk of the town.
England Under-21s discover their opponents for Euro 2019 when the draw is held in Bologna on Friday.
Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala will give Argentina fans a “lot of joy” after scoring their debut goals in a 2-0 victory over Mexico, coach Lionel Scaloni said.
Mauro Icardi found the net in the opening two minutes as Argentina beat Mexico 2-0 for the second time in five days.
France manager Didier Deschamps said he was glad his side finished 2018 on a positive note after a 1-0 friendly win over Uruguay in Paris.
Italy coach Roberto Mancini admitted he had feared another goalless draw after his side’s 1-0 friendly win against USA in Belgium.
Brazil boss Tite lauded the impact of Richarlison after the Everton forward struck in the 1-0 friendly win over Cameroon in Milton Keynes.
Ryan Giggs accused his Wales players of complacency after an embarrassing 1-0 defeat to Albania.