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Euro 2016 QF Preview: Poland vs Portugal

Euro 2016 QF Preview: Poland vs Portugal

Jun. 30 | Nani believes Portugal’s Euro 2016 quarter-final against Poland will be one to enjoy for the fans, rejecting suggestions that Fernando Santos’ tactics have turned the team turgid. Portugal qualified from Group F at Euro 2016 without winning...

WC 2014 Match Preview: Portugal vs Ghana

WC 2014 Match Preview: Portugal vs Ghana

Jun. 26 | Portugal and Ghana meet on Thursday in the knowledge that three points may not be enough to save their respective FIFA World Cup campaigns. Both teams have taken just one point from their first two Group G encounters, and a draw between Germany and the...

WC 2014 – Group G: Portugal Squad List

WC 2014 – Group G: Portugal Squad List

Jun. 9 | Goalkeepers: Beto (Sevilla), Eduardo (Braga), Rui Patrício (Sporting). Defenders: Andre Almeida (Benfica), Bruno Alves (Fenerbahce), Fabio Coentrao (Real Madrid), Joao Pereira (Valencia), Neto (Zenit St Petersburg), Pepe (Real Madrid), Ricardo Costa...

Sweden 2 Portugal 3: Ronaldo bags hat-trick to send them through

Sweden 2 Portugal 3: Ronaldo bags hat-trick to send them through

Nov. 20 | Sometimes words cannot do a deed justice but last night in Stockholm Sweden coach Erik Hamren filled the vacuum with a simple gesture. On seeing Cristiano Ronaldo tear out his heart with his hat-trick goal, Hamren turned away, puffed out his cheeks and...

International Friendly Preview: Portugal vs Netherlands

International Friendly Preview: Portugal vs Netherlands

Aug. 13 | Portugal and the Netherlands meet on Wednesday with both teams looking for momentum ahead of their next FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Portugal and the Netherlands meet on Wednesday with both teams looking for momentum ahead of their next FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Paulo...

Euro 2012 SF Preview: Spain vs Portugal

Euro 2012 SF Preview: Spain vs Portugal

Jun. 27 | Portugal will be without frontman Helder Postiga when they face Spain in Wednesday’s first Euro 2012 semi-final. Real Zaragoza frontman Postiga has been ruled out with a thigh injury, meaning coach Paulo Bento will be unable to field the same starting...

Euro 2012 QF: Czech Republic 0 Portugal 1

Euro 2012 QF: Czech Republic 0 Portugal 1

Jun. 22 | He might be viewed as Barcelona’s 12th best player but Cristiano Ronaldo will take being damned as faint praise if his personal crusade to become a king of Europe proves successful in Kiev on July 1. Euro 2012’s star turn secured another man-of-the-match...

Euro 2012 QF Preview: Czech Rep vs Portugal

Euro 2012 QF Preview: Czech Rep vs Portugal

Jun. 21 | Czech Republic coach Michal Bilek firmly believes his side can beat Portugal in Thursday’s opening Euro 2012 quarter-final in Warsaw. The Czechs go into the encounter as underdogs but boosted by the news that Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky will...

Holland replace Spain as world No 1 in FIFA rankings

Holland replace Spain as world No 1 in FIFA rankings

Aug. 24 | Spain’s reign as the world’s No 1 ranked team has come to an end, with Holland replacing them at the top of the latest Fifa chart. Having held the position for more than a year, a friendly loss to Italy means the world and European champions...

Match Report: Argentina 2 Portugal 1

Match Report: Argentina 2 Portugal 1

Feb. 9 | This was billed as a prestigious friendly between two of football’s powerhouse nations, but nobody was fooled. In reality, this was all about Cristiano Ronaldo against Lionel Messi, the two best players in the world facing off. The most famous...