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Spain, Portugal May Launch Joint Bid For 2030 World Cup

Jun 11, 2019 1:53 PM

Spain and Portugal are considering whether to launch a joint bid for the 2030 World Cup.

The two countries previously launched a bid for the 2018 World Cup that was ultimately awarded to Russia.

Spain had previously been rumored to launch a bid with Morocco, although the African country was not named in this current potential bid. 

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Tags: Portugal, Spain, World Cup

Joao Felix To Decide Future After Nations League

Jun 6, 2019 3:17 PM

Joao Felix said he would figure out his future plans following the Nations League finals.

Felix has attracted interest from the likes of Atletico Madrid and Manchester City. 

"Right now I'm concentrating on the national team. I will sort out my life after the Nations League," Felix said.

Benfica are reportedly looking for $135 million for the 19-year-old midfielder. 

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Tags: Benfica, Portugal, Transfer Rumor

Cristiano Ronaldo Out Two Weeks With Right Leg Injury

Mar 26, 2019 7:10 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo will be out two weeks with a right leg injury.

"I am not worried, I know my body. It happens, it's football ... I am fine because I know I will come back in one or two weeks," Ronaldo said of the injury after Monday's 1-1 draw.

Juventus are back in Serie A action on Saturday against Empoli, and will take on Ajax on April 10 in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals.


Tags: Juventus, Portugal, Injury

World Cup Snapshot: Portugal 1, Iran 1

Jun 25, 2018 6:04 PM

What happened in one snapshot in the 2018 World Cup, Match 34, Group B: Portugal 1, Iran 1.

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Tags: Iran, Portugal, Infographic, World Cup

World Cup Snapshot: Portugal 1, Morocco 0

Jun 20, 2018 12:40 PM

What happened in one snapshot in the 2018 World Cup, Match 18, Group B: Portugal 1, Morocco 0.

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Tags: Portugal, Infographic, World Cup

World Cup Snapshot: Spain 3, Portugal 3

Jun 15, 2018 5:48 PM

What happened in one snapshot in the 2018 World Cup, Match 4, Group B: Spain 3, Portugal 3.

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Tags: Portugal, Spain, Infographic, World Cup

Spain, France, Italy, Portugal To Receive 2019 Copa America Invites

Mar 31, 2017 11:44 AM

France, Spain, Italy and Portugal will be invited to play in the 2019 Copa America held in Brazil.

There is a growing desire among Conmebol chiefs to include the four “Latin” European countries.

The Copa and Euros will begin to run in parallel from 2020, which would make the 2019 tournament the last time it could feasibly happen.

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Tags: France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Copa America

Portugal Wins 2016 European Championship

Jul 10, 2016 5:32 PM

Portugal has won the 2016 European Championship with a 1-0 victory over France in extra time.

Eder scored in the 109th minute for Portugal after coming on for Renato Sanches.

Cristiano Ronaldo came off in the 25th minute with a knee injury. Rui Patricio was brilliant in goal for Portugal as France created more chances.

Portugal advanced out of the group stage despite a third place finish due to the unusual format of the tournament with 16 out of 24 teams going to the knockout stage.

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Tags: France, Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo Comes Off With Injured Knee In 25th Minute

Jul 10, 2016 5:02 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo had to come off the Euro 2016 final after just 25 minutes due to a knee injury.

Ronaldo was injured in a collision with Dimitri Payet in the ninth minute.

Ronaldo needed treatment multiple times and tried to continue but was unable to run.

Fernando Santos said at his prematch news conference that he does not believe Ronaldo will retire from international football after the game.


Tags: Portugal, Real Madrid, Injury

Three Words Most Often Used To Describe All 32 World Cup Teams

Jul 10, 2014 12:53 PM

Cambridge University Press has completed a study to find the three words most frequently used during the World Cup to describe all 32 teams.

The team at Cambridge scoured over 15,000 football-specific online sources to produce the following chart.

Chris Wright/WhoAteAllThePies

Tags: Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Honduras, Iran, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, United States, Uruguay, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, World Cup

Messi, Robben, James, Neymar, Howard Headline World Cup Best XI
Lionel Messi headlines the WhoScored Best XI leading up to the World Cup Final with a rating of 8.77.

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USA-Portugal Draws Record-Breaking 24.7M Viewers In United States
ESPN drew a 18.2 million viewers for its broadcast of the match on Sunday between the United States and Portugal.

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Odds, Scenarios For USMNT Qualifying For Round Of 16
The United States have anywhere between a 76 percent and 80 percent chance of advancing to the Round of 16 following their 1-1 tie against Portugal.

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Ronaldo Wears Brace For Portugal's Friday Training Session
Cristiano Ronaldo had been doubtful to face Germany in their opening Group G game but declared himself fit to play and was largely ineffective.


Beto: Ronaldo 100 Percent Fit, Ready To Play USA
Portugal's goalkeeper, Beto, is insisting Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit to play the United States on Sunday.

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Jozy Altidore Ruled Out For Portugal Match
Jozy Altidore will miss the United States' match on Sunday against Portugal with a strained left hamstring.


Ronaldo Could Miss Remainder Of World Cup
Portugal's doctor has told Cristiano Ronaldo that he's putting his career in danger by continuing to play with his knee injury.

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Fábio Coentrão Ruled Out For Remainder Of World Cup
Fábio Coentrão suffered an injured groin in Portugal's 4-0 loss to Germany on Monday.

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USMNT's Odds Of Advancing Improves To 63 Percent
After the first day of Group G play, the United States now have a 63 percent chance to advance to the round of 16.

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Ronaldo Declares Himself Ready To Play Against Germany
Cristiano Ronaldo has been battling tendinitis in his left knee over the past two months.

Tom Conn/Inside Spanish Football

Spain, Germany Lead ESPN's World Cup Rank
ESPN completed its #WorldCupRank with Lionel Messi ranking first ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, but Spain and Germany had the most players featured.

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Ronaldo Returns To Training
Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to training as he continues to struggle with patellar tendinosis.


Spain, Germany, Brazil Ranked 1-3 In Final FIFA Rankings Before WC
Group B features top overall Spain, followed by 14th ranked Chile, 15th ranked Holland and 62nd ranked Australia.


Ronaldo Dealing With Knee Tendinosis
Cristiano Ronaldo is dealing with patellar tendinosis in his left leg.


Zidane: Ronaldo Is Simply A Genius
Cristiano Ronaldo received a tribute from Zinedine Zidane, one of the best players in soccer history who is also an assistant coach with Real Madrid.

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Donovan: Ronaldo Worth More Than Entire USMNT Combined
The United States are in a difficult Group G in the World Cup in which they'll play Ghana, Portugal and Germany.

Jeff Carlisle/ESPN

Four World Cup Teams Have German Manager
Argentina, Colombia, Italy and Portugal each have three managers, while Bosnia and France have two apiece.


Roger Bennett: Soccer Is Perfect Sport For Internet Era
Roger Bennett moved to the United States in 1996 and had to follow big Everton matches by telephone with his father holding the receiver up to the radio.

Alex Williams/New York Times

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