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Ronaldo outright second on all-time list of international scorers

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) kicks the ball to score the opening goal during the WC2018 qualifying football match Portugal vs Faroe Islands at the Bessa stadium in Porto on August 31, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCISCO LEONG        (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo has moved clear of Sándor Kocsis in second place in the list of Europe’s all-time leading marksmen. The Real Madrid forward struck Portugal’s opener in tonight’s European Qualifier against the Faroe Islands, taking him to 76 for his country and ahead of Kocsis, and Ronaldo then completed a hat-trick. His tally of 78 is even one ahead of ...

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2017 FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP: Portugal cruise into semi-finals


Portugal saw off New Zealand 4-0 to win Group A and progress to the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 semi-finals, in front of 56,290 fans in Saint Petersburg. Cristiano Ronaldo, with rumours abound of him being rested ahead of the game, started and was Portugal’s protagonist once more. He hit the crossbar with a header before converting a first-half penalty after ...

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FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP: Portugal and Mexico play out thrilling draw

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Portugal and Mexico played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in their opening FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 match in front of a crowd of 34,372 at the Kazan Arena on Sunday evening. An evenly contested first half saw Portugal take the lead through Ricardo Quaresma after a fine set-up by captain Cristiano Ronaldo. Just before the break, Javier Hernandez equalised for ...

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FIFA 2018 WCQ: France edge Dutch, Portugal and Belgium hit six

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Christian Benteke registers quickest ever competitive international goal Paul Pogba scores only goal as France edge out Netherlands André Silva and Benteke get hat-tricks as Portugal and Belgium hit six Next games in these groups on Friday 11 or Sunday 13 November Nine more qualifiers on Tuesday, with Germany and England in action Group A Netherlands 0-1 France France took ...

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Switzerland beat Portugal in 2018 World Cup qualifying

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Switzerland beat European champions Portugal 2-0 in their opening World Cup 2018 Group B qualifier on Tuesday. Breel Embolo and Ahmed Mehmedi scored first-half goals for the hosts, who had Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka sent off in stoppage time. Portugal were missing Cristiano Ronaldo, with the Real Madrid forward injured since July’s Euro 2016 final. Beaten finalists France got their ...

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EURO 2016: Renato Sanches named Young Player of the Tournament


Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches has been named as SOCAR Young Player of the Tournament at UEFA EURO 2016. The award winner – open to all players born on or after 1 January 1994 – was chosen by the UEFA technical observers, led by UEFA chief technical officer Ioan Lupescu and including Sir Alex Ferguson and Alain Giresse. The accolade caps a sensational breakthrough ...

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Portugal win EURO 2016


Portugal beat France 1-0 after extra time to win maiden major tournament Substitute Éder scores long-range 109th-minute winner – his first ever competitive goal Captain and all-time record scorer Cristiano Ronaldo goes off after 25 minutes Both teams – André-Pierre Gignac and Raphael Guerreiro – denied by the woodwork France’s first tournament defeat on home soil in 19 games, since ...

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Portugal reach EURO final as Wales fairy tale ends


Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani score two in four minutes as Portugal triumph Portugal will face either France or Germany in Sunday’s final at Saint-Denis Ronaldo equals Michel Platini’s record of nine EURO finals goals Portugal, runners-up at UEFA EURO 2004, through to only second major final Ronaldo becomes first man to appear in three EURO semi-finals Cristiano Ronaldo scored one ...

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