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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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EURO 2016 Semi-final preview: Portugal v Wales


Proven pedigree meets the darkest of dark horses on Wednesday when Portugal take on Wales with a place in Sunday’s UEFA EURO 2016 final at stake. Portugal tackle Wales in Lyon for a place in the final The winners will face either France or Germany at the Stade de France on Sunday This is Wales’s first major semi-final; Portugal have ...

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Draw specialists Portugal beat Poland on penalties


Portugal may still not have won a UEFA EURO 2016 game in 90 minutes, but they held their nerve in the penalty shoot-out to deny Poland and reach the semi-finals. A night of pain for the Polish fans had looked so much brighter just a minute and 40 seconds into the game, when a high ball caught out Portugal right-back ...

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EURO 2016 Preview: Poland v Portugal


Poland and Portugal meet in first quarter-final in Marseille; winner plays Wales or Belgium Poland had never won a finals match (in six attempts) before UEFA EURO 2016 Poland striker Robert Lewandowski without a goal in seven internationals Portugal coach Fernando Santos describes game as “50-50” Portugal’s last five EURO finals fixtures have ended in draws after 90 minutes Possible ...

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EURO 2016: Quaresma snatches extra-time win for Portugal

LENS, FRANCE - JUNE 25:  Ricardo Quaresma of Portugal celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between Croatia and Portugal at Stade Bollaert-Delelis on June 25, 2016 in Lens, France.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Substitute Ricardo Quaresma turned in a rebound three minutes from the end of extra time as Portugal edged a tense encounter with Croatia to book a UEFA EURO 2016 quarter-final date with Poland. After 116 minutes in which the teams failed to muster a single shot on target, Ivan Perišić headed against the upright. Portugal immediately broke through Renato Sanches ...

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