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EURO 2016: Renato Sanches joins Ronaldo in Portugal squad

Renato Sanches made his Portugal debut in March
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In the last few days his transfer from Bayern München was confirmed and he won the Liga with Benfica, now 18-year-old midfielder Renato Sanches has made the Portugal squad for UEFA EURO 2016. Sanches was only capped for the first time in March this year but two last-minute absences opened the door to the youngster as Bernardo Silva suffered a ...

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Moutinho magic seals Portugal progress to Euro 2016

Portugal players celebrate as they reach the finals as winners of Group I after defeating Denmark 1-0
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João Moutinho got the only goal of the game as Portugal confirmed top spot in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group I with a victory that leaves Denmark’s fate in Albania’s hands. The match in Braga concluded the Danish campaign on a low note as the Portuguese No8 flashed in the winner in the 66th minute. With no more fixtures to ...

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Spot-on Sweden beat Portugal to win U21 EURO

Sweden rejoice after winning the Under-21 title for the first time
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Sweden 0-0 Portugal (aet, Sweden win 4-3 on pens) Goalkeeper Patrik Carlgren was the hero for Sweden, saving twice in the shoot-out to earn his country a first European Under-21 title. Sweden are the new Under-21 champions of Europe after defeating Portugal on penalties at the Eden Stadium in Prague. After a goalless 120 minutes, spot kicks were required to ...

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UEFA Euro U-21: Portugal begin with win against England

Portugal players enjoy the only goal in their 1-0 success against England
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England 0-1 Portugal João Mário pounced on 57 minutes to give Portugal an opening win against England in Group B and maintain their perfect run. • João Mário pounces on 57 minutes to give Portugal opening Group B win • Goal on rebound after Bernardo Silva hits post; Portugal have 11 perfect wins in campaign• José Sá makes a number ...

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Portugal beat Armenia with Ronaldo hat-trick

Cristiano Ronaldo silences the home fans by restoring parity
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• Portugal remain top of Group I after Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick seals comeback win • Ronaldo equalises from spot then scores twice from distance early in second half • Marcos Pizzelli’s early free-kick puts Armenia ahead on Sargis Hovsepyan’s coaching debut • Portugal play last 28 minutes with ten men after Tiago’s dismissal and have lead reduced • Next games: ...

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U-20 World Cup: Dominant Portugal defeat Senegal

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Portugal overcame Senegal with a dominant 3-0 win in their FIFA U-20 World Cup opener to move joint-top of Group C. Martins fired the fourth-quickest goal in the tournament’s history, netting in 26 seconds, before a late flurry saw substitute Nuno Santos set up Andre Silva, then add another of his own. That opening goal was a real team effort. Senegal ...

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Portugal beaten by Albania in Euro 2016 qualifier

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Albania – ranked 70th in the world  – produced a major surprise as Portugal’s Euro 2016 Group I qualifying campaign got off to a terrible start in Aveiro. A volley from Bekim Balaj proved enough to sink the 2012 semi-finalists. Portugal were without Cristiano Ronaldo but still fielded a strong side that included included Manchester United’s on-loan Sporting Lisbon winger Nani. Portugal’s last four ...

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