Portugal coach Fernando Santos claims that his team cannot afford to drop any more points in the World Cup qualification campaign after the shock 2-0 loss against Switzerland.
Coming into the World Cup 2018 qualification group as the reigning Euro champions, Portugal are favourites to win most of the games they take part.
This was not the case against Switzerland, as the opponents produced a shock result. Switzerland were…
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Portugal international Andre Gomes is set to miss out on the clash with Switzerland in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Both sides are poised to meet on Tuesday in the curtain raiser on which countries would participate in the games. Gomes would be on the sidelines with others as he has been ruled out due to leg injury. The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) made the announcement recently.
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The Portugal Olympic team has been beaten 4-0 by the German team in Rio. Portugal were hoping that they could reach the semi-final, but they were unfortunately beaten by a much better German team.
The German team was inspired by Arsenal’s winger Serge Gnabry who has so far scored 6 goals in 4 matches at the Olympic football tournament. Germany will face either Nigeria or Danemark in the semi-final.
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English Premier League hopeful Tottenham Hotspur FC is considering a move for Portugal rising star Adrien Silva as a likely replacement for Chrsitian Eriksen. The Sporting Lisbon player was in action when Portual breezed to a stunning Euro 2016 title win, earning commendation for his effort.
There are reports that Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino is set to make a bid of £13 million for the player, with L’Equipe confirming as well.…
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The international coaches generally work for making it to a particular stage in the next major or maybe for qualifying for the next major.
But, coach of the moment Fernando Santos doesn’t work with any target in mind as such and neither does his federation give him a target which he has to aim for if he is not to be axed.
Santos reveals the federation had not told him that this is…
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Fernando Santos says that it is wrong to put too much pressure on superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been criticised heavily in the past for his failure to deliver the goods with the national team. Ronaldo has been a superstar at club level and has won a number of titles. However, he has been unable to translate this success with the Portuguese national team unlike his predecessors like Luis Figo. For this…
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Portugal national team coach Fernando Santos confirmed that he does not worry about the injury for Cristiano Ronaldo.
The superstar has been suffering from recurring injury problems in the last two months. He has his big chance to that he can do well on the international stage in the upcoming Euro 2016. Portugal are not even considered as underdogs to win the title. This is due to the poor international recording they…
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The game was supposed to be held in Belgium but was ultimately moved to Portugal because of the terrorist attacks.
However, there were no apparent signs on the Belgium players that they have been affected by the terrorist attacks, and they were keen to give their best performance for their team.
Portugal, who was beaten in their precedent match by Bulgaria, was motivated to put their poor performance…
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Portugal loses a friendly game on Friday against Bulgaria. The match which was played in Leiria ended 1-0 with a goal from Marcelino. Ronaldo managed to miss a penalty for Portugal in the 67th minute which would have put Portugal level.
This is the first time that these two nations met since 1992 where Portugal won 2-1 in a friendly. The match started well for Portugal as they took control of the ball…
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The 2016’s Euros is nearing closer and national teams are preparing their respective squads for the upcoming international tournament. Fernando Santos of the Portuguese national is aiming for glory as he thinks and believes that his team is capable of taking down some of the bigger teams in this competition and reach the advanced stages.
Portugal has had a fairly impressive record when it comes to competing in the Euro’s as they are…
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