FIFA’s decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams will make the tournament more competitive, according to Portugal manager Fernando Santos.
Portugal will be hoping to make the jump from the European Championship winner to a World Cup winner for the first time in their history. Portugal have never won the World Cup, and it looks like the task will be made even more difficult in the coming…
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Reigning European champions Portugal are set to avoid World Cup holders Germany when both sides partake in the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2017.
Winners from each continents and hosts Russia are billed for the pre-World Cup tournament. Chile, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, and winners of AFCON next year would join the European and World Cup champions at the even billed for June 17 to July 2.
Hosts Russia will…
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Cristiano Ronaldo has said he is not considering retiring from International football.
This came on the heels of his recent new contract with Real Madrid which keeps him at the Bernabeu Stadium for the next five years
Ronaldo, who serves in the capacity of the Portuguese National team captain is also the highest scoring player and the most capped for Portugal. He was also a part of the team that…
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Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat has stated that he is ready for the derby game that will see his side face Melbourne City.
He said that his side has been preparing themselves well for this game and that they are ready to take on their fierce rival.
Kevin Muscat said that he believes in hard work and that his players have been preparing themselves well for this clash. He said…
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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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