BUDAPEST, Hungary - Cristiano Ronaldo's goals are adding up fast, and they are taking Portugal deeper into yet another tournament.Ronaldo scored two penalties on Wednesday to help the defending champions secure a 2-2 draw with France and give the ...
Jun 24, 2021
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Cristiano Ronaldo set the record for most career goals at the European Championship on Tuesday.The Portugal great scored from the penalty spot in the 87th minute and then added another in injury time to give the defending champions a ...
Jun 16, 2021
LISBON, Portugal - Cristiano Ronaldo will lead a talented Portugal squad that will try to defend its European Championship title.Coach Fernando Santos on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) announced his list of 26 players for next month's tournament, when Ronaldo will ...
May 21, 2021
AFTER winning the race at Imola, Red Bull's Max Verstappen looked keen to keep up his momentum and take the lead away from defending champion Lewis Hamilton.But luck was not on Verstappen's side from the very beginning, as he ...
May 3, 2021
LISBON, Portugal - Diogo Jota scored two goals and set up another as Portugal defeated Sweden, 3-0, in the Nations League on Wednesday in its first game since Cristiano Ronaldo had to be dropped from the squad after testing positive for the ...
Oct 15, 2020
LISBON, Portugal - With fans back in the stands, Portugal and Spain drew, 0-0, in a friendly on Wednesday.Some 2,500 fans attended the match that served as a test for Portuguese authorities and football officials to evaluate the possibility of ...
Oct 8, 2020
VILNIUS, Lithuania - Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals in Portugal's 5-1 win over last-place Lithuania in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship on Tuesday.Ronaldo scored early in the first half and added three more in the second after ...
Sep 11, 2019
BELGRADE, Serbia - Cristiano Ronaldo scored to help ensure Portugal jumpstarted its campaign to qualify for the 2020 European Championship after winning at Serbia 4-2 on Saturday.Portugal, the defending European champion, drew its first two qualifiers before taking the three points ...
Sep 8, 2019
PORTO, Portugal - Three years after conquering European soccer for the first time, Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo are celebrating another international title.Portugal won the inaugural UEFA Nations League tournament on Sunday, beating the Netherlands, 1-0, to lift its first trophy since ...
Jun 10, 2019
PORTO, Portugal - On a night when Portugal unveiled its newest star, it was the same old Cristiano Ronaldo who came through for the national team again.Teenager Joao Felix, who has been called Ronaldo's successor, made his international debut on ...
Jun 6, 2019
CRISTIANO Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus in a move expected to benefit the Portugal forward's tax return.Juventus said it paid 112 million euros ($131.5 million) for Ronaldo, who signed a four-year deal ...
Jul 11, 2018
MOSCOW - Lionel Messi stared, hands on hips, pain etched across a face once boyish and filled with limitless joy, now obscured by a brown beard and hardened by expectations for his nation unmet.Four hours later and 1,530 kilometers away, Cristiano ...
Jul 1, 2018
MOSCOW - Cristiano Ronaldo made European football history by scoring in Portugal's 1-0 win over Morocco on Wednesday, a result that makes the North African team the first to be eliminated from the World Cup.Ronaldo's header in ...
Jun 20, 2018
SOCHI, Russia - Cristiano Ronaldo used the World Cup to show everyone he's the GOAT.Ronaldo rubbed his chin after scoring minutes into Portugal's opener against Spain, implying he is the Greatest of All Time. Then he scored two ...
Jun 16, 2018
BARCELONA, Spain - Some people in Spain agree that national team coach Julen Lopetegui had to go. Others believe the chaos on the eve of the World Cup just made a bad situation worse.Lopetegui was fired Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time), two days ...
Jun 14, 2018
PORTUGAL has received assistance from Real Madrid in its quest for a first World Cup title, even though it plays Spain in the opening game.By allowing Cristiano Ronaldo to sit out less meaningful matches, Madrid's management of the 33- ...
Jun 11, 2018
LISBON, Portugal - With Cristiano Ronaldo back in action, Portugal cruised to a 3-0 win over Algeria in its final warmup match before traveling to Russia for the World Cup.Ronaldo, who hadn't played since leading Real Madrid to a ...
Jun 8, 2018
KIEV, Ukraine - Straight after a third successive Champions League title was secured, Cristiano Ronaldo was talking about Real Madrid in the past tense.Real's biggest star hinted he was unsure he'd stay with the club. Its best player ...
May 27, 2018
MOSCOW - Next year's World Cup sees an old rivalry revived as Spain and Portugal meet in the group stage.Defeat for either 2010 World Cup winner Spain or reigning European champion Portugal means they would need to be careful against ...
Dec 2, 2017
LISBON, Portugal - A year after winning the European Championship, Portugal has set its sights on another trophy after sealing its place at the 2018 World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Switzerland on Tuesday.Cristiano Ronaldo's team got the ...
Oct 11, 2017
LISBON, Portugal - Cristiano Ronaldo is set to return to Portugal's lineup for the decisive World Cup qualifier against Switzerland on Tuesday.Ronaldo did not start in the 2-0 win at Andorra last week because he was not fully fit, ...
Oct 10, 2017
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