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
BASEL, Switzerland - Substitute Cristiano Ronaldo lifted Portugal to a labored 2-0 win at Andorra on Saturday, and set up a showdown against Switzerland next week that will decide who advances to the World Cup.Ronaldo was rested and watched the first ...
Oct 8, 2017
SWITZERLAND extended its perfect record in World Cup qualifying by defeating Latvia, 3-0, on Sunday for its eighth straight victory, while Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal edged 10-man Hungary, 1-0, to stay close at the top of Group B. ...
Sep 4, 2017
PORTO, Portugal - Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick to move past Pele on the list of all-time international goalscorers as Portugal beat Faeroe Islands 5-1 on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) to stay close to Switzerland at the top of Group ...
Sep 1, 2017
KAZAN, Russia - Claudio Bravo made three penalty saves as Chile crushed Portugal, 3-0, in a penalty shootout to reach the Confederations Cup final on Wednesday.Bravo, who missed the first two cup games in Russia because of injury, stopped penalties by ...
Jun 29, 2017
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - European champion Portugal showed 95th-ranked New Zealand the respect of selecting Cristiano Ronaldo and other stars when rest was an option.The strategy helped Ronaldo get his 75th international goal and Portugal an ultimately easy 4-0 win ...
Jun 25, 2017
KAZAN, Russia - Two of the top contenders for the Confederations Cup title are meeting early in the tournament, with Portugal and Mexico making their Group A debut on Sunday in Kazan.It will be European champion Portugal, with Cristiano Ronaldo in top ...
Jun 17, 2017
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