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  • Unfit Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Portugal Euro 2016 qualifier 4 days ago

    Lisbon: Cristiano Ronaldo is unfit and will miss Portugal's opening 2016 European Championship qualifier against visiting Albania. Portugal coach Paulo Bento said Friday that the country's star forward, who has been playing for Real Madrid at the start of the Spanish league season, was ruled unfit to play in the Sept....
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's mother says she tried to abort him July 19, 2014

    London: Cristiano Ronaldo's mother Dolores Aveiro has revealed in her autobiography that she had tried to abort the Portuguese football star when she was pregnant. In the book, Mae Coragem, released in Portugal on Friday, Aveiro claims that she drank warm beer and ran "until she dropped" after the doctors had...
  • FIFA rankings: Germany No.1 after World Cup triumph July 17, 2014

    Zurich: Germany have climbed to the top of the FIFA rankings after winning the World Cup for the first time in 24 years. The four-time champions, who beat Argentina 1-0 at the Maracana on Sunday, have replaced Spain in first place as well as succeeding them as world champions. Argentina and the...
  • The Beautiful Game: Portugal were not best prepared for the World Cup June 27, 2014

    Ronaldo's first goal of the World Cup earned Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana but couldn't prevent his team being eliminated from the tournament. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Ronaldo earns Portugal 2-1 win against Ghana, both out June 26, 2014

    Brasilia: Cristiano Ronaldo's first goal of the World Cup earned Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana but couldn't prevent his team being eliminated from the tournament along with the Africans on Thursday. Portugal finished level on four points with second-place United States in Group G but with an inferior goal difference....
  • The Beautiful Game: Portugal look to defy odds June 26, 2014

    Ronaldo and Portugal's hopes hang on a slim thread as they take on Ghana in their final Group game, facing a possible exit from the World Cup. ...
  • As it happened: Portugal vs Ghana, USA vs Germany June 26, 2014

    Catch all the updates from both the Group G matches as Portugal take on Ghana whereas USA face Germany. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal face a sobering early World Cup exit on Thursday even if their world footballer of the year produces pyrotechnics in their final group...
  • World Cup 2014: What to watch on Day 15 June 26, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: It's the last day of the group stage at the World Cup, and seven teams are still vying for the last three spots in the Round of 16. While most teams are either on their way home or preparing for the knockout stage, there's still everything to play...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal face early exit June 26, 2014

    Brasilia: Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal face a sobering early World Cup exit on Thursday even if their world footballer of the year produces pyrotechnics in their final group game against Ghana. The Real Madrid player came to the World Cup bracketed alongside Argentina's Lionel Messi and Brazil's Neymar as one of a...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo fails to inspire Portugal yet again June 24, 2014

    The world cup is a touchstone of greatness. You are not truly a football hero till you have had that moment, where you have decided the future of your team. That's what makes footballer true heroes. Cristiano Ronaldo, in that sense, is an enigma. The guy scores 30+ goals for...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo delivers cold dose of reality June 23, 2014

    Manaus: Portugal are not good enough to win the World Cup their world footballer of the year Cristiano Ronaldo admitted after Sunday's thrilling 2-2 draw with the United States. Full coverage: World Cup 2014 The 29-year-old Real Madrid superstar - whose fitness has been a hot source of debate - kept...
  • World Cup 2014: Ronaldo fitness no concern, says coach Paulo Bento June 23, 2014

    Manaus: Portugal coach Paulo Bento denies Cristiano Ronaldo is still hampered by a knee injury despite his subdued performance in Sunday's 2-2 draw with the US. The Real Madrid forward struggled for much of the match but provided the assist for Silvestre Varela's stoppage-time equaliser with a sumptuous cross, reports Xinhua. "Clinically...
  • Football World Cup 2014: How the world tweeted #USA versus #POR June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Cristiano Ronaldo set up Varela for a late equaliser on a hot and humid night in the jungle Sunday to give Portugal a 2-2 draw with the United States and hope for a spot in the second round of the World Cup. While the match was on, the world...
  • World Cup 2014: Late goal keeps Portugal alive June 23, 2014

    Varela helped the Portuguese snatch a point and stay in the hunt for a place in the last 16 with an equaliser in the final minute of stoppage time. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Scenarios to make it to last-16 in Group G June 23, 2014

    The United States and Germany both have four points and are atop Group G over Ghana and Portugal who have one point each. In the group stage of the World Cup, wins are worth three points, and draws are worth one point. All four teams have one game remaining. Germany and...
  • World Cup 2014: Varela keeps Portugal alive in a 2-2 draw against USA June 23, 2014

    Manaus: Cristiano Ronaldo set up Silvestre Varela for a late equaliser on a hot and humid night in the jungle Sunday to give the Portugal a 2-2 draw with the United States and hope for a spot in the second round of the World Cup. Ronaldo, who has been playing despite...
  • As it happened: USA vs Portugal, World Cup 2014 June 23, 2014

    (Scroll down to join the Live blog) The Portugual team lost 4-0 to Germany in their opening Group G match, with Ronaldo playing despite the injury. And they will be desperate for some inspiration from their star skipper to stay afloat in the tournament. The United States, however, are going in the...
  • The Beautiful Game: Portugal take on USA in a crucial Group G match June 22, 2014

    After losing their first match, Portugal find themselves in a do-or-die situation with Cristiano Ronaldo doubtful to start. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Portugal are more dangerous now, says Klinsmann June 22, 2014

    Sao Paulo: United States' German head coach Jurgen Klinsmann believes that Portugal are now more dangerous after their 0-4 loss to Germany in the opening game of Group G of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The US are set to face Portugal in the third round of the group stage later...
  • World Cup 2014: Portugal's Bruno Alves joins injured list June 21, 2014

    Manaus: Portuguese defender Bruno Alves suffered a muscle injury to join the list of injured players who will miss the FIFA World Cup Group G game against the United States on Sunday. The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) said that the Fenerbahçe defender suffered a muscle strain in his left thigh and...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal take on US in Group G June 22, 2014

    Manaus: With Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal still have a chance to reach the second round at the World Cup. Without him, the advantage might just switch to the United States. Ronaldo has been carrying an injury to his left knee, and the world player of the year was seen using an ice...
  • World Cup 2014: Ronaldo wears knee brace in Portugal team practice June 20, 2014

    Brazil: Cristiano Ronaldo again wore a brace on his troublesome left knee Friday, triggering a new wave of questions over his health as his Portugal team held it final World Cup training session before departing for a crucial game against the United States. The reigning world player of the year took...
  • World Cup 2014: Pepe, Pereira get one-match bans for red cards June 19, 2014

    FIFA has cleared Pepe to play in Portugal's last Group G match by banning him for only one match for his red card against Germany. FIFA says Pepe will serve his suspension when Portugal play the United States on Sunday. He can play against Ghana next Thursday. Pepe was sent off during...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo limps out of training with knee injury June 18, 2014

    Campinas: Cristiano Ronaldo needed an ice pack for his troublesome left knee during a training session on Wednesday, as Portugal prepared for their World Cup match against the United States. Though his knee had been bandaged in previous training sessions, Ronaldo started without one Wednesday. After some light work with the rest...
  • World Cup 2014: How the big names performed in the opening round in Brazil June 18, 2014

    As the first round of matches of the group stage come to a close we take a look at the stars who were supposed to dazzle in Brazil. Neymar: He is one of the most exciting young footballers in the world, and at the age of 22, has already become somewhat of...
  • World Cup 2014: Five record-breaking moments from the 1st round of group games June 18, 2014

    The first round of group stage matches in the FIFA World Cup 2014 have been completed. Some teams find themselves already in dire straits in the tournament with do-or-die matches coming up. It is all started with revenge and vindication but heartbreaks also became the part for some teams. The World...
  • The Beautiful Game: Germany decimate Portugal 4-0 June 17, 2014

    Thomas Mueller scored a hat-trick as Germany turned on their style and power to rout 10-man Portugal 4-0 in their World Cup Group G opener on Monday. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo who? Hat trick hero Muller outshines world's best June 17, 2014

    Thomas Muller is quite possibly the most under rated footballer at the FIFA World Cup 2014. While the entire world gushes over Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar, it was Muller who scored the first hat trick in Brazil. The Raumdeuter now has eight goals for Germany in seven world cup games, and provided...