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  • World Cup 2014: Ronaldo earns Portugal 2-1 win against Ghana, both out 26-06-2014 11:16 PM

    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...
  • As it happened: Portugal vs Ghana, USA vs Germany 26-06-2014 08:22 PM

    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...
  • World Cup 2014: What to watch on Day 15 26-06-2014 11:33 AM

    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...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal face early exit 25-06-2014 10:57 AM

    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...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo fails to inspire Portugal yet again 24-06-2014 11:09 AM

    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 23-06-2014 05:36 PM

    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 -...
  • World Cup 2014: Ronaldo fitness no concern, says coach Paulo Bento 23-06-2014 04:16 PM

    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...
  • Football World Cup 2014: How the world tweeted #USA versus #POR 23-06-2014 12:32 PM

    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 Cup 2014: Scenarios to make it to last-16 in Group G 23-06-2014 08:27 AM

    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...
  • World Cup 2014: Varela keeps Portugal alive in a 2-2 draw against USA 23-06-2014 04:58 AM

    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...
  • As it happened: USA vs Portugal, World Cup 2014 23-06-2014 02:32 AM

    (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...
  • World Cup 2014: Portugal are more dangerous now, says Klinsmann 22-06-2014 05:14 PM

    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...
  • World Cup 2014: Portugal's Bruno Alves joins injured list 21-06-2014 04:12 PM

    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 Fenerbahe defender suffered a muscle strain in his left thigh...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal take on US in Group G 21-06-2014 12:08 PM

    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...
  • World Cup 2014: Ronaldo wears knee brace in Portugal team practice 20-06-2014 09:27 PM

    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...
  • World Cup 2014: Pepe, Pereira get one-match bans for red cards 19-06-2014 08:24 PM

    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...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo limps out of training with knee injury 18-06-2014 11:49 PM

    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...
  • World Cup 2014: How the big names performed in the opening round in Brazil 18-06-2014 01:21 PM

    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...
  • World Cup 2014: Five record-breaking moments from the 1st round of group games 18-06-2014 11:49 AM

    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 Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo who? Hat trick hero Muller outshines world's best 17-06-2014 11:05 AM

    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,...
  • World Cup 2014: Mueller surprised how easy it was to destroy Portugal 17-06-2014 10:14 AM

    Thomas Mueller and his Germany team mates could hardly believe their eyes when they looked up at the scoreboard early in the first half and saw they were leading Portugal 2-0 in their World Cup opening match on Monday. The Germany striker had scored the first of his three goals...
  • World Cup 2014: Pepe faces possible three-game ban after red card 17-06-2014 09:42 AM

    Salvador: Portugal defender Pepe faces the possibility of a three-match ban for violent conduct after being sent off in the first half of Monday's World Cup Group G game against Germany. Pepe, who has a long history of losing his cool and lashing out at opponents, leant into Germany striker...
  • World Cup 2014: Portugal coach Bento accuses referee of favouring Germany 17-06-2014 09:25 AM

    Portugal coach Paulo Bento suggested the referee was biased in favour of Germany after his side had a penalty awarded against them and a player sent off in their 4-0 World Cup defeat on Monday. "These were the two things that seemed to show bias and they were both decisive,"...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany's Joachim Loew praises disciplined defence 17-06-2014 09:13 AM

    Salvodor: Germany coach Joachim Loew was just as pleased with his team's defensive effort in shutting down world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo as he was with his forwards in their 4-0 opening World Cup win over Portugal on Monday. "Naturally it was an excellent first match, we had...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo not enough for ageing, sulky Portugal 17-06-2014 09:05 AM

    Portugal's miserable show at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador was a painful reminder that having the world's best player - Cristiano Ronaldo - does not always guarantee success. Portugal, playing their first match of the FIFA World Cup 2014, suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat by Germany on Monday. Their ageing,...
  • World Cup 2014: Mueller hat-trick helps Germany thrash Portugal 16-06-2014 11:31 PM

    Salvador: 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. Mueller, who scored five goals at the 2010 World Cup, was ruthless against a weak Portugal team that was clearly outplayed. With...
  • World Cup 2014, Germany vs Portugal: as it happened 16-06-2014 08:50 PM

    Germany play their 100th World Cup as they take on Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in a high-voltage clash to open Group G. Ronaldo and his teammates can expect to come under massive early pressure in their World Cup opener against the two-time champions. Germany always prepare meticulously for their opening match...
  • World Cup 2014: What to watch on day five 16-06-2014 01:19 PM

    Rio de Janeiro: Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to lead Portugal against Germany in one of the biggest games of the first week at the World Cup, saying his sore knee won't be a problem. The Real Madrid forward, arguably the most recognizable player in the sport, said he wouldn't risk...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo fit for Portugal's Germany test 16-06-2014 10:29 AM

    World Player of the Year, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, said he had nothing more to prove in his career as he declared himself fit for Monday's World Cup Group G match against Germany. Ronaldo's fitness had been in doubt after struggling with tendinosis in his left knee, and despite training on...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany aim to reach World Cup final says, Joachim Loew 16-06-2014 10:02 AM

    Salvador : Germany's priority is to reach the 2014 World Cup final and then think about winning the title, national coach Joachim Loew said on Sunday. Germany, the second-ranked team in the world, according to FIFA rankings, will face Portugal on Monday in their opening game this year, reports Xinhua....