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Two Benfica players injured after stones are thrown at team coach in Lisbon

Julian Weigl and Andrija Zivkovic go to hospital as precautionIncident happened on motorway after 0-0 draw with TondelaTwo Benfica players have been injured after stones were thrown at their team coach, shattering a window as the team were travelling t…

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Rui Pinto lawyer hopes Football Leaks founder will soon be free

Pinto under house arrest in Portugal awaiting trial‘I hope he will appear before a judge as a free man’One of the lawyers representing Rui Pinto hopes the man behind the Football Leaks website, who is under house arrest awaiting trial for attempted bla…

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Big wave surfer Alex Botelho in hospital after serious incident at Nazaré

Surfer ‘stable and conscious’ after sent flying off jetski Surf spot known for its dangerous conditionsPortuguese surfer Alex Botelho was rushed to hospital where he is “stable and conscious” after being involved in a serious incident at the notorious …

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Surfer Alex Botelho in hospital after horror incident at big wave event – video

The Portuguese surfer was involved in a serious accident during the Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge in Portugal. Alex Botelho was being towed by a jetski when he was pummelled by an approaching wave. Rescue crew pulled him from the water before he was rus…

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Euro 2020 draw: team-by-team guide to the 20 qualified nations

All you need to know about the teams entering the draw on Saturday for next summer’s European Championship finals Continue reading…

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Euro 2020 draw: team-by-team guide to the 20 qualified nations

All you need to know about the teams entering the draw on Saturday for next summer’s European Championship finals Continue reading…

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Catching big waves at Nazaré – in pictures

Nazaré in Portugal hosts one the two World Surfing League’s Big Wave surfing contests, with waves reaching up to 30 metres during winter. For anyone seeking heart-pounding action, Big Wave is a place where humans constantly push the boundaries of what’…

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Euro 2020 roundup: Portugal qualify after Cristiano Ronaldo’s 99th goal

• Portugal win 2-0 in Luxembourg to seal finals place• Ukraine through from Group B as winners after draw in SerbiaThe defending European champions Portugal edged past Luxembourg 2-0 away from home on Sunday to qualify for Euro 2020.Bruno Fernandes bro…

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Euro 2020 roundup: Ronaldo hits 700th career goal, Giroud on target again

• Yarmolenko also nets as Ukraine edge out Portugal • Mitrovic double downs Lithuania, France held by TurkeyCristiano Ronaldo scored his 700th career goal when he converted a 72nd-minute penalty in Portugal’s Euro 2020 qualifier defeat by Ukraine.The 3…

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Euro 2020 roundup: Kanté injured in warm-up as France sink Iceland

• N’Golo Kanté was due to start but picked up injury in warm-up• France and Turkey top of Group H; Portugal and Ukraine winOlivier Giroud scored the only goal from the penalty spot as world France claimed a 1-0 victory in their crunch Euro 2020 qualifi…

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Portugal v England: women’s international football friendly – live!

Updates from the friendly kicking off at 7pm BSTPortugal game a reminder of how England nearly lost BronzeGet in touch with Michael via email or on Twitter 5.59pm BST Much of the talk before this friendly has been about Phil Neville, and yep, it’s true…

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Cristiano Ronaldo can draw line under superstar era with international record | Barney Ronay

Cristiano Ronaldo has Ali Daei’s unheralded milestone in sight, which would suitably crown a unique type of brillianceFamously, the North Korean leader Kim Jong-il only ever played one game of golf. In 1994 state media reported Kim had picked up a clu…

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Euro 2020 roundup: Ronaldo gets four, France stroll it, Czechs bounce back

• Ronaldo takes international tally to 93 in 5-1 win over Lithuania• Czech Republic leapfrog Kosovo with 3-0 victory in MontenegroPortugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo took his international goals tally to 93 when he scored four times to give the European…

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Euro 2020 roundup: France find it easy after Albania anthem embarrassment

• 4-1 win for world champions follows Stade de France PA gaffe• Portugal get campaign on track with 4-2 win in SerbiaA weakened France side scored four goals for the fourth time in five Euro 2020 qualifiers as the Group H leaders swept aside Albania 4-…

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Cristiano Ronaldo will not face criminal charges over rape allegations

Juventus star had been accused of 2009 assault in Las VegasProsecutor says there is not enough evidence to bring chargesProsecutors in Las Vegas say that Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face criminal charges over allegations he raped a woman a…

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International men’s football: talking points from the week’s action

Nations League positives for Portugal and even England, dismay for David de Gea and Kosovo’s Euro 2020 qualifying joyThe numbed anticlimax of Sunday’s third-place play-off ensured the lingering impression of England’s Nations League campaign was one of…

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Cold, hungry and home late – not quite how I envisaged Nations League stint | Max Rushden

Two long nights in Portugal gave me a new-found respect for pitchside reporters and an extra-time craving for a bananaIt’s the 90th minute. Cristiano Ronaldo, on a hat?trick, cuts inside his man and whacks it in the corner of the net to seal Portgual’s…

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Nations League final fitting end to new show on the tournament scene | Barney Ronay

Portugal’s triumph in a fun and frisky final in Porto crowned what had been thought of as an unnecessary, bolted-on addition to the international calendarOh new day! The Nations League! There was an air of bafflement when Uefa unveiled its operatic Nat…

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Portugal provide local cheer as Gonçalo Guedes does for the Netherlands

At the final whistle the celebrations from Cristiano Ronaldo were quite restrained compared to the other occasions when he has added another trophy to his personal collection. Two arms raised, but nothing too elaborate. Ronaldo did not even mark the mo…

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Portugal v Netherlands: Nations League final – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the final in PortoBarney Ronay: Ronaldo’s final glory? Home triumph glimmersSend your thoughts and questions to Rob here 7.27pm BST “Ronaldo will score and Portugal will win 2-1,” says Mayokun Mesole. “He’s been doing this…