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USWNT stretch unbeaten run to 40 games after win over Portugal

Sam Mewis scores only goal of 1-0 victory for USUSWNT are now undefeated in 54 games on home soilSam Mewis scored in the 76th minute and the US national team beat Portugal 1-0 in the Summer Series on Thursday night.The US women are undefeated in 40 str…

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Euro 2020 team guides part 24: Portugal

Our series ends with the defending champions, who have the ability and experience to win again under Fernando SantosThis article is part of the Guardian’s Euro 2020 Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from the 2…

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João Cancelo: how tragedy became motivation for Portugal’s rising star

The Manchester City full-back witnessed his mother die in a car accident when he was 18 and making her proud has been his focus ever sinceThis article is part of the Guardian’s Euro 2020 Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media or…

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At the Euros, winning teams can start badly. It’s how they respond that matters | Pernille Harder

France are favourites, but I like the look of Portugal. And the question for England is can they handle the pressure?In an ideal world you would start a tournament perfectly and go through it winning everything. That’s what every team at the Euros want…

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How Portugal became a European super power in football | Andy Brassell

Euro 2016 glory and the formidable current team are thanks to investment in youth and coaching 20 years agoIt is one of the iconic images of European Championship history. With Portugal closing out the final in Saint-Denis, Cristiano Ronaldo buzzes dow…

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Álvaro Morata and Spain booed by home crowd after friendly draw with Portugal

Álvaro Morata was suddenly away and the noise level rose, a chance to win this game, a shot at redemption. Instead, there was a reaction that could do him even more damage than what went before. Clean through, the Juventus striker smashed his effort of…

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Spain v Portugal: international friendly – live!

Live coverage of Friday’s friendly match in MadridEuro 2020: your complete guide to all 622 playersEmail scott.murray@theguardian.com with any thoughts 6.59pm BST 29 min: That was a timely attack by Spain, though, because after a slow start, Portugal w…

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Porto locals’ anger as Covid rules eased for Champions League final fans

Residents fear spike of infections as English supporters arriveHundreds of maskless fans flood bars by city’s Douro riverA last-minute decision to relax Covid-19 safety rules for Saturday’s Champions League final has angered locals as hundreds of Engli…

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Porto in line to host Champions League final if Covid questions resolved

Uefa expected to make announcement on ThursdayPoland eases entry restrictions for Europa League finalA decision on the location of the Champions League final is finally expected on Thursday, with Porto in line to host the game provided questions over C…

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Porto in line to host Champions League final if Covid questions resolved

Uefa expected to make announcement on ThursdayPoland eases entry restrictions for Europa League finalA decision on the location of the Champions League final is finally expected on Thursday, with Porto in line to host the game provided questions over C…

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World Cup qualifying roundup: Ronaldo on target in Portugal win

Diogo Jota also scores as Portugal beat Luxembourg 3-1Netherlands defeat Gibraltar 7-0; Belgium 8-0 BelarusCristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal in the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign but then missed a sitter as Portugal were forced to come from b…

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Joca scores Lamela-esque rabona for Leixoes in Portuguese second division – video

Érik Lamela scored a potential goal of the season rabona in the north London derby earlier this month but it could be rivalled by a strike scored in the second division of Portugese football. A rabona from Leixoes’ Joca proved to be a stunning equalise…

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Varzim goalkeeper scores with pitch-length kick in Portuguese match – video

The 38-year-old goalkeeper Ricardo Nunes scored directly from his own box as his side, Varzim, won 2-0 at home to Mafra in LigaPro in Portugal. Believe it or not, it’s actually the second goal the keeper has scored in his career. With the score at 1-0 …

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Spain v Germany, Croatia v Portugal and more: Nations League – live!

Nations League updates from the 7.45pm GMT kick-offsLive scoreboard: all the latest from Tuesday’s matchesAnd drop Rob an email with your thoughts, if you fancy 7.00pm GMT Malta v Faroe Islands team newsMalta (3-4-2-1) Bonello; Shaw, Agius, S Borg; J M…

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Nations League roundup: Kanté’s strike for France knocks out holders Portugal

Chelsea midfielder scores in Lisbon to put French in last fourWerner nets double for Germany, Spain’s Ramos fails from spotFrance handed the defending Nations League champions, Portugal, a rare defeat, winning 1-0 in Lisbon with N’Golo Kanté’s second-h…

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João Félix’s thrilling emergence halts decline of football’s Superfluous Men | Barney Ronay

With individualists such as Özil and Pogba sadly marginalised, Atlético’s £110m man shows the classic No 10 still has a placeIn 19th-century Russian literature there was a recurrent figure known as The Superfluous Man. The Superfluous Man was talented,…

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Portuguese police raid Benfica and Sporting offices in corruption inquiry

Benfica president Luís Filipe Vieira targeted by authoritiesSporting say allegations relate to activity between 2011-2014Police in Portugal have raided the offices of Primeira Liga clubs Benfica, Sporting and Santa Clara as part of a corruption and mon…

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Portuguese police raid Benfica and Sporting offices in corruption inquiry

Benfica president Luís Filipe Vieira targeted by authoritiesSporting say allegations relate to activity between 2011-2014Police in Portugal have raided the offices of Primeira Liga clubs Benfica, Sporting and Santa Clara as part of a corruption and mon…

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Euros calling: how the top 10 contenders for glory are shaping up

After a hectic run of international matches we run the rule over the teams most likely to thrive at delayed Euro 2020Didier Deschamps is a throwback. In a world of pressing and high lines, he is different. He sits his defence deep, gives the full-backs…

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Euros calling: how the top 10 contenders for glory are shaping up

After a hectic run of international matches we run the rule over the teams most likely to thrive at delayed Euro 2020Didier Deschamps is a throwback. In a world of pressing and high lines, he is different. He sits his defence deep, gives the full-backs…