Ukraine incorporated into Portugal and Spain’s World Cup 2030 bid

Portugal and Spain’s bid to host the 2030 World Cup will incorporate Ukraine in staging the event should FIFA award the tournament to the UEFA-backed candidature, it was announced today.Although the exact details of Ukraine's participation were not specified, it is thought Ukraine would host all of

Long Ball Futebol Podcast: Porto lay down a marker

This week on the Long Ball Futebol Podcast Albert & Barney discuss another dramatic week of Primeira Liga Futebol.Benfica drop points for the first time this season, Porto lay down a marker against Braga, Sporting look back to their best against Gil Vicente, Famalicão are unrecognisable under João P

Porto beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 to get off the mark in the Champions League

Porto kept the good vibes going at the Estádio do Dragão where they beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 in the Champions League. Diogo Costa saved a penalty on the stroke of half time in another strong performance from Portugal’s number one.Mehdi Taremi continued his phenomenal form by setting up both second

Champions League: Adán nightmare precipitates Sporting collapse; Porto beat Leverkusen to get back in contention - match reaction

It was a sharply contrasting night for Portugal’s two representatives in Champions League action tonight.Sporting had a dream start when Francisco Trincão scored a goal inside the first minute at the Stade Vélodrome, before goalkeeper António Adán had surely the worse 10-minute spell in his distingu

PortuGOAL Figure of the Week: Filipe Martins’ Casa Pia side charge up Primeira Liga

Liga Bwin returned this weekend after the international break’s conclusion. League leaders Benfica’s 100% record came to an end as Vitória Guimarães held them to a 0-0 draw. Defending champions Porto gained ground in the process, overcoming another high flier in Braga.Vizela, Famalicão and Rio Ave a

Maddened Marítimo remain pointless in clash that sees Casa Pia pull ahead of soaring Boavista and Portimonense

Marítimo remain rooted to the bottom of the Primeira Liga table without registering a single point after a controversial 71st minute penalty earned Casa Pia their fifth win of the season.The hosts were hopeful of lifting themselves off the foot of the table in front of their home support and started

Portuguese Abroad goals round-up: Rafael Leão brilliance; Beto inspires Udinese again; Nélson Oliveira back among the goals; Embaló golaço in Eredivisie; Tozé hits stunner in UAE

Rafael Leão continues to stand out as arguably the most exciting Portuguese player presently, after scoring a goal and registering an assist in AC Milan’s 3-1 victory at Empoli. Also in Serie A, Beto again proved decisive for Udinese by inspiring their comeback victory away at Verona on Monday night

Portugal named Europe’s best tourist destination - again

The World Travel Awards are considered the “Oscars for the travel industry” and Portugal has once again been showered with accolades in the 2022 edition, accumulating 30 awards in a wide range of categories.Pride of place goes to the country as a whole being voted Europe’s Leading Tourist Destinatio

Official: Bruno Lage leaves Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers confirmed the departure of manager Bruno Lage on Sunday, bringing to an end the Portuguese’s 16 months in charge of the Premier League club.Lage’s dismissal comes after the previous day’s 2-0 defeat to West Ham United, which saw Wolves drop into the relegation zone and extend

“United are disrespecting Cristiano Ronaldo” – club legend Keane [video]

Manchester City 6-3 Manchester UnitedFormer Manchester United captain and club legend Roy Keane has criticised Manchester United’s treatment of Cristiano Ronaldo, after the Portugal captain did not play a single minute of their 6-3 humiliation at the hand of rivals Manchester City.United found thems