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Renato Sanches, Villas-Boas and Paulo Sousa lead the way as Portuguese thriving in France
12/06/2019

France’s Ligue 1 is rapidly growing as a focal point for a number of the more interesting stories involving Portugal’s foreign-based contingent of coaches and players this season.The early-season performances of André Villas-Boas and Paulo Sousa in charge of Marseille and Bordeaux respectively have

Official: Everton sack Marco Silva. Vítor Pereira to step in?
12/05/2019

Portuguese boss Marco Silva has been dismissed as coach of Premier League side Everton after 18 months in charge at Goodison Park. The former Sporting man leaves with The Toffees currently 18th in the table after a 5-2 defeat to Merseyside rivals Liverpool last night.Overall Silva led Everton in 53

Colombia boss Queiroz sets sights on Copa America glory: “To make the impossible possible”
12/04/2019

The draw for the 2020 Copa America was made on Wednesday, and for Colombia’s Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz preparation continues to win the trophy for just the second time in the country’s history.The draw split the 12 participating nations into two groups of six, with Colombia drawn in Group B [n

José Mourinho says “no” to Bruno Fernandes to Spurs… but will it happen regardless?
12/04/2019

Jose Mourinho had long been linked with a return to English football. Rumours suggested he had an eye on the Arsenal job, with the manager Unai Emery under intense pressure, and indeed sacked in recent days.However, it was the Gunners’ London rivals Tottenham Hotspur that many always believed to be

PortuGOAL Figure of the Week: Vítor Oliveira masterminds another big scalp as Gil Vicente stun Sporting
12/03/2019

Another lengthy Liga NOS break finally came to an end this weekend as Jornada 12 resumed the domestic league action in Portugal’s top flight. Benfica and Porto’s comfortable wins ensured it is as you were in 1st and 2nd place, with 3rd place Famalicao just starting to falter a little after a fast st

Sporting dealt fresh blow among wins for Benfica and FC Porto
12/03/2019

Sporting have suffered a fresh setback in a thus far turbulent season after losing 3-1 to Gil Vicente away from home, last Sunday.The Lions were up against it following goals from Bozhidar Kraev and Sandro Lima either side of Wendel’s first-half equaliser, with Zakaria Naidji sealing the visitors’ f

Seleção Podcast: Portugal’s Group of Death Euro 2020 draw and 2019 in review
12/02/2019

Of course Portugal would get the Group of Death at the Euro 2020 draw.In episode 26 of the Seleção Podcast, host Danny Pinto is joined by PortuGOAL’s Tom Kundert to review the draw for next summer’s European Championship, which has pitched the defending champions against Germany and France in Group

FRANCE: Renato Sanches shines in Lille win, boss Galtier “not surprised”
12/01/2019

Renato Sanches played only his third full ninety minutes of the season this weekend, but the impressive nature of the Portugal midfielder’s performance in Lille’s 1-0 win over Dijon has led to much optimism.Sanches returned to the Lille line-up for the first time since September at the State Pierre-

South Korea: Delighted José Morais wins league championship with Jeonbuk Motors – by one goal!
12/01/2019

The final day of the Korean K League 1 saw a dramatic finish as Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors came from three points behind to retain their title at the expense of Ulsan.Jeonbuk, coached by Portuguese José Morais, appeared to have lost out on a third successive championship last week when they failed to be

Euro 2020: Portugal given toughest of draws
11/30/2019

Wry smiles and audible gasps were aplenty at the Euro 2020 draw in Bucharest this afternoon as Portugal were landed in Group F alongside France, Germany and one other team, as yet unknown.The final opponent awaiting the defending champions will only be known in March and will be one of Iceland, Bulg