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Portugal’s FIFA U20 World Cup history: complete record and who went on to make it big
07/19/2019

The first ever FIFA U20 World Cup (then called the FIFA World Youth Championship) took place in 1977. Two years later Portugal made their debut in the tournament, and one decade later they would win two successive titles under the expert guidance of coach Carlos Queiroz together with the sumptuous t

Bayern's Renato Sanches prepared to stay: “I want the best for myself”
07/18/2019

The future of Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches has been the subject of much discussion over recent months, with the Bayern Munich man exploring his options after a season of limited opportunities in the Bundesliga.The former Benfica youngster admitted as far back as April that he was unhappy at

Portugal close to U19 Euro semi-finals after 1-1 draw against Spain
07/17/2019

Portugal took a big step towards the UEFA U19 European Championship semi-finals after a 1-1 draw against Spain at Banants Stadion in Yerevan. Spain took the lead through Juan Miranda before half-time, Fábio Vieira’s free kick after the break earning the Seleção a share of the spoils.Manager Filipe R

Portuguese Bosses: Jorge Jesus praises “most professional team I’ve worked with” after strong start in Brazil with Flamengo, as Pedro Caixinha makes history in Mexico with Cruz Azul
07/15/2019

The weekend saw two of Portugal’s coaching exports secure major victories in Latin America, with Jorge Jesus and Pedro Caixinha making the headlines in Brazil and Mexico respectively.Sunday afternoon saw former Braga, Benfica and Sporting boss Jesus leading powerhouses Flamengo for the first time in

Portugal's U19 Euro title defence off to a winning start
07/14/2019

Portugal began their UEFA U19 European Championship title defence in Armenia with a comprehensive 3-0 win against Italy at Banants Stadium in Yerevan.Gonçalo Cardoso headed home a corner to open the scoring, Gonçalo Ramos and Félix Correia with two quick goals after half-time giving Portugal an unas

Portuguese Abroad transfers: Fulham sign Cavaleiro; Veloso heads to Verona; Anthony Lopes nears contract renewal; Monaco the priority for Adrien Silva; Manuel Fernandes future to be decided
07/13/2019

Championship contenders Fulham have signed Portuguese forward Ivan Cavaleiro from Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season-long loan deal. The former Benfica man leaves Wolves for London after three years at the club, with the deal containing the option for a permanent transfer next summer.Meanwhile, vet

Nakajima return to Portugal headlines FC Porto’s busy summer transfer activity
07/11/2019

With or without an end-of-season collapse that saw FC Porto’s competitive rivals, Benfica and Sporting, overcome the Dragons with Primeira Liga and Taça de Portugal success, respectively, a period of transition had always been forecast for the ‘Blue & Whites’ ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.Big-money

Portuguese Abroad: André Silva delighted to be back at Milan; Cancelo future still undecided; Bayern resisting Renato sale; João Mario to Monaco talks advance; Duo head to England with Forest
07/10/2019

In the wake of João Felix’s headline-grabbing move from Benfica to Atletico Madrid, the futures of several other Portugal internationals remain in the balance as the summer transfer market gains pace. João Mario and Renato Sanches continue to pursue moves from Internazionale and Bayern Munich respec

Portuguese bosses: Villas-Boas, Fonseca begin pre-season with Champions League ambitions; Abel Ferreira gets to work at PAOK; Mourinho resists Chinese offer
07/10/2019

Pre-season is officially underway in Europe, with clubs across the continent returning to training this week ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. The upcoming season will see many Portuguese coaches assuming control of new teams in France, Greece and Italy, with the likes of Andre Villas-Boas, Abel Ferrei

Benfica: João Félix departure disappointing, not devastating
07/04/2019

With one of the summer's major transfer sagas finally over after João Félix completed his big-money move to Altetico Madrid, Portuguese champions Benfica can now prepare for the new campaign with clarity after the departure of their young star.Raúl De Tomás, Chiquinho, Jhonder Cádiz and Caio have al