“I know which problems we must solve” – Fernando Santos reflects on unconvincing start with Poland

The recent international break saw Fernando Santos begin his tenure as manager of the Polish National Team in the European Championship qualifiers.Poland contest Group E of qualification, in what is considered a routine passage to Euro 2024. However, an opening matchday defeat to Czech Republic foll

Primeira Liga weekend preview: Jornada 26

As another international break ends, PortuGOAL has a new weekly feature courtesy of Albert and Barney from the Long Ball Futebol podcast - a regular preview of the upcoming weekend action. Today, we look ahead to Jornada 26 of the 2022/23 Primeira Liga as domestic football in Portugal embarks on an

“Who wouldn’t want to coach Brazil!?” – Jorge Jesus hints at Canarinho interest

Jorge Jesus has offered further indication that he could leave Fenerbahçe when his contract expires at the end of the season, with a return to Brazilian football suggested as the most likely destination for the veteran Portuguese boss.Jesus took charge of Fenerbahçe last summer and the Istanbul side

The Seleção Podcast: Perfect start for new Portugal boss Roberto Martínez, but what have we learned?

In episode 78 of the Seleção Podcast, host Danny Pinto is joined by Matthew Marshall of PortuGOAL.net, who was in attendance for both of Roberto Martínez’s first two matches as Portugal manager.After two routine wins against Liechtenstein and Luxembourg to kick off Portugal’s EURO 2024 qualifying ca

Ronaldo bags another brace as Portugal win 6-0 in Luxembourg

Portugal cruised to a 6-0 victory in Luxembourg to make it two convincing wins in the 2024 European Championship qualifiers.The Seleção were 3-0 up after 18 minutes with all three goals the result of accurate balls into the box. Cristiano Ronaldo converted from close range before João Félix and Bern

Ronaldo at the double as Portugal beat Liechtenstein 4-0 in the Euro 2024 qualifiers

Roberto Martínez got off to a winning start as Portugal manager, his new side comfortably beating Liechtenstein 4-0 at Estádio José Alvalade.João Cancelo’s deflected strike put the Seleção ahead in the 8th minute, but they couldn’t add to their advantage in the first half despite enjoying 81% posses

Long Ball Futebol Podcast: Benfica go 10 points clear + listener Q&A

On this week’s Long Ball Futebol Podcast, Albert and Barney discuss an entertaining draw between Porto and Braga, which only seems to benefit Benfica, who go 10 points clear at the top of the table. Surely this puts the nail in the coffin of the title race, but who will finish second in that coveted

PortuGOAL Figure of the Week: Felippe Cardoso brace keeps Casa Pia in hunt for 5th

Primeira Liga football pauses for the international break after what could prove a pivotal 25th round of action. League leaders Benfica tightened their already vice-like grip on the title race, thrashing Vitória Guimarães to take advantage of championship rivals Braga and Porto sharing the spoils wi

Official: Pepa takes Cruzeiro post as Portuguese influence in Brazil keeps growing

The upcoming Campeonato Brasileiro 2023 is currently scheduled to have an astonishing eight Portuguese managers in place, after Pepa was confirmed as new boss of Cruzeiro.Former Paços Ferreira and Vitória de Guimarães coach Pepa has signed a contract valid for one season in Belo Horizonte, where he

Portuguese Abroad goals round-up: Guerreiro inspires as Dortmund go top; João Félix gets first Stamford Bridge goal; Ronaldo free-kick brilliance in Saudi Arabia; Beto strikes against Milan

Borussia Dortmund lead Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga table heading into the international break, with Portugal international Raphaël Guerreiro currently one of the in-form players as German football looks set for an enthralling title race.Cristiano Ronaldo again stole the headlines in S