PortuGOAL 2022 UEFA European U17 Championship Podcast

PortuGOAL’s Matthew Marshall followed the Equipa das Quinas at the 2022 UEFA European U17 Championship in Israel.In the latest installment of his 'missions' podcast series, Part one documents Portugal’s campaign and Mat’s experiences as he travels around the Holy Land including Jerusalem, Lod, Tel A

Portuguese in Persia: Sá Pinto and José Morais head to Iran

There will be an intriguing Portuguese derby in Iranian football next season after Ricardo Sá Pinto and José Morais were appointed as managers of Esteghlal and Sepahan respectively this week.Reigning champions Esteghlal confirmed the appointment of Sá Pinto on Tuesday, just a few weeks after the for

Identifying Portugal’s future football superstars

Portuguese football has for years been an extraordinary breeding ground for young talents who, after making a name for themselves early in their career, command premium transfer fees paid by the top clubs worldwide and go on to fully justify the money spent.Rúben Dias, Bruno Fernandes and João Cance

The great Fernando Santos debate: is he the right manager to lead Portugal in the World Cup and beyond?

There is a lot of talk about the upcoming World Cup in Qatar with a fair amount of it focussing on Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo given it could be his last major tournament for the Seleção.The reason that is relevant is that there are big questions about whether or not Fernando Santos is the right

José Fonte: Portugal’s Mr 100% named Lille’s Player of the Season after perfect attendance

José Fonte continues to set remarkable standards for Lille in France, after being named the club’s Player of the Season following a campaign in which he played every single minute in all competitions.Fonte, who turns 39 later this year, featured in 49 matches for Les Dogues in all competitions as Li

Palmeiras defend Portuguese boss Abel Ferreira against “xenophobic manifestations” after attack from Brazilian legend Jorginho

South American champions Palmeiras issued a statement on Friday condemning what they believe are xenophobic attacks against their manager Abel Ferreira.The move from Palmeiras came after Atlético Goianiense boss Jorginho was scathing in his criticism of Abel and his staff following the sides’ clash

FC Porto’s Vitinha closing on PSG move as Portuguese director Campos makes his mark

Just 24 hours after selling Fábio Vieira to Arsenal, FC Porto are set to conclude another high-profile departure as midfielder Vitinha is on the brink of a move to French champions Paris Saint-Germain.According to reports close to both parties in Portugal and France, the clubs have agreed a fee and

Fábio Vieira: The tale thus far

Making their first significant play in this summer’s transfer market, the Arsenal universe will be brimming with excitement at a rare Primeira Liga venture, as they secure the services of FC Porto’s Fábio Vieira for a reported £30-million fee, plus add-ons.For fans of the Portuguese game, however, t

Players who were born outside Portugal but who became Seleção stars

The Luso descendants who chose Portugal as their home and the Seleção as their loveThe Portuguese for many years, through their voyages across the seas, have settled in various places around the globe, so it is no surprise that many football players around the world are Luso-descent. They are childr

Official: Fenerbahçe announce Bruma agreement

Portugal international forward Bruma is set to return to Turkish football to join Jorge Jesus’ Fenerbahce, after the Istanbul club confirmed a deal to take him on loan from PSV Eindhoven.Bruma, who has switched clubs many times during his career, enjoyed arguably his best form with Galatasaray in Tu