Ukraine incorporated into Portugal and Spain’s World Cup 2030 bid
10/05/2022

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

T Tom Kundert
Long Ball Futebol Podcast: Porto lay down a marker
10/05/2022

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

T Tom Kundert
Porto beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 to get off the mark in the Champions League
10/05/2022

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

M Matthew Marshall
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
10/04/2022

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

S Sean Gillen
Portugal named Europe’s best tourist destination - again
10/03/2022

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

T Tom Kundert
Official: Bruno Lage leaves Wolves
10/02/2022

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

S Sean Gillen
“United are disrespecting Cristiano Ronaldo” – club legend Keane [video]
10/02/2022

“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

S Sean Gillen
Roma boss Mourinho enjoys Inter victory from team bus [video]
10/02/2022

Roma boss Mourinho enjoys Inter victory from team bus [video]

Inter 1-2 RomaJosé Mourinho’s Roma earned an important victory over his former club Inter at San Siro on Saturday evening, with the Portuguese providing footage as he followed the match from the team bus.Mourinho was serving a one-match suspension having been issued a red card during his side’s defe

S Sean Gillen
Vitória halt Benfica’s winning run
10/02/2022

Vitória halt Benfica’s winning run

Vitória Guimarães became the first team to stop Benfica winning a football match in 2022/23, deservedly holding the table-toppers to a goalless draw to end the Eagles’ 13-game winning run in all competitions.In a hard-fought game neither goalkeeper was called into serious action. “I consider it a po

T Tom Kundert
Mehdi Taremi steals the show as Porto beat Braga 4-1 at the Dragão
10/01/2022

Mehdi Taremi steals the show as Porto beat Braga 4-1 at the Dragão

Porto put their recent struggles behind them with a convincing 4-1 win against Braga at Estádio do Dragão. Mehdi Taremi was simply sensational and provided more evidence of why is the Dragons’ most important player.Sérgio Conceição is close to finding consistency after navigating his way through a p

M Matthew Marshall
“We’ve always had a good relationship” – Gonçalo Guedes speaks on Wolves boss Lage, omission from Portugal squad and the difference between Portuguese and English fans
10/01/2022

“We’ve always had a good relationship” – Gonçalo Guedes speaks on Wolves boss Lage, omission from Portugal squad and the difference between Portuguese and English fans

Portuguese star Gonçalo Guedes has been speaking to English outlet Sky Sports during the recent international break, as he continues his adaptation to the Premier League with Wolverhampton Wanderers.Guedes joined Wolves late in the summer window after five seasons in Spain with Valencia, linking up

S Sean Gillen
Sporting back on track with 3-1 victory over Gil Vicente
09/30/2022

Sporting back on track with 3-1 victory over Gil Vicente

Sporting bounced back to winning ways with a convincing 3-1 victory over Gil Vicente in Lisbon tonight.First-half goals from Hidemassa Morita and Pote put the hosts in charge, with Rochinha adding a third late on before Fran Navarro notched a stoppage time consolation for struggling Gil Vicente. The

T Tom Kundert
Long Ball Futebol Podcast: This is why we love Futebol
09/29/2022

Long Ball Futebol Podcast: This is why we love Futebol

With the international break upon us, this week’s episode is a Q&A special.We answer your questions about the Primeira Liga season so far, including:How long can Benfica, Braga and Boavista keep up the good form?Are Marítimo condemned to relegation?And what is our XI of the season so far? To listen

T Tom Kundert
The Seleção Podcast: When is enough enough?
09/28/2022

The Seleção Podcast: When is enough enough?

In Episode 67 of the Seleção Podcast, host Danny Pinto is joined by Matthew Marshall of PortuGOAL.net, who was in attendance covering Portugal’s 4-0 victory in Prague against the Czech Republic and 1-0 defeat in the group-deciding Nations League loss to Spain in Braga. Danny and Matthew discussed, a

T Tom Kundert
Portugal vs Spain - Player Ratings
09/28/2022

Portugal vs Spain - Player Ratings

Standouts scarce as Portugal crash out of UEFA Nations LeagueAfter the thrilling high of victory over Czechia, Portugal were brought spiraling down to earth at the Quarry in Braga last night. Though competitive in the first hour, Portugal's influence dramatically waned in the final 30 minutes during

N Nathan
Fernando Santos: “The players and I end this game devastated”
09/28/2022

Fernando Santos: “The players and I end this game devastated”

Portugal coach Fernando Santos cut a dejected figure in the post-match press conference after a late Álvaro Morata goal for Spain knocked the Seleção out of the Nations League in Braga tonight.Midfielder Rúben Neves immediately turned his thoughts to Qatar, saying: “there’s no time to think about th

T Tom Kundert
Portuguese boss Abel Ferreira in running for Brazil job – report
09/27/2022

Portuguese boss Abel Ferreira in running for Brazil job – report

In Brazil, there appears to be a growing acceptance that a foreign manager could replace current incumbent Tite as coach of the national team after the upcoming Qatar 2022 World Cup.Among the reported frontrunners is Portuguese boss Abel Ferreira, whose phenomenal success in the country with Palmeir

S Sean Gillen
Iberian showdown: Portugal vs. Spain preview
09/26/2022

Iberian showdown: Portugal vs. Spain preview

Portugal host Spain on Tuesday night in Braga with a place in the Final Four of the Nations League at stake. Provided the Seleção avoid defeat, they will make the decisive phase of the competition, which will be played in the summer of 2023.Despite the favourable position, it will be no easy task ag

T Tom Kundert
Czechia vs Portugal - Player Ratings
09/25/2022

Czechia vs Portugal - Player Ratings

Diogo Dalot and Bruno Fernandes lead the wayIn one of those rare performances where everything seemed on song, Manchester United’s effervescent duo of Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Dalot proved too devastating a combination for the beleaguered home side. While Czechia did create some danger in the first

N Nathan