PortuGOAL 2022 UEFA European U17 Championship Podcast
06/27/2022

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

M Matthew Marshall
Portuguese in Persia: Sá Pinto and José Morais head to Iran
06/25/2022

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

S Sean Gillen
Identifying Portugal’s future football superstars
06/24/2022

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

T Tom Kundert
Fábio Vieira: The tale thus far
06/17/2022

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

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Players who were born outside Portugal but who became Seleção stars
06/16/2022

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

T Tom Kundert
Official: Fenerbahçe announce Bruma agreement
06/16/2022

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

S Sean Gillen
Can Portugal Women spring a surprise in Euro 2022?
06/15/2022

Can Portugal Women spring a surprise in Euro 2022?

The domestic season drawing to a close has not relegated football from the top of the sports headlines. There’s plenty of international action forthcoming, and we don’t just mean Portugal’s preparations after their perilous progress to the final stages of Qatar 2022.Before we focus on the Middle Eas

T Tom Kundert
Five things we learned about the Seleção
06/14/2022

Five things we learned about the Seleção

Key takeaways following the first four matches of UEFA Nations League playPortugal as advertised. Capricious and unwaveringly averse to making sense while periodically competent and at times, dare I say, a joy to watch. After four matches in the UEFA Nations League, the Seleção relinquished pole pos

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Portugal conclude Euro U21 qualifiers with a 2-1 win against Greece
06/11/2022

Portugal conclude Euro U21 qualifiers with a 2-1 win against Greece

Portugal ended their European U21 Championship qualifying campaign with a 2-1 win against Greece.Paulo Bernardo and Gonçalo Ramos scored shortly after half-time at Estádio Cidade de Barcelos, the Greeks leaving it too late after Georgios Koutsias scored in added time.The Equipa das Quinas end the ca

M Matthew Marshall
Nations League: Switzerland v Portugal preview
06/11/2022

Nations League: Switzerland v Portugal preview

What a difference a week makes! As a disjointed Portugal made heavy weather of World Cup qualifying, then were largely dominated by Spain in the Nations League opener, Fernando Santos’s team looked in anything but good shape as the countdown to the Qatar World Cup begins.However, two impressive perf

T Tom Kundert