Portugal reject long-term fears over Ronaldo

Portugal`s Helder Postiga shot down fears over Cristiano Ronaldo`s long-term fitness on Thursday as the injury-affected star trained for the vital World Cup match against USA.

Keita joins, three others exit Valencia

Former Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita, 34, has joined La Liga side Valencia until the end of the season, the club confirmed on Thursday.

Atletico held in Valencia by late equaliser

Copa del Rey holders Atletico Madrid took a step towards the quarter-finals of this year`s competition despite conceeding in stoppage time to draw 1-1 away to Valencia in the first-leg of their last 16 tie.

Postiga strike gives Portugal tight win over Russia

Portugal strengthened their hopes of a place at next year’s World Cup after an early goal from Helder Postiga proved enough to scrape a 1-0 home win over an out-of-sorts Russia side.

2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier: Helder Postiga scores to lead Portugal to 1-0 win over Russia

Portugal recorded a priceless 1-0 victory over Russia in their qualifier at the Estadio da Luz on Friday to keep their 2014 World Cup hopes well and truly alive.

Portugal striker Postiga set to miss semi-final

Portugal centre-forward Helder Postiga is set to miss the Euro 2012 semi-final clash with either Spain or France in Donetsk, after suffering a suspected hamstring strain.