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