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Cristiano Ronaldo gets Portugal call for France and Denmark games

Cristiano Ronaldo gets Portugal call for France and Denmark games

Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo was on Friday called up by national coach Fernando Santos among his 24-man squad for a friendly against France and Euro 2016 qualifier against Denmark.

Portugal name Fernando Santos as new coach

Portugal name Fernando Santos as new coach

Fernando Santos was on Tuesday named as the new coach of Portugal, succeeding Portuguese compatriot Paulo Bento.

Portugal coach Paulo Bento pays the price of failure

Portugal coach Paulo Bento pays the price of failure

Paulo Bento paid for Portugal`s disappointing World Cup and calamitous start to the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign on Thursday when his contract was terminated by the FPF.

Paulo Bento parts company with Portugal

Paulo Bento parts company with Portugal

Portugal coach Paulo Bento has quit the national side by mutual consent, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) announced on Thursday.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Portugal vs Ghana - Preview

World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo`s hopes of continuing in the World Cup are hanging by a thread and will depend on an unlikely combination of results in Thursday`s Group G games.

FIFA World Cup 2014: USA vs Portugal - Preview

Cristiano Ronaldo`s Portugal will be fighting to keep their World Cup campaign alive when they play the United States in Sunday`s key match.

It`s win or pack your bags, says Portugal`s Bento

Portugal coach Paulo Bento said Saturday his team can start packing their bags if they don`t beat the United States on Sunday in Manaus.

Portugal`s Alves joins injured list

Portuguese defender Bruno Alves suffered a muscle injury to join the list of injured players who will miss the FIFA World Cup Group G game against the United States here Sunday.

Football WC: Injuries mount for under-fire Portugal

Striker Hugo Almeida and defender Fabio Coentrao are major injury doubts for Portugal coach Paulo Bento in the wake of their 4-0 drubbing by Germany at the World Cup.

Meireles gesture was tactical, not insulting, say Portugal

Portugal have denied midfielder Raul Meireles was making an insulting gesture toward the referee after team mate Pepe was sent off against Germany on Monday, saying he was simply passing on tactical instructions from coach Paulo Bento.

Injuries mount for under-fire Portugal

Striker Hugo Almeida and defender Fabio Coentrao are major injury doubts for Portugal coach Paulo Bento in the wake of their 4-0 drubbing by Germany at the World Cup.

Bento slams FIFA for early kick-off times

Portugal`s Paulo Bento has slammed FIFA for early kick-off times at the World Cup ahead of his side`s opening game against Germany at 1300 local time (1600 GMT) on Monday.

Ronaldo in line for Portugal return

Cristiano Ronaldo is in line for a morale-boosting return to the Portugal side for Tuesday`s friendly in the United States against Ireland, just two days before the World Cup begins.

Ronaldo to miss Mexico friendly

Cristiano Ronaldo, suffering from tendinosis and a thigh injury, will miss Portugal`s friendly against Mexico on Friday and coach Paulo Bento gave no clues as to when the World Player of the Year would be fully fit.

Ronaldo to miss Greece friendly with muscle pain

Cristiano Ronaldo missed training on Friday and will sit out Saturday`s friendly against Greece after complaining of muscular pain in his left thigh, coach Paulo Bento said on Friday.

Quaresma dropped from Portugal squad

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo headlines Portugal`s 23-man squad named on Monday for the 2014 World Cup finals with veteran striker Ricardo Quaresma overlooked.

Straight-talking Bento keeps Portugal on right track

Paulo Bento has bitter memories of major as a player, but as a coach he has given Portugal plenty of reason to be proud of their national team.

Portugal remain World Cup believers

Portugal may not a favourite to win the World Cup but their coach Paulo Bento believes that works in their favour and rivals should beware.

Hamstrung Ronaldo named in Portugal`s provisional squad

Cristiano Ronaldo will lead Portugal`s World Cup campaign after being named in their provisional 30-man squad for the finals on Tuesday, despite currently being out with a hamstring injury.

Portugal coach Bento extends contract

Portugal coach Paulo Bento has signed a new contract to keep him in the job until 2016, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) announced on Wednesday.