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Football: Portugal donate half of Euro 2020 qualifying prize money

 April 14, 2020   kridangan

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European champions Portugal will donate half of their prize money for qualifying for the now-postponed Euro 2020 championships to support amateur football amid the coronavirus outbreak, the team said on Monday. A statement from the Portuguese Federation later confirmed: “In this spirit of camaraderie between professional and non-professional football, we have decided, as a team, […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins 2016 Ballon d’Or But the Best Footballer Award is Mired in Politics

 December 18, 2016   R K Gupta

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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has beaten Lionel Messi for the 2016 Ballon d’Or. However, the general feeling points to the Ballon d’Or getting more and more controversial. The original Ballon d’Or, came into existence in 1956 and its ambit was restricted to just the European Footballers until 1995. The publishers of the bi-monthly France […]

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Portugal Drawn to Play Argentina on First Day of Rio Football without Ronaldo and Messi

Portugal Drawn to Play Argentina on First Day of Rio Football without Ronaldo and Messi

 July 16, 2016   R K Gupta

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With both football superstars out of their national Olympic squads, the second Group D on August 4, 2016 between Portugal and Argentina will lose some color. Rio Olympic qualifying rules for men’s football allow only three players born after January 01, 1993 and thus most national squads will have players under the age of 23. […]

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Top 5 Goals of Euro 2016

Top 5 Goals of Euro 2016

 July 13, 2016   Vishal Pandey

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So the Euro 2016 has come to an end after 3 weeks of Spectacular action. Portugal have emerged victories in this tournament and this Portugal team have become immortal as being the first Portuguese team to win a major title. The Tournament has seen many great and spectacular goal including the goal in the Final […]

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Does Ronaldo winning the Euro Prove he is better than Messi

 July 12, 2016   Vishal Pandey

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So does Ronaldo winning the Euro 2016 actually prove that Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Leo Messi? Well a certain section of fans and football pundits think so, for instance’s Peter Staunton thinks that Euro 2016 wins  puts Ronaldo above Messi. While a Certain section think that Messi Legacy is too big for Ronaldo to […]

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Even Without Ronaldo Portugal Dashes France’s Dream of Third Major Football Win at Home

 July 11, 2016   R K Gupta

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The setting was perfect as more than 80000 spectators took their seats at Saint-Denis’ Stade de France just outside Paris. They keenly awaited the start of 2016 Euro Cup final between France and Portugal. The excitement was palpable even without the match having begun. Though the French constituted the majority of viewers, there were large […]

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France Looking for another Major Win on Home Turf As Portugal Aim For Tryst with History

 July 9, 2016   R K Gupta

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The global betting market is going crazy ahead of the France-Portugal Euro Cup final on Sunday. If one goes by history, a French victory looks like the most probable outcome. But past performances and historical results become meaningless in the face of field performance on the day of the match. Yet, you cannot stop people […]

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There is more to Wales-Portugal Euro Semifinal than Merely the Bale-Ronaldo Showdown

 July 6, 2016   R K Gupta

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After Wales destroyed a strong Belgian side 3-1 in the quarterfinals, they served a reminder about their inherent football strength. Don’t count us out – was their message despite being tagged as a debutant side. They also have some off-the-field factors that have endeared them to the media. It wasn’t a long time in France […]

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Portugal Through to Semis of the Euro 2016

 July 1, 2016   Vishal Pandey

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Portugal managed to scrap Through to the semi final of the Euro 16 after beating Poland 5-3 in a Penalty Shootout after the score was tied 1-1 after 120 minutes. Jakub Blaszczykowski had his penalty saved by Patricio before Quaresma slamed his penalty in the top-left corner to send his team in the semis. Earlier Poland had the […]

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Portugal are in the quarter-finals of the European Championship

 June 25, 2016   kridangan

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Portugal are into the quarter-finals of the European Championship. Ricardo Quaresma goal  within extra time takes Portugal  Euro 2016. Match reactions It had to be him!! #EURO2016 #PORCRO — Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 25, 2016 #POR midfielder Renato Sanches is the @carlsberg Man of the Match 👏#EURO2016 — UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 25, 2016 […]

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