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Portugal Without Key Defenders For WC Play-Off

Ronaldo’s Portugal without first-choice centre-backs for 2022 World Cup play-off vs Turkey as Pepe ruled out With Ruben Dias previously sidelined, the road to this year’s tournament looks tricky Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal will be without both of their first-choice centre-backs for their Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier against Turkey, …

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Portugal lift inaugural UEFA Nations League trophy

  It was a joyous moment as hosts Portugal claimed their second trophy in three years after beating the Netherlands 1-0 to win the inaugural European Nations League. The Portuguese triumphed at the 2016 European Championship and Goncalo Guedes’ second-half strike gave them a narrow victory in Porto. The Valencia …

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Ronaldo, Bale battle for UEFA best player award

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale headlined a 10-man shortlist announced on Monday for the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. Ronaldo struck the winning spot-kick as Real claimed an 11th Champions League title, beating city rivals Atletico Madrid on penalties in May, before leading his country …

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Griezmann named best player of Euro 2016

UEFA has named French forward and tournament top scorer Antoine Griezmann as the best player of Euro 2016, a day after the hosts’ 1-0 final defeat to Portugal. “Antoine Griezmann was a threat in every game he played. He works hard for his team and possesses technique, vision and quality finishing,” …

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