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Portugal fans sad and angry as banned Fernando Santos becomes head coach

Tuesday September 23 2014,

Tags: Portugal, Fernando Santos, Paulo Bento, UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying

Portugal have announced Paulo Bento’s replacement as head coach, as the country aims to bounce back from its World Cup 2014 fiasco and terrible start in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers.
The Portuguese Football Federation released the following statement on its official website:

“Fernando Santos, ex-Greece coach, is to be presented at 12:30 on Wednesday at the headquarters of the Portuguese Football Federation.

“The new national team manager has coached Estoril, Estrela da Amadora, FC Porto, AEK Athens, Panathinaikos, Sporting, Benfica, PAOK Thessaloniki and...

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Neymar’s Brazil and Algeria move up in September 2014’s FIFA World Ranking

Roughly a week after the first international break during the 2014/15 club football season, FIFA has updated its Coca-Cola rankings.
Like James Rodriguez’s Colombia, Neymar's Brazil have jumped a spot above. The Colombians find themselves just behind world leaders Germany and second-best Argentina. Meanwhile, Spain have gone further down in eighth position despite smashing Macedonia recently.

For Mexico, the United States of America and Roy Hodgson’s England, the progress continues. They are 16th, 17th and 18th...

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BREAKING: Paulo Bento resigns as Portugal manager, no replacement announced yet

Thursday September 11 2014,

Tags: Portugal, Paulo Bento

The Portuguese Football Federation announced on Thursday that the decision to terminate the contractual relationship was jointly made.
Paulo Bento and the Portuguese Football Federation have decided to terminate their contractual relationship following a dreadful performance in this year’s World Cup in Brazil and an alarming start in the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign after a 1-0 home defeat against Albania on Sunday. The Portuguese Football Federation confirmed the news on Thursday and as of yet no replacement has been announced.

Bento...

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Portugal coach Bento wanted OUT after Ronaldo-less loss to Albania

With their captain missing out on action, Portugal kicked off their Euro 2016 qualifiers with a shock 1-0 home loss to Albania, leaving many fans unhappy
After Portugal's disappointing 2014 World Cup campaign, one which saw them exit in the group stage, many were hoping Paulo Bento would kick off the Selecção das Quinas's 2016 Euro qualifiers with a bang.

However, this was never meant to be. In the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo who is looking to gain full fitness, the team endured a terrible start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign...

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LIVE stream: Portugal vs Albania on Sep 7, 2014 - UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying

Paulo Bento's squad did not perform all that well in Brazil, and they will want to set the record straight on Sunday. Watch live on TV and online as the Portuguese meet Albania for the sixth time in their history.
Portugal will begin their Euro 2016 qualification on Sunday when they host Albania at the Estádio de Aveiro. This will be their sixth meeting all-time, with their previous five encounters not ending in favor of the Albanians.

After a very disappointing campaign in the 2014 World Cup, fans were quick to call for the dismissal of manager Paulo Bento. The Portuguese FA made it clear that...

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Watch Euro 2016 qualifying matches LIVE online/on TV in September 2014

There are UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying matches on September 7th, 8th and 9th. Here is where to watch the qualifier of your choice in LIVE streaming online or on TV. Start time, TV listings and more…
In Europe, September’s international break gives way for the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers to kick start. Matchday 1 begins on Sunday, September 7, 2014 with two highly-ranked European teams in action – reigning World Cup champions Germany and Euro 2004 hosts Portugal. Both sides will be at home, playing simultaneously against Scotland and Albania respectively.

On Monday, Russia will...

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Cristiano Ronaldo out of Portugal squad to face Albania on September 7th

Friday August 29 2014,

Tags: Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal

The best European player of 2014 has ben left out of the roster named by Paulo Bento due to ‘unfitness’.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been left out of the Portugal squad that will host Albania in Aveiro as confirmed by the Portuguese Football Federation on Friday. The Portuguese team will play their first Euro 2016 qualifying match on September 7th without their main man due to ‘unfitness’.

According to Portugal manager Paulo Bento, Ronaldo was ruled unfit to play.

"[Ronaldo's...

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SHOCKING revelation about Cristiano Ronaldo, now 2nd most popular personality

Friday July 18 2014,

Tags: Real Madrid, Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dolores Aveiro

Dolores Aveiro is frequently at the Bernabeu to watch Cristiano. At her book launch earlier this week, Aveiro made a shocking revelation to reporters about her son.
For those fans who follow Cristiano Ronaldo's career, they know very well that the Portuguese captain came from nearly nothing. His parents did not have much money, so he was taught to make do with what ever he had at his disposal.

At the age of 29, the native of Madeira has earned himself enough money to take care of his family. Living a much more comfortable lifestyle now, Cristiano's mother...

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"He's in love with himself": Zvonimir Boban slams Cristiano Ronaldo

The former Milan midfielder was not impressed with the Portuguese captain's showings at the World Cup this summer, and has criticized his attitude as being detrimental to the squad.
Following his triumph over Lionel Messi to win his second Ballon d'Or, many had expected Cristiano Ronaldo to keep up his good form for Portugal during this year's World Cup.

After all, the Real Madrid star had fired his national side into the tournament by scoring a poker against Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sweden. Despite being placed in a tough group, Portugal were expected to qualify alongside...

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Anti-Messi & pro-Ronaldo video surfaces ahead of Argentina vs Netherlands World Cup semis match

A presumed CR7 fan takes a jab at Messi with a YouTube video as the Barcelona ace gets prepared for La Albiceleste's semi-final game
The Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo debate is back to life as the 2014 World Cup nears its end. The two La Liga superstars are always compared to one another by their loyal fans as the "who's the better player" debate continues.

However, this time, it is not their footballing talent that is heating things up, but their characters as persons instead. A video, presumably made by...

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Univision Deportes delivers its largest World Cup group stage audience ever

Univision Deportes Reaches 62.3 Million Total Viewers during Group Stage of 2014 World Cup; USA-Germany Match Delivers Strong Ratings for Univision Deportes
Univision Deportes’ presentation of the group stage of FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014™ set new ratings records, out-delivering its 2010 World Cup group stage coverage by +43% among Total Viewers, +31% among Adults 18-49, +23% among Men 18-49, and +43% among Women 18-49. The matches aired on the Univision Network, which was simulcast on Univision Deportes Network (UDN), and the UniM¨¢s...

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Americans pay tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo, as they progress to the Round of 16

Supporters of the American national team thanked Ronaldo for scoring against Ghana, securing the passage of the United States to the round of 16
Despite the extremely low likelihood of the United States being kicked out from Group G in their last game, Americans are still relieved their stay in Brazil is not yet over.

#USA fans to Cristiano Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/sc9lQouyho

— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) June 26, 2014

Now, we love you @Cristiano.

— U.S. Soccer WNT (@ussoccer_wnt) June 26, 2014...

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World Cup Group G scenarios and line-ups: Portugal vs Ghana, USA vs Germany

Check out World Cup TV listings for USA vs Germany and Portugal vs Ghana as well as confirmed line-ups for these games. Group G’s scenario is complex. Here’s a breakdown of it.
Portugal are without a win just as Ballon d’Or titleholder Cristiano Ronaldo is without a goal at the 2014 World Cup. After getting off to their worst start ever by losing 4-0 to Germany, the Seleccão also failed to complete their must-win task against the United States.

They managed to take a point though thanks to Varela’s miraculous 95th minute header which made justice...

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LIVE streaming: Watch Portugal vs Ghana on TV and Online - June 26, 2014 FIFA World Cup Match

Portugal and Ghana are in a tough spot, but they both know that if things go right, they could still go through. Watch live on TV and online as both these countries look for three points and goals.
Things did not get off to a great start for Portugal, but after their last match against the United States, everything has become much more difficult. Paulo Bento’s squad are last in the group, and will need a near miracle to go through to the next round.

Everything looked promising when the Portuguese took an early lead against the USA, but the North Americans fought back to take a 2-1...

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SHOCKING: Ghana kick out Boateng & Muntari from national team

The Black Stars' aces Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari have been suspended from the national side, effective immediately
Ghana's hopes of making the World Cup round of 16 have taken a twist.

The Black Stars' camp has released news that Schalke 04 and AC Milan stars Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari have been suspended from the national team indefinitely, effective immediately.

The duo were part of the Ghana side that put in an impressive display in their team's well-deserved 2-2 draw with European...

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Stats from Messi's epic performance vs Nigeria as Ronaldo gets new haircut

While Lionel Messi keeps on leading his national team, Cristiano Ronaldo gets a new hairdo every game
In the last group game between Argentina and Nigeria, Messi scored two goals and is now at 42 with his national team, while he collected 243 goals with his club, Barcelona. Against the African team, Messi demonstrated once again that he is fit and ready to take the cup.

Infographic: 20-pass, 61 second lead-up to Lionel Messi's 1st goal of the game. pic.twitter.com/nuwkKTFX8n [via @espnstatsinfo]

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Univision Deportes reaches Over 54 Million Total Viewers, beating entire 2010 World Cup record

USA-Portugal Match Ranks as Most-Viewed USA Match in Univision Deportes World Cup History; 2014 World Cup Audience Is Pacing +48% Ahead Of 2010 World Cup through 32 Matches
Univision Deportes’ presentation of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014™ has reached 54.1 million Total Viewers through 32 matches, reaching more viewers than the entire 2010 World Cup (49.1 million viewers).

¡¤         Univision Deportes’ coverage of the USA vs. Portugal match of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014™ delivered the most-viewed USA...

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USA-Portugal: Most-Viewed Soccer Match Ever in U.S.

Tuesday June 24 2014,

Tags: Press Release, ESPN, Portugal, USMNT, USA, FIFA World Cup, World Cup 2014

ESPN Telecast Averages 18,220,000 Viewers and Peaks with 22,961,000 viewers; Match Generates WatchESPN Viewership Records
• Most-viewed Non-Football Telecast on ESPN Ever

• Significant Viewership Growth Over 2010 and 2006, including in All Key Demos

• Sets Rating Record in 18 markets; Washington, D.C.; New York and San Francisco Highest-Rated Thru 32 Games

ESPN’s telecast of the United States’ 2-2 tie against Portugal in the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Sunday, June 22, is the...

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Portugal and Nani loose hope after the epic draw with team America

Monday June 23 2014,

Tags: FIFA World Cup, World Cup 2014, United States, Portugal, Nani

After drawing with the United States, Nani expresses his worried feelings with regards to his nation progressing to the next stages of the 2014 World Cup.
After today’s incredible game between Portugal and the United States, some of the Portuguese players cannot help but feel rather defeated, despite not being mathematically eliminated.

Ronaldo, who was not fully fit, again failed to impress with a sub-standard performance

The feelings are understandable. Portugal has 1 point, together with Ghana, which they will play in their last...

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Scorsese could not have scripted a more dramatic ending to USA vs Portugal

USMNT tied Portugal 2-2 in an unbelievable match, which provided for two incredible comebacks.
If today’s game between Portugal and the United States is a trailer of what is waiting for us in this last round of group-stage matches, it is time to brace ourselves. Group G’s second round was nothing short of incredible.

YES!!!!!! #USNMT

— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) June 22, 2014

Bloody hell, this World Cup just entered warp drive

— Musa Okwonga...

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