Takakura chooses youth over experience for Algarve Cup squad

Feb 9, 2017

Takakura chooses youth over experience for Algarve Cup squad

German-based striker Yuki Nagasato was left out as Nadeshiko Japan manager Asako Takakura on Thursday named four uncapped players to her squad for the upcoming Algarve Cup in Portugal. Nagasato, a veteran of Japan’s 2011 World Cup-winning and 2015 runner-up squads and part of ...

Portugal protests Spain's stockpiling of nuke waste near border

Jan 17, 2017

Portugal protests Spain's stockpiling of nuke waste near border

Portugal has accused Spain of stockpiling nuclear waste close to its border without evaluating the environmental impact, in a complaint filed Monday with Brussels. The dispute stems from the Spanish government’s decision in late December to authorize the building of a nuclear waste depot ...

Portugal's democracy founder, Mario Soares, dies at 92

/ Jan 8, 2017

Portugal's democracy founder, Mario Soares, dies at 92

Portugal’s former President Mario Soares, widely seen as the father of the country’s democracy, died Saturday at age 92, two weeks after being admitted to a hospital. The founder of Portugal’s Socialist Party, Soares spent decades in politics and spearheaded the country’s entry into ...

Tourists flee 'hell' as wildfires hit Portugal's Algarve region

Sep 9, 2016

Tourists flee 'hell' as wildfires hit Portugal's Algarve region

Portugal’s Algarve tourist region was the latest to be hit by violent forest fires Thursday, prompting the evacuation of a luxury hotel and three hamlets, officials said. Backed by water-dropping aircraft, over 2,700 firefighters were trying to bring under control some 100 blazes nationwide ...

Ronaldo, Messi on UEFA award shortlist

Jul 18, 2016

Ronaldo, Messi on UEFA award shortlist

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are on the 10-player shortlist to be named UEFA Best Player in Europe for last season. Fan favorite Will Grigg missed out but got as many points as Paul Pogba. Ronaldo is joined by Pepe, his teammate on European ...

Ronaldo sparks Portugal past Wales, into Euro final

Jul 7, 2016

Ronaldo sparks Portugal past Wales, into Euro final

Cristiano Ronaldo had just propelled Portugal into another European Championship final when he made for Gareth Bale, shared a long conversation with his Real Madrid teammate and gave him a sympathetic hug. The battle of the superstar forwards turned into a one-man show — ...

Trio advance after drab encounters

Jun 26, 2016

Trio advance after drab encounters

The quarterfinal lineup at the European Championship started to take shape on Saturday after three drab matches that will live forever in the record books but not in the memory. The start of the round of 16 saw Poland, Portugal and Wales make it ...