Ronaldo scores three, passes Pele in victory

Sep 1, 2017

Ronaldo scores three, passes Pele in victory

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick to move past Pele on the list of all-time international goalscorers as Portugal beat Faroe Islands 5-1 on Thursday to stay close to Switzerland at the top of Group B in World Cup European qualifying. Ronaldo netted with a ...

Pilot killed in crash of Portugal firefighting chopper

Aug 21, 2017

Pilot killed in crash of Portugal firefighting chopper

A helicopter fighting wildfires in central and northern Portugal crashed on Sunday, killing the pilot, the civil protection agency said. "The helicopter was attacking the fire at Cabril when it crashed after striking power lines," said Rui Esteves, commander of the ANPC protection agency. "It then ...

Maradona weighs in on Messi, Ronaldo

Jun 20, 2017

Maradona weighs in on Messi, Ronaldo

Soccer legend Diego Maradona said Monday that he preferred compatriot Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo all the while dubbing the Portugal captain an "incredible" player. "I can't remember having seen Lionel Messi play badly," Maradona told TyCSports. "I prefer Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo but I acknowledge ...

Ronaldo looking to leave Real Madrid over tax row

Jun 17, 2017

Ronaldo looking to leave Real Madrid over tax row

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave the club and Spain after being accused of committing tax fraud in the country, a report in Portuguese sports daily A Bola said on Friday. The newspaper said its story was based on a reliable source and ...

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 the ...

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 at ...

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 the ...