Nani: We can cope without Ronaldo

Portugal winger Nani expressed his delight after the European champions romped to a 5-0 win over Gibraltar without captain Cristiano Ronaldo. The Real Madrid forward has not played since hobbling out of Portugal’s Euro 2016 final triumph against France, and young midfielder Renato Sanches was also absent for this friendly. However, after scoring twice himself,

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Ronaldo omitted from Portugal squad

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has been left out of his country’s squad for matches against Gibraltar and Switzerland, with the Real Madrid forward not fit enough to be included. Ronaldo – who won UEFA’s Best Player in Europe award on Thursday – missed pre-season as he was recovering from a knee injury sustained in the

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Ronaldo honoured by Portugal president

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded one of Portugal’s highest honours by the country’s president. Ronaldo, 28, will receive the Order of Prince Henry from president Anibal Cavaco Silva at a ceremony on Tuesday. “He is a worldwide symbol of Portugal, making the country better known internationally and an example of perseverance for

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Portugal announce May 31 Greece friendly

Portugal will play Greece on May 31 as the two countries prepare for the World Cup in Brazil in 2014. Portugal have been paired in a difficult group where they will have to navigate games against Ghana,Germany and the United States of America. The match will represent a meeting between two friends as Portugal boss

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Ronaldo targets World Cup knockout stages

Cristiano Ronaldo has his sights on the FIFA World Cup knockout stages after Portugal were drawn alongside Germany, Ghana and United States. The Real Madrid star, who captains his country, scored all four goals as Portugal booked their spot at Brazil 2014 with a 4-2 play-off success over Sweden last month. Paulo Bento’s men were

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