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Ronaldo left out again by Portugal

Ronaldo left out again by Portugal

NAN Portugal again left out Cristiano Ronaldo, their all-time record scorer and most capped player as Coach Fernando Santos named the squad for this month’s Nations League matches on Thursday. Santos previously omitted Ronaldo from the squad in September and October. The decision was taken by mutual consent as the 33-year-old was still adapting, following […]
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Portugal’s defence minister resigns over arms theft scandal

Portugal’s Defence Minister Jose Alberto Azeredo Lopes resigned Friday over a scandal which has seen senior figures in the military and police forces arrested over the theft of rockets, grenades, and cartridges from a military arms depot. Lopes said he was stepping down to prevent the Portuguese armed forces from being “weakened by political attacks,” […] …

Portugal and former colony Angola seek to repair ties

Portugal and former colony Angola seek to repair ties

After years of tensions, Portugal and its one-time African colony Angola are seeking to put relations back on track, with high-level visits planned to push economic ties and repair their troubled past. Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa arrives in Luanda on Monday, while Angola’s President Joao Lourenco is due to visit Lisbon on November 23 […] …

Balotelli dropped for Italy’s Nations League game in Portugal

Balotelli dropped for Italy’s Nations League game in Portugal

Forward Mario Balotelli has been dropped by Italy coach Roberto Mancini for Monday’s Nations League game against European champions Portugal in Lisbon. Nice striker Balotelli came under fire for his performance in their Nations League opener against Poland on Friday, where the Azzurri were held 1-1. The 28-year-old was substituted with a muscular problem, with […] …

Cristiano Ronaldo dropped from Portugal team

Cristiano Ronaldo has been left out of Portugal’s first squad since the 2018 World Cup. The Portugal captain will not be available for their Nations League match against Italy on September 10. Ronaldo, who joined Juventus from Real Madrid in July, was not expected to be in the squad. Coach Fernando Santos previously indicated he […]
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