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# Portugal

Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# Podcast
The Explainer: 16 years on, what is happening with the Madeleine McCann case?
Joining us on this week’s episode is journalist Robbyn Swan, author of Looking for Madeleine and who featured in the Netflix series The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, to look over the history of the investigation. Are police making progress? Who is the suspect who has been linked to the case?
Last month
May 2023
# Portugal
Officers flatten excavation site and dig holes as Madeleine McCann searches conclude
Portuguese police confirmed the search concluded today and materials had been sent to Germany for testing.
# Madeleine McCann
Police in Portugal begin digging in woodland in fresh Madeleine McCann searches
Officers spent hours cutting back the undergrowth at Barragem do Arade today.
# Madeleine McCann
Portuguese police carry out new searches at reservoir in Madeleine McCann case
McCann was three years old when she went missing from her family’s holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in 2007
# Madeleine McCann
Police investigating Madeleine McCann disappearance will search Portuguese reservoir
The reservoir is 50km from where the toddler went missing in Praia da Luz, Portugal 16 years ago.
This year
# Euro 2024 wrap
Ronaldo scores twice to take international goals tally to 122
Striker is closing in on 200th cap.
# Public Health
Drug decriminalisation policy 'could help with criminal and social issues', Irish report finds
Decriminalisation is the removal of criminal penalties for possession of drugs for personal use.
# Portugal
Independent commission finds Catholic clergy in Portugal abused nearly 5,000 children since 1950
The Portuguese inquiry, commissioned by the Church, published its findings after hearing from more than 500 victims last year.
# business time
Ireland get to work in Portugal as the marginal Six Nations favourites
Andy Farrell’s squad will spend the next week at The Campus preparing for Wales.
# next chapter
Santos finds new manager job one month after quitting as Portugal boss
The 68-year-old succeeds Czeslaw Michniewicz as Poland coach, who was sacked after their World Cup elimination.
# International assignment
Martinez announced as new Portugal manager
Martinez, previously manager at Everton and Wigan, was available after his spell with Belgium ended following the recent World Cup.
Last year
# Sad
Tearful Ronaldo departs with World Cup dream in tatters
Morocco earned a shock 1-0 quarter-final victory over Portugal.
# Claim
Portugal deny Ronaldo threatened to walk out of World Cup
FPF said striker’s appearance against Switzerland was a further demonstration of his commitment to the cause.
# Irked
Portugal boss unhappy with Ronaldo’s reaction to substitution
The forward appeared angry after being withdrawn 25 minutes from the end of the loss to South Korea.
# close but no cigar
Adidas technology confirms Ronaldo did not touch ball for Portugal goal
Bruno Fernandes’ cross did not meet the striker’s head before finding its way into the net.
# portugoal
Bruno believed Ronaldo had scored, but no interest in who bagged opener against Uruguay
The Manchester United star’s double sent Portugal marching on last night.
# Previews
Neymar and Ronaldo arrive shouldering a different kind of burden
Brazil aiming to avoid shock against Serbia while Portugal talisman has own issues to contend with ahead of Ghana meeting.
# Wrap
No Ronaldo, no problem for Portugal, Fati shines for Spain in World Cup warm-ups
Bruno Fernandes scored two first-half goals in Lisbon.
# Group by Group Guide
Group H: The Ronaldo Show begins as Hughton's Ghana seek revenge on Luis Suarez and Uruguay
In the last of our series, we focus on Group H, where Portugal, Uruguay, Ghana, and South Korea face-off.
# Davy Fitzgerald
GAA star Davy Fitzgerald claims he's the victim of a fraud that’s led to proceedings in Portugal
He has had to instruct Portuguese lawyers to defend himself in respect of proceedings brought before the courts in that jurisdiction.
# Injured
Liverpool and Portugal forward Jota ruled out of the World Cup
The 25-year-old picked up a calf injury in Sunday’s win over Manchester City.
# Christian B
Madeleine McCann kidnap suspect charged with sex offences, including rape of Irish woman
German prosecutors said the 45-year-old suspect is accused of committing the offences in Portugal between 2000 and 2017
# Madeleine McCann
Madeleine McCann’s parents lose legal battle over Portuguese detective’s comments
The three-year-old vanished during a family holiday to Praia da Luz, Portugal, on May 3 2007.
# Cape Town
Ireland's men's and women's 7s teams reach World Cup quarter-finals
Both teams will play in the final eight on Saturday night in Cape Town.
# Disaster
Firefighters battle to save national park as forest fires continue in Spain and Portugal
A wildfire in Spain burnt up 10,000 hectares of land and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people, regional officials say.
# Clerical Abuse
Portugal opens investigation into sexual abuse claims against Catholic Church
An independent commission gathered testimony from alleged victims.
# Wildfires
Forest fires rage in scorching southwest Europe
Fire season has hit parts of Europe earlier than usual this year.
# Forest fires
Pilot killed after firefighting plane crashes in Portugal
A heatwave has left much of southwestern Europe sweltering over the past week.
# dutch courage
Holders Netherlands hold off strong Portugal comeback to edge out five-goal thriller
Victory takes the Netherlands top of Group C.
# new chapter
Former Man United winger joins Australian side in major coup
Luis Nani won four Premier League titles with the Old Trafford outfit.
# Portugal
Portugal battles forest fires amid heatwave
The fires have been burning in several areas since Thursday, destroying at least two homes.
# Signed Up
Portuguese midfielder Vieira completes Arsenal switch
The 22-year-old scored six goals and provided 14 assists for Porto last season.
# Sharp
Cancelo helps Portugal go from strength to strength at top of group
Victory over the Czech Republic means they sit two points clear of Spain, having won two and drawn one of their opening three games.
# Nations League
Ronaldo hits Portugal brace while Gavi becomes Spain's youngest scorer
The dropped points for Luis Enrique’s side combined with Portugal’s 4-0 win means they top Group B of League A in the Nations League.
# Nations League
Spain pegged back by late Portugal equaliser
A 1-1 draw means neither of the two favourites in Group A2 claim the early advantage.
# 15th anniversary
Madeleine McCann’s parents say finding out truth is ‘essential’ 15 years on
Kate and Gerry McCann wrote that although “uncertainty creates weakness”, they need closure on what happened to the toddler in 2007.
# Christian B
Madeleine McCann's parents 'welcome' declaration of official suspect in Germany
Madeleine went missing from her family’s holiday apartment in the Portuguese holiday resort of Praia da Luz in 2007.
# Qatar Bound
Fernandes stars for Portugal and Lewandowski strikes for Poland as World Cup spots booked
North Macedonia and Sweden bowed out.
# playoff
Ronaldo gearing up for 'a matter of life and death' World Cup decider
The Manchester United star is hoping to qualify for a fifth World Cup with Portugal as they host North Macedonia tomorrow.
# end of restrictions
Portugal winds down Covid restrictions as cases fall
Face masks must still be worn indoors and a digital vaccination certificate must be shown to enter the country and on hospital and care home visits.