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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Portugal

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# Preview
Ireland have nothing to lose as Ronaldo and Portugal arrive for a great Aviva occasion
Tonight, there will be a capacity crowd at an Irish game in Dublin for the first time in two years.
'There seems to be a growing level of confidence that the contract extension will be granted'
The latest episode of The Football Family podcast is a preview of Ireland’s clash with Portugal.
# Blow
Andrew Omobamidele emerges as a doubt for Portugal qualifier
Jayson Molumby, meanwhile, has been ruled out.
# Update
Portugal's Bernardo Silva to miss clash with Ireland
With six players at risk of missing their crucial final game with Serbia if they are booked against Ireland, manager Fernando Santos has hinted he may make changes.
# With friends like these
Jason Knight aiming to make mark against Portugal after injury inflicted by his own manager
Knight is hoping to play against Portugal on Thursday night, having missed the game in Faro through an injury caused by Wayne Rooney.
# Election
Portugal’s president calls a snap election for 30 January
Portugal’s head of state made the announcement in a televised address to the nation.
# Golf
Harrington in tie for fourth in Portugal, Power and Lowry finish first rounds in Mexico
Italy’s Nino Bertasio opened up a four-shot lead in Portugal following a stunning round of 61.
# ticket touting
FAI issue ticket tout warning for sold-out Portugal clash
Tickets have appeared online at three times their face value.
# Full house
Tickets on sale for Ireland-Portugal from later this week, with Aviva Stadium at 100% capacity
The FAI released a statement this evening regarding the World Cup qualifier on 11 November.
# Qualifiers
Hat-trick for Ronaldo as Portugal hammer Luxembourg and Serbia defeat Azerbaijan
A 5-0 win for Portugal tonight.
# top of the table
Portugal still in control of Ireland's qualifying group after win over Azerbaijan
It finished 3-0 in Baku.
# so near and yet so faro
Brilliant McGrath, Ireland's encouraging attack - 4 things we learned in Ireland's Portuguese heartbreak
One final look back at some details you may have missed from that night in Faro.
# Penalty hero
Gavin Bazunu determined to get over 'gut-wrenching' Portugal defeat
The teenage goalkeeper also talked through how he saved Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty in Faro.
# Reaction
Kenny left to rue Ronaldo brilliance and dubious refereeing decisions in Portugal defeat
The Irish manager couldn’t hide his frustrations at a number of decisions that went against his team.
# so faro
Luck runs out but Kenny's side show the future can be bright
Ireland will need to recover quickly after a dramatic night on the Algarve.
# cruel end
Late Ronaldo double makes history and breaks Irish hearts
Ronaldo scored two goals in the final six minutes to deny Ireland a famous win in Faro.
# spot on
Egan's goal and Bazunu's penalty save give Ireland a brilliant start against Portugal
Bazunu denied the Portuguese star in the 15th minute.
# Team news
McGrath makes first Irish start against star-studded Portugal, Shane Long misses out after positive Covid test
Cristiano Ronaldo leads an array of attacking stars for the home team.
The Football Family: Portugal v Ireland preview
Gavin Cooney and David Sneyd chat, from the Algarve, to Paul Dollery ahead of Ireland’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Portugal.
# Preview
Kenny's Ireland hoping to be more than bit-part players on the night Ronaldo takes centre stage
Ireland face a daunting World Cup qualifier task against Portugal in Faro tonight.
# Kenny's view
'Portugal have too much quality to sit back for 90 minutes, it’s not workable'
The Irish manager does not intend to park the bus against Ronaldo and company tomorrow night.
# opposition view
Portugal manager Santos: 'We know the characteristics of these British teams'
The European Championship winning-coach has been giving his view ahead of tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier in Faro.
# the life of Mickey Walsh
Recovering from illness, having hero status in Porto and teaching Liam Brady the Portuguese word for 'thief'
Former Porto and Ireland striker Mickey Walsh reflects on his life and times.
# daunting
Ronaldo, Fernandes and Jota all included in Portugal squad to face Ireland
Fernando Santos has a host of attacking options for the World Cup qualifier next week.
# Concern
Ronaldo leaves Juventus training with injury a week before Ireland clash
The Irish game offers Ronaldo his first opportunity to become the all-time record goalscorer in men’s international football.
# So near yet so Faro
No Ireland fans permitted to attend next month's World Cup qualifier in Portugal
Fifa and Uefa has extended the ban on away supporters ahead of the September international window.
# back of the net
Hazard on target as Belgium dump holders Portugal out of Euro 2020
Belgium will now face Italy in the quarter-final.
# never write them off
Germany blow group of death wide open with thrilling victory over Portugal
The Germans came from behind to win the best game of the tournament thus far.
# Setback
Portugal send for Dalot after Covid rules Cancelo out of Euro 2020
The departure of the Manchester City player is a big blow for one of the tournament favourites.
# warm up complete
Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes score as Portugal breeze past Israel ahead of Euros
Joao Cancelo was also on target in the 4-0 win.
# Bid To Host
Spain and Portugal launch official bid for 2030 World Cup, Italy cruise past Czechs
It finished in a scoreless draw between Spain and Portugal.
# reigning champs
Uncapped Goncalves called up by holders Portugal in star-studded squad for Euro 2020
The reigning champions will be led by Cristiano Ronaldo.
# Travel
Portugal to start allowing tourists from most European countries
Travellers from European Union countries with coronavirus rates below 500 cases per 100,000 residents can visit Portugal from Monday.
# Late Changes
Uefa seeking clarity over fans before switching Champions League final to Portugal
It is understood the British government’s position regarding quarantine exemptions for sponsors, VIPs and broadcasters was a sticking point to hosting the game on 29 May.
# Formula 1
Lewis Hamilton overtakes Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas to win in Portugal
The world champion dropped to third in the opening stages, but made two brilliant moves to claim his second win of the season.
# Formula One
Bottas beats Hamilton to pole at Portuguese Grand Prix
Hamilton’s pursuit of a 100th career pole was delayed when Bottas notched up his 17th.
# World Cup
Luxembourg take shock lead but Portugal recover to win World Cup qualifier
Gerson Rodrigues had put Luxembourg in front.
# no var
Portugal coach says 'not possible' Ronaldo goal ruled out
“We scored a goal that was not given when the ball went in,” Santos said.
# Late Drama
Ronaldo goal for Portugal controversially ruled out in thrilling draw with Serbia
The other game in the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifying group this evening finished level.
# Coronavirus
Portugal reelects TV pundit as president, after people brave the pandemic to vote
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was reelected yesterday, amid a turnout higher than expected.