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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Portugal

All time
# Portuguese President
Portugal chooses president amid surge in virus cases
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is regarded as the clear front-runner among seven candidates.
# Lockdown
Portugal becomes latest European country to return to full lockdown
Schools will remain open there.
# Business As Usual
Liverpool striker scores twice as Portugal cruise to victory in Ronaldo's absence
Diogo Jota’s brace helped his side to a comfortable Nations League win over Sweden this evening.
# Portugal
German prosecutors probe Madeleine McCann suspect over 2004 rape of Irishwoman
The Brunswick prosecutor confirmed it today.
# eurogiants
Moment of Mbappe magic seals France victory as Ronaldo-less Portugal win comfortably
Belgium were also among the European heavyweights to record Nations League opener wins.
# On the Move
Former Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen targeting trophies with Benfica
The 33-year-old left Spurs at the end of the season after eight years with the Premier League club
Relief for Atletico after negative tests ahead of Leipzig quarter-final
Tests on Saturday revealed two positive cases, which Atletico confirmed in a statement on Monday to be players Angel Correa and Sime Vrsaljko.
# Christian B
European court sides against Madeleine McCann suspect in separate rape case appeal
Maddie McCann went missing in Portugal in 2007 while on holiday with her family.
# Portugal
Police reopen 2004 rape case of Irishwoman after claims of link to Madeleine McCann suspect
Irish woman Hazel Behan, now aged 37, was viciously assaulted by a stranger in her Portuguese apartment 16 years ago.
# Portugal
German prosecutor holds out slim hope Madeleine McCann could still be alive
A suspect in the case, who is currently serving a prison sentence, has been named as Christian Brueckner.
# Germany
German police treating Madeleine McCann investigation as murder, prosecutors 'assume she is dead'
The suspect has been described as a “sexual predator” who has in the past been convicted of crimes against children.
# title race
Football back with a bang in Portugal as leaders Porto are stunned by top-flight newcomers
Aided by Famalicao’s 2-1 win, Benfica can take top spot tomorrow.
# Going nowhere
After doubts over his future, Villas-Boas makes decision to stay on as Marseille coach
Villas-Boas led Marseille to second place in the Ligue 1 season which was ended early because of the coronavirus pandemic.
# new dawn
How Andy Farrell is looking to put his own stamp on the Ireland set-up
The 44-year-old rugby league legend has made a positive start to life as a head coach.
# Philosophy
'I’m a coach who likes to trust his gut and that won’t change' - Andy Farrell
The new head coach insists he will remain hands-on for Ireland’s training sessions.
# Elsa
Nine dead across Spain and Portugal following storms Elsa and Fabien
Spain was the worst hit with seven deaths recorded.
# iberian peninsula
At least four dead as Storm Elsa batters Spain and Portugal
The storm caused widespread damage in Ireland earlier this week.
# marksman
Ronaldo reaches 99 international goals as holders Portugal qualify for Euros
A late tap-in took Cristiano Ronaldo to within touching distance of a new landmark as Portugal beat Luxembourg.
# almost there
Ronaldo hits hat-trick in 6-0 victory as Portugal close in on Euro qualification
Goncalo Paciencia, Pizzi and Bernardo Silva were also on target.
# Unimpressed
Portugal boss fumes at repeated Cristiano Ronaldo questions in press conference
Fernando Santos had quickly heard enough as he fielded questions on the star’s role at Juventus.
# horror show
McDonald's apologises for Bloody Sunday reference in Portuguese Halloween ice cream ad
The two-for-one sundae advertisements appeared in Portugal this week.
# Superstar
Ronaldo on 700th career goal: 'Records come naturally'
Cristiano Ronaldo hit the 700-goal mark for club and country on Monday, but had mixed feelings following Portugal’s 2-1 loss to Ukraine.
# signed sealed delivered
Ukraine clinch place at Euro 2020 despite Ronaldo scoring 700th career goal
Andriy Shevchenko’s side have joined Poland, Russia, Italy and Belgium at next summer’s Euros.
# Divine Intervention
Three Irish nuns had their pensions restored after intervention by the Ombudsman
The sisters’ payments stopped after they returned from Portugal to live in Ireland.
# Four more years
Portugal's socialist party prepares for another term in government after general election
The party fell short of a parliamentary majority.
# Defeated
Wolves suffer Europa League setback with defeat to Braga at Molineux
Nuno Espírito Santo’s side fell to a 1-0 defeat at Molineux on Thursday night.
# Goals Galore
Cristiano Ronaldo bags four goals to keep Portugal's qualification campaign on track
Lithuania goalkeeper Ernestas Setkus was guilty of a howler as Ronaldo inspired Portugal to victory.
# On The Sideline
'There is no problem' - Matic denies rift with Man United boss Solskjaer
The Old Trafford side’s midfielder has only played 22 Premier League minutes this season, but he claims there is no issue with the manager
# new chapter
'At this stage of my career, I've got to take a step out of my comfort zone and do something different'
Ireland’s London-born goalkeeper Marie Hourihan on her recent move to Portugal and life in the Girls in Green set-up.
# Behind The Scenes
Inside The Campus, where Ireland have been preparing for the World Cup
Joe Schmidt’s men have been in Quinta do Lago in Portugal for the past eight days.
# up a gear
'Ross is very, very motivated to do the job for us on Saturday' - Schmidt
Jack Carty is also set to get plenty of game time against England.
# Family man
'For us to be together for those four or five days was the best time of my life'
CJ Stander and his wife, Jean-Marié, now have a baby daughter named Everli.
# 10s
Carty and Byrne set for Ireland chances as Carbery pushes to make recovery
Johnny Sexton, Keith Earls, James Ryan and Robbie Henshaw sat out Ireland training today.
# Training Camp
Ireland working hard in Portugal before England offer step up in intensity
Joe Schmidt’s men have been at The Campus since last Wednesday.
# top bosses
Guardiola and Klopp lead nominees for Fifa coach awards
Jill Ellis and Phil Neville are among the contenders for the Women’s accolade.
# Dumped out
Ramos hat-trick ends Ireland's Euro campaign with semi-final defeat to champions Portugal
Tom Mohan’s U19 side were beaten 4-0 this afternoon in Yerevan.
# Date with Destiny
Ireland U19s on the cusp of history but face toughest test yet in Euro semi-final
Tom Mohan’s side are one game away from the final, with defending champions Portugal standing in the way this afternoon.
# Castelo Branco
Winds revive Portugal wildfires as over 30 people injured by the flames
Seven regions of Portugal have been on fire alert today because of the dry weather and high temperatures.
# Castelo Branco
'Something strange is going on': 1,300 firefighters battle blazes in Portugal
Authorities are looking into whether the fires were started deliberately.
# room for improvement
'Van Dijk needs to be better' - Gullit wants more from Liverpool's 'missing link'
The Dutch defender has been consistently solid for the Reds but his compatriot believes his form for the national team must improve.