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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Portugal

All time
# Wanted
Highly-rated Ajax midfielder plays down links to Man United and Tottenham
Matthijs de Ligt is set to join Frenkie de Jong in leaving the club, but Donny van de Beek would be content to stay put.
# let's be team-mates
'I was a little shocked, so I laughed' - Ronaldo asked in-demand De Ligt to join him at Juventus
The Portuguese captain spoke to his Dutch opponent at the full-time whistle of last night’s Nations League final.
# home comforts
Valencia star's strike delivers Nations League glory for Portugal
Goncalo Guedes scored in the second half at the Estadio do Dragao to see off the Dutch challenge.
# Transfer News
€120 million-rated Man United and City target will resolve future after Nations League final
19-year-old Joao Felix reportedly has a €120 million release clause.
# hot prospect
Teen sensation linked with Man United and City 'ready' to shine for Portugal
Joao Felix looks set to be Portuguese football’s next superstar, but Fernando Santos is keen to point out his country is never shy of talent.
# Ready to go
'It's up to me to make the most of it': 18-year-old Connell thrilled after first senior Ireland call-up
The promising Bolton midfielder linked up with Mick McCarthy’s squad in Portugal this week
# All the action
Spain turn on the style in Bray, Hungary shock Portugal and Italy win in U17 Euro openers
Iceland also came out on top this afternoon.
# Madeira
Death toll in Portuguese tourist bus crash rises to 29 after woman dies in hospital
Televised images showed the bus had spun off the road.
# no hassle
'I'm not worried' - Ronaldo eases injury concerns as Champions League quarter-final looms
The Portugal star is confident he will be fit to face Ajax in the first leg next month.
# worrying times
Ronaldo forced off early with injury as Portugal held to second successive draw
The captain of the reigning European champions was replaced after 30 minutes with a thigh issue.
# Stalemate
Cristiano Ronaldo's comeback falls flat upon international return as Portugal are held
The Juventus star returned to action on Friday, but he could not inspire Portugal to victory against Ukraine.
# High praise
Guardiola labels Bernardo Silva Portugal's 'biggest star' ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo
Silva has been a standout performer this term with Guardiola suggesting he has usurped Ronaldo in Portugal.
# billy is back
'Billy Vunipola does what he does best, he runs over fellas'
Ireland’s 38-man squad is back in Carton House preparing for a huge clash with England.
# Jetting Out
Sexton back running as Ireland set off for Portugal training camp
The Leinster out-half has been absent for the past fortnight with a knee injury.
# Albufeira
'They were going to shoot me and sell my fiancée as a sex slave': Irish couple robbed on holiday from hell
According to RTÉ, the Portuguese police said they are taking the incident very seriously.
# Absent
Ronaldo still part of national squad insists Portugal boss Santos
The forward last played for his country at the World Cup, but the manager said he remains a key part of his squad.
# Nations League
Portugal hold off Italy to reach Nations League semi-finals
Roberto Mancini’s Italy were unable to break down the European champions.
# Portugal
Former Liverpool defender Coates saves team-mate's life after goalkeeper knocked unconscious
The 28-year-old prevented team-mate Romain Salin from choking after the goalkeeper collided with his post.
# Opinion
OPINION: Since the start of the century, Portugal has shown that decriminalisation of drug use is possible
Dr Nuno Capaz of the Lisbon Drug Addiction Dissuasion Commission gives his view on the drug policy debate.
# left out
Cristiano Ronaldo omitted from Portugal squad amid rape allegations
The Portugal captain will play no part in their upcoming international games against Poland and Scotland.
# New Deal
Web Summit announces €110m deal to remain in Lisbon for next ten years
The annual event expects to see its capacity more than double as part of the deal by 2022.
# Nations League
Andre Silva nets winner in Ronaldo's absence as Portugal see off Mancini's Azzurri
Portugal’s Nations League campaign got off to a promising start, as they beat Italy 1-0.
# level pegging
Ronaldo-less Portugal hold World Cup finalists thanks to Pepe header
Ivan Perisic opened the scoring for Croatia, but they were pegged back at the Estadio Algarve.
'Paddy Cosgrave was wrong to invite Le Pen - and wrong to use Northern Ireland in his justification'
David McCann, an expert on the politics of peace, can not equate Marine Le Pen with the stakeholders of Northern Ireland.
# Paddy Cosgrave
Web Summit founder withdraws invite for far-right leader Marine Le Pen to 2018 event
Paddy Cosgrave had earlier defended the decision to host Le Pen at the November event.
# Portugal
Firefighters and soldiers battle Algarve fires as temperatures hit 45 degrees
The fires have left 32 people injured.
# Heatwave
Seven dead in Spain as Europe bakes in near-record temperatures
Europe has baked in near-record temperatures but some respite is on the horizon after weeks of nonstop sunshine.
# intense heat
Three dead as near-record temperatures heat up Europe
The temperature is due to hit as high as 46 degrees in Portugal.
# european record
Two dead in Spain as Europe wilts under record heatwave
With almost no rainfall since May, Sweden has experienced its hottest July in more than 250 years.
# european record
Temperatures in Spain and Portugal could top 48 degrees
The countries are bracing themselves for wildfires.
# Heatwave
Portugal prepares for fires as temperatures set to soar to 45 degrees
The country is trying to avoid a repeat of last year’s deadly wildfires.
# Strike
600 Ryanair flights cancelled due to cabin crew strikes in Spain, Portugal and Belgium
The airline has said that 100,000 passengers will be affected by the cancelled flights on 25 and 26 July.
Uruguay v Portugal, World Cup last 16
Uruguay took on Portugal with a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs.
# dream chasers
Queiroz: Iran will follow the 'three Rs' against Ronaldo and Portugal
The Iranians can still qualify from Group B but will need a victory over the European champions to do so.
# getting shirty
World Cup referee 'strongly refutes' claims he asked for Ronaldo's jersey at half-time
Fifa has leapt to the defence of referee Mark Geiger, who took charge of Portugal’s game with Morocco.
# Good Grief
Nacho gives Spain the lead with technically-esquisite rasper that finds its way past both posts
Nacho, nacho man.
Portugal v Spain, World Cup
We followed all the action from Sochi as the European champions and 2010 World Cup winners went head-to-head in Group B.
# Ericeira
Couple fall to death taking selfie on 40-metre wall in Portugal
It’s believed they dropped their phone and fell down while leaning over to retrieve it.
# decriminalisation
Should Ireland get rid of criminal penalties for drug possession? It has been successful elsewhere
A town hall meeting will be held this week in Dublin on the subject of looking into a health-led approach towards drug use in Ireland.
# promise
PSG youngster eclipses Ronaldo on star's 150th outing
Goncalo Guedes was the star of the show as Portugal eased past Algeria.