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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Portugal

All time
# Injury Scare
Worry for Belgium as Vincent Kompany limps off in dull pre-World Cup friendly
An injury scare for Kompany was one of the few incidents of note in Saturday’s goalless draw with Portugal.
# Review
Euro 2016 champions Portugal held by England's upcoming World Cup opponents
Goals from Anice Badri and Fakhreddine Ben Youssef saw Tunisia come from behind to draw 2-2.
# Leading the line
Ronaldo leads Portugal's 23-man World Cup squad
The European champions have no place for Renato Sanches.
# violent scenes
50 masked men attack Portuguese club's players and officials at training ground
Sporting’s top scorer Bas Dost received head injuries during the incident, which comes days before the Portuguese Cup final.
# dropped out
Fabio Coentrao won't represent Portugal at World Cup 'after a very tiring season'
Real Madrid full-back Fabio Coentrao, who spent this season at Sporting CP, says physical exhaustion prevents him from playing this summer.
# Chip off the old block
'I felt jitters in my stomach' - Patrick Kluivert's son makes senior Netherlands debut at 18
The Ajax teenager came off the bench for a late cameo in last night’s 3-0 win over European champions Portugal.
# Stuttgart
Over 100 passengers stranded after co-pilot showed up drunk
Police entered the cockpit of the plane in Stuttgart to find the 40-year-old in a “highly intoxicated condition”.
# WAlks the walk
Ronaldo: I don't just say I'm the best, I prove it too
The Real Madrid star dismissed his critics after being named the best Portuguese Player of 2017 yesterday.
# Portugal
Irish physicist sentenced to 7 years in psychiatric hospital for attempting to kill professor with axe
During his trial, Colin Gloster (37) said he was “desperate, broke, hungry and afraid of becoming homeless”.
# wait a second...
Portuguese police detain man after finding cocaine inside fake arse
Police said a “considerable amount of cocaine” was found inside the concealed pouches.
Joao Carvalho inquest rules misadventure - fighter was hit with 41 blows to head
Joao Carvalho died on 11 April 2016 after he was knocked out during an MMA fight in the National Boxing Stadium
# Tipperary
Construction workers had to live in terrible conditions, court hears
20 workers allege they were underpaid while working for Portuguese companies hired to build a section of the N7.
# Unstoppable
Ronaldo: 'I've always wanted to make my mark in the world of football and I've done it'
After receiving his fifth Ballon d’or earlier this month Cristiano Ronaldo said he was honoured to share an era of individual success with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
# Portugal
Ryanair pilots in Portugal serve notice of 24 hour strike on 20 December
This is the same time that Irish pilots in Ryanair who are members of Ialpa intend to undertake strike action.
# Strike
Ryanair pilots based in Portugal in union have voted for industrial action
The Irish Air Line Pilots’ Association says, “The pilot issues which gave rise to the flight cancellations in Ryanair earlier this year have not been adequately addressed.”
# eastern promise
World Cup 2018: Germany start against Mexico as Russia face Saudi Arabia in big kick-off
The Iberian derby between Spain and Portugal is the pick of the World Cup 2018 group stage draw, with Germany starting against Mexico.
# road to russia
Here's the full draw for next summer's Fifa World Cup in Russia
Vladimir Putin addressed the audience before Gary Lineker hosted the draw in Moscow.
# Apology
Web Summit organiser apologises over 'offensive' dinner at Portugal's National Pantheon
A number of Portugal’s important national figures are buried at the Pantheon.
# Lisbon
Irish man in his 60s dies in drowning incident while on holiday in Portugal
It’s understood the man got into difficulty while swimming on Friday night.
# Wildfires
At least 27 dead as Ophelia winds blast wildfires across Portugal and Spain
A state of emergency has been declared in Portugal.
# Tax fraud
Ex-Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho given seven-month prison sentence for tax fraud
The Shanghai SIPG defender has received a prison sentence in Spain after pleading guilty to tax crimes, but is unlikely to go behind bars.
# Assassination Attempt
Russian gang suspected of assassination attempt on Kinahan leader in Portugal
The incident happened earlier this month.
# soaked up
Climate change blamed for Portugal facing its worst drought in more than 20 years
The Pego do Altar reservoir is now almost empty of water.
# Motherhood
Portuguese medics clear woman's bid to bear grandchild
Gestational surrogacy was legalised in Portugal in 2016.
# Religious Festival
Three days of mourning in Madeira after falling tree kills 13 people
Dozens more were injured, some seriously.
# Madeira
'It happened in the middle of mass': 12 killed and 50 injured by falling tree at religious Portuguese festival
A 200-year-old oak tree fell on people gathered outside a church.
# abrantes
Residents evacuated as firefighters warn of worsening wildfires in Portugal
“There are still two active fronts which are a cause for concern,” authorities said.
# Reaction
'Do you think he should answer questions about issues outside the game?'
Ronaldo again refused to answer questions following his nation’s 1-0 defeat of Russia in the Confederations Cup
# Confederations Cup
Feisty game ends with mass brawl as Mexico survive New Zealand scare
Second-half goals by Benfica’s Raul Jimenez and Oribe Peralta sealed the win.
# who else
Prolific Ronaldo proves the difference as Portugal pour misery on hosts Russia
The European champions were 1-0 winners in the Confederations Cup this evening.
# Forest fires
Prime Minister demands 'immediate answers' as forest fires continue to rage in Portugal
Earlier reports had suggested a plane had crashed while attempting to battle the blazes.
# Victims
Four-year-old boy whose parents were on honeymoon among dead in Portugal fires
At least 64 people have died in fires that swept through the centre of the country at the weekend.
# Devastation
Portugal in mourning as firefighters continue to battle deadly wildfire
At least 62 people died as the fire swept through central Portugal at the weekend.
# Portugal
Death toll from raging Portuguese forest fire rises to at least 62
Portugal was sweltering under a severe heatwave yesterday with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees celsius in several regions.
# Speculation
Cristiano Ronaldo makes 'irreversible decision' to leave Real Madrid - reports
A Portuguese newspaper claims the superstar is seeking a shock exit from the Spanish club,
# Portugal
Family set up GoFundMe after Irishman found dead at Algarve holiday apartment
30-year-old Daryl Dargan had been on a trip to Portugal.
# Albufeira
Irishman found dead at Algarve apartment
The Policia Judiciaria in the region are investigating the death.
# melancholy ballad
Portugal scores first ever Eurovision with simple ballad (and not a glitzy backup dancer in sight)
The fado-tinged song “Amar Pelos Dois” was performed by 27-year-old Salvador Sobral, who is awaiting a heart transplant.
# Pilgrimage
Can't make it to Fatima? Why not 'rent-a-pilgrim' for €2,500
Portuguese native Carlos Gil is paid to take pilgrimages for people.
# the saints of fatima
Pope Francis makes Fatima child shepherds saints
The Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to three children at the Portuguese site.