Nov 09, 2012 12:54 EST
Portugal coach Paulo Bento included Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in his squad to travel to Gabon for next Wednesday's friendly while Manchester United winger Nani misses out with injury.
Oct 16, 2012 18:05 EDT
Northern Ireland stole the headlines from Cristiano Ronaldo's 100th international appearance here on Tuesday as they held Portugal to a 1-1 draw in their European zone 2014 World Cup qualifier.
Oct 12, 2012 15:18 EDT
Russia maintained their perfect start to 2014 World Cup qualifying while Sweden had to dig deep to prevent a major upset in the Faroe Islands in early action across Europe on Friday.
Oct 12, 2012 15:15 EDT
Zenit St Petersburg forward Aleksandr Kerzhakov struck the decisive goal to earn Russia a hard-fought 1-0 win over Portugal and lift them to the top of 2014 World Cup qualifying Group F here on Friday.
Oct 04, 2012 12:42 EDT
Portugal coach Paulo Bento unveiled his 23-man squad on Thursday that will travel to Russia on October 12 before returning to take on Northern Ireland on October 16 in Porto, for the upcoming rounds of 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
Jun 28, 2012 04:58 EDT
Two Cesc Fabregas penalties, four years apart, tell the story of Spain's recent history in the European Championship.
Jun 28, 2012 01:49 EDT
Spain reached their third consecutive major tournament final after overcoming neighbours Portugal 4-2 on penalties in the first Euro 2012 semi-final in Donetsk.
Jun 27, 2012 20:09 EDT
Sergio Ramos admitted that the chipped penalty that gave Spain the initiative in their 4-2 penalty shoot-out win over Portugal in the Euro 2012 semi-finals had been planned in advance.
Jun 27, 2012 17:47 EDT
Spain reached their third consecutive major tournament final after overcoming neighbours Portugal 4-2 on penalties in the first Euro 2012 semi-final in Donetsk on Wednesday.
Jun 27, 2012 17:16 EDT
Defending champions Spain and Portugal Euro 2012 semi-final went to penalties after the match finished 0-0 after extra-time here on Wednesday.
Jun 27, 2012 14:09 EDT
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque unexpectedly handed a starting berth to striker Alvaro Negredo in the Euro 2012 semi-final against Portugal in Donetsk on Wednesday.
Jun 21, 2012 14:05 EDT
Czech captain Tomas Rosicky has failed to recover enough from an inflamed Achilles heel to take his place in the team for Thursday's Euro 2012 quarter-final against Portugal at the National Stadium here.
Jun 17, 2012 14:29 EDT
The Netherlands started with Rafael van der Vaart and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar against Portugal here on Sunday as they chased the two-goal win they need to reach the Euro 2012 quarter-finals.
Jun 09, 2012 17:24 EDT
A second-half header from striker Mario Gomez was enough to give Germany a 1-0 win over Portugal on Saturday in their opening Euro 2012 match.
May 14, 2012 16:28 EDT
Portugal coach Paulo Bento sprang a surprise on Monday when he unveiled his 23-man squad for Euro 2012 by including Sporting Braga duo Custodio Castro and Miguel Lopes.
Apr 26, 2012 17:19 EDT
Athletic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid set up an all-Spanish Europa League final on Thursday as La Liga found some solace after the Champions League misery suffered by Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Mar 29, 2012 17:40 EDT
Fernando Llorente grabbed a brace as Athletic Bilbao proved their Europa League conquest of Manchester United was no fluke with a 4-2 win at Schalke in Thursday's quarter-final first leg.
Mar 15, 2012 21:03 EDT
Roberto Mancini saw his expensive Manchester City side fail in Europe once more on Thursday, but still insisted they can still win their first ever Premier League title.
Mar 15, 2012 18:46 EDT
Manchester City followed Manchester United out of the Europa League last 16 but only after a spirited second half meant they just failed to get past Sporting Lisbon Thursday.
Mar 08, 2012 15:05 EST
Manchester City's quest for Europa League glory received a setback on Thursday when the Premier League leaders lost 1-0 at Sporting Lisbon in the first leg of their last-16 tie.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Full name||Rui Pedro dos Santos Patrício|
|Date of birth||February 15, 1988|
|Place of birth||Marrazes, Portugal|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Current club||Sporting CP|
|2006–||Sporting CP||54 (0)|
1 Senior club appearances and goals