Italy coach Roberto Mancini insisted his side were not inferior to Portugal, despite slipping to a 1-0 Nations League defeat in Lisbon.
Portugal, without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, got their Nations League campaign under way with a 1-0 victory against Italy in their Group A3 clash at Benfica’s Estadio da Luz.
Fernando Santos has warned Portugal to expect to face an Italy side itching to prove their international “value” in the Nations League.
More than a thousand firefighters supported by 19 aircraft have been battling a major wildfire in southern Portugal for a fifth straight day.
Lisbon has broken a 37-year-old record to notch its hottest temperature ever as an unrelenting heatwave bakes Portugal and neighbouring Spain.
Portugal and Spain are sweltering in a southern European heatwave that has produced near-record temperatures – with the hot conditions threatening to stick around for days to come.
Portugal and Spain have continued to swelter under an intense heat wave that has produced near-record temperatures in the southern European countries.
Eight places in the centre, south and east of Portugal have broken their local temperature records during the ongoing heatwave.
Portugal and Spain are facing a major heatwave with the mercury expected to soar before peaking at 47C in some areas this weekend.
New signing Joao Moutinho believes his winning mentality can help Wolves make a splash in the Premier League.
Wolves have completed the signing of Joao Moutinho from Monaco for £5million.
England skipper Harry Kane emerged from the World Cup finals with the consolation prize of the Golden Boot after finding the back of the net six times in Russia.
Cristiano Ronaldo was all smiles as he touched down in Turin on Sunday ahead of completing his 112million euro move (£99.2million) from Real Madrid.
England and Belgium will take to the World Cup stage in Russia for the final time on Saturday afternoon in the cruellest game of the tournament.
Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to write another chapter in his illustrious career after joining Juventus in a 112million euro deal (£99.2million) from Real Madrid.
Juventus have signed Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo in a sensational deal totalling 112million euros (£99.2million) from Real Madrid.
Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez expressed his concern over Edinson Cavani’s condition after the forward set up a World Cup quarter-final date with France.
When Cristiano Ronaldo stepped out on to the field to play Uruguay on Saturday night, he sported a new addition to his facial hair.
Edinson Cavani sent Uruguay into a World Cup quarter-final against France with two goals of the highest order eliminating Portugal.
Oscar Tabarez will task his whole Uruguay team with stopping Cristiano Ronaldo after admitting no one player can shackle Portugal’s dangerman in their last-16 clash.
Cedric Soares has warned World Cup opponents Uruguay about Portugal’s “weapons” as he focuses on stopping the twin threat of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani.
The Simpsons appears to have predicted many things, including the emergence of Donald Trump in the political sphere, but its greatest trick would surely be foretelling the World Cup final.
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez will come up against Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo when Uruguay meet Portugal in their World Cup last-16 encounter in Sochi on Saturday night.
Former England captain Rio Ferdinand believes the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee system at the World Cup has added “entertainment value” – but admits it showed its flaws on Monday night.
The Video Assistant Referee system at the World Cup is in the spotlight once again following a controversial penalty decision in Portugal’s draw with Iran which Alan Shearer has described as “ludicrous”.
Carlos Queiroz claimed Iran deserved to beat Portugal and progress to the last 16 after the dramatic 1-1 draw which brought their World Cup to an end.
Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty and Portugal blew the chance to finish top of Group B, with a dramatic climax seeing them draw 1-1 with minnows Iran.
Luis Suarez led the way as Uruguay made sure of top spot in Group A by ending 10-man Russia’s perfect start to their own World Cup in humbling fashion.
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has strongly criticised FIFA’s decision to introduce video assistant referees at the World Cup, saying it has taken the game away from the fans and created confusion.
The bust of Cristiano Ronaldo at Madeira Airport which gained cult popularity has been replaced.