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newsfootball2 months ago

The one who is going to decide my international future is me, proclaims Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has asserted that he is tired of addressing speculation over his international future on the back of the upcoming World Cup and claimed that the final decision will always be his choice to make. Portugal face North Macedonia in the final WC qualifier on Tuesday.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Responsibility of being present at World Cup means that we have pressure, asserts Bernardo Silva

Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva believes that no matter the opposition, the squad feel a collective pressure to qualify for the 2022 World Cup but added that they’re used to the pressure. The A Seleção face North Macedonia in the playoff final for a spot at the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Wouldn’t want to quit like this but I don’t think it’s right to continue, confesses Burak Yilmaz

Veteran Turkey star Burak Yilamz has revealed that while he doesn’t want to retire like this, he doesn’t believe it is right to continue but admitted that this is not an emotional decision. The 36-year-old scored in a 2-1 loss against Portugal but then missed a decisive chance to level the scores.
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newsfootball2 months ago

People who say negative things about Cristiano Ronaldo don't understand football, reveals Gedson Fernandes

Portuguese star Gedson Fernandes has asserted that people who criticize Cristiano Ronaldo don’t understand the basics of football and backed the Manchester United attacker to thrive in Tuesday’s play-off against North Macedonia. Portugal must win two play-offs or else miss out on the World Cup.
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newsfootball6 months ago

We've played to win but didn't turn out as we wanted, admits Fernando Santos

Portugal boss Fernando Santo has admitted that the World Cup qualifying match against Serbia didn't go according to plan and placed the blame on himself, but insisted that Portugal will be in Qatar next year for sure. Serbia beat Portugal 2-1 as they sealed qualification for the 2022 World Cup.
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newsfootball10 months ago

Reports | Arsenal and Liverpool chasing after LOSC Lille’s Renato Sanches

According to L’Equipe, Liverpool and Arsenal are keen on a move for former Bayern Munich star Renato Sanches after the midfielder’s impressive performances over the last year. The 23-year-old has hit the headlines recently after Lille won the Ligue 1 title and continued to make a name at Euro 2020.
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newsfootballa year ago

Portugal can beat anyone but Bruno Fernandes needs to turn up, proclaims Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho believes that while Portugal have the ability to beat any team on the planet, they need to be playing with 11 players and that means Bruno Fernandes has to perform. The Manchester United star has struggled immensely at the Euro 2020 with him failing to make an impact so far.
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newsfootballa year ago

Whatever comes will be for best whether it’s at Juventus or being transferred, admits Cristiano Ronaldo

In light of speculation over his future, Cristiano Ronaldo has confessed that the speculation and rumours no longer affect him but whatever happens will be for the best. The 36-year-old has been linked with a move away from Turin with the club looking to cash in before he can leave for free.
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newsfootballa year ago

Euro 2020 | Joao Cancelo replaced by Diogo Dalot in Portugal’s squad after testing positive for COVID-19

A statement from the Portugal’s football federation confirmed that Joao Cancelo has tested positive for COVID-19 and the full-back has been replaced by Diogo Dalot in the squad. The Manchester City star will now be forced to spend ten days in self-isolation and could potentially miss the tournament.
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newsfootballa year ago

Spain and Portugal confirm they will make joint bid to host 2030 World Cup

Ahead of their friendly, Spain and Portugal’s FAs confirmed that the duo are set to make a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup with a symbolic ceremony held before the game between the two sides. The 2022 World Cup will be held in Qatar with the 2026 set to be held in Canada, Mexico and the US.
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