Portugal’s ex-prime minister Guterres officially nominated as new UN chief

Portugal’s ex-prime minister Guterres officially nominated as new UN chief

Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres was officially nominated by the UN Security Council on Thursday to be the next United Nations secretary-general. Guterres will take up the new post to succeed Ban Ki-moon in January 2017. The 15-member council unanimously adopted a resolution formally presenting Guterres as their choice during a closed-door session. The […]

Euro 2016 champions Portugal return home to hero’s welcome

Euro 2016 champions Portugal return home to hero’s welcome

Thousands of fans greeted Euro 2016 champions Portugal as they landed in Lisbon on Monday, chanting the name of goal hero Eder, whose extra-time screamer sealed the 1-0 victory over France. After travelling in a plane named after the late striker Eusebio, coach Fernando Santos and captain Cristiano Ronaldo were greeted by rapturous applause from […]

Portugal beat France 1-0 in extra time to claim first-ever European Championship

Portugal beat France 1-0 in extra time to claim first-ever European Championship

Substitute Eder’s thunderous finish deep into extra time secured Portugal’s first European Championship title after they overcame the early loss of Cristiano Ronaldo to snatch a 1-0 smash-and-grab victory over hosts France on Sunday. Eder picked the perfect moment to score his first competitive goal for his country, marauding forward before letting fly with a […]

Portugal beat Poland in shootout to reach Euro 2016 semis

Portugal beat Poland in shootout to reach Euro 2016 semis

Portugal substitute Ricardo Quaresma, keeper Rui Patricio and 18-year-old midfield sensation Renato Sanches were the heroes as Portugal beat Poland 5-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw to reach the Euro 2016 semi-finals on Thursday. Patricio dived full length to block Jakub Blaszczykowski’s penalty, Poland’s fourth, allowing substitute Quaresma, whose goal late in extra-time beat […]

Ronaldo double saves Portugal as Iceland reach last 16

Ronaldo double saves Portugal as Iceland reach last 16

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first man to score in four European championships as Portugal scraped through to the knockout stages of Euro 2016, along with Group F winners Hungary and second-placed Iceland. Ronaldo, who also set a tournament record of 17 appearances, scored twice in a pulsating 3-3 draw with Hungary on Wednesday. The Portuguese […]

Portugal 0-0 Austria: Cristiano Ronaldo has another night to forget as talisman misses second-half penalty to leave group favourites still awaiting their first victory at Euro 2016

Portugal 0-0 Austria: Cristiano Ronaldo has another night to forget as talisman misses second-half penalty to leave group favourites still awaiting their first victory at Euro 2016

Some things are just not meant to be. And you get the feeling that Euro 2016 and Cristiano Ronaldo might be an item on that list.No matter how hard they endeavour to make it work, maybe it’s better they just agree to part now before it gets too nasty. Iceland was bitter enough; this was […]

Haunting Amazon ruins await adventurous World Cup visitors

Haunting Amazon ruins await adventurous World Cup visitors

PARICATUBA, Brazil – If Hollywood were to set a psychological thriller in the Amazon rainforest, the haunting Paricatuba Ruins would be the perfect backdrop. Massive root structures poke through the foundations of the once-stately neo-classical edifice, across the Rio Negro from the jungle metropolis of Manaus, one of the cities set to host World Cup […]