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Portugal veterans Ronaldo, Pepe deliver tears, records

BERLIN, GERMANY | Xinhua | Veteran Pepe weeping inconsolably in the arms of Cristiano Ronaldo after Portugal’s Euro 2024 quarterfinal defeat to France might tell the story of two icons reaching the final stages of their national team career. While 39-year-old Ronaldo a few days ago announced that this would …

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Portugal’s president dissolves Parliament, calls snap elections

Lisbon, Portugal | Xinhua | Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa on Thursday announced snap parliamentary elections for March 10, 2024, following Tuesday’s resignation of Prime Minister Antonio Costa who is under corruption investigation. In a televised national address after a meeting with the Council of State, Rebelo de Sousa said …

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Santos sacked as Portugal coach

Doha, Qatar | Xinhua | Fernando Santos became the latest victim of failing to live up to World Cup expectations after he was sacked as Portugal coach on Thursday. Although the 68-year-old had been under contract until after the 2024 European Championships, the Portuguese Football Federation said in a statement announcing his …

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World Cup dream was beautiful while it lasted, says Ronaldo

Doha, Qatar | Xinhua | Cristiano Ronaldo has appeared to acknowledge that his dream of winning the World Cup with Portugal is over after the team’s elimination from football’s showpiece tournament in Qatar. Portugal were denied a berth in the semifinals after they suffered a 1-0 quarterfinal loss to Morocco in …

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SEMIFINAL: Morocco make history

🌟 #FIFAWorldCup 2022 ✳ TODAY – Quarterfinals ⚽ Morocco 1 Portugal 0 ⚽ England  1 France 2 Doha, Qatar | FIFA.COM & XINHUA |  Morocco will become the first African team to compete in the FIFA World Cup™ semi-finals after a courageous, backs-to-the-wall 1-0 victory over Portugal at Al Thumama Stadium. Youssef En-Nesyri was the …

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