Here We Go Again…Everything You Need to Know About the World Cup Playoffs

Here we go again. Last night’s defeat at the hands of Serbia means that just like in 2010 and 2014, Portugal will need to win via the playoffs to guarantee a spot at the 2022 World Cup. With so many questions being asked of the Seleção, Fernando Santos and the Federeção over how a cropContinue reading “Here We Go Again…Everything You Need to Know About the World Cup Playoffs”

Meet Paulinho – Portugal’s Most In-form Striker

On Sunday afternoon and with less than eight minutes on the clock, Chapi Romano played a pass into the path of striker Paulinho. At this point, you could have looked the complete other way and still knew with complete certainty what was about to happen. The 22-year-old stroked the ball home first time into theContinue reading “Meet Paulinho – Portugal’s Most In-form Striker”

A View From The Opposition | AC Milan

It is matchday three in the UEFA Champions League and FC Porto welcome Italian giants and seven-time Champions League winners AC Milan to the Estádio do Dragão. Milan have narrowly lost both of their games in the competition so far but are unbeaten in Serie A and only Napoli have conceded less goals.  To get theContinue reading “A View From The Opposition | AC Milan”

A View from the Opposition | Beşiktaş v Sporting

After losing their first two UEFA Champions League games, Sporting travel to Turkey to take on Beşiktaş hoping to get points on the board. Próxima Jornada spoke to Sinan Schwarting of the Black Eagles Podcast to get the lowdown on what Rúben Amorim’s men can expect. For a side that perennially competes for titles inContinue reading “A View from the Opposition | Beşiktaş v Sporting”

Fernando Santos Names Portugal Squad for October

Fernando Santos today announced his Portugal squad for the upcoming games against Qatar (Oct 9th) and Luxembourg (Oct 12th). Santos had to make several alterations from his last squad in August, with Pote, Gonçalo Inácio and Otávio all suffering with recent injuries. Matheus Nunes recently ended speculation regarding his future by declaring he wants toContinue reading “Fernando Santos Names Portugal Squad for October”

A View from the Opposition | SC Braga v FC Midtjylland

It is matchday two in the UEFA Europa League and Braga are on the hunt for their first win following a 2-1 defeat away in Belgrade. Their opponents tonight are Danish side FC Midtjylland. We reached out to the Danish football specialists at Vilfortpark.dk to get the lowdown on what Carlos Carvalhal and his menContinue reading “A View from the Opposition | SC Braga v FC Midtjylland”

José Mourinho Inspires Abel Ferreira’s Return to the Copa Libertadores Final

For the second successive season, Abel Ferreira and Palmeiras are in the Copa Libertadores final. Last year, he became only the second Portuguese manager in the history of the competition to win it, the other being Jorge Jesus who won it with Flamengo the season before. This season, Palmeiras are looking to lift the trophyContinue reading “José Mourinho Inspires Abel Ferreira’s Return to the Copa Libertadores Final”

A View from the Opposition | FC Porto v Liverpool

It is matchday two in the UEFA Champions League and FC Porto welcome familiar foe Liverpool FC to the Estádio do Dragão. Próxima Jornada caught up with Ste Carson, Liverpool supporter and writer for Empire of the Kop, in order to get some insight into this Liverpool side and what Porto can expect from JürgenContinue reading “A View from the Opposition | FC Porto v Liverpool”

A View from the Opposition | SL Benfica v FC Barcelona

It is Matchday Two in the UEFA Champions League and SL Benfica welcome FC Barcelona and former Benfica manager Ronald Koeman, to the Estádio da Luz. For this edition of A View from the Opposition, Próxima Jornada spoke to Omar Hawwash, the talented presenter, host of The Driven Shot podcast and creator of Blaugranagram. Omar,Continue reading “A View from the Opposition | SL Benfica v FC Barcelona”

A View from the Opposition | Borussia Dortmund vs Sporting CP

It is Matchday Two in the UEFA Champions League and defending Primeira Liga champions Sporting travel to Signal Iduna Park to face German heavyweights Borussia Dortmund.  For this edition of A View From the Opposition, Próxima Jornada caught up with commentator, presenter and all-round Bundesliga expert Derek Rae. Best known for his work as the lead voice on Bundesliga for ESPN, his commentary on EAContinue reading “A View from the Opposition | Borussia Dortmund vs Sporting CP”

Fans Set To Return To Stadiums In Portugal

Liga Portugal have announced in a statement that stadiums at the professional level in Portugal will start at 33% capacity next season. “The General Directorate of Health will soon publish all the rules and conditions for public access to the stadiums, agreed today with the Liga Portugal, highlighting that professional competitions will start with theContinue reading “Fans Set To Return To Stadiums In Portugal”

“No Longer Part of The Squad” Tarantini Leaves Rio Ave After 13 Years

Club captain Tarantini has left Rio Ave after 13 years at the club. “This was not the expected outcome or one that I ever imagined” In an announcement on his social media page, Tarantini confirmed that his departure from the club was due to being told by the club’s president that he was not consideredContinue reading ““No Longer Part of The Squad” Tarantini Leaves Rio Ave After 13 Years”