The Hunt For Automatic Promotion

With just two games to go, the battle for promotion to Portugal’s top flight is heating up. Interestingly, all of the top three teams in Liga Portugal 2 (Rio Ave, Chaves and Casa Pia) are guaranteed to finish in the top three. However, only the top two teams gain automatic promotion to Portugal’s top flight, the team who finishes in third place will have to play … Continue reading The Hunt For Automatic Promotion

FIFA World Cup 2022 – Portugal in Group H

Portugal are in Group H for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. This draw means Portugal will face off against Uruguay, South Korea and Ghana. Portugal will be hoping to perform significantly better than in recent tournaments, having only gone past the last 16 once in their last six attempts, back in 2006 when they reached the semi-finals before losing 1-0 to France.  A Seleção will come … Continue reading FIFA World Cup 2022 – Portugal in Group H

Bruno Lage Scoops Liga Portugal Prize for January

Bruno Lage is the latest recipient of the Talento Que Marco O Mundo prize. The award was recently created by Liga Portugal in order to highlight and celebrate the brilliant work achieved by Portuguese players or coaches abroad. The coach or player who stood out the most during that month is awarded the Talento que Marca o Mundo or The Talent That Marks the World. … Continue reading Bruno Lage Scoops Liga Portugal Prize for January

Club in Focus: SC Vianense

Welcome to our new feature called Club in Focus. Every Friday, we will be looking at a Portuguese club and giving some information, interesting facts and a brief overview of their history! Portugal is full of clubs with intriguing histories and at Próxima Jornada, we want to publicise these stories! To kick off the series, we are looking at SC Vianense! SC Vianense are a … Continue reading Club in Focus: SC Vianense

January Awards Roundup – Liga BWIN

The January awards have been announced by Liga Portugal. As usual, there are seven awards, Player of the Month, Manager of the Month, Goal of the Month and then the four positional awards, goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and attacker of the month. January was a very good month for FC Porto, but they couldn’t quite make it a clean sweep! Check out the winners below: Player of the Month – Vitinha (FC … Continue reading January Awards Roundup – Liga BWIN

“He wants the Seleção, that has always been his dream”

Fábio Carvalho has garnered widespread praise for his excellent performances for Fulham in the Championship. The 19-year-old’s contributions have helped Marco Silva’s side to the top of the league and heading towards promotion to the Premier League. A deal to Premier League giants Liverpool fell through in the last minutes of the January transfer window, interest the Merseyside club are sure to rekindle in the … Continue reading “He wants the Seleção, that has always been his dream”

João Cancelo Scoops Talento que Marca o Mundo Prize for December

Manchester City full-back João Cancelo is the December winner of the Liga Portugal Talento que Marca o Mundo prize for his fantastic performances in December. In what was a very busy month for Cancelo and City, he played six times in the Premier League, helping his side to six successive victories and contributing a goal and an assist in the process. The award was recently … Continue reading João Cancelo Scoops Talento que Marca o Mundo Prize for December

A Brief Overview of Wolves Target Chiquinho

With Wolverhampton Wanderers edging ever closer to getting a deal over the line for Estoril Praia winger Chiquinho, Aaron Barton and Filipe Melo have all you need to know about the talented 21-year-old. Chiquinho is a player who has certainly developed a taste for winning early in his career. Last season, he split his playing time between Estoril’s first team (16 appearances) and Estoril’s U23 … Continue reading A Brief Overview of Wolves Target Chiquinho

Próxima Jornada Meets: Estoril Midfielder Rosier Loreintz

When Estoril Praia knocked out three different Primeira Liga sides out the Taça de Portugal en route to the semi-finals, it was clear to see that Bruno Pinheiro’s men belonged in the Portuguese top flight. Sure enough, Estoril won the Segunda Liga, winning 20 of their 34 games and gained promotion to the top flight in the process. Supporters of the Canarinhos were in dreamland, … Continue reading Próxima Jornada Meets: Estoril Midfielder Rosier Loreintz

In Safe Hands: The Numbers Behind José Sá’s Season So Far

José Sá has been a revelation since joining Wolverhampton Wanderers from Olympiacos. Uncapped at national team level, Sá was brought in to replace Rui Patrício, Portugal’s undisputed number one and a man with over a century of caps for A Seleção. Big boots, and gloves, to fill. However, the Braga-born man has taken the Premier League by storm in his first season so far, with a … Continue reading In Safe Hands: The Numbers Behind José Sá’s Season So Far

Portuguese Involvement in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16: All You Need to Know

After a botched first attempt, the last 16 draw for the UEFA Champions League is here! As usual, there is plenty of Portuguese participation across Europe’s elite football tournament, with all but two ties featuring Portuguese players and/or coaches. Aaron Barton for Próxima Jornada gives you all you need to know. A reminder that the last 16 will commence after the January transfer window, so … Continue reading Portuguese Involvement in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16: All You Need to Know

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 crop of talent as good as this one has to rely … Continue reading Here We Go Again…Everything You Need to Know About the World Cup Playoffs