“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”

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

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 to play for Portugal over Brazil and he has now been … Continue reading Fernando Santos Names Portugal Squad for October

Os Arquivos – The Euros Countdown

Seven tournaments. Seven special episodes. We are less than a month away from UEFA Euro 2020! Portugal head into the tournament as defending champions (Obrigado Éder) and will be looking to once again go all the way. At Próxima Jornada, we were thinking of ways to bring new, fresh content surrounding the European Championships that is solely focused on A Seleção, and then the idea … Continue reading Os Arquivos – The Euros Countdown

Seleção A Feminina On The Hunt For European Qualification: A Preview

After a successful week for the men’s under 21 side, winning all 3 of their European Championship Group games, and the senior men’s side kicking off their World Cup qualifying campaign with an unbeaten start (two wins and a draw), it is the turn of the Seleção A Feminina to have a successful international break as they pursue a place at the Women’s 2022 European … Continue reading Seleção A Feminina On The Hunt For European Qualification: A Preview

Nuno Mendes Becomes Fourth Youngest Portugal Player in 21st Century

Nuno Mendes tonight became the fourth-youngest player to play for Portugal in the 21st century. The defender, who started tonight’s match v Azerbaijan in Turin, earned his first Seleção cap aged at just 18 years, 9 months and 5 days old. This also makes him the youngest defender ever to play for Portugal, overtaking previous record holder José Carlos, who made his bow on March … Continue reading Nuno Mendes Becomes Fourth Youngest Portugal Player in 21st Century

Fernando Santos Announces Portugal Squad for March Fixtures

Portugal head coach Fernando Santos today announced his 25-man Portugal squad for the upcoming international break. The European champions will play three FIFA World Cup Qualifiers at the end of March, kicking off against Azerbaijan on the 24th March (a game which has been moved to Turin, Italy) before playing Serbia in Belgrade on the 27th and Luxembourg on the 30th of March in the … Continue reading Fernando Santos Announces Portugal Squad for March Fixtures

Portugal U21 Squad for Euros Announced

Rui Jorge today announced his 23 man squad for the upcoming UEFA European Championships. This particular edition of the tournament is unique in that it will be played in two parts, the first being the group stages (24th to 31st March) followed by the knockout rounds of the competition (31 May to 6th June). Portugal go into this Euros as one of the favourites and … Continue reading Portugal U21 Squad for Euros Announced

Futebol Feminino – On The Rise!

Many facets of women’s football in Europe’s most western country are on the rise. In this debut piece for Próxima Jornada, I will analyse various areas of improvement in the women’s game.  Attendances, the new league format and the development of the Seleção Feminino (Portugal’s National Womens Team) are all on the agenda. This rise has, of course, been halted by the Coronavirus crisis. However, the improving state of women’s … Continue reading Futebol Feminino – On The Rise!

How Could Portugal Look Without Premier League Players?

Following the recent news that Premier League clubs will not be obliged to let Portuguese stars represent A Seleção during the international break in March, Aaron Barton looks at what Fernando Santos’ squad could look like for the World Cup Qualifiers v Azerbaijan, Serbia and Luxembourg. Why might clubs not allow their Portuguese players to leave? The issue is due to COVID-19, FIFA has recently … Continue reading How Could Portugal Look Without Premier League Players?

Portugal and Group A: The Lowdown on Portugal’s Qualifying Group

Following Monday’s qualifying draw for the FIFA World Cup 2022, the road to Qatar for A Seleção is now clear. Aaron Barton takes a closer look at Portugal’s opponents. Fernando Santos’ men were the first ball to be drawn, placing them in Group A alongside Serbia, Republic of Ireland, Luxembourg and Azerbaijan. On paper it is a favourable draw, made all the more easier due … Continue reading Portugal and Group A: The Lowdown on Portugal’s Qualifying Group

Fernando Santos’ Portugal Squad for November Fixtures

Portugal manager Fernando Santos today announced his 25-man squad for A Seleção’s matches with Andorra (Friendly – 11/11) , France (Nations League – 14/11) and Croatia (Nations League -17/11). The Notable Inclusions Wolves’ Pedro Neto recieves his first senior call-up, becoming the first player born in the 21st century to do so! The 19-year-old has been excellent for his club and has also been standing … Continue reading Fernando Santos’ Portugal Squad for November Fixtures