Renato Sanches, still at just 22 years of age, is currently playing some of the best football of his career. Dynamic, energetic, intelligent and technically proficient, he is putting in performances for Lille that are once again drawing widespread attention to the boy-wonder that lit up Europe as a 19-year-old. Renato Sanches is back andContinue reading “The Resurgence of Renato Sanches”
João Félix today won the Golden Boy award, capping off his fantastic season with SL Benfica. He beat off competition from 2nd placed Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund and 3rd placed Kai Havertz of Bayer Leverkusen. The award was created by Tutto Sport in 2003 and is awarded to the best U21 player in EuropeContinue reading “João Félix: Golden Boy Winner 2019”
Following today’s 2-0 victory away in Luxembourg, the Seleção confirmed their spot in Euro 2020, where the 2016 champions will have the chance to defend their crown. A Seleção were not given an easy ride by Luxembourg who aimed to frustrate Portugal and counter-attack when possible. The playing surface itself appeared to be a handicapContinue reading “Portugal qualify for UEFA 2020”
Ricardo Pereira discusses his footballing career so far, his hopes for the future and everything in between.
The October international break welcomed a return to action for the Seleção with 2 massive games against Luxembourg and Ukraine, it was a mixed few days for Fernando Santos’ men in their search for European Championship qualification and the chance to defend their crown. Victory in Lisboa First off came the visit of Luxembourg toContinue reading “October International Break: Seleção Roundup”
On the 24th of May, the FIFA U20 World Cup will kick off in Lublin, Poland. Portugal U20 will be there hoping to battle it out and ultimately take home the prize, a title the Portugal U20 sides have won twice before (1989, 1991). The 1991 squad featuring stars such as Luís Figo, Rúi CostaContinue reading “Portugal U20 – The World Cup Preview”
Today at 12:30, Fernando Santos announced his Portugal squad for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Ukraine and Serbia. Notable Inclusions Firstly, João Felix. His name was on the tip of everybody’s tongue before the announcement of the latest squad, “would he make it or wouldn’t he?” As it turns out, he has made itContinue reading “The latest Portugal squad and what it means for the future”