This was one of the most anticipated battles of the opening round of matches. Germany, one of the favorites to win the World Cup, taking on Portugal, led by perhaps the best player in the world in Ronaldo.
Portugal’s government says it is forgoing the final 2.6 billion-euro ($3.5 billion) instalment of its three-year bailout package because it cannot meet creditors’ deadlines for the latest promised austerity measures, which have run into legal challenges.
In the 2012 European Championships, Portugal came closer to eliminating eventual champion Spain than any other team, going down on penalties in the semifinals. Another semifinal performance would not be surprising (though Ronaldo’s injury woes could have an effect). And with a little bit of luck, perhaps Portugal could shock the world from Brazil.
Portugal is determined to provide a 'stable and attractive' business atmosphere for investors in Portugal, Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva said on Friday at a seminar with his visiting Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto.
Since the inception of the Ballon d'Or, conceived by France Football magazine in 1956 to recognise Europe, and then latterly, the world's most outstanding player each year, of the 14 players in possession of the prize heading into a World Cup none have achieved ultimate success on the global stage.
Backstage gossip that Bill Clinton would join the Stones onstage at Rock in Rio's offshoot festival in Portugal turned out to be untrue. But the former U.S. president looked on, smiling, as the iconic band jammed with another American icon.
Portugal will be scratching their heads wondering what could have gone differently after finishing their World Cup campaign level on points with the USA and on a more positive note than when they were trounced by four goals at the hands and feet of Germany.
The rejection by Portugal's constitutional court of a series of austerity measures will make it more difficult for the country to balance its budget by 2018 as planned, credit rating agency Moody's said on Thursday.
While English muffins may have cornered the breakfast market, however, they're not the only 'European muffin' out there -- and they may not be the best either. The Portuguese muffin can one-up and out-do its English counterpart any morning of the week.
William Carvalho nasceu em Luanda, Angola, está com 22 anos de idade e preparado para conquistar o mundo. Ele é, sem dúvida, a próxima grande estrela de Portugal. A confiança que o técnico da seleção, Paulo Bento, deposita em seus 11 titulares pode adiar o aparecimento dessa estrela emergente, mas marque essas palavras: é só uma questão de tempo.
Ao contrair os músculos do tórax, Cristiano repetiu o gesto do brasileiro Adriano. Falta erguer a Copa do Mundo no Brasil para herdar também o título de Imperador português na antiga colônia. Desde a infância pobre na Ilha da Madeira, só resta ao lusitano ganhar o oceano e repetir o movimento dos grandes navegadores.