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How Portugal, home of Cristiano Ronaldo, is playing a big part in the all-Spanish final

How Portugal, home of Cristiano Ronaldo, is playing a big part in the all-Spanish final | Adamastor | Scoop.it

The Champions League final will be a celebration of Spanish football and a celebration of the Spanish capital thanks to Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid ensuring the first derby match on European football’s biggest stage. Its location will ensure the host nation will play a bigger part than usual, too, making it an all-Iberian affair when the world tunes in at 7.45pm.

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England players get a sweat on in Portugal

England players get a sweat on in Portugal | Adamastor | Scoop.it

England's World Cup squad have been training in sweat vests in Portugal as coach Roy Hodgson prepares them for the heat they will encounter in their opening match against Italy in the Brazilian city of Manaus.

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Bento finalises Portugal's World Cup party

Bento finalises Portugal's World Cup party | Adamastor | Scoop.it

SL Benfica defender André Almeida and SC Braga midfielder Rafa were surprise inclusions as Paulo Bento cut his initial 30-man Portugal squad to the final 23.

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Portugal no se libra de la austeridad

Portugal no se libra de la austeridad | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Pedro Santos Guerreiro: No estamos de fiesta porque no hay alivio. Los mercados aplauden, pero los portugueses no.

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Germany's Schaeuble congratulates Portugal on bailout exit

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble congratulated Portugal for exiting its bailout programme in a letter made available to Reuters on Saturday, acknowledging reforms had not been easy but would eventually pay off.

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After painful cuts, Portugal set to exit Eurozone bailout

After painful cuts, Portugal set to exit Eurozone bailout | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Three years after it was forced to seek a humiliating international rescue, Portugal is set to become the latest Eurozone country Saturday to exit its bailout program and regain control of its finances amid a halting economic recovery.

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Architecture news: letter from Portugal

Architecture news: letter from Portugal | Adamastor | Scoop.it

From a small temporary bar in Porto, to a Pedestrian Escalator in Montemor-o-Velho and a large Arts Centre near Chaves, the featured projects in our report of the most recent architectural undertakings in Portugal vary as much in scale as in agenda.

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Sevilla take the penalty prize as Guttman's 'curse' again does for Benfica

Sevilla take the penalty prize as Guttman's 'curse' again does for Benfica | Adamastor | Scoop.it

The story has it that Guttmann, the great Hungarian coach, cursed the club in 1962 when, having led the club to a second successive European Cup, he was denied a bonus by the board. He resigned and, it is said, as he stormed out of his meeting with directors, vowed the club would not win another European title in 100 years. Benfica have played in eight finals since and lost them all.

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Pilgrims flock to Portugal to honor Fatima's miracle

Pilgrims flock to Portugal to honor Fatima's miracle | Adamastor | Scoop.it

The Our Lady of Fatima statue is carried during the procession of the annual Fatima Sanctuary pilgrimage, in Fatima, Portugal, on May 13. Thousands of pilgrims attended festivities marking the 97th anniversary of Fatima's miracle, when three shepherd children claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary in May 1917.

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The dark side of Fado: Portuguese music set to dance 'for first time' at Rose

The dark side of Fado: Portuguese music set to dance 'for first time' at Rose | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Nuno Silva’s new show, A Darker Shade of Fado, comes to the Rose Theatre this month.

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Moody's upgrades Portugal's government bond rating to Ba2 and places rating on review for further upgrade

Moody's Investors Service has upgraded Portugal's government bond rating to Ba2 from Ba3. In addition, the rating agency placed the Ba2 rating on review for possible further upgrade.

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S&P lifts Portugal outlook to stable from negative

S&P lifts Portugal outlook to stable from negative | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on Friday raised Portugal's outlook to stable from negative on improved economic and market conditions.

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French men's football club picks first female coach in historic hire

French men's football club picks first female coach in historic hire | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Helena Costa, who has managed the women's national teams of Qatar and Iran, will be the first woman to coach a men's professional soccer team in any major European league when she begins her roll with Clermont Foot 63.

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Espírito Santo International plans to shed some assets to plug holes

Espírito Santo International plans to shed some assets to plug holes | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Portugal's Espírito Santo International plans to unload assets, including an international hotel and resort chain, to plug holes in its accounts following an audit that uncovered alleged irregularities at the company, according to a person familiar with the situation.

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Cristiano Ronaldo's Vogue cover: why he couldn't keep his clothes on

Cristiano Ronaldo's Vogue cover: why he couldn't keep his clothes on | Adamastor | Scoop.it

If you want to put a man on the cover of a high-fashion magazine, include a woman and make sure there are acres of flesh on display.

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Soccer-fiery Portugal striker Quaresma misses out again

Soccer-fiery Portugal striker Quaresma misses out again | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Fiery striker Ricardo Quaresma missed out again as Portugal named their final 23-man squad for the World Cup on Monday. Thirty-year-old Quaresma, who was overlooked in both 2006 and 2010, had made the provisional list of 30 announced last week but was among the unlucky seven to be axed by coach Paulo Bento.

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Portugal's economy: two steps forward, one step back

Portugal's economy: two steps forward, one step back | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Portugal formally exits its eurozone bailout this weekend after three years of painful austerity that was the condition for it to receive 78bn euro (£63bn) in loan guarantees from the European Union and International Monetary Fund.

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CNBC interview: Pedro Passos Coelho, Prime Minister of Portugal

CNBC interview: Pedro Passos Coelho, Prime Minister of Portugal | Adamastor | Scoop.it

'A lot of people during the three years didn't believe the possibility to recover the situation and to exit the programme in a successful way'.

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Fotógrafa registra 'tornado de mosquitos' no céu de Portugal

Fotógrafa registra 'tornado de mosquitos' no céu de Portugal | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Fenômeno ocorreu na zona rural do país, nas proximidades de Lisboa. Ana Filipa Scarpa, fotógrafa de natureza, ficou surpresa com os insetos.

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La maldición inacabable de Guttmann

La maldición inacabable de Guttmann | Adamastor | Scoop.it

La maldición de Béla Guttmann, ya saben el despechado técnico húngaro del gran Benfica que pronosticó que los lisboetas no volverían a levantar una copa europea tras su intempestivo despido, parece no tener fin.

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Scolari faces Portugal tax inquiry

Scolari faces Portugal tax inquiry | Adamastor | Scoop.it

A criminal case has been opened in Portugal against Brazil's football coach Luiz Felipe Scolari weeks before Brazil hosts the World Cup.

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Au Portugal, Miguel Gomes tourne ses contes de la vie austère

Au Portugal, Miguel Gomes tourne ses contes de la vie austère | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Le réalisateur de Tabou se lance, avec une poignée de journalistes, dans une évocation du Portugal pris au piège de la crise. Une entreprise folle et généreuse.

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A foodie tour of Portugal's Alentejo

A foodie tour of Portugal's Alentejo | Adamastor | Scoop.it

The Alentejo region is the breadbasket of Portugal, makes half its wine and is the largest producer of cork in the world. Adrian Mourby rounds up the best restaurants, vineyards and places to stay.

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World Cup 2014 team profile: Portugal

World Cup 2014 team profile: Portugal | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Portugal will need a lot more than an on-fire Cristiano Ronaldo if it is to mount a serious World Cup challenge in Brazil.

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Eurogroup warns Portugal on bailout exit

There will be no turning back for Portugal when it makes a clean exit from its bailout this month without a credit safety net, the president of the Eurogroup has warned.

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