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Spain on tough path to World Cup glory, says Hierro

KAZAN, Russia: Fernando Hierro says Spain face a tough challenge to reach the World Cup knockout stage following a "lucky" 1-0 win against Iran that lifted the 2010 champions to the top of their group. A second-half strike from Diego…

Spain and Portugal drawn in same 2018 World Cup group

MOSCOW: The 2010 World Cup winners Spain were placed in the same group as Cristiano Ronaldo's European champions Portugal in an exciting draw for the 2018 tournament in Russia on Friday. Neymar's Brazil meanwhile will have to negotiate a…

Ronaldo to miss Portugal friendlies

Cristiano Ronaldo was surprisingly left out of the Portugal squad announced on Friday by coach Fernando Santos, who suggested it was merely to give his superstar a break. Santos denied the omission was due to the four-time Ballon d'Or…

Wildfires kill at least 39 in Portugal and Spain

LISBON/MADRID: At least 36 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and another three in neighboring northwestern Spain on Sunday and Monday. Firefighters were battling 50 blazes in Portugal and a…

Ronaldo grabs hat-trick as Portugal beat Faroes 5-1

PORTO: Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo hit a hat-trick, his fifth for his country, to lead the European champions to a 5-1 win over the Faroe Islands in their World Cup qualifier on Thursday. The 32-year-old, Portugal’s record scorer,…

Falling tree kills 12 at Portugal religious festival

LISBON: Twelve people were crushed to death and around 50 injured on Tuesday when a 200-year-old oak tree fell on them at a religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira. Seven of those hurt were seriously injured, regional…