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‘Portugal much more than just Ronaldo’

SOCHI: Portugal coach Fernando Santos once again stressed the importance of his other 22 players around main man Cristiano Ronaldo as they prepare to face Uruguay in the World Cup last 16 on Saturday. When the inevitable question about…

Ronaldo in need of Portugal supporting cast to perform

Cristiano Ronaldo’s off-night against Iran nearly cost Portugal their World Cup dream and underlined the stark need for his team-mates to contribute more in support of the Real Madrid superstar. Ronaldo carried Portugal through their…

Portugal advance despite missed penalty

RUSSIA: Portugal has advanced to the World Cup round of 16 behind Spain from Group B. Ricardo Quaresma's stunning strike on the stroke of halftime was canceled out by a dramatic stoppage-time penalty by Iran's Karim Ansarifard in this…

Spain and Portugal reach World Cup knockout round

MOSCOW: Spain and Portugal reached the World Cup last 16 on Monday on a dramatic evening dominated by VAR decisions. Spain, who topped Group B, drew 2-2 with Morocco with a late equaliser that was referred to the video assistant referee…

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…