Portugal backs up its UEFA EURO 2016 title by winning the inaugural UEFA Nations League crown. A goal by Gonçalo Guedes at the hour mark was the difference as Portugal, the host country, defeated the Netherlands 1-0 in Porto. Guedes’ goal was his fourth in 17 appearances for Portugal, but his first in a competitive
(WFI) Sporting director Fernando Hierro will coach Spain for the World Cup.
Feb 19 – Luis Figo pledges to distribute $2.5 billion among FIFA’s 209 member FAs if elected president. Also wants to expand World Cup and proposes 12-year term limit for FIFA presidency. Christian Radnedge reports from Wembley.
June 20 – Also: Benfica sticks with Adidas … Meo to sponsor Portugal in Russia
March 7 – Also: Nike renews deal with Portuguese FA … Motsepe will sponsor South African second league.
June 26 – Scenes from the dramatic Euro 2012 quarter-finals: Italy’s penalty shootout win over England; Spain’s victory over France; Germany’s goal-fest against Greece; and Portugal’s win over Czech Republic.
June 9 – UEFA is studying video surveillance and security reports after a group of Russian fans attacked stewards in Wroclaw stadium following their team’s 4-1 demolition of Czech Republic… Racist abuse directed at Czech Republic’s only black player also tarnishes Russia’s impressive start. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Warsaw.
Aug. 18 – Brazil are on course to win their fifth U-20 World Cup title, while Portugal are hoping to break records in Saturday’s final… Workers revamping Rio’s Maracana stadium for the 2014 World Cup have gone on strike… Poland and Ukraine are set to simplify the visa regime between the two countries for Euro 2012. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
22/10/10 Iberian World Cup bid co-leader Gilberto Madail has reacted with “surprise and indignation” to reports suggesting his bid traded votes with Qatar 2022 in the World Cup bidding contest… Sepp Blatter describes himself “extremely distressed” at allegations made over the past week…The OFC names an acting president after Reynald Temarii’s suspension.
1/9/2010 Former Sydney Olympics Minister Michael Knight says Australia has all the right credentials to host a spectacular World Cup in 2022… Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho along with Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo sprinkle some star dust on the Spain-Portugal bid campaign during FIFA’s inspection tour… Holland-Belgium highlights green bid credentials