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Cristiano Ronaldo grabs his third during the World Cup group game between Portugal and Spain on June 15, 2018
Gerard Pique criticises 'diver' Cristiano Ronaldo
Spain centre-back Gerard Pique says that Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo "has a habit of throwing himself to the ground" following Friday's pulsating 2018 World Cup clash.
Jun 16, 09:40
Cristiano Ronaldo scores from the spot during the World Cup group game between Portugal and Spain on June 15, 2018
Fernando Hierro: 'Portugal extremely fortunate to have Cristiano Ronaldo'
Spain head coach Fernando Hierro believes that Portugal and Real Madrid are "extremely fortunate" to have Cristiano Ronaldo in their ranks.
Jun 15, 22:37
Cristiano Ronaldo scores from the spot during the World Cup group game between Portugal and Spain on June 15, 2018
Portugal boss Fernando Santos hails "incredible" Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal boss Fernando Santos believes that Cristiano Ronaldo's "incredible" characteristics and talent rightly make the Real Madrid man "one of the best in the world".
Jun 15, 22:25
Cristiano Ronaldo grabs his third during the World Cup group game between Portugal and Spain on June 15, 2018
Jose Mourinho: 'Cristiano Ronaldo a special player'
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho hails Cristiano Ronaldo as a player "for special matches" following the Portugal talisman's World Cup hat-trick against Spain.
Jun 15, 22:16
Cristiano Ronaldo scores from the spot during the World Cup group game between Portugal and Spain on June 15, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo: 'Portugal draw against Spain a fair result'
Hat-trick hero Cristiano Ronaldo believes that Portugal's 3-3 draw with Spain in Friday night's World Cup Group B meeting in Sochi is a "fair result".
Jun 15, 22:03
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during a Portugal training session on June 5, 2018
Alan Shearer plays down Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick for Portugal against Spain
Former England striker Alan Shearer plays down Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick in Portugal's thrilling 3-3 draw with Spain at the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 15, 21:26
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during a Portugal training session on June 5, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo 'accepts two-year suspended prison sentence'
A report claims that Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a two-year suspended prison sentence, on top of paying £16.5m, to end his long-running tax fraud case.
Jun 15, 14:46
Cesc Fabregas in action for Chelsea in the FA Cup final on May 19, 2018
Cesc Fabregas jokes about Julen Lopetegui exit
Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas jokes about the sacking of Julen Lopetegui as the nation's head coach.
Jun 13, 11:46
Real Madrid's Nacho during training for the Champions League final on May 25, 2018
Nacho hopes to face off against Cristiano Ronaldo in Spain's World Cup opener
Nacho says that he hopes to "have the chance to play against Cristiano Ronaldo" when Spain face Portugal in their opening World Cup fixture next week.
Jun 10, 17:44
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho patrols the touchline during the 2018 FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley
Jose Mourinho tips one of four teams for World Cup glory
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes that one of Portugal, Argentina, Brazil and Spain will win this summer's World Cup.
Jun 3, 15:03
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho patrols the touchline during a Premier League match against Watford at Old Trafford
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho "not close" to Portugal job
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insists that he has no plans to coach the national team of his native Portugal in the immediate future.
Jun 3, 11:30
Ruben Neves has a shot during the Championship game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sunderland on December 9, 2017
Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves left out of Portugal squad
Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves is a surprise omission from Portugal's 23-man squad for the World Cup.
May 18, 10:36
Renato Sanches in action during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Swansea City on November 29, 2017
Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches left out of provisional World Cup squad
Bayern Munich midfielder and Swansea City loanee Renato Sanches misses out on a place in Portugal's 35-player preliminary World Cup squad.
May 15, 21:38
Sixpad salesman Cristiano Ronaldo is dejected once more during the World Cup qualifier between Portugal and Switzerland on October 10, 2017
Fernando Santos praises Cristiano Ronaldo after late rescue act
Portugal boss Fernando Santos hails the match-winning display of Cristiano Ronaldo against Egypt, as the Real Madrid ace took his international goals tally to 81.
Mar 24, 21:17
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Ruben Semedo 'arrested for kidnapping'
Villarreal and Portugal Under-21 international Ruben Semedo is reportedly arrested for tying up, hitting and holding a man inside his house before committing theft.
Feb 20, 22:45
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during his side's World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Wembley on November 11, 2016
England draw Spain, Croatia in Nations League
England draw Spain and Croatia in the Nations League, while Republic of Ireland are given a reunion with Wales and Denmark.
Jan 24, 11:48
Cristiano Ronaldo with the Ballon d'Or on December 7, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi and Neymar to win 2017 Ballon d'Or
Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo is named as the winner of the 2017 Ballon d'Or.
Dec 7, 19:06
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
England fall below Italy in FIFA world rankings
England fall one place below Italy in FIFA's latest world rankings despite the Azzurri having failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958.
Nov 23, 20:11
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Fernando Santos explains Cristiano Ronaldo omission
Portugal boss Fernando Santos was unwilling to risk Cristiano Ronaldo from the off against Andorra as he had not fully trained in the build-up to the World Cup qualifier.
Oct 8, 13:12
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Adrien Silva heads back to Portugal as move to Leicester City left in limbo
Craig Shakespeare confirms that Adrien Silva has been given permission to return to Portugal as Leicester City await a decision from FIFA over his eligibility to play.
Sep 18, 19:18
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Pele congratulates Cristiano Ronaldo on joining elite list
Pele hails Cristiano Ronaldo's goalscoring record for Portugal following the Real Madrid superstar's hat-trick against the Faroe Islands.
Sep 1, 20:30
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo overtakes Pele's international goals tally
Cristiano Ronaldo scores the 48th hat-trick of his senior career to surpass Brazilian legend Pele in the all-time list of international goalscorers.
Aug 31, 21:32
Cristiano Ronaldo at the Best FIFA Football Awards on January 9, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Portugal camp to be with newborn twins
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is excused from Portugal's Confederations Cup third-place playoff in order to spend time with his newborn twins.
Jun 29, 20:12
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Emre Can: "Nobody is scared of Cristiano Ronaldo"
Germany midfielder Emre Can is ready to face off against Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo should the two nations reach the Confederations Cup final in Russia.
Jun 27, 20:39
AS Monaco's Bernardo Silva celebrates after scoring against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on September 14, 2016
Bernardo Silva: "Everything is fine with my ankle"
Manchester City attacker Bernardo Silva says that 'everything is fine with his ankle' after picking up an injury on Confederations Cup duty for Portugal.
Jun 25, 17:05
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo: 'Portugal want to win Confederations Cup'
Cristiano Ronaldo wants Portugal to go on and win the Confederations Cup after reaching the semi-finals thanks to a 4-0 win over New Zealand in St. Petersburg.
Jun 24, 22:18
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Portugal boss Fernando Santos quiet on Cristiano Ronaldo inclusion
Fernando Santos reveals that he intends to rotate his Portugal squad for the meeting with New Zealand, but remains tight-lipped on whether Cristiano Ronaldo will play.
Jun 23, 15:45
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo again skips questions after Portugal win
Cristiano Ronaldo fails to attend the obligatory post-match press conference following Portugal's win against Russia, as speculation over his future continues to mount.
Jun 21, 22:13
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Pepe: 'Portugal ignoring Cristiano Ronaldo speculation'
Portugal defender Pepe insists that the team are ignoring the ongoing speculation over Cristiano Ronaldo's future at Real Madrid during their Confederations Cup campaign.
Jun 20, 21:11
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Fernando Santos: 'Cristiano Ronaldo remains extremely concentrated'
Portugal head coach Fernando Santos insists that Cristiano Ronaldo remains "extremely focused" despite ongoing speculation over his Real Madrid future.
Jun 20, 21:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo skips post-match press conference after Portugal draw
Cristiano Ronaldo fails to attend a post-match press conference following Portugal's 2-2 draw with Mexico, as questions continue to mount over his Real Madrid future.
Jun 18, 21:27
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Fernando Santos: 'I trust Cristiano Ronaldo 100% as an athlete'
Fernando Santos insists that helping Portugal to Confederations Cup glory is more important than the ongoing speculation surrounding star man Cristiano Ronaldo.
Jun 17, 15:47
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Andre Silva: Cristiano Ronaldo "focused" on Confederations Cup
Cristiano Ronaldo "is focused and very serious" as Portugal prepare to kick off their Confederations Cup campaign, according to teammate Andre Silva.
Jun 16, 21:02
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Andre Silva completes £35m AC Milan move
AC Milan complete the signing of 21-year-old striker Andre Silva from Porto in a deal worth a reported £35m.
Jun 12, 16:01
Cristiano Ronaldo at the Best FIFA Football Awards on January 9, 2017
Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo 'welcomes the birth of twins'
A report claims that Cristiano Ronaldo became the father to twins on Thursday, a day before netting twice for Portugal in their qualifying win over Latvia.
Jun 10, 22:20
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo named in Portugal's Confederations Cup squad
Portugal decide against resting Cristiano Ronaldo for this summer's Confederations Cup, but there is no room for Renato Sanches in their 24-man squad.
May 25, 19:38

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