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February 15, 2018 11:40 AM Cristiano Ronaldo practised 'volley' penalty at Man United

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo used to practise taking penalties so that the ball moves before he strikes it, former Manchester United teammate Rio Ferdinand has said. Ronaldo scored the equaliser from the spot as Real Madrid beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 at the Bernabeu in a Champions League round-of-16 first leg match on Wednesday. But the ball appeared 47

February 9, 2018 6:57 PM Ireland says it will host US in soccer exhibition on June 2

Ireland says it will host US in soccer exhibition on June 2 Ireland says it will play the United States in an exhibition at Dublin on June 2, a matchup of teams that failed to qualify for the World Cup. The Football Association of Ireland announced the game Friday. The U.S. Soccer Federation doesn't announce matches until it has a signed contract 56

January 18, 2018 11:00 AM What country has the most powerful passport in the world?

Love to travel? Find out how many countries welcome your passport visa-free A European country has the luxury of having the most powerful passport in the world and its citizens are able to visit 177 countries without a visa. This passport belongs to Germany, which ranked first in the 2018 World Passport Ranking recently released by Henley & Partners 133

January 13, 2018 11:26 PM Reports: 8 dead, dozens injured in Portugal building fire

LISBON, Portugal – Portuguese media are reporting that at least eight people have died and dozens are injured after a heating-system explosion and fire at the premises of a local residents' association in the north of the country. Witnesses speaking to local television channels said the fire triggered panic among the about 60 people in the building who were taking 67

January 1, 2018 3:09 PM 4 months later, Silva finally free to play for Leicester

4 months later, Silva finally free to play for Leicester Four months after signing for Leicester, Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva is finally ready to play for the Premier League club. Leicester bought Silva from Sporting Lisbon for 22 million pounds ($28.7 million) on transfer deadline day in August, but did not register the deal with FIFA on time. FIFA refused 35

December 24, 2017 5:26 PM Henrikh Mkhitaryan return to Dortmund unlikely

A potential return to Borussia Dortmund for Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan is not on the cards, according to BVB chief Hans-Joachim Watzke. Mkhitaryan is battling to save his Manchester United career after being dropped by manager Jose Mourinho following a row between the two men during a video analysis session at the club's Carrington training 53

December 21, 2017 12:35 PM Germany named FIFA Team of the Year ahead of Brazil and Portugal

Germany have been crowned the Team of the Year by FIFA after finishing on top of the World Ranking at the end of 2017. FIFA published its full ranking for December on Thursday, with few changes towards the top of the ranking as only 41 "A" international matches were played. Joachim Low's world champions remain comfortably ahead of second-placed Brazil 52

December 8, 2017 10:59 PM Madonna Hints At A New Tour In 2018: 'I'm Coming Back, Baby — I'm Coming For You!'

After a year off being a self-proclaimed "soccer mom," it sounds like Madonna is ready to go back out on tour once again — and 2018 could mark a BIG comeback for the superstar!! Earlier this morning, Madge appeared on Live With Kelly & Ryan for a casual interview about her family and career when she joined the two hosts at one point in a game of Sketching 134

December 4, 2017 6:57 PM Portugal’s Mário Centeno Chosen to Lead Eurozone Finance Ministers

He succeeds former Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem as head of the Eurogroup BRUSSELS—European Finance Ministers on Monday shifted power from the north of the continent to the south, providing a boost to opponents of austerity policies. They chose Portugal’s Finance Minister Mário Centeno to lead the group of finance ministers, known as the Eurogroup 28

December 1, 2017 6:15 PM SPI: Brazil most likely to win World Cup 2018 ahead of Spain, Germany

Two groups contain multiple teams in the Top 10 of SPI. Group B has No. 7 ranked Portugal and No. 2 ranked Spain, who will face off in their opening match. Spain eliminated Portugal in the round of 16 of the 2010 World Cup and the semifinals of Euro 2012. This is the most difficult group by average SPI rating, with the four teams having an average rank of 81.7 out of 100. Group 43