Football in Portugal http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24538/all en Soccer-Sporting and Porto agree swap of Izmailov for Miguel Lopes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-sporting-and-porto-agree-swap-izmailov-miguel-lopes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LISBON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Portuguese Premier League club Sporting agreed to swap Russian midfielder Marat Izmailov for Porto's Portugal international Miguel Lopes, the Lisbon club said in a statement on Tuesday.</p> <p>"Sporting informs that Marat Izmailov was transferred to Porto and that Miguel Lopes was signed with a contract that runs until June 2018 and has a buyout clause of 20 million euros ($26.13 million)," Sporting said in a filing to the Portuguese stock market regulator's website (<a href="http://www.cmvm.pt" title="www.cmvm.pt">www.cmvm.pt</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-sporting-and-porto-agree-swap-izmailov-miguel-lopes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Portugal Sport in Europe Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 22:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731878 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Soccer-African Nations Cup finalists Cape Verde Islands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-cape-verde-islands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 9 (Reuters) - Factbox on African Nations Cup finalists Cape Verde Islands ahead of this year's tournament in South Africa from Jan. 19 to Feb. 10:</p> <p>Previous appearances in African Nations Cup finals: none</p> <p>FIFA world ranking Dec. 2012: 69th</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-cape-verde-islands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fernando Varela Football in Cape Verde Football in Portugal Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 03:30:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731951 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Soccer-African Nations Cup finalists Angola http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-angola <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 9 (Reuters) - Factbox on African Nations Cup finalists Angola ahead of this year's tournament in South Africa from Jan. 19 to Feb. 10:</p> <p>Previous appearances in African Nations Cup finals: 6</p> <p>Best performance: Quarter-finalists in 2008 and 2010</p> <p>FIFA world ranking Dec 2012: 84th</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-angola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Portugal Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 03:30:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731953 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Quaresma agrees deal to join Dubai's Al Ahli http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-quaresma-agrees-deal-join-dubais-al-ahli <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 9 (Reuters) - Portuguese winger Ricardo Quaresma has ended his turbulent spell at Turkish side Besiktas after agreeing to join Dubai's Al Ahli on an 18-month contract, local media reported on Wednesday.</p> <p>The 29-year-old former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea forward replaced Cameroon midfielder Achille Emana as one of the four foreign players at the club, the National newspaper said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-quaresma-agrees-deal-join-dubais-al-ahli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Portugal Football in Spain Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 07:15:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731983 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Two late changes for Cape Verde's Nations Cup squad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-two-late-changes-cape-verdes-nations-cup-squad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 9 (Reuters) - Midfielder Odair Fortes and striker Ze Luis have withdrawn from the Cape Verde Islands squad for the African Nations Cup finals, the country's football federation said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Odair Fortes, who plays for Stade Reims, is injured and replaced by Platini from the Portuguese second division club Santa Clara.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-two-late-changes-cape-verdes-nations-cup-squad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Portugal Portuguese people of Cape Verdean descent Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:30:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732297 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Ecstatic Cape Verde ready to dance despite setbacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-ecstatic-cape-verde-ready-dance-despite-setbacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Miguel Pereira</p> <p>FARO, Portugal, Jan 10 (Reuters) - A series of player withdrawals has failed to dampen the party mood for Cape Verde who make their debut at the African Nations Cup (CAN) finals next week in South Africa.</p> <p>The archipelago nation in West Africa with a population of 500,000 is still ecstatic at becoming the smallest country to ever reach the finals thanks to a shock 3-2 aggregate win over four-times winners Cameroon in a playoff in October.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-ecstatic-cape-verde-ready-dance-despite-setbacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fernando Varela Football in Portugal Portuguese people of Cape Verdean descent Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 02:15:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732454 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Real defender Ramos hit with five-match ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/soccer-real-defender-ramos-hit-five-match-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos was handed a five-match ban by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) on Thursday, after being sent off and insulting the referee in their King's Cup victory over Celta Vigo.</p> <p>Spain defender Ramos, who was selected in FIFA's team of the year on Monday, picked up a second yellow card when he brought down Augusto Fernandez in the 73rd minute in Wednesday's 4-0 last-16 second leg victory at the Bernabeu.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/soccer-real-defender-ramos-hit-five-match-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Portugal Football in Spain Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:45:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732752 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Real defender Ramos hit with five-match ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-soccer-real-defender-ramos-hit-five-match-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds Ramos reaction)</p> <p>MADRID, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos was handed a five-match ban by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) on Thursday, after being sent off and insulting the referee in their King's Cup victory over Celta Vigo.</p> <p>Spain defender Ramos, who was selected in FIFA's team of the year on Monday, picked up a second yellow card when he brought down Augusto Fernandez in the 73rd minute in Wednesday's 4-0 last-16 second leg victory at the Bernabeu.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-soccer-real-defender-ramos-hit-five-match-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Portugal Football in Spain Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 20:15:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732831 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-Soccer-Classico may be decisive for Benfica coach Jesus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/preview-soccer-classico-may-be-decisive-benfica-coach-jesus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daniel Alvarenga</p> <p>LISBON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Benfica coach Jorge Jesus does not need to dig out last season's script to know a victory at home to fierce rivals Porto in Sunday's 'Classico' (2015 GMT) could be decisive in his quest to reclaim the Portuguese title and extend his four-season tenure.</p> <p>Jesus needs to avoid a repeat of Porto's thrilling 3-2 triumph in the same fixture in March - a defining moment as the winners went to the top of the table and eventually retained their crown.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/preview-soccer-classico-may-be-decisive-benfica-coach-jesus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Portugal S.L. Benfica Sport in Portugal Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:00:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732907 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Kaka sees red as Real held to 0-0 draw at Osasuna http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/soccer-kaka-sees-red-real-held-0-0-draw-at-osasuna <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Real Madrid's faint hopes of retaining their La Liga title receded further when they had Kaka sent off and were held to a 0-0 draw at struggling Osasuna on Saturday.</p> <p>Jose Mourinho's side appeared lost without inspirational top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo, suspended for the game in Pamplona, and unbeaten leaders Barcelona can go 18 points clear of their arch rivals with a win at fourth-placed Malaga on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/soccer-kaka-sees-red-real-held-0-0-draw-at-osasuna" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Portugal Football in Spain Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 22:15:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733675 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Benfica draw with Porto in thrilling Classico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/soccer-benfica-draw-porto-thrilling-classico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LISBON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Benfica and Porto treated fans to an electrifying start with four goals in 20 minutes in a 2-2 draw on Sunday that kept the Portuguese Premier League title chase wide open.</p> <p>The two fierce rivals, undefeated in the league, came into the match with little to separate them and the draw meant Benfica maintained their three-point lead at the top over champions Porto, who have a game in hand.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/soccer-benfica-draw-porto-thrilling-classico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Portugal S.L. Benfica Sport in Portugal Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 23:15:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733952 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Real under more pressure than United to succeed - Ronaldo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/soccer-real-under-more-pressure-united-succeed-ronaldo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Real Madrid's anxiety to win a 10th European Cup puts them under greater pressure to succeed than Manchester United when they meet in the last 16 of the Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo said on Monday.</p> <p>The Spanish champions host the first leg on Feb. 13 with the return at Old Trafford on March 5 and, with the defence of their league title faltering, success in Europe is taking on even greater significance.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/soccer-real-under-more-pressure-united-succeed-ronaldo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Cristiano Ronaldo Football in Portugal La Liga Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:30:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734134 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-La Liga summaries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-soccer-la-liga-summaries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the La Liga matches on Monday Monday, January 14 Getafe 2 Juan Rodriguez 19, Alcacer 42 Granada CF 2 Guilherme Siqueira 28pen,90+3pen Halftime: 2-1; Attendance: 4,000 - - - Sunday, January 13 Malaga 1 Diego Buonanotte 89 Barcelona 3 Lionel Messi 27, Cesc Fabregas 50, Thiago 82 Halftime: 0-1; Attendance: 29,323 - - - Atletico Madrid 2 Tiago 31, Radamel Falcao 38pen Real Zaragoza 0 </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-soccer-la-liga-summaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Portugal Sports Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:15:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734386 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-No better place to manage than England says Mourinho http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/soccer-no-better-place-manage-england-says-mourinho <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho, whose position has come under scrutiny this season with the Spanish giants faltering, says England is the best place to be a coach and that he will return one day.</p> <p>Portuguese Mourinho guided Chelsea to back-to-back Premier League trophies in 2005 and 2006, the London club's first top-flight titles since 1955, and his love for the English game has not diminished despite his sour exit in 2007.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/soccer-no-better-place-manage-england-says-mourinho" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Portugal Jose Mourinho José Mourinho Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:00:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734628 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Sloppy Barca held to 2-2 Cup draw by 10-man Malaga http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/soccer-sloppy-barca-held-2-2-cup-draw-10-man-malaga <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Holders Barcelona squandered a chance to all but seal a probable King's Cup semi-final showdown with Real Madrid when they conceded a late goal to draw 2-2 at home to 10-man Malaga in their last-eight first leg on Wednesday.</p> <p>Barca beat Malaga 3-1 in La Liga on Sunday and coach Tito Vilanova and his Malaga counterpart Manuel Pellegrini both fielded weakened sides for the Cup game three days later at the Nou Camp.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/soccer-sloppy-barca-held-2-2-cup-draw-10-man-malaga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Portugal José Mourinho Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:15:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735351 at http://www.globalpost.com