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Why Spain and Portugal’s World Cup future may be determined by drawing of lots

After two games played in the groups stages of this years World Cup (for most groups at least), predictions and calculators are coming out in force. Group B sees Spain in a three horse race to go through to the knockout stages with Portugal and Iran. Making up the scenario where Morocco beat Spain 1-0 and Iran beat Portugal by the same score, what happens then? Iran finish top of the group with six points, which will leave both Spain and Portugal on four points with the same goal difference.…

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Valencia looking to sign Goncalo Guedes

Valencia are interested in signing Goncalo Guedes from Paris Saint Germain, according to various reports. The Portuguese winger, who is currently on international duty in Russia for the World Cup, was on loan at Valencia last season. The form the 21 year-old enjoyed at the Mestalla has led to the Spanish club wanting to sign him on a permanent basis. Recent reports had suggested Valencia had agreed a deal with PSG, purporting to be worth 40 million euros with 10 million in bonuses, though the club have been quick to…

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World Cup 2018: Group B Team Profile – Portugal

Profile Nickname: A Seleção das Quinas (Selection of the Quinas) Group: B Best World Cup: Third, 1966 Last World Cup: Group stage, 18th Odds to win: 25/1 (Bet365) How did they reach the World Cup? Portugal were drawn into Group B, coincidentally, during the UEFA qualification stage for the World Cup. With the likes of Hungary, Faroe Islands, Latvia and Andorra in the same pool, it looked like a piece of cake for the European champions. Yet, their main rival for the sole automatic qualification was Switzerland, and it was…

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Ronaldo left out Portugal squad for friendlies

Cristiano Ronaldo has been left out of the Portugal squad for the friendly matches with Saudi Arabia and United States, with Nani and Ricardo Quaresma also missing. Portugal coach, Fernando Santos suggested it was merely a break for the four-time Ballon d’Or winner as the 63-year old opted for an exuberance of youth. The Real Madrid superstar has only scored once in La Liga this season, despite bagging six goals in four games in Europe. Also missing from the 24-man squad include Rui Patricio, Jose Fonte, midfielders William Carvalho, Joao…

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Women’s EURO: Spain v Portugal

Spain coach Jorge Vilda has said his players ‘are ready to go’ ahead of Wednesday night’s UEFA Women’s EURO opener with Portugal. The 2017 edition of the tournament will begin for the Spanish national side on Wednesday evening in Doetinchem at the Stadion De Vijverberg, home of Dutch side De Graafschap, against Francisco Neto’s Portugal. Both sides are fully prepared heading into the tournament and Group D which features Scotland and group favourites England. Speaking with press ahead of the game, Vilda was full of confidence, saying: “Spain are seventh in the UEFA…

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