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  1. Castro's home comforts for Porto after Fonseca ordeal

    Andy Brassell

    Last Thursday, the day after FC Porto confirmed Paulo Fonseca had become only the fifth head coach in the club's history to leave his post mid-season, the sports newspaper O Jogo chose not his image for its cover but that of his immediate replacement...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  2. Portugal reveal strong hand in Cameroon demolition

    Andy Brassell

    It was a night of surprises, underpinned by the inevitable. Cristiano Ronaldo became Portugal's outright all-time leading scorer -- ahead of Pedro Pauleta -- in the 21st minute, rolling Joao Pereira's cross around a bemused Nicolas N'Koulou before dr...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  3. Remembering Eusebio

    Andy Brassell

    The passing of Eusebio da Silva Ferreira at 71 years of age will be mourned with genuine feeling throughout the football world, yet that sentiment will be strongest in Portugal. He was more than just arguably the national team's greatest player. He d...

    Blog | January 05, 2014
  4. Magic Moutinho paves the way for Ronaldo

    Andy Brassell

    STOCKHOLM -- Few will remember that Portugal triumphed in Sweden on a chilly November night in years to come. It will simply be known as the night that Cristiano Ronaldo bested Zlatan Ibrahimovic in front of his own adoring public in Solna's Friends ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  5. Portugal heroics cast Cristiano in his perfect light

    Andy Brassell

    Rarely can a high-stakes game have had its narrative so doggedly shaped around just two players. However, the focus on Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic as individuals in the build-up to Portugal's World Cup qualifying playoff with Sweden is s...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  6. Portugal's Joao Moutinho thanks matchwinner Cristiano Ronaldo

    Andy Brassell

    Northern Ireland 2-4 Portugal

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2013
  7. Ronaldo notches another milestone

    Andy Brassell

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- It was a historic night at Windsor Park, and Cristiano Ronaldo has always had a strong sense of history. As Northern Ireland prepared to get the bulldozers in and revamp their national stadium, Portugal's captain was a...

    Blog | September 07, 2013
  8. Resurgent Sporting eye derby glory

    Andy Brassell

    What a difference two games make. If it sometimes seems like an early-season derby is just a bit too soon, we can be sure that Sporting Clube de Portugal's fan base won't agree ahead of Saturday's Lisbon derby with Benfica. Just a few short mon...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  9. Brassell - Benfica challenge rivals as transfer kings

    Andy Brassell

    Benfica has taken a leaf out of rival Porto's notebook and has found great success in the transfer market writes Andy Brassell.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2013
  10. Brassell - Pugnacious Portugal defy the form book

    Andy Brassell

    Form was thrown out of the window as Portugal claimed a valuable win over Russia, Andy Brassell writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2013
  11. Andy Brassell: Back to the future for skint Sporting Lisbon

    Andy Brassell

    Andy Brassell reveals the full extent of the financial and on-pitch problems at Sporting Clube de Portugal.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2013
  12. Andy Brassell: Don Fabio frustrates toothless Portugal

    Andy Brassell

    Andy Brassell watched as Fabio Capello's Russia claimed a valuable qualifying victory over Portugal.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2012
  13. Andy Brassell: There's no place like home - Rui Patricio intervie...

    Andy Brassell

    Andy Brassell speaks to Sporting and Portugal No. 1 Rui Patricio about the challenges facing club and country.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  14. Andy Brassell: Shaky start for Portugal's big guns

    Andy Brassell

    It was a shaky start for Portugal's big guns on the opening Liga weekend, writes Andy Brassell.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2012
  15. Profligate Portugal pay heavy price

    Andy Brassell

    Portugal (2) 0-0 (4) Spain

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2012
  16. Profligate Portugal pay heavy price

    Andy Brassell

    Portugal (2) 0-0 (4) Spain

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2012