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No Euro stars in Portugal squad for Rio

Portugal unveiled an 18-man squad for the Olympics Games football tournament on Thursday but did not name any of the players who featured in the successful Euro 2016 campaign. Andre Martins, with two caps, is the only player in the squad with senior international experience. Portugal squad: Goalkeepers: Bruno Varela (Vitoria Setubal), Joel

Portugal unleashes national celebrations for Euro heroes

After a night of rowdy celebrations Portugal's European champions led by Cristiano Ronaldo returned home to a heroes' welcome on Monday and a country overjoyed by their upset win over France. Tens of thousands of fans took over the streets of Lisbon waving red and green national flags to mark the

Luck of the draw gives Ronaldo cause to believe

Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will rarely get a better chance than at Euro 2016 to land the only major honour lacking in his glittering career by leading his country to victory in a major finals. It took Ronaldo 117 minutes to get a meaningful touch in the Croatia penalty area in

Ronaldo teams up with Portugal squad

Talisman Cristiano Ronaldo teamed up with the Portugal squad on Sunday ahead of Euro 2016 after a week off following Real Madrid's Champions League victory. Four days before Portugal's scheduled arrival in France, Ronaldo and his Madrid colleague Pepe were due to train with Fernando Santos' squad at their base just

Ronaldo, the skinny kid who brought fame to Funchal

A car park with a spectacular view of Funchal bay now stands on the site of the house where Cristiano Ronaldo grew up and became a football genius in the dusty streets. The superstar's name now brings tourists to the island of Madeira and the main town will again fall silent