Ricardinho is a Portuguese futsal player and also apparently a real actual wizard. He scored this wondergoal on Serbia at the European Championships yesterday, and oh man is it pretty.
Armenia opened the scoring of their Euro 2016 qualifier against Portugal with an early golazo from Marcos Pizzelli, who landed a 35-yard free kick that left Rui Patricio helpless. It would have made Ronaldo smile, had it not been against his own squad.
This weekend, Benfica fan José Magalhães attended an away match against Vitória Guimarães with his son and father. Outside of the stadium, he was thrown to the ground and repeatedly hit by a nightstick before being arrested by police. While the police allege he behaved in an unruly fashion, Magalhães denies any…
Cristiano Ronaldo is, quite deservedly, an icon in his hometown of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal—so much so that he has a museum dedicated in his honor. This weekend, Ronaldo was on hand to witness the unveiling of a new statue made in his image. What can we say? The statue is sporting a huge erection.
Of course he did.
The Belgians had faith in their boys coming into today's Round of 16 match against the USMNT. Following the tradition of every other team we've played in this World Cup, one paper thought it would be funny to turn the famous Obama campaign slogan "Yes we can!" against us. They were right. They could. We couldn't.
Thank God for Cristiano Ronaldo! After a poorly cleared cross that the Ghanaian keeper could only punch into the box, the rebound fell right to Ronaldo, who smashed it home. Here's the goal:
Ghanaian forward Asamoah Gyan scored a header off a cross in the 57th minute to draw level with Portugal. Goal below:
Portugal have taken a 1-0 lead over Ghana after defender John Boye conceded an own goal in the 31st minute.
It's time to claim what's rightfully ours: A spot in the next round. Let's do it.
I'm going out on a limb here and guessing the vast majority of you won't be watching Portugal-Ghana particularly closely. Oh, sure, you'll know if one of the teams scores—you'll review the replays of each goal with joy or dread depending on the time and circumstance. You'll have an eye on this game—whether it be on…
Hold your finger over this picture, close your eyes, and touch the screen. Chances are your finger landed on a person in gut-wrenching, what-the-fuck-did-I-just-see agony.
If you're looking to make the argument that soccer has finally gained a foothold with the American sports-watching public, you'd be off to a good start by citing the TV ratings from last night's thriller between Portugal and the United States, because they were bananas.
Portugal's last-second goal was heartbreaking for U.S. fans, but a glorious reprieve for the Portuguese. Here's our daily roundup of every goal scored, as heard by viewers or listeners in that country. Portugal's above, via RTP1 and Antena radio.
This group of U.S. fans weren't aware of the hammer of disappointment that was about to be dropped on their heads. Right in the middle of their "I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN" chant, Varela's equalizer ties the game, and ruins everything. It's so painful.
We're all born bandwagon fans. We're born without loyalties, and without any sense of obligation to one team or another. Your dad might dress you up in a ROLL TIDE onesie, but that doesn't automatically make you a rabid devotee to the cause. We all begin our relationship with sports casually. There's always that…
Welp. They almost pulled it off. After fighting back from a slow start in which they conceded a goal, the USMNT took a 2-1 lead over Portugal after 81 minutes with a Clint Dempsey tap-in from Graham Zusi. They were about to Fucking Do It.
Since we've done this to other fanbases that suffered heartbreak, we figured it was only fair to offer up a collection of photographs of American fans looking dejected after watching Portugal tie up yesterday's game in the 94th minute (94th minute! Motherfucker!) of yesterday's game. Think of it as cathartic, or…
There's a very good chance that when Cristiano Ronaldo turned up to yesterday's showdown with the USMNT with the mark of Zorro shaved into the side of his head, you laughed your ass off and wondered what the hell what he was thinking. There's a pretty good chance that later, you felt like a jackass when you learned…