Tag Archives: Ronaldo

The European Championships are the Dark Horse tournament

According to reports at the time, some of its players were already enjoying their summer dips when Denmark was suddenly thrust into Euro 92, after Yugoslavia’s disqualification. Generally expected to bow out in the group stage, the Danes eventually won the tournament, and cemented their place in the annals of footballing history. Championship runs, like… Read More »

Portugal concerned about scoring woes vs. Serbia

You can follow Eric Krakauer on Twitter @bigsoccerheadny With only two goals in three European qualifiers, Portugal’s main concern against a struggling Serbia will be how to put the ball in the back of the net. Even though Cristiano Ronaldo has consistently padded his scoring tally since breaking into the national team in 2003 –… Read More »

Ronaldo Injury Sounds the Alarm

Follow Eric Krakauer on Twitter @bigsoccerheadny This article first appeared on Soccerly.com   For the superstitious, Tuesday’s thunder and lightning were bad omens. After a brief a press conference that saw Nani get inundated with questions about Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury, the press core was escorted to Portugal’s practice field, only to be shepherded back into the… Read More »

Portugal vs Greece: Analysis & Player Ratings

Follow Eric Krakauer on Twitter @bigsoccerheadny This article first appeared on Soccerly.com Portugal’s first preparation game en route to Brazil served mostly to test out a new system, as well as some of the players who are vying for the last few spots in Paulo Bento’s starting eleven. One of those players could very well be… Read More »

Spots for Grabs: Portugal’s Provisional Squad

Follow Eric Krakauer on Twitter @bigsoccerheadny This article first appeared on Soccerly.com Surprising may be too strong a word, but Portugal’s provisional World Cup squad certainly has its peculiarities. Gone are some of Paulo Bento’s regular “reserve” call-ups, such as Danny (Zenit) and Ruben Micael (Braga), and in their stead the manager has injected some… Read More »