Fernando Santos

Portugal

Preview: USMNT vs Portugal

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We're all well aware of the circumstances. Not qualifying for the 2017 World Cup. USMNT coach Bruce Arena resigning. His assistant Dave Sarachan taking over on an interim basis. The US Soccer presidential election cyle delaying a quick decision. Availability of coaching candidates perhaps carrying that into this World Cup summer.

Portugal 1-0 France (aet) – Star names of the Euro 2016 final

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The dust has now settled on France 2016, and UEFA's European Championships will be mothballed until 2020. Eder was the final's unlikely hero, his injury time piledriver handing Portugal their first...

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“Greedy” Euro 2016 finalists Portugal a nation that lives for football – Jose Fonte

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Euro 2016 finalists Portugal are reaping the rewards of being a nation that lives and breathes football, according to Jose Fonte. The Southampton and Portugal international centre-back cited the...

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Santos: Ronaldo makes Portugal a target for terrorists

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Portugal boss Fernando Santos says the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo could see his team being a target for terrorists at Euro 2016.

Last year, in November, a terror attack broke out in Paris that left 130 people died, with three suicide bombers striking near the Stade de France. The country is still in an official state of emergency and security will be high during the Euros.

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Ronaldo to miss Portugal friendlies

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Lisbon (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo was surprisingly left out of the Portugal squad announced on Friday by coach Fernando Santos, who suggested it was merely to give his superstar a break.

Santos denied the omission was due to the four-time Ballon d’Or winner’s relatively meagre goal-scoring start to the Spanish league season.

Ronaldo to miss Portugal friendlies

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Lisbon (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo was surprisingly left out of the Portugal squad announced on Friday by coach Fernando Santos, who suggested it was merely to give his superstar a break.

Santos denied the omission was due to the four-time Ballon d’Or winner’s relatively meagre goal-scoring start to the Spanish league season.

Ronaldo, Portugal lock down World Cup berth

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Lisbon (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal defeated Switzerland 2-0 in Lisbon on Tuesday to earn a place at the 2018 World Cup and consign their opponents to next month’s play-offs.

An own goal from Johan Djourou handed the European champions the lead on 41 minutes and Andre Silva netted a second before the hour as Portugal finished top of Group B ahead of Switzerland on goal difference.

Ronaldo hits milestone as Portugal sink New Zealand

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Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 75th international goal as Portugal trounced New Zealand 4-0 in Saint Petersburg on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.

The Real Madrid star struck from the penalty spot on 33 minutes to fire the European champions in front before Bernardo Silva turned in a second goal four minutes later.

Ronaldo hits milestone as Portugal sink New Zealand

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Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 75th international goal as Portugal trounced New Zealand 4-0 in Saint Petersburg on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.

The Real Madrid star struck from the penalty spot on 33 minutes to fire the European champions in front before Bernardo Silva turned in a second goal four minutes later.

Ronaldo hits milestone as Portugal sink New Zealand

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Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 75th international goal as Portugal trounced New Zealand 4-0 in Saint Petersburg on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.

The Real Madrid star struck from the penalty spot on 33 minutes to fire the European champions in front before Bernardo Silva turned in a second goal four minutes later.

Ronaldo hits milestone as Portugal sink New Zealand

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Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 75th international goal as Portugal trounced New Zealand 4-0 in Saint Petersburg on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.

The Real Madrid star struck from the penalty spot on 33 minutes to fire the European champions in front before Bernardo Silva turned in a second goal four minutes later.

Portugal can win Confederations Cup: Santos

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Lisbon (AFP) – Portugal coach Fernando Santos said on Monday that the European champions are expecting to challenge for the title at the Confederations Cup in Russia.

Powered by four-times world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal kick off their Group A campaign on Sunday against Mexico in Kazan.

Portugal can win Confederations Cup: Santos

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Lisbon (AFP) – Portugal coach Fernando Santos said on Monday that the European champions are expecting to challenge for the title at the Confederations Cup in Russia.

Powered by four-times world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal kick off their Group A campaign on Sunday against Mexico in Kazan.

Expanded World Cup ‘more competitive’ says Portugal coach

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Lisbon (AFP) FIFA's expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026 will make football's showpiece tournament "more competitive", Portugal coach Fernando Santos said Thursday.

"We must avoid being too dramatic," Santos said. "If this expansion meant an increase in the number of games (played during the tournament) things would be more complicated, but as it's not the case, I'm clearly in favour of it.

Ranieri and Coleman take on super-coaches for FIFA title

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Zurich (AFP) Leicester's Claudio Ranieri and Wales boss Chris Coleman are on a FIFA shortlist for coach of the year against the managers of Europe's major club and international sides.

Fernando Santos, who guided Portugal to their upset victory over France in the Euro 2016 final, also makes the 10-man list released ahead of the start of voting on Friday.

Fit-again Ronaldo back in Portugal squad

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Lisbon (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo was named in the Portugal squad Thursday after recovering from a knee injury that wrecked his Euro 2016 final and is expected to start in the World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and the Faroe Islands.

The European champions need the Real Madrid forward to start firing immediately after they suffered a 2-0 away defeat to Switzerland earlier this month to sit bottom of Group B after one game.

Fit-again Ronaldo back in Portugal squad

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Lisbon (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo was named in the Portugal squad Thursday after recovering from a knee injury that wrecked his Euro 2016 final and is expected to start in the World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and the Faroe Islands.

The European champions need the Real Madrid forward to start firing immediately after they suffered a 2-0 away defeat to Switzerland earlier this month to sit bottom of Group B after one game.

Nani scores brace as Portugal thrash Gibraltar

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Lisbon (AFP) Nani scored a brace as European champions Portugal warmed up for the start of their World Cup qualifying campaign by thumping minnows Gibraltar 5-0 in Porto on Thursday.

In the absence of the injured Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani took centre stage, opening the scoring on 27 minutes and adding a second 10 minutes into the second half.

Ronaldo set to break caps record against Austria

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Paris (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo is set to win a Portugese record 128th cap against Austria in Euro 2016's Group F on Saturday.

Ronaldo will surpass the record shared with former Portugal great Luis Figo and is also looking to become the first player to score in four European Championships at the Parc des Princes.

Ronaldo set to break caps record against Austria

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Paris (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo is set to win a Portugese record 128th cap against Austria in Euro 2016's Group F on Saturday.

Ronaldo will surpass the record shared with former Portugal great Luis Figo and is also looking to become the first player to score in four European Championships at the Parc des Princes.

Santos lays foundations for Ronaldo to shine

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Lisbon (AFP) With the rare experience of having coached all of Portugal's big three Porto, Benfica and Sporting Lisbon, Fernando Santos has returned from exile in Greece to try and win the country's first international tournament at Euro 2016.

Even a looming touchline ban, reduced from eight games to two on appeal, from an outburst at officials as Greece bowed out the 2014 World Cup on penalties to Costa Rica did not dissuade the Portuguese Football Federation from hiring the 61-year-old.

Santos lays foundations for Ronaldo to shine

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Lisbon (AFP) With the rare experience of having coached all of Portugal's big three Porto, Benfica and Sporting Lisbon, Fernando Santos has returned from exile in Greece to try and win the country's first international tournament at Euro 2016.

Even a looming touchline ban, reduced from eight games to two on appeal, from an outburst at officials as Greece bowed out the 2014 World Cup on penalties to Costa Rica did not dissuade the Portuguese Football Federation from hiring the 61-year-old.

Sanches included in Portugal Euro squad

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Lisbon (AFP) Bayern Munich-bound starlet Renato Sanches was included in the 23-man Portugal squad for Euro 2016 named by coach Fernando Santos on Tuesday.

The 18-year-old Sanches will move to Bayern this summer for an initial 35 million euros ($39.6m, £27.4m) from Benfica after an outstanding breakthrough season with the Portuguese champions and he has been rewarded for his form with a place in the national squad.

Sanches included in Portugal Euro squad

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Lisbon (AFP) Bayern Munich-bound starlet Renato Sanches was included in the 23-man Portugal squad for Euro 2016 named by coach Fernando Santos on Tuesday.

The 18-year-old Sanches will move to Bayern this summer for an initial 35 million euros ($39.6m, £27.4m) from Benfica after an outstanding breakthrough season with the Portuguese champions and he has been rewarded for his form with a place in the national squad.

Greece

Here come the Greeks! Can Euro underdogs beat the odds in Brazil?

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The Greece squad for the 2014 World Cupwasannounced on Monday, with manager Fernando Santos keeping faith with key striker Kostas Mitroglou, despite the striker having struggled for fitness during his disastrous four months at the now relegated Fulham.

New Greece coach to copy Spanish-style game

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New Greece coach Fernando Santos said Tuesday that he intends to copy the style of play used by World Cup winners Spain. Former European champions Greece were knocked out in the first round of the World Cup in South Africa after they finished second last in their group.

Fernando Santos is a Portuguese football manager and former player.

Euro 2012

Greece's Fernando Santos Masterminds Amazing Fightback Against Poland

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Powered by their famed Dortmund trio, the co-hosts of Euro 2012 looked to be cruising after a powerful first half. Poland's midfield quintet of Kuba, Obraniak, Murawski, Polanski and Rybus were totally in control and gobbled up every mistake that Greece made in the first half. Greece and Fernando Santos looked shell shocked and simply had no answer against the swarming Polish players.

Euro 2012 Group A Previews

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Geoff Reid believes Poland could escape Group A. (Getty Images)

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Group A
Greece
Ever since their magical run to win the tournament in Portugal eight years ago, Greece has qualified for every major tournament.

I 25 pre-convocati della Grecia. Santos lascia a casa Vyntras e Athanasiadis

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Anche la Grecia si prepara a Euro 2012, manifestazione continentale in programma a partire dall'8 giugno prossimo nelle nazioni di Polonia ed Ucraina, e a tal fine, in vista dello stage di preparazione (che si svolgerà in terra austriaca, ndr) Fernando Santos, Ct portoghese alla guida del gruppo ellenico, ha diramato la lista dei 25Continua a leggere .

Fernando Santos presenta la Grecia di Euro 2012. Ecco i provvisori del tecnico portoghese

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La Grecia, che sta vivendo un momento estremamente difficile a livello politico-istituazionale ed economico, cerca consolazioni nel calcio e, per ottenere buoni risultati agli ormai prossimi campionati europei di Polonia ed Ucraina rinnova la fiducia al Ct portoghese, Fernando Manuel Fernandes da Costa Santos, noto come Fernando Santos, che ha convinto tutti e ottenuto ilContinua a leggere .