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Paulo Bento adds some fresh faces to Portugal squad for friendly

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Paulo Bento has named his squad for Wednesday's friendly against Cameroon. The Portuguese skipper has added some fresh faces to the squad as he looks to see evaluate players for this upcoming World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Portugal roster: Anthony Lopes (Lyon) Beto (Sevilla) Eduardo (Braga) Silvio(Atletico Madrid) Pepe (Real Madrid) Fabio Coentrao (Real Madrid) Luis Neto (Zenit) Miguel Lopes

Turkish sides back in the mix for Benfica's Cardozo

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Turkish clubs Fenerbache and Trabzonspor are looking to land Benfica's Oscar Cardozo when the transfer window opens up in January. Cardozo was almost a member of Fenerbache in the summer but the club could not come to terms with the striker on terms. The 30 year old Cardozo who has been a member of Benfica since the 2007 season has collected an impressive 111 goals in 167 appearances in

Sporting looking at Vasco da Gama striker

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Sporting are looking a young Vasco da Gama striker Andre. The 23 year old is on loan at the club with the majority of his rights belonging to Atletico Mineiro. Sporting could make a move once the January transfer window opens again. Andre has scored 12 goals in 20 games for Vasco da Gama this season.

Ruben Amorim could be out up to six weeks

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Benfica's Ruben Amorim looks to be out up to six weeks after sustaining an injury in Saturdays Taca de Portugal encounter with Sporting. The 28 year old midfielder suffered a partial rupture of the internal lateral ligament in his right knee. Amorim looks to be out until Christmas and will miss some important games for Benfica.

A look at the Portuguese League

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The 2013/14 season is officially under way in Portugal and PSNL take a look at all clubs key additions and departures and what we can expect. FC Porto- The defending champs are already out of the gate with a flying start winning three in a row, former Pacos Ferreira coach Paulo Fonseca has the team in form early and this could spell trouble for the other clubs in Portugal.

Edinho joins Braga from Academica

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Braga have made their first signing for the 2013/14 season, picking up Academica striker Edinho on a 2 year contract. The 30 year old scored 18 goals in all competitions this season and returns to a team he played for from the 2004 to 2007 seasons. The Portuguese forward has made five appearances for the National side and joins a host of Portuguese National players on the Braga squad.

Paulo Bento's squad for World Cup Qualifiers

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Portugal get set to continue their qualifying campaign for World Cup 2014 in Brazil and play Isreal on the road March 22 in a battle for second spot in the group, then return home to face Azerbaijan on the 26th. Paulo Bento has announced the following players will be part of the squad for the next round of games.

Sporting set to launch own TV Channel

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Sporting are set to launch their own TV channel following in the foot steps of Lisbon rival Benfica. Sporting's new TV channel should be on the air in August 2013, just in time for the start of the new season in Portugal. Sporting was looking to launch on its club anniversary date of June 1 but the launch was not able to be obtained by then.

Benfica's Lima would be honoured to win the Quinas jersey

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Benfica striker Lima is pondering a call up by the Portuguese National squad, the 29 year old Brazilian is a dual citizen and has been applying his trade in Portugalsince 2003. The striker who moved to Benfica from Braga this season andhas chipped in8 goals in all competitions this season for the Eagles after scoring 28 last season for Braga.

Marseille looks at loan move for Benfica's Bruno Cesar

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French club Marseille is lookingat submitting a proposal to Benfica for midfielderBruno Cesar come January. Benfica's price tag on the sale of the Brazilian is $15 million euros and it is said that the French side is more inclined to borrow the player then purchase him.The 24 year old has seen his playing time diminish in his second season with the Eagles and has only started in two

Liverpool turn their eyes to Benfica's Cardozo

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Liverpool have turned their attention to Benfica striker Oscar Cardozo as a possible replacement up front, if Luis Suarez is sold by the northern English club. Cardozo already has scored 11 goals in all competitions this season andis signed with Benfica until the summer of 2014.

Sporting looking at former Maritimo striker Baba

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Sporting are said to be in talks with Sevilla for former Maritimo striker Baba.Baba who applied his trade with the Madeira club for 4 and a half seasons, is not getting the minutes he would like at the Spanish club, who are disappointed in the Senegal player's performance this season. Sporting are keen to add to their attack after a dismal start to the season, some sources say that

Paulo Bento squad for Portugal friendly against Gabon

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Paulo Bento has named his squad for the upcoming friendly against Gabon on November 14/12. The national team coach will be looking at a new set of wingers for the encounter as both Nani and Ronaldo are sidelined for the encounter.Portugal roster:Rui Patricio (Sporting)Beto (Braga)Eduardo (Istanbul BB)Silvio(Atletico Madrid)Pepe (Real Madrid)Fabio Coentrao (Real Madrid)Bruno Alves (Zenit)

Man U offer Chicharito for Porto's Rodriguez

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Porto's James Rodriguez has caught the eye of Manchester United coach Alex Fergusen. Fergusen is determined to bring Rodriguez to United when the transfer window opens again in January and feels that Rodriguez would be the ideal replacement for Nani and to convince Porto to let Rodriguez go, Fergusen is offering Mexican Chicharito to any deal for the Porto star.

P.F.A announces Player of the Month for August/September

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The P.F.A have announced the Player of the Month in the Portuguese League for the months of August/September and have named Porto's James Rodriguez to receive the award. Rodriguez edged out Benfica players Salvio and Lima for the first monthly award of the season.

Paulo Bento announces squad for World Cu qualifiers

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Paulo Bento has named his squad for the upcoming qualifiers for World Cup 2014, Portugal plays on the 12th inRussia and then receiveNorthern Irelandat home on the 16th. Portugal roster: Rui Patricio (Sporting) Beto (Braga) Eduardo (Istanbul BB) Miguel Lopes (FC Porto) Pepe (Real Madrid) Fabio Coentrao (Real Madrid) Bruno Alves (Zenit) Luis Neto(Siena) Sereno(Valladolid) Joao Pereira

Paulo Bento announces squad for World Cup qualifier

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Paulo Bento has named his squad for the upcoming qualifiers for World Cup 2014, Portugal plays on the 7th in Luxembourg and then receive Azerbaijan at home on the 11th. Portugal roster: Rui Patricio (Sporting) Beto (Braga) Eduardo (Istanbul BB) Miguel Lopes (FC Porto) Pepe (Real Madrid) Fabio Coentrao (Real Madrid) Bruno Alves (Zenit) Nuno Coelho (Braga) Ricardo Costa (Valencia) Joao

Olhanense sign former Portugal International Ricardo

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Olhanense has signed former Portugal international starting keeper Ricardo as the newest member of the club, the 36 year old is signed for the season and his leadership will be a boost for the Southern Portugal club.

Benfica land Pacos Ferreira striker Michel

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Benfica have landed 27 year old Brazilian attacker Michel from Pacos Ferreira. Michel scored 9 goals for Pacos last season and is in fight to earn a spot with the Eagles this upcoming season.

P.S.N.L. name 23 man all star squad for Euro 2012

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The Euro 2012 tournament is now complete and Spain have been crowned the title holders once again, in what was an entertaining tournament we now select our 23 man roster from the star performances of the 2012 tournament.GoalkeepersIker Casillas (Spain), Gianluiga Buffon (Italy), Manuel Neuer (Germany)DefendersPEPE (PORTUGAL), FABIO COENTRAO (PORTUGAL), Gerard Pique (Spain), Jorge Alba (

Carlos Martins hopes to return to Benfica this season

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Carlos Martins admits that his ambition is to return to play for Benfica next season. The Portuguese international, who last season was loaned to Granada, Spain, goes further. "Right now my priority is the future and health of my child. This is my real battle but I do not deny that I hope to return to Benfica.

P.S.N.L. fans select Portuguese Player of the Year 2011/12

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PSNL fans have selected once again Cristiano Ronaldo as the Portuguese Player of the Year for the 2011/12 season. Ronaldo gathered 88% of all votes placed and had another great year at Real Madrid, winning the La Liga title and scoring 60 goals in all competitions for Real. The 27 year old winger looks to be entering his prime and the sky is the limit for the phenom.

P.S.N.L. chooses starting eleven for Germany game

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Euro 2012 kicks off for Portugal on Saturday as they face one of the tournament favourites in Germany. The Portuguese side has yet to win a game in 2012 and after back to back disappointing performances just before they tournament kicks off the team, the country and the fans around the world expect better.

Enzo Perez looks to make return to Benfica next season

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Enzo Perez's loan spell with Estudiantes ends on June 30/12 and Benfica will take another look at the 26 year old winger who has been in great form this season. Universidade of Chile are also interested in the winger but Benfica at this time have no interest in selling Perez.Â

Portuguese League 23 man all star team

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The Portuguese League play is all but done with only the Taca de Portugal to be decided this weekend. The league saw a three team dogfight for the title between FC Porto, Benfica and Braga, these three teams players dominate our 23 man Portuguese League all star team.23 Man Portuguese League All Star Squad:Goalies:Helton (FC Porto)Artur (Benfica)Quim (Braga)Defenders:Garay (Benfica)Maxi

Roma dream of landing Benfica duo this summer

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Italian papers are reporting that Roma are keen on landing one if not both of Benfica's key playmakers this season Nicolas Gaitan and Axel Witsel. The Italian club though would have a hard time obtaining both players as each has a $40M buy out clause in their contracts.Roma was also linked earlier this season with Benfica defender Garay and are said to be treading the waters on all three

Academica President blasts league over Leiria game

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Jose Eduardo Simoes, President of Academica went straight to the press room in Avalade Stadium after his team suffered a 2-1 defeat to Sporting and blasted the league for allowing Uniao de Leiria to play with 8 men against Feirense on Sunday a game they would go on to lose 4-0.Academica is currently fighting relegation with Feirense and Simoes used words like disgrace, misrepresentation of

Portugal's Euro 2012 goaltending situation

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The Euro 2012 tournament is now less then two months away and we take a look at what Portugal's 23 man roster could look like when the tournament opens in June. Paulo Bento will potentially look to name 3 goaltendeers, 8 defenders, 9 midfielders/wingers and 3 strikers to the squad. In the first of a four part series we take a look at Portugal's goaltending situation.

Sidnei to return to Benfica at seasons end

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Sidnei will be returning to Benfica at season's end after Besiktas decided to not exercise their option to purchase the player after his loan spell.Sidnei is currently suspended by Besiktas after being caught after curfew at an Istanbul club. Portuguese players Bebe and Julio Alves were also out with Sidnei and are also currently suspended by the club.

Benfica target Anthony Knockeart from Guingamp

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Benfica have set their sights on 20 year old midfielder Anthony Knockeart from Guingamp, currently in the Franch second division. Benfica will have competition from Newcastle as they try to bring the youngster to the Luz next season. The interest in current Benfica players, Nicolas Gaitan, Axel Witsel and Rodrigo have the club already looking to retool for next season and Knockeart is one

Bayern Munich enter the Gaitan derby

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German power house Bayern Munich has entered the frame in pursuit of Benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan. Bayern have had scouts watching the 24 year old Argentinian player over the last few weeks and join Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham as clubs looking to land Gaitan. Bayern are currently stalled in negotiations with Dutch winger Arjen Robben and Gaitan would be the ideal replacement.

Portuguese League approves expanding by two teams

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The Portuguese League is set to have a new look next season as the L.P.F.P. have approved a move to add two more clubs to Portugal's top league, the move will take effect in the upcoming season if ratified by the Portuguese Football Federation and Portugal's Sports Council. This season no teams will be relegated from top flight while the top two teams from the Liga de Honra would be

Looking Back at Week 22 in the Portuguese League

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Week 22 saw FC Porto's three point lead atop Portugal fall to just one after a 1-1 draw with Academica, a late penalty kick gave the league leaders the draw one week after moving into top spot in Portugal. Benfica got back to their winning ways defeating Pacos Ferreira 2-1 and Braga stretched their league winning streak to nine games as both clubs are now one point behind Porto.

Looking Back at Week 21 in the Portuguese League

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Week 21 saw Benfica fall out of first place for the first time since Week 4 of the season after their loss in "O Classico" to FC Porto 3-2, in what was the game of the season to date. A late controversial goal by Porto sealed the win and moved them three points clear of Benfica with nine games left on the season.

Benfica and FC Porto clash for top of Portugal

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Benfica and Porto face off in Week 21in the Portuguese League with the winner moving three points clear of the other for top spot in Portugal. The two clubs after 20 games sit with the exact same record and a loss by either club would not spell the end of their title hopes but their destiny would be not controlled by them.

Portugal announce squad for friendly against Poland

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Portugal coach Paulo Bento has announced his 23 man squad for the upcoming friendly against Poland in Warsaw on February 29/12. Bento has added U20 senstation and Benfica striker Nelson Oliveira to his squad, as the youngster earns his first call up to the squad, while Manuel Fernandes has made his way back to the National side.

Looking back at Week 19 in the Portuguese League

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Week 19 saw Benfica suffer their first defeat of the season at Guimaraes 2-1, the loss dropped Benfica's lead atop Portugal to two points over Porto who defeated Setubal 3-1. Braga continued in third place after their 3-0 win over Gil Vicente. Maritimo and Sporting continued their battle for fourth spot as both clubs won this weekend, Maritimo 3-1 over Rio Ave and Sporting 1-0 over Pacos

Milan target Real's Pepe to inforce back end

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Italian giants AC Milan are looking to inforce their back end and have made Real Madrid's Pepe one of their main targets. Pepe who has a signed contract with Real until the 2016 season, does not look to be going anywhere as long as Mourinho is running the club but Milan will make an offer looking for Real to bite.

Benfica's Nelson Oliveira could be loaned out

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Benfica 21 year old striker Nelson Oliveira could be moved out on loan as the Eagles are said to be offering his services to French clubs Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne. The Portuguese U21 year old international is not currently getting much playing time at the Luz and with the signing of Djalo will have even less first team action.

Benfica sign Yannick Djalo to 4 year contract

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Benfica have come to terms with former Sporting striker Yannick Djalo on a 4 and a half year contract today. Djalo who has been a free agent since his transfer to Nice by Sporting was declared to be invalid due to  the transfer window being closed has not seen any action since August 2011. The 25 year old Djalo appeared in 98 games for Sporting, finding the twine 23 times.