World Cup
Cristiano Ronaldo
Falling Short
Cristiano Ronaldo's 80th-minute goal handed Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana at the Estadio Nacional on Thursday, but it wasn't enough to lift the team into the next round. Portugal entered the match... FULL STORY>>
Silvestre Varela (#18)
Not So Fast
Silvestre Varela scored in the dying moments for Portugal to salvage a 2-2 draw against the United States at the Arena Amazonia on Sunday, keeping all four teams in Group G alive.

The Americans took a 2-1 lead into stoppage time after Clint Dempsey scored in the 81st minute to put them in front, but Cristiano Ronaldo's cross picked out Varela... FULL STORY>>
Fabio Coentrao
Down And Out
Portugal defender Fabio Coentrao has been ruled out for the remainder of the World Cup after suffering a thigh injury in the nation's loss to Germany on Monday.

Coentrao was forced out of the match after 65 minutes with a "second grade tear of the adductor longus muscle in the right thigh," according to the Portuguese... FULL STORY>>
(L-R) Milorad Mazic, Pepe, Rui Patricio, Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller
Seeing Red
Thomas Muller netted a hat trick on Monday as Germany opened Group G play with a comfortable 4-0 rout of 10-man Portugal at the Arena Fonte Nova.

The Germans got off the mark after just 11 minutes as Muller converted a penalty kick, and the advantage was doubled in the 32nd minute through a goal from... FULL STORY>>