2018 WORLD CUP - DAY 16 - LAST SIXTEEN - URUGUAY VS PORTUGAL 2:1

Uruguay advance to quarter-finals

30 Jun 2018
2018 WORLD CUP - DAY 12 - GROUP B - IRAN VS PORTUGAL 1:1

Portugal through to the last sixteen.

25 Jun 2018
2018 WORLD CUP - DAY 07 - GROUP B - PORTUGAL VS MOROCCO 1:0

afrofootball - Morocco lost their second match

20 Jun 2018
2018 WORLD CUP - DAY 02 - GROUP B - PORTUGAL VS SPAIN 3:3

WORLD CUP 2018 - HIGHLIGHT - CR7 scores a hat trick.

15 Jun 2018
FIFA RANKING - June 2018

FIFA / Men's top 20 - last rankings released 7 June 2018

13 Jun 2018
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Aboubakar led the way as they qualified for the last 16

8 Dec 2017
STARS IN EUROPE - PORTUGAL/ IVORY COAST - CLUB - TRANSFER - Swansea City sign Renato Sanches and Wilfried Bony

Sanches joined Bayern from Benfica in May 2016.

1 Sep 2017
NATIONAL TEAM - GABON - COACH - preps in disarray

Gabon preps in disarray as coach leaves.

5 Nov 2016
NATIONAL TEAM - GABON - COACH - Gabon reappoint Costa for six months

Jorge Costa had been in charge of Gabon since 2014.

2 Aug 2016

‪Portugal‬
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 5/2014


Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a unitary semi-presidential republic. It is located in South-Western Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula, and it is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. 

Aside from continental Portugal, the Portuguese Republic holds sovereignty over the Atlantic archipelagos of Azores and Madeira, which are autonomous regions of Portugal. 

The country is named after its second largest city, Porto, whose name derives from Latin "Portus" and Celtic "Cale". The land within the borders of the current Portuguese Republic has been continually fought over and settled since prehistoric times. 

The Celts and the Romans, followed by the Visigothic and Suebian domination, and the Moorish invaders, who were eventually expelled during the Reconquista. Portugal by 1139 established itself as an independent kingdom from Galicia.

In the 15th and 16th centuries, as the result of pioneering the Age of Discovery, Portugal expanded western influence and established the first global empire, becoming one of the world's major economic, political and military powers, and ultimately dividing the world with Spain.

The Portuguese Empire was the longest-lived of the modern European colonial empires, spanning almost 600 years, from the capture of Ceuta in 1415 to the handover of Macau to China in 1999 (de facto) or the granting of sovereignty to East Timor in 2002 (de jure). 

The empire spread throughout a vast number of territories that are now part of 53 different sovereign states, leaving a legacy of over 250 million Portuguese speakers today (making it the sixth most spoken first language) and a number of Portuguese-based creoles. 

Portugal's international status was greatly reduced during the 19th century, especially following the Independence of Brazil, its largest and most important colony. 

After 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy, the democratic but unstable Portuguese First Republic was established, itself being superseded by the "Estado Novo" right-wing authoritarian regime. 

Democracy was restored after the Portuguese Colonial War and the Carnation Revolution in 1974

The revolution in 1974 also resulted in the independence of Angola, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, East Timor, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau in 1975.

Portugal is considered a developed country with an advanced economy and high living standards.

It's one of the world's most globalized and peaceful nations. It is a member of the United Nations, European Union, Eurozone, OECD, NATO, WTO, Schengen Area, and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries. 

On 31 May 2010, Portugal became the sixth country in Europe and the eighth country in the world to legally recognize same-sex marriage on the national level. 

Portugal also received international attention for being the first country in the world to fully decriminalize the usage of all drugs in 2001.


Portuguese Republic


Anthem: 
A Portuguesa  (Portuguese)
The Portuguese

Capital and largest city:
Lisbon (38°46′N 9°9′W)

Official languages:
Portuguese

Recognised regional languages:
Mirandesea

Ethnic groups: (2007)
• 96.87% Portuguese
•  3.13% others

Demonym:
Portuguese

Government:
Unitary semi-presidential
republic
• President
• Assembly President
• Prime Minister

Legislature: 
Assembly of the Republic

 

Formation

Foundation:
868 

Re-founding:
1095 

Sovereignty:
24 June 1128 

Kingdom:
26 July 1139 

Recognized:
5 October 1143 

Papal recognition:
23 May 1179 

Republic:
5 October 1910 

Redemocratization:
25 April 1974 

Current constitutionc:
25 April 1976 

Joined the EEC (now the
European Union):

1 January 1986 

Area
• Total: 92,212 km2 (111th) 35,603 sq mi
• Water (%): 0.5

Population: 2013 estimate 10,487,289 (83th) - 2011 census 10,562,178
Density: 115/km2 (97th) 298/sq mi

GDP (PPP): 2014 estimate
• Total: $251.451 billion (51th)
• Per capita: $23,671(46th)

Currency: Euro (€)b (EUR)
Time zone: 
• WET (UTC+0) - Summer (DST)
• WEST (UTC+1)
Note that the Azores are in a different time zone.

Date format:
• dd/mm/yyyy
• dd-mm-yyyy
Drives on the right
Calling code: +351
ISO 3166 code: PT
Internet TLD: .pt

Patron saint:
• St Anthony of Padua
• Saint George