Free Press Journal
  • Andre Silva lifts Portugal past Italy

    Lisbon : Andre Silva scored the only goal as European champions Portugal — without superstar Cristiano Ronaldo — got their Nations League campaign off the mark with a 1-0 win over Italy in Lisbon.

  • Asian giants Iran face tough challenge

    A strong defence is Iran’s main strength. They repeatedly depended on dogged defensive work to frustrate their opponents in the qualifiers.

  • Spain fail to impress in narrow Tunisia victory

    Krasnodar : Spain laboured to a narrow 1-0 victory over Tunisia in an underwhelming World Cup warm-up in Krasnodar. The 2010 champions remain unbeaten under coach Julen Lopetegui, who took over 20 matches ago after the Roja’s elimination from Euro 2016 in the last 16 at the hands of Italy.

  • Ronaldo steals limelight

    Zurich : Cristiano Ronaldo hit two goals in stoppage time as European champions Portugal defeated Egypt 2-1 in a friendly international, winning his personal duel with Mohamed Salah who had put the seven-time African champions ahead.