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.

  • Animal lover Anushka Sharma rescued a seagull and here are the details

    Anushka Sharma is a self-proclaimed animal lover and has often raised topics of debate regarding reducing noise pollution during festivals for the safety of animals among others. With the actress being a part of several such initiatives related to them, recently she showed her love for marine life.

  • 62 die in devastating forest fire in Portugal, 50 injured

    Lisbon : Raging forest fires in Portugal have killed at least 62 people, most of whom burnt to death in their cars, the government said on Sunday, in one of the worst such disasters in recent history.

  • Ronaldo willing to leave Real Madrid, say reports

    Lisbon : Real Madrid star forward Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly willing to leave the record European football champions after being accused of tax evasion totalling 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million) by Spanish authorities.

  • Portugual probing alleged tax fraud

    Lisbon : The Portuguese revenue authority is investigating alleged tax fraud by clubs and football players, including Portuguese and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • India Under-17 WC team loses first match

    New Delhi : India U-17 World Cup team lost 1 -2 to Portugal’s Vitoria de Setubal U-17 in their first practice match of the exposure trip at the Jose Mourinho Training Center in Troia, Lisbon.

  • Arsenal loan Campbell

    Lisbon : English club Arsenal has agreed to loan Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell to Sporting Lisbon for one football season.

  • No Euro stars for Portugal at Rio

    Lisbon : Portugal unveiled an 18-man squad for the Olympics Games football tournament on Thursday but did not name any of the players who featured in the successful Euro 2016 campaign. Andre Martins, with two caps, is the only player in the squad with senior international experience.

  • Inquiry about throwing mic into lake?

    Lisbon : Real Madrid’s brightest footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is facing controversy after he threw a journalist’s microphone into a lake in Lyon, France where the Euro 2016 is taking place, according to a media report on Thursday.

  • Football fan? You may not be at higher stroke risk

    London: Being excited for your favourite football team, rooting for them and suffering vicariously with them may not put you at higher risk of getting a stroke, suggests new research. The number of strokes that occur on days with major matches is not significantly higher than on days when no football is played, the findings showed.

  • Belgium will extradite Paris suspect to France

    Brussels: Belgian authorities have approved the extradition of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam to France, as officials at the bomb-damaged Brussels airport said it was ready to reopen although flights would not resume immediately. Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the November attacks in Paris that killed 130 people, was arrested in Brussels on March 18 after four months on the run as Europe’s most wanted man.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo to invest over USD 40 million in ‘CR7’ hotels

    Lisbon : Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo announced Tuesday he will invest over USD 40 million in hotels bearing his ‘CR7’ moniker in his native Portugal, Madrid and New York. Ronaldo unveiled his plans to link up with the Pestana Hotel Group, who like him are natives of Madeira, with ‘CR7’ hotels planned in three cities linked to his career – Funchal, Lisbon and Madrid – and another in the pipeline for New York

  • Sporting Lisbon chief says Carrillo will not go at zero cost

    Lisbon: Sporting Lisbon president Bruno de Carvalho has warned that Peruvian international Andre Carrillo, away from the first team as his contract was not renewed, will not leave the Portuguese football club at zero cost.

  • Gareth Bale

    Lisbon final one of my best sporting moments: Gareth Bale

    Madrid: Real Madrid’s Welshman Gareth Bale has said that winning the Champions League final in Lisbon against Atletico Madrid in 2014 “was one of the best sporting moments” of his life and he hopes to repeat the feat this season under the new coach, Spaniard Rafael Benitez.  In an interview for the club on Friday, Bale said, “for me the game in Munich was huge and the Lisbon final was one of the

  • Kostas Mitroglou

    Greek striker Mitroglou to sign up for Benfica

    Lisbon: Greek striker Kostas Mitroglou arrived in Lisbon to negotiate his contract with Benfica to fortify the Eagles’ front line, one of the Portuguese club’s biggest priorities since the departure of Brazilian player Rodrigo Lima. Upon arriving at the airport in Lisbon on Thursday, the player declined to comment to the Portuguese press, despite media reports assuring that he has indeed been loaned from Fulham to Benfica, which will get an option to

  • Pedro Coelho

    Greece debt can’t be written off: Portuguese PM Pedro Coelho

    Lisbon: A debt write-off for Greece is out of the question, Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho said on Friday. “We can only give debt relief, we can’t write it off under European rules. There was a compromise between all heads of state and government of the euro zone to discuss this problem as soon as Greece’s first complete assessment of the new programme is made,” Passos Coelho said at Lisbon’s ISCTE university

  • Lisbon: An Electrifying Experience

    Lisbon is a city that defies the rules of space. It is more like film set erected by conquistadors of the past. Older part the city, despite being bound up in the mesh of overhead telephone and power lines and criss-crossed by trams, manages to survive the stranglehold to emerge as an open airy city. At the same time, when visitors unfamiliar with the layout of the city first set foot in