Portugal hold a 1-0 advantage following the first leg
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Saturday 04 September 2010
Friday 27 August 2010
The year before José Saramago's untimely death in June was among the most prolific of his intensely active literary life. The Portuguese Nobel laureate was "supposed to have died" from organ failure 18 months earlier, and this book is dedicated to his wife: "To Pilar, who wouldn't let me die". It is the most folkloric – fairy-tale rather than whimsical – of the output won by cheating death. Typically, the other books are each in a different genre: Small Memories is a childhood memoir; A Notebook is a blog of sorts; and Cain, yet to appear in English, the kind of legendary novel in which Saramago has specialised, alternating angry with celebratory passions.
Friday 06 August 2010
Nothing about this short film could be as remarkable as its creator: Manoel de Oliveira will turn 102 years old this December, making him by some distance the oldest man ever to direct a feature film.
Friday 25 June 2010
Man-for-man ratings from the Moses Mabhida Stadium
Wednesday 23 June 2010
In 1998, when Jose Saramago became the first Portuguese writer to win the Nobel Prize for literature, he was almost 76 years old, but his career as a novelist had not begun until he was 55. Saramago was honoured for work that blended elements of traditional European social realism with the magic realism of Latin Americans like Gabriel Garcia Marquez or Mario Vargas Llosa, in a style both baroque in its rich flow and modern in eschewing normal punctuation, with echoes of modernists like Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortazar.
Monday 14 June 2010
The Portuguese Football Federation have dismissed reports Nani was sent home from the World Cup for reasons other than a shoulder injury.
Friday 11 June 2010
Henrik Nystrom, who is ranked outside the world's top 1,000, was the early leader during the first round of the Estoril Open de Portugal.
Saturday 22 May 2010
A straightforward business you might say, Gary Lineker's resignation as a Mail on Sunday columnist after the newspaper's decision to publish the taped results of Lord Triesman's "entrapment" by a young woman apparently hell-bent on exploiting their relationship.
Saturday 22 May 2010
The world's most expensive footballer casts a giant shadow in Portugal in the run-up to the World Cup, where he will captain the national side, but shoppers yesterday in a Lisbon mall looked generally unimpressed at the new 30ft statue of the £80m man.
Thursday 13 May 2010
A football fan convicted of rioting during Euro 2004 was finally extradited to Portugal yesterday to serve a two-year sentence for hooliganism.
Wednesday 12 May 2010
England football fan Garry Mann was extradited to Portugal today to serve a two-year jail sentence for hooliganism.
Wednesday 12 May 2010
An England football fan who was convicted after a riot during the Euro 2004 tournament will be extradited to Portugal today to serve a two-year jail sentence.
Tuesday 11 May 2010
England football fan Garry Mann will be extradited to Portugal tomorrow to serve a two-year jail sentence.
Friday 30 April 2010
Big cutbacks in the benefit entitlements of Portugal's army of unemployed are among austerity measures that Prime Minister Jose Socrates vowed yesterday to accelerate as a signal to financial markets that his government is serious about tackling the nation's debt.
Thursday 01 April 2010
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