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Arturo Vidal
Cristiano is a smart ass! For me he does not exist. I have already told my Bayern Munich team-mate [and Germany international] Joshua Kimmich that we will meet again in the final!feedback
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NEW Jun 27 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Portugal. 387 people are quoted and you can read 683 citations of them about Portugal. Fernando Santos, Cristiano Ronaldo and Pedro Passos Coelho, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Fernando Santos said: “It's not easy to understand how they play because they are very dynamic so we have to pay attention to their movements. They're not a traditional team. We're ready for that. We know their good points and like every team they have less strong points.”.
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All quotes about Portugal

John Gourley

How do you finish that record? I feel like rock & roll has become very tame. If anybody does it right, it's hip-hop.feedback

Zach Carothers

The whole festival and movement were so huge to us growing up. Seeing the similarities in the political and social climates [between then and now] – people in the streets, artists coming together and finding something to fight against – was a moment of clarity.feedback

Zach Carothers

The entire planet is now a bunch of news anchors, but none of it's news, it's all opinion. It's fucking wild out there.feedback

John Gourley

I feel like rock & roll has become very tame. If anybody does it right, it's hip-hop – so many hip-hop shows are punk as fuck. You have something to say? Better start rapping.feedback

Juan Antonio Pizzi - Manchester United

There was huge pressure on us because everyone thought Chile would get to the next round because of the way we've been playing. We also know that Australia aren't one of the best teams in the world so there was huge responsibility on us.feedback

Juan Antonio Pizzi - Manchester United

We didn't feel comfortable on the pitch, we couldn't play our game, our opponents stopped us. They closed every door and were physical.feedback

Fernando Pinto - TAP Portugal

Due to the irresponsible behaviour of some – and I'm speaking in a European and global context – (drones) are being used very badly, in a very dangerous way, and that worries us.feedback

Juan Antonio Pizzi - Manchester United

I didn't underestimate Australia at all. The level tonight was that of a World Cup quarter-final, it was very high. The main thing is we reached our objective. Now we need to think about Portugal.feedback

Cristiano Ronaldo

At the beginning, he was very surprised and now he's in a phase of pain that will pass. He wants to give a good image of himself to the world, and at the moment that's a bit complicated.feedback

Anthony Hudson

At 2-0 we could have kept the scoreline respectable, but we didn't. We had three strikers on the pitch and got caught at the end.feedback

Cristiano Ronaldo

I helped the team, I scored the opening goal and I had a few more chances. We played very well, we wanted to win and get the result in the first half. It was hard to play better than we played because the grass was not very good. We know that in the semi-finals both Chile and Germany are great teams, but we are confident.feedback

Fernando Santos

Opponents? [Chile and Germany] are two very strong teams. Now, I will analyse the opponents and prepare the game regardless of the opponent.feedback

Joao Moutinho

I'm very proud to make 100 appearances, I hope to do even more. It's always good to help the team achieve their goals. It was a good team match, we managed to put on the field what we trained. We achieved a result, a good victory and a place in the semi-final, which was our main goal.feedback

Joao Marques de Freitas

It was very difficult for him to adapt in Lisbon because Madeirans have a pronunciation which is very different to Lisbon. He had problems at school, they laughed at him, and he resisted. At one point, he wanted to leave, but fortunately he stayed. He went through a bad time.feedback

Anthony Hudson

So whoever we face in November, it will be the fifth-best team in South America. They are fifth for a reason. If it's a top team they are fifth because they have lost games they should have won. They will have weaknesses so we will have confidence going into that game.feedback

Anthony Hudson

I don't think it will be Argentina [who finishes fifth] now they have the coach they have [Jorge Sampaoli]. But the way we played the other night against Mexico [a hard-fought 2-1 defeat], we knew we had that in us. We don't have a big playing pool, it's ludicrous compared to other teams at this tournament. We have 26 or 27 players to choose from but we have incredible belief.feedback

Fernando Santos

So, Portugal won four games, don't forget that. I think your interpretation doesn't make any sense.feedback

Fernando Santos

The first three in the group stage, maybe not, but from then, if you don't win, you lose and you go out.feedback

Fernando Santos

Games have the possibility of 120 minutes, that's different from a 90-minute game. We are talking about different things.feedback

Fernando Santos

It's good to look at the fact that we won four games. I understand your point of view.feedback

Fernando Santos

Portugal were so well prepared that we played three extra time periods and always won.feedback

Fernando Santos

Portugal always played well otherwise we wouldn't be European champions. I understand your questions. I see that Portugal only won one game in the 90 minutes in the European Championship but that's not true, nobody can be European champions if you do not win four games.feedback

Fernando Santos

Raphael went to hospital. We think he might have fractured his leg, unfortunately. That was a bad moment for Portugal. He is a fantastic boy and he played very well.feedback

Luis Figo

I hold the opinion that nobody is indispensable, not just Cristiano Ronaldo. Clubs can't depend on anybody. The history of these clubs is above everyone, even the president or whoever. A lot of things would have to happen for him to leave. It is a personal decision and if a person really wants something to happen then it will end up happening, but I see it as unlikely.feedback

Dietmar Hamann

My future is the national team. I don't have a contract at the moment, but I just want to make the most of the national team and the chance to succeed in the Confederations Cup.feedback

Cristiano Ronaldo

Obviously we are very happy, it is the first time that Portugal wins in Russia. I think the team played very well. We played against an opponent playing at home with a home crowd, a team which pressured us, but we were better.feedback

Fernando Santos

Do you think he should answer questions about issues outside the game? He's here to talk about the game - full stop. He's not talking about his family, Real Madrid, nothing. He's here to talk about the game. In the first half we played very well with a lot of personality, except in the last 10 minutes of the first half where we became slightly enthusiastic which led to counter attacks from Russia, which caused us a few problems. We know Bernardo very well, he was called up to the national team some time ago in a game against Albania and we won 1-0.feedback

Fernando Santos

I understand you're all curious, but you have to respect the personal life of the player. You will have other opportunities to talk to him and get all the answers. I think he did very well in not answering any questions. We know Bernardo very well, he was called up to the national team some time ago in a game against Albania and we won 1-0. We know him well, he knows his team-mates, we know his characteristics, we know the characteristics which adapt better to Bernardo.feedback

Fernando Santos

If we had scored twice like we did against Mexico it would've been better, but we also conceded two goals against Mexico which is not normal.feedback

Fernando Santos

[But] the most important thing is the whole team. Thank God I have a group of players who are so concentrated and always ready to answer any situation at any moment.feedback

Fedor Smolov

Let's be honest: the European leagues are better and stronger, and if players are playing on a higher level it means we are better prepared for the national team.feedback

Juan Carlos Osorio

We've studied all our opponents and we believe we have great possibilities tomorrow. We think that New Zealand will think about playing direct. It's a very different opponent from what Portugal was, but complicated in the same way. We're thinking of moving our structure a bit, of refreshing the team to go out to compete and try to win the game using our strengths.feedback

António Costa

Why, for how long and what impact was there on the planning, command and execution of operations if your very systems were not working? What was done to establish alternative connections?feedback

Juan Carlos Osorio

Every game has its importance. Now we have this result and we're going to focus and concentrate on the next game. It's going to be a very difficult opponent who is going to give everything in the next game and we're going to try to win and advance.feedback

Rui Barreto

There is still a lot of forest that can burn and the rain does not make much difference.feedback

Fernando Santos

We played a team that has very good, technical players. At the beginning we couldn't enjoy good control of the ball but then we managed to balance things out and could have won it in the end. In the end the result was fair as Mexico also played well.feedback

Fernando Santos

We know we didn't play well. Mexico was better, more aggressive. We played without confidence, couldn't connect two or three passes. It was a fair result for how the teams played.feedback

Susana da Costa

One day you have everything here that you love, and the next you've got nothing left.feedback

Silva Céu

You survive a fire tornado, something terrifying, but then you start later to realize that your relatives and friends died in their car, outside their home or wherever. There are no words for how I feel.feedback

Miguel Bugalho

We have a country where we often don't know which land belongs to whom.feedback

António Dios dos Santos

It was just a huge ring of fire, complete hell. We, of course, all care about people dying, but she really was my companion.feedback

Constantino Gracieta

People fought to save their houses. I knew that, with the road completely cut and the whole forest on fire, firefighters were never going to get here quick enough to help us. We've got tourists and others who probably had no idea where they were going.feedback

António Costa

The dimensions of this fire have caused a human tragedy beyond any in our memory. Something extraordinary has taken place, and we have to wait for experts to properly determine its causes. His "deepest regret for the victims … and a word of encouragement and strength for all who help combat this scourge. We are most likely facing the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known.feedback

Thomas Curt

In addition, the entire Iberian peninsula, including Portugal, is currently facing a particular meteorological situation. It is much hotter and much drier than usual in June. However, each time you gain degrees, you increase the risks and intensity of fires.feedback

Thomas Curt

It is really a growing problem all over the world and especially in Mediterranean Europe.feedback

Thomas Curt

As a further aggravating factor, the Iberian Peninsula is experiencing global warming more severely than other regions.feedback

Thomas Curt

Moreover, during the last fifty years, the fire season, before reduced to July and August, is extended from June to October.feedback

Thomas Curt

It is a certainty, we are witnessing a rise in temperatures, but a warmer air is synonymous with drier, more flammable vegetation. These meteorological conditions increase the risk of fire but also their intensity. We can now see fires, like that of Portugal, which firefighters can hardly extinguish. However, each time you gain degrees, you increase the risks and intensity of fires.feedback

Juan Carlos Osorio

We had almost 60 percent of the possession. It's deserved and what Mexico have done deserves praise, to go toe-to-toe with the champions of Europe. We played against a team at a high level. There are a lot of things to improve. We lacked a little bit of efficiency. The Kazan Arena is amazing. There was a great atmosphere, we felt very close to the fans and the pitch was really perfect. We're very happy with this first game.feedback

Juan Carlos Osorio

I think that, when football people enjoy the way we play, especially against a team like the one we faced, it's very positive.feedback

Jorge Gomes

The smoke cloud is very low, which does not allow helicopters and fire planes to work efficiently ... but we're doing everything possible and impossible to put out this fire.feedback

Joaquim Batica

I think that as a 24-year-old player who has played in the Champions League, played a quarter-final of the World Cup, took part in championships in Spain, France, England, Greece, Portugal, he has a very important background.feedback

Isabel Brandao

Yesterday we saw the fire but thought it was very far. I never thought it would come to this side. At 3:30am (local time), my mother-in-law woke me up quickly and we never went to sleep again. We were afraid the fire would reach us.feedback

Guillermo Ochoa

We knew their style was going to be on the counterattack. They were looking for the mistake. They've got dangerous players up top who have good timing in the area, but you can't let them make you nervous. I think at the end of the day, it's a deserved result because the team played our style, showed our characteristics and played our game.feedback

Juan Carlos Osorio

We got almost 60 percent of possession. What Mexico did, going directly up against the European champion, is commendable and deserves praise.feedback

Jean-Claude Juncker - European Commission

Our thoughts are with all the victims, their families and all the brave soldiers of peace that in a very difficult terrain and under challenging circumstances continue to fight this terrible fire.feedback

Jean-Claude Juncker - European Commission

My thoughts are with the victims in Portugal. I commend the bravery of the firefighters. EU civil protection mechanism activated & will help.feedback

Ricardo Tristao

There are people who arrived saying they didn't want to die in their homes, which were surrounded by flames.feedback

Valdemar Alves

This is a region that has had fires because of its forests, but we cannot remember a tragedy of these proportions. I am completely stunned by the number of deaths.feedback

Cristiano Ronaldo

We are obviously used to spending time together away at tournaments, and it helps that we have a great bunch of lads and are all very close. There are a lot of jokers and it is a great atmosphere. I'd promised that, if we won the Champions League and I scored a goal, I'd do it. I did it and I shaved myself.feedback

Marco Asensio

Football is about scoring goals, but this game is finished and now we have to be focused on Portugal. I scored three goals and I helped my team. I'm very happy with this win. The win is important, but also the number of goals.feedback

Juan Carlos Osorio

In the end, it was a well-deserved result after how we played today. We faced the European champions, a team that plays at a very high level, and we played equal to them. It was a great result for Mexican football.feedback

Gianni Infantino

This is a very sad day. We are all with Portugal. We want to send a big hug to everyone in Portugal for what they are going through, which is absolutely terrible. There are no words for that.feedback

Fernando Santos

I would put my hands in the fire for [Ronaldo's] character and integrity, . As a person and as an athlete. I have a pact with the players and we treat these personal matters away from the national team. All these issues will not affect us.feedback

Mariano Rajoy

Stunned by the tragedy in Pedrógão Grande. The Portuguese people can depend on our solidarity, support and affection.feedback

Fernando Santos

You have to be careful when you try to find out what the sources are of this information. I've never before heard some of the news which is being spread all over the place. Either I'm deaf – which I'm not as everyone knows I'm a great listener – or we have to be careful where these rumours start. We have to be careful about whether it's true or not. I'd put my hands in the fire – and it's something I rarely do – for the character and integrity of Mr. Cristiano as a man and an athlete.feedback

Fernando Santos

Cristiano Ronaldo is a great player but he's not the only one. We think that, as a whole team, they're excellent.feedback

Juan Carlos Osorio

I don't think we'll see a match with more defending than attacking. We believe we have a great opportunity.feedback

Fernando Santos

We're expecting a very difficult opponent. They are the European champions and I would say that, right now, they're one of the best teams in the world. However, our team is not bad either, and we really think we have a chance of winning. We've prepared thoroughly and we just have to expect that the players play properly and execute the game plan.feedback

Juan Carlos Osorio

We're playing the champions of Europe and the world champions, the Copa America champions are in the other group. It's very even. I can only tell you that with the squad Portugal brought, it's basically the best team they could have, apart from Renato Sanches. It's going to be very difficult.feedback

Juan Carlos Osorio

The best way to stop transitions is to defend in your own half and try to avoid that they overcome your defence. Or, we might risk a bit more and go for their goal. You'll see what we do. Let's hope the system works as well as possible. But yes, their transitions are very dangerous, like any team that plays with that system.feedback

Fernando Santos

Cristiano can play on both sides and they normally play 4-4-3 They have excellent other attackers in Nani, [Ricardo] Quarersma, [Gelson] Martins. We'll need players to cover both sides and we'll try to control the ball as much as possible. We have to stop them going from defence to attack because that's one of their most effective ways of going for our goal.feedback

Juan Carlos Osorio

They're coming here to win, which is wonderful for the tournament. You can see they are taking this very seriously. It's the same with Chile. It's an honour to play against the best teams in the world and that's what Mexico really needs.feedback

Fernando Santos

I'm sure you want to ask the same questions but I will answer no more questions about Cristiano Ronaldo. I have a pact with my players, I have a great relationship with each of them. We've laid down that everything to do with their personal relationships is done outside the team.feedback

Stanislav Cherchesov

I believe we will have the same team as we did in this game against Portugal.feedback

Juan Carlos Osorio

The collective is above the individual, but it is clear that not only in Cristiano, also in Nani, Martins and Quaresma, they have elite players. We also think that ours can do a very good job. We come to compete not against Cristiano Ronaldo, but against the Portuguese national team. Obviously we will have special considerations for him, for the magnificent player that he is.feedback

Fernando Santos

Cristiano supports every single player in the team and we have a great relationship. There are no individuals. Each player supports the other.feedback

Fernando Santos

I was his last coach in Portugal when he was 18 years old. I can put my hands on the fire for his character and integrity, as a man and an athlete. That's my clear statement. I trust him 100 per cent as an athlete and as a man. I have a pact with my players, I have a great relationship with each of them. We've laid down that everything to do with their personal relationships is done outside the team.feedback

Luis de Guindos

If one sees that the Greek government is adopting all the necessary measures so that the process ends with an acquittal, it's clear that the loan will be paid.feedback

Mario Centeno

It was possible for Portugal to leave the excessive deficit procedure with a different policy, a policy that has denigrated for many months, both towards the Government and also damaging the image of Portugal.feedback

Bruno Alves

Obviously there are no words to describe what Cristiano means to our country, with everything that he has achieved. He is an idol even for the players, and we hope that he can help Portugal with some of his goals and victories.feedback

Bruno Alves

Portugal always shows ambition in every competition that it plays. Now we have to show on the pitch why we are being considered favorites. We have already shown our strength in the past, and we want to do it again. We want to show that we are able to win more tournaments.feedback

Bruno Alves

Mexico has shown that it is a very good team, always playing attacking football. It is an aggressive team, pressing you all the time, but I think that we have enough quality to win this game.feedback

Juan Carlos Osorio

The collective is above the individual, but it is clear that not only in Cristiano, also in Nani, [Gelson] Martins and [Ricardo] Quaresma, they have elite players. We also think that ours can do a very good job.feedback

Gerard Houllier

Look at the teams that win. Argentina with Diego Maradona. Portugal with Ronaldo. France with Zidane… you need a player like that.feedback

Gerard Houllier

Portugal, who with all due respect, are a good-to-average side that work hard, is well-organised and has a good coach… and have Cristiano Ronaldo. That makes a difference.feedback

Andre Silva

I am calm. I have a lot of work to do before I can express certain thoughts. No [I have not spoken to Ronaldo about the move]. I want to work hard to get closer to the words he has afforded me.feedback

Naomi Klein

When I wrote The Shock Doctrine I really did think that just showing how crisis was exploited would be enough to repel it. Then the crash happened and I watched these social movements fill squares in Portugal and Italy and Spain – I lived there for months – all chanting 'We won't pay for your crisis'. I ended This Changes Everything with an interview I had with Alexis Tsipras before he was elected in Greece, where he said to me 'It is enough in this moment to say no.feedback

Fernando Santos

The merit of this Portugal team is that they knew how to overcome these difficulties with their heads and determination. We knew they would press us and look to counter-attack. In the opening 20 minutes we tried to break them down.feedback

Fernando Santos

Scoring the first was essential. In the second half, we made adjustments. We grew as the game went on, moving the ball better and quicker.feedback

Rafael Behr

May’s judgment has been exposed as horrendously faulty. The idea that negotiations will begin in within a fortnight is surely untenable. Stop the clock. The UK has two years to negotiate the terms of its exit from the European Union – less, in fact, because the countdown started in March, when Theresa May activated article 50 of the Lisbon treaty. She decided shortly afterwards that she could afford the luxury of a few weeks campaigning in a general election, which would then afford her a gargantuan mandate to finish the job at her leisure and on her terms.feedback

Ana Botin

We welcome Banco Popular's customers as part of the Santander Group and will work hard to continue serving them at the highest standards through the transition and beyond. The combination of Santander and Popular strengthens the group's geographic diversification at a time of improving economic conditions in both Spain and Portugal, and will allow us to continue to deliver for customers and shareholders on all of our commitments.feedback

Dylan McGowan

Being called into this [camp] and moving [to Portugal] has meant it's been a really exciting couple of months for me.feedback

Andrew Balls - Pimco

The thing which fills me with horror is an environment where the ECB has finished QE, Italy does need support, and the message is you need to go to the European Stability Mechanism [the eurozone's bail-out fund]. Replaying the events of a few years ago with Portugal, Greece and others in the case of Italy would be an event that would raise an awful lot of risk - and you'd want to get paid a lot more than a 2pc return over 10 years to take that risk. It doesn't seem terribly unlikely either.feedback

Andrew Balls - Pimco

Italy can't grow. You have limited political will to implement reform ...In contrast to Portugal it's big and systemic, but its not clear how Italy improves the situation.feedback

Cristiano Ronaldo

I have two or three days to rest and after we have a qualifying game for Portugal and the Confederations Cup. It's a long season but I'm motivated, I'm happy and my age is just a number. I feel like a young boy. The most important thing is that I did it again. It's an amazing season for me and my team-mates to win the double.feedback

Toni Kroos

Unbelievable, I didn't expect it was possible to defend this title, because it's so difficult to win it once, but to do it twice in a row is fantastic. I think to win it three times in four years, it means a lot. It means it's not only a good team on the pitch but off the pitch as well and I'm happy to be part of that team.feedback

Toni Kroos

Everybody knows that Cristiano is very important. As a team we played very well in the quarter-finals, the semi-finals and the final - but you need a guy to score the goals and he did it again.feedback

Toni Kroos

To win it three times in four years means a lot and it is not only a good team on the pitch, but off the pitch, I am happy to be part of it.feedback

Ryan Giggs

Well obviously I played with Cristiano so I'm going to go with Cristiano. But they're both two great players. We're living in an era where you're seeing true legends at their best going head-to-head each season. It's special to see but Cristiano has done it in Portugal, he's obviously done it in England and he's done it in La Liga and also on the national front with Portugal as well.feedback

Cristiano Ronaldo

A penalty in the final? It's not fear. I like to take risks. It's a calculated risk, not life or death. I can score or miss.feedback

Cristiano Ronaldo

I don't consider myself a galactico. But I consider myself a player who has created history in Manchester, Madrid and with the national team.feedback

Cristiano Ronaldo

But I'm not going to miss. You have to think positively. That's the difference between good players, very good players and galacticos.feedback

Cristiano Ronaldo

I'm not a typical player who likes to look at videos because I think that things come naturally. Obviously it's important to know one or two points but not to obsess. For example, in penalties, thinking about which side you shoot more towards: when you're there, a lot of things go through your head and it's one moment to decide. It's instinct. And that's why I don't really like to plan what I'm going to do.feedback

Fernando Santos

It will not do me any harm, but, at the moment, Confederations Cup matters zero. I am interested in preparing very well for the game with Latvia.feedback

Pedro Caixinha

In my opinion all teams need to be built and organised from the back and Bruno is a very talented and experienced player. I'm also very happy of course that he is my first signing.feedback

Bruno Alves

I think I come here for the right reasons and I think that I can bring this back to the club.feedback

Bruno Alves

I have this feeling and this desire to win and I think to move here will bring this back to me and to my career. I want to be a champion again. This is one of the best feelings that I have in my career and the last time I was a champion at a club was in Fenerbahce. I want to have this feeling again.feedback

Pedro Caixinha

What is important is that he is a winner with a winning mentality and that is something we all want, to put the club on a winning track again.feedback

Jolyon Maugham

With regret, we have agreed between us and with Ireland that the litigation should be discontinued. Each of the European Council, Commission and Parliament has said the United Kingdom could withdraw the Article 50 notice (of the EU's Lisbon Treaty) with agreement. There is no doubt this is so. Discontinuing leaves open the possibility that the United Kingdom could withdraw the Article 50 notice unilaterally. This may be possible - legal opinions on the question differ - but discontinuing means we cannot know by this route whether it can.feedback

Jonathan Hogg

Portugal will certainly help if it's hot at Wembley. It helped everyone relax, the boss had a good bit of banter with the wives. It was the experience of a lifetime. It got the lads out of their comfort zones, made them mix and put the bond we've got together in place. It's whether you can be better than them on the pitch – and we believe we're good enough for the Premier League.feedback

Paulo Sergio Moura

We invited some people from Portugal, from Gestifute. We were aware of a friendship with Jorge Mendes at the time and he asked Armando Silva to come here to take a look at Diego.feedback

Paulo Sergio Moura

In Spain or Portugal, anywhere else he's been to, he's treated like a king. I believe he even likes being labelled, but deep inside he's a very good lad, a great person. He's outgoing, goofy, loves to talk, it's not malicious, ignorant or stupid. He's totally gentle outside the pitch, a nice guy.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

My father was a good manager. He was in the Portugal Premier League eight or nine years, he was champion of the Championship there four times. So he was a good manager in that generation. But I always felt he could and should be much better because he didn't have that extra piece of confidence, of desire and I wanted to be better. I wanted to try to be better.feedback

Mario Centeno

The information we have is that these legal challenges will have no practical impact on the completion of the sale.feedback

Mario Centeno

This notion of having a more inclusive policy, and not just a short term vision that only sees cuts, is absolutely essential for the development of the Portuguese economy in the next decade.feedback

Pierre Moscovici - European Union

Based on the available information at this stage, and reassurances that we received from the Portuguese government, we do not expect to put at risk the durable reduction of the deficit. So it's a very clear and unanimous decision of the Commission and we clearly share the same point of view.feedback

Béla Guttmann

I told him: 'Listen to me, old man, if you see a talented player for me, someone who was born in Portugal, keep his name in mind.' A month after this conversation, I was at the barber's again, and as if I was telling you a joke, Bauer came in again. What's up? Have you found anyone for me?, Oh,' he said, I saw a black lad in Mozambique ... I wanted to get him for myself ... but those fools are asking for $20,000 for him!, What's the lad called?' His face was being lathered as he blurted out: 'Eusébio!feedback

Virginia Irurita

The cost of living in both Spain and Portugal is lower compared with other popular European destinations, so your money goes that much further.feedback

Virginia Irurita

Portugal doesn't have the most efficient public transportation system, so not only is having a private car and driver luxurious, it's also the most convenient.feedback

Dylan McGowan

It's a high quality league and I'll be playing against some huge clubs. On the weekend I went to watch them against Porto and there's obviously Benfica and Sporting Lisbon, too – Champions League and Europa League clubs, so that'll be exciting for me to play against that quality of opposition. They've just got such a huge history in football, the Portuguese. They've got so many coaches doing well and they produce so many quality players.feedback

Phil Neville

Oh, by far [it is a regret]. We didn't have success and I think it was purely and simply because of the Premier League. I'll never forget going away with England and, in 1999-2000, United would have had big games in the Champions League. And, at the time, you would probably have said that the league and Champions League were becoming more important than playing international football. I think now playing for your club is more rewarding - and definitely of a better standard - than playing international football and it was becoming that way.feedback

Filipe Garcia

These positive numbers confirm continuous growth that began in mid-2013 and also an acceleration of the pace of the expansion, which is new.feedback

Claudia Zellen

It is a very emotional and different song, that sends a message of love and peace. I think that Salvador is unique and that he is able to transmit beautiful things to all of us, even those that do not understand our language.feedback

Pope Francis

On the original apparitions, the ones the children had, the enquiry says, more or less, that investigations need to continue. The Virgin, is not a chief of the post office who would send messages every day.feedback

Richard Spencer

There is a common brotherhood that stretches from Portugal to Siberia, and includes North America. Even though we're very different, we obviously have common ancestry and there's that tie of blood.feedback

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

When we are very good, we're the best of the best. Congratulations Salvador Sobral.feedback

Liza Ignatieva

I think politics shouldn't intervene. But they broke the rules of the event by not letting her in. Why they invented new rules for Russia only? Yes, we have bad relations but they shouldn't do it to us.feedback

Francesco Gabbani

Without any offence, but it has been the biggest pressure for me that I have been asked this question (about being favourite) zillions of times. But beside that, I want to be very honest about this - you embrace this experience of Eurovision with the aim of living a great adventure and not necessarily thinking of the first or second place.feedback

Stephanie Novak

And yes, there is a war going on, but it's further, further out. And I think isn't it the whole point of Eurovision to help bring Europe together? What could be better than bringing Europe to a country that is being so affected by war at the moment and to show them what a beautiful country it is.feedback

Lara Saavedra

Fátima doesn't, in any case, have the logistical capacity for everybody, but the young are flexible and can adapt.feedback

Grazina Kasprzycka-Rosikon

If there had not been an assassination attempt, John Paul would never have focused so much on Fátima. He, of course, already knew about Fátima, but he then asked to get all the documentation possible, because he realized this wasn't a coincidence.feedback

Nora Sumangil

It really felt very peaceful then. This time, it's about sharing the excitement and the energy with all these people.feedback

Hernández de Ambulo

There are priests who just look at you from a distance, but he's simple, humble and wants to touch and greet people spontaneously. His humbleness is extraordinary.feedback

Carlos Osoro Sierra

It's also different because the Virgin appeared at a moment of great difficulties, when the world needed reconciliation.feedback

Joana Carmo

Owing to changes in food habits, Anisakiasis is a growing disease in Western countries, which should be suspected in patients with a history of ingestion of raw or uncooked fish. Patients can have allergic symptoms ... Gastrointestinal symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting and complications like digestive bleeding, bowel obstruction, perforation and peritonitis can also arise.feedback

Hamidin Amin

I would like to inform all regarding the speculation on social media of former Olympiakos coach Paulo Jorge Gomes Bento being the new national head coach isn't true at all. Once the matter is approved by HRH Major General Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, Crown Prince of Johor and President of the Football Association of Malaysia, I will announce the real national head coach from Portugal in the next 3 or 4 days to all Malaysian football fans after both sides complete all documentation and contractual processes.feedback

Pedro Ribeiro

I am not 100% sure of how you define 'international star', but I think it applies to Rui Barros: he played for major European powers such as FC Porto, Juventus, Monaco and Marseille and was capped 36 times for Portugal. The Portuguese football player's union says he is 1.59m. Not sure if he is 'the shortest ever' star, but a star he was, and not a very tall one.feedback

Joao Rui Ferreira

The trends are very clear, the wine consumption in the world is moving from volume to value, so we are having less consumption but better consumption. The consumers all over the world have huge preference for cork stoppers compared with alternative closures.feedback

Carlos De Jesus

I think when you go back 12, 14, 15 years, the forecast for cork was anything but optimistic. And I think where we are today is a completely different territory.feedback

Fernando Santos

I don't understand why some Portuguese people value Cristiano Ronaldo so little. Ever since I've known him when he was 18 he's been doing so.feedback

Hamidin Amin

For the time being there's a candidate from Portugal, and another will meet with the President (FAM president Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim) within the next few days. And His Royal Highness (Tunku Ismail) doesn't want to say too much to the media because the matter cannot be disclosed yet. We can only share with the media once it's confirmed. So, you need to realise that picking the coach is not as easy as buying books, which you can do easily. If the coach is not good and one day we want to get rid of him, we will need to fork out more money.feedback

Olafur Margeirsson

Compare it to, for example Portugal. Everybody is talking about [how] tourism in Portugal is booming, This is [with] four times the population. The tourist number in Iceland is [about] seven times the population. Before 2008 it was the domestic private sector that was driving the demand [in the country's economy]. That demand was financed by domestic credit creation.feedback