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Fernando Llorente nets a hat-trick as Tottenham thump Tranmere

Posted Saturday, January 05, 2019 by PA18 hits

Fernando Llorente scored a hat-trick as Tottenham ran amok at Tranmere, with Mauricio Pochettino’s swashbuckling side netting seven as they cruised through their FA Cup third-round tie.The Premier League title contenders took on the League Two play-off hopefuls at a sell-out Prenton Park on Friday night, when the TV cameras were in position in hope of an upset at a club with...Full Story »

Another injury blow for Sheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri

Posted Friday, December 07, 2018 by PA22 hits

Sheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri will miss the home game against Rotherham after being ruled out for six weeks.The 28-year-old tore his hamstring after stepping off the bench in last week’s defeat at Blackburn and scans have revealed the full extent of the damage.Fellow striker Steven Fletcher will be assessed. The Scot, replaced at half-time against Blackburn, recently comp...Full Story »

Alefe Santos hoping to start for Yeovil

Posted Friday, December 07, 2018 by PA23 hits

Forward Alefe Santos will be pushing for a start when Yeovil host Forest Green Rovers in League Two action on Saturday.The Brazilian returned from a minor injury on Tuesday, coming off the bench in Yeovil’s 3-0 home reverse to Port Vale.The 23-year-old could now step into the starting line-up as Darren Way looks to push his side back to winning ways.Defender Shaun Donnellan remains a doubt...Full Story »

Fernando Forestieri poised to return for Sheffield Wednesday

Posted Friday, November 23, 2018 by PA20 hits

Sheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri will be back in contention for the home game against Derby.Forestieri has been sidelined since early October due to a hamstring injury, but is expected to be included in Jos Luhukay’s squad.Forward Marco Matias is also available. He stepped off the bench in the goalless derby draw with Sheffield United before the international break following...Full Story »

Santos felt Portugal deserved draw that secured Nations League progression

Posted Sunday, November 18, 2018 by PA28 hits

Portugal boss Fernando Santos felt his side deserved the point in Italy which earned them qualification for the Nations League finals.Santos’ side were without Cristiano Ronaldo again but they got the job done at San Siro to finish top of Group A3 ahead of Italy and relegated Poland.“It is a fair result because, from a moment in the second half, Portugal were better,” Santos to...Full Story »

Scotland vs Portugal - Fernando Santos wary of Scotland backlash at Hampden

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2018 by PA75 hits

Portugal head coach Fernando Santos has warned his players that Scottish passion can pose them a problem at Hampden.Portugal moved five points clear in their Nations League group (A3) on Thursday when they won 3-2 in Poland without star player Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been rested as he fights to clear his name following allegations that he raped a woman in Las Vegas in 2009, claims he strongly...Full Story »

Millwall vs Sheffield United - Fernando Forestieri and Jordan Thorniley back for Wednesday

Posted Friday, September 28, 2018 by PA82 hits

Sheffield Wednesday have Fernando Forestieri and Jordan Thorniley available for Friday’s Yorkshire derby against Sky Bet Championship leaders Leeds at Hillsborough.Forward Forestieri completed his three-match suspension as he sat out the 2-1 win at Aston Villa last Saturday.Defender Thorniley is in contention after missing the game at Villa Park due to a calf injury.Midfielder Kieran Lee (...Full Story »

PSG wonderkid Kylian Mbappe shows off signed Santos shirt gifted by Brazilian legend Pele

Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk82 hits

WONDERKID Kylian Mbappe has shown off a personalised gift received from legend of the game Pele. The French star has drawn comparisons to the Brazilian especially after matching his record during the World Cup. Kylian Mbappe showed off his personalised gift from Pele Mbappe, 19, became the first teenager to score more than once in a game in Russia since Pele's double against Sweden in 1958. ...Full Story »

Fernando Forestieri ruled out for Sheffield Wednesday

Posted Thursday, September 13, 2018 by PA40 hits

Sheffield Wednesday will be without forward Fernando Forestieri for the clash with Stoke after he was handed a three-match ban for his part in a brawl in a pre-season game against Mansfield.Striker Gary Hooper also misses out despite making his long-awaited return from a hip injury in an Under-23s game on Monday.Fellow long-term absentee Kieran Lee also featured in that 2-1 win against Colcheste...Full Story »

Portugal coach Santos wary of Italy threat in Nations League clash

Posted Monday, September 10, 2018 by PA57 hits

Fernando Santos has warned Portugal to expect to face an Italy side itching to prove their international “value” in the Nations League.Portugal will kick-start their campaign in UEFA’s new competition by hosting Italy in Lisbon on Monday, with manager Santos preparing for a tough encounter.“Italy have enormous desire to show their value, having failed to qualify for the W...Full Story »

Santos: Ronaldo deserved UEFA award ahead of Modric

Posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 by Goal.com113 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo and not Luka Modric should have been crowned UEFA's 2017-18 Player of the Year, according to Portugal head coach Fernando Santos. Ronaldo scored 15 goals to lead Real Madrid to a third successive Champions League crown last season but the five-time Ballon d'Or winner lost out to former team-mate Modric. Modric won the most votes from coaches and journalists as Ronaldo ̵...Full Story »

Cartoonist Yoichi Takahashi draws a Fernando Torres portrait

Posted Thursday, July 19, 2018 by Marca.com119 hits

The famous creator of the manga series Oliver and Benji, Yoichi Takahashi has drawn a Fernando Torres caricature, which he gifted to the player. Torres' cultural integration in Japan is underway after the Spaniard's move to Sagan Tosu. The 34-year-old striker posed with the portrait and posted the picture on social media, along with a message of gratitude towards Takahashi. His new club is ...Full Story »

Fernando Torres to join Sagan Tosu

Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by Goal.com218 hits

Fernando Torres has confirmed that he will sign for Sagan Tosu. The former Liverpool and Atletico Madrid striker left the Spanish club at the end of the 2017-18 season, following his emotional return to his boyhood club. Torres had been in negotiations with Sagan Tosu at the start of the month, though talks reportedly fell through. However, a breakthrough in negotiations has seen the 34-year...Full Story »

Fernando Hierro says he has no regrets over taking Spain job

Posted Monday, July 02, 2018 by Skysports.com105 hits

Fernando Hierro says he has no regrets over World Cup campaign Fernando Hierro said he had no regrets at taking the Spain job two days before the World Cup despite his side's second-round exit at the hands of hosts Russia. Hierro was rushed into the post after Julen Lopetegui was sensationally sacked for failing to tell his federation about his move to Real Madrid, having already extended his ...Full Story »

Spain team news: Fernando Hierro to field world class 4-2-3-1 line-up to face Russia

Posted Sunday, July 01, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk202 hits

Boss Fernando Hierro was thrown in at the deep end when he was appointed to replace Julen Lopetegui just a day before thr tournament began. And all did not go too well in the group stage, where draws with Portugal and Morocco sandwiched an unconvincing 1-0 win over Iran. Despite the disappointing nature of the group stage performances, the 2010 champions did manage to win the group, and now ...Full Story »

Portugal don't rely on Ronaldo, insists Santos

Posted Saturday, June 30, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com138 hits

Portugal are not a one-man team reliant on captain and all-time leading goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo, according to head coach Fernando Santos. Ronaldo has led the way for Portugal at the World Cup, scoring four goals in three games to help the European champions reach the last 16 against Uruguay in Sochi on Saturday. Santos was inevitably asked about Ronaldo on the eve of the knockout clash ...Full Story »

Iran 1 Portugal 1: Santos' men survive late Saransk scare after Ronaldo penalty miss

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by Goal.com141 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty miss ultimately did not cost Portugal a last-16 berth as they held out for a dramatic 1-1 draw with Iran.Mehdi Taremi wasted a gilt-edged chance after Karim Ansarifard's penalty had thrown Iran a lifeline, but Portugal survived with a 1-1 draw to make the World Cup last 16 despite Cristiano Ronaldo's missed spot-kick in a match dominated by VAR. The usually prolifi...Full Story »

Fernando Hierro urges Spain to take nothing for granted after narrow Iran win

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by PA69 hits

Spain coach Fernando Hierro has warned his players to take nothing for granted despite a 1-0 win over Iran which puts them on the brink of qualifying for the World Cup knockout stages.Diego Costa’s fortuitous 54th-minute strike proved enough to see off the Iranians and means Spain will guarantee a top-two finish in Group B if they take a point off already-eliminated Morocco.But Hierro insi...Full Story »

Portugal(N) vs Morocco - Portugal boss Fernando Santos wary of Morocco threat

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PA142 hits

Portugal manager Fernando Santos has warned his team about the threat Morocco will pose in Wednesday’s World Cup Group B fixture.Morocco’s 1-0 defeat by Iran has put them under pressure to secure a positive result and revive their chances of progressing to the knockout stages.Portugal’s 3-3 draw with Spain also leaves them in an uncertain position, but although they remain favo...Full Story »

Iran(N) vs Spain - Spain coach Fernando Hierro keeps faith with David de Gea for Iran tie

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PA115 hits

Trust has become the Spain camp’s buzzword following the shock pre-tournament sacking of coach Carlos Lopetegui with replacement Fernando Hierro the latest to use it to express his faith in David de Gea.The Manchester United goalkeeper was at fault for the second goal of Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick in the thrilling 3-3 draw with Portugal in Sochi in their Group B opener.It was a ra...Full Story »

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