Portugal

Nike Present the Switch

Nike’s EURO 2016 football advert is here and it’s epic. Starring Cristiano Ronaldo, the brilliant twist on movies like the Change Up sees the Portuguese star collide with a ball boy and their abilities are swapped.

Zidane: A Fraction of the Whole

The artistry and genius of the great Zizou was captured in one piece of skill from Euro 2000, writes Luke Constable from the brilliantly named Ruud Gullit Sitting on a Shed.

Ronaldo and Portugal Rout Ireland

World-Cup bound Portugal dished out a 5-1 drubbing to a weakened Irish team in New York as Martin O’Neill suffered his heaviest defeat. Cristiano Ronaldo’s side were too much for a defence in disarray, missing first choice regulars with James McClean pulling one back to sign off Ireland’s end-of-season tour. Portugal, ranked fourth in the world, move on to Brazil.

Eusebio the Black Pearl, and the Black Pearl of Inchicore

Paul McGrath’s shirt adorns the wall in his home alongside those of Cruyff, Pele, Best and Charlton. Upon learning of the passing of the footballing icon, McGrath tweeted “RIP Eusebio, when greats were great.” The death of the Black Pearl raises memories of Eusebio’s special affection for Ireland and particularly our own Black Pearl of Inchicore.

Zlatan and Ronaldo Cam

How Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo reacted to each other’s goals during the Sweden-Portugal World Cup play-off.