The stream of new cases showed the near impossibility of keeping the genie in the bottle in a globalized world of travel and open borders
Italy will face North Macedonia at home in a playoff semi-final next March, and the winner will play away at either Portugal or Turkey for a spot in the World Cup.
FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: 'No excuses', Ronaldo urges Portugal to quickly bounce back from shock Serbia loss
Playing at home and needing only a draw to clinch a berth in the tournament in Qatar, Portugal conceded in the 90th minute in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Serbia and was relegated to a playoff that will be held next year with 11 other nations.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Serbia stun Portugal to book finals' berth, Spain and Croatia secure wins to qualify
Ronaldo's hopes of playing in a record-equalling fifth World Cup hang in the balance after Serbia stunned Portugal 2-1
Pablo Sarabia's penalty proved enough for La Roja to take all three points in Athens and move a point above Sweden ahead of a winner-takes-all clash between the sides in Seville on Sunday.
According to the Portuguese Parliament, the new labour laws will ensure healthier work-life balance for employees
Spain need to win in Greece to guarantee a chance to finish first in the group regardless of other results.
The new rules are a response to the trend of more staff working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic
Three groups are set to be decided when the top two teams meet in a last-game showdown. Winners will go to Qatar and losers head for the playoffs in March, needing to get past two more opponents to qualify.
The 10 group winners will secure qualification for football's global showpiece which kicks off on 21 November, 2022. The 10 runners-up will get another chance to qualify in play-offs next March
Joakim Maehle scored in the 53rd minute to send the Danes to Qatar as they build on their surprise run at Euro 2020 this summer when they reached the semi-finals.
The Manchester United star surpassed Sergio Ramos, who has played for Spain 180 times, as the most-capped international for a European nation.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Portugal overcome Cristiano Ronaldo's absence to beat Azerbaijan 3-0
Bernardo Silva, André Silva and Diogo Jota scored a goal each for visiting Portugal, which moved three points ahead of Serbia in Group A.
Ronaldo completed his return to Manchester United on Tuesday. His early release from international duty could enable him to spend more time with his new teammates ahead of his likely first match.
The Manchester United forward scored twice in the dying minutes to move to 111 international goals as Portugal came from behind to beat Ireland 2-1 in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Cristiano Ronaldo becomes top-scorer in men's football after win over Republic of Ireland
A day after completing his return to Manchester United, Ronaldo had an early penalty saved by teenage goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu in Faro before Ireland took the lead on the stroke of half-time.
Spain reinstates curbs on nightlife as number of teenagers contracting COVID-19 surges during summer
Nightlife will be completely shut down in at least 16 towns in the northern Cantabria region, which leads the nation’s infection tallies.
From Wednesday onwards, travellers from India, Nepal, Russia, Portugal and Britain can avoid quarantine if fully vaccinated or COVID-19 recovered
Ronaldo scored five times during the competition to take his European Championship tally to a record 14, matching Daei's achievement with his goal in the 2-2 group game draw with world champions France.
Portugal lost 1-0 to Belgium as they failed to score despite having 23 shots in the match.