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April 10, 2010
World Cup 2010: PORTUGAL FIFA ranking: 4 Overall World Cup record: 11-7-1 Coach: Carlos Queiroz Best performance: Third place, 1966 Overview: A semifinalist four years ago, Portugal comes into this summer's tournament as one of the favorites. And it will be tested in the first round since it is matched with Brazil and the Ivory Coast in group play. The key for Portugal, however, will be how Coach Carlos Queiroz deals with the loss of Jose Bosingwa and the possible absence of Pepe to knee injuries.
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February 1, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Michael Parkhurst was still playing in the German Bundesliga in December when the pairings for this summer's World Cup were announced. And he remembers few of his teammates at FC Augsburg felt the need to hide their feelings about a draw that placed powerful Germany in the same group as the U.S. "Guys on the team were talking about the group and I just got the feeling that, basically, they still don't think that we can get a victory against a...
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TRAVEL
March 13, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO PORTUGAL From LAX, TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011(the international dialing code), 351 (country code for Portugal) and the nine-digit number. WHERE TO STAY Casa das Marés 3 , Rua Raúl Brandão, Praia do Baleal; 262-769-371, http://www.casadasmares.com . For seafood (entrees 10 euros), walk across the beach to Prainha Bar Restaurante, part of Café Amigos do Baleal, Praia do Baleal, Ferrel Peniche, 2520; 262-758-087 Palace Hotel do Bussaco, Mata do Bussaco, 3051-261, Luso; 231-937-970, http://www.
SPORTS
December 14, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
After 3 1/2 years of planning and preparation, of training and tribulation, most of the World Cup questions that once vexed the U.S. national team have been answered. The Americans know who they're playing, when they're playing and where they're playing. They even have a pretty good idea who will be playing for them when all that happens six months from now. So now what? Well, turns out there's not much to do but sit and wait. "You have to be patient," said Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena, who coached the U.S. in two World Cups.
NEWS
May 5, 2012
Kathleen Dier-Saltz and her husband, Larry, visited Portugal in September to celebrate his 60th birthday. In Braga, near the country's northwestern corner, the couple happened upon groups of college-age students, some dressed in elaborate uniforms. As Dier-Saltz watched the students, these two young women took a backward glance. The West Hills resident used a Nikon D3000.
TRAVEL
July 12, 2013
If you go THE BEST WAY TO LISBON From LAX , US Airways, United, Air France, Lufthansa, British, KLM and Iberia offer connecting service (change of plane) to Lisbon. Restricted round-trip fares range from $815 to $1,287, including taxes and fees. TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 351 (country code for Portugal) and the local number. WHERE TO STAY Pestana Palace , 54 Rua Jau, Lisbon; 213-615-600 or 210-401-711.
SPORTS
November 19, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Mamadou Sakho's second goal capped a wild comeback Tuesday that earned France a 3-0 win over Ukraine and a berth in next summer's World Cup while Cristiano Ronaldo single-handedly gave Portugal a ticket to Brazil, scoring three times to beat Sweden, 3-2, in a UEFA runner-up playoff in Sweden. Ghana, Algeria, Greece and Croatia also earned World Cup spots Tuesday, leaving just two of the 32 invitations to Brazil unclaimed. Mexico, holding a 5-1 lead over New Zealand, could grab one of those when it kicks off the second-leg of its intercontinental playoff  in Wellington at 10 p.m. PST Tuesday while Uruguay will meet Jordan to decide the other spot Wednesday in Montevideo with the South Americans leading 5-0. Needing three scores to avoid missing the World Cup for the first time since 1994, France started quickly, getting first-half scores from Sakho, in the 27 th minute, and Karim Benzema in the 34 th . But with Ukraine having won the first end of the two-leg UEFA playoff, 2-0, at home, those two goals simply pulled France even in aggregate goals.
TRAVEL
March 28, 1993
Your feature ("Coasting on Portugal's Riviera," March 7) brought back memories of my two-month trip through Europe in 1971. For 10 days I stayed in the waterfront, vine-covered Pensao Ricco in Cascais, pictured off to the right in one of your cover photos. The rates for demi-pension were just $5.50 per day and, it being off-season in late October, I was the only pampered guest. The Cascais citizens were unfailingly polite, charming and eager to suggest local attractions. Only the prices seem to have changed.
TRAVEL
July 12, 2013 | By Alice Short
LISBON - Do you daydream about luxury lodgings with well-stocked bars and sculpted gardens? Discreet clerks and waiters who will attend to your every need? Or do your flights of fancy tend toward something more rustic: a walled fortress, perhaps, with commanding views of the lands below? To put it another way: Do you want to stay in a palace - or a castle? Sometimes it's possible to do both, as I discovered on a spring trip to Portugal. It turns out the "royal treatment" fulfilled a fantasy that I wasn't even aware of - until I walked right into it. My husband, Steve, and I had spent a few days in Madrid, visiting our daughter who was studying there, and we had decided we needed to see more of the Iberian Peninsula.
BUSINESS
June 4, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
As neighboring Spain - with its struggling banks and soaring unemployment - sends waves of worries through Europe, bailout officials say that Portugal seems to be more or less on target. The country was deemed worthy of receiving the next batch of funds from its 78 billion-euro ($96 billion) lifeline. The European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund said Monday that Portugal has done well following the stringent austerity program they designed.
SPORTS
December 6, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Coach Juergen Klinsmann said he had a gut feeling things would not go well for his U.S. team in Friday's World Cup draw. With the field for next summer's tournament in Brazil the strongest ever, the chances Klinsmann's team would wind up with tough first-round matchups were high. And when the World Cup pairings were announced at the Brazilian beachfront resort of Costa do Sauipe, that nightmare came true, with the U.S. drawn into a group with three-time champion Germany, Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal and Ghana.
SPORTS
November 19, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Mamadou Sakho's second goal capped a wild comeback Tuesday that earned France a 3-0 win over Ukraine and a berth in next summer's World Cup while Cristiano Ronaldo single-handedly gave Portugal a ticket to Brazil, scoring three times to beat Sweden, 3-2, in a UEFA runner-up playoff in Sweden. Ghana, Algeria, Greece and Croatia also earned World Cup spots Tuesday, leaving just two of the 32 invitations to Brazil unclaimed. Mexico, holding a 5-1 lead over New Zealand, could grab one of those when it kicks off the second-leg of its intercontinental playoff  in Wellington at 10 p.m. PST Tuesday while Uruguay will meet Jordan to decide the other spot Wednesday in Montevideo with the South Americans leading 5-0. Needing three scores to avoid missing the World Cup for the first time since 1994, France started quickly, getting first-half scores from Sakho, in the 27 th minute, and Karim Benzema in the 34 th . But with Ukraine having won the first end of the two-leg UEFA playoff, 2-0, at home, those two goals simply pulled France even in aggregate goals.
SPORTS
November 15, 2013 | Wire reports
Cristiano Ronaldo upstaged Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the battle of the superstar forwards to give Portugal the edge over Sweden in the World Cup playoffs, while France's chances of qualifying took a big hit by losing, 2-0, in Ukraine. Ronaldo transferred his prolific scoring form for Real Madrid to the international stage, diving to head home an 82nd-minute winner and give Portugal a 1-0 cushion to take to Stockholm for Tuesday's second leg. France faces the prospect of missing a major tournament for the first time since 1994 after Roman Zozulya and Andriy Yarmolenko scored second-half goals for Ukraine in a feisty match that saw both teams finish with 10 men. Kostas Mitroglou's double helped Greece claim a 3-1 win over Romania, and tiny Iceland overcame a sending-off early in the second half to hold on for a 0-0 draw with Croatia, keeping alive its hopes of becoming the least populous nation to reach a World Cup. All four return matches take place on Tuesday, when the 13 qualifiers from Europe will be finalized.
WORLD
October 24, 2013 | By Carol J. Williams
Portuguese prosecutors on Thursday ordered police to reopen their investigation of the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann, the 3-year-old British girl who went missing from a resort in the Algarve, local and British media reported. British investigators reopened their official probe of the child's disappearance in July. After distributing computer-generated images of two men wanted for questioning, they received more than 2,400 phone calls and emails with tips and fresh leads.
WORLD
August 23, 2013 | By Lauren Frayer
LISBON - One clear blue morning last October, professional opera singer Ana Maria Pinto boarded a bus at 6 a.m. in her hometown in Portugal's north and made her way to an 18th century colonnaded courtyard on this capital city's riverfront. It was Republic Day, a national holiday, but President Anibal Cavaco Silva's annual speech was closed to the public for the first time. Financially beleaguered Portugal is often hit by anti-austerity protests, and Lisbon's beleaguered officials wanted to avoid confrontation.
TRAVEL
July 21, 2013
The 'Fantasy' that is Portugal This is just a quick thank you for the deliciously written tale "Fantasy Fix" by Alice Short [July 14], about the short trip to two of my favorite places close to my heart and hometown (Óbidos). I just shared it on Facebook, trying to raise my U.K. mates' awareness of my country's potential to please them, although they crave only the Algarve sunny beaches. Paulo Belo Submitted by email   "Fantasy Fix" had little to do with travel in Portugal, as it focused primarily on breakfast, lunch and dinner.
WORLD
May 13, 2012 | By Lauren Frayer, Los Angeles Times
LISBON - For Francisco Reposo, the 30% pay cut he was forced to take this year amid government austerity measures is the least of his worries. The high school science teacher is also on dialysis, awaiting a kidney operation, and Portugal's financial bailout means he's saddled with hundreds of dollars in monthly medical bills. The cost of seeing a doctor in Portugal has more than doubled, from about $12 to $26 a visit. Reposo used to pay nothing for dialysis because he's a blood donor, but that exemption was lifted, and he now pays about $53 for each session.
TRAVEL
July 12, 2013
If you go THE BEST WAY TO LISBON From LAX , US Airways, United, Air France, Lufthansa, British, KLM and Iberia offer connecting service (change of plane) to Lisbon. Restricted round-trip fares range from $815 to $1,287, including taxes and fees. TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 351 (country code for Portugal) and the local number. WHERE TO STAY Pestana Palace , 54 Rua Jau, Lisbon; 213-615-600 or 210-401-711.
TRAVEL
July 12, 2013 | By Alice Short
LISBON - Do you daydream about luxury lodgings with well-stocked bars and sculpted gardens? Discreet clerks and waiters who will attend to your every need? Or do your flights of fancy tend toward something more rustic: a walled fortress, perhaps, with commanding views of the lands below? To put it another way: Do you want to stay in a palace - or a castle? Sometimes it's possible to do both, as I discovered on a spring trip to Portugal. It turns out the "royal treatment" fulfilled a fantasy that I wasn't even aware of - until I walked right into it. My husband, Steve, and I had spent a few days in Madrid, visiting our daughter who was studying there, and we had decided we needed to see more of the Iberian Peninsula.
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