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SI.com: Georgina Turner: Euro 2012 Day 10: Portugal, Germany emerge in 'Group of Death'updated: Sun Jun 17 2012 18:48:00

On Sunday the "Group of Death" finally dispatched its reaper, and it was Denmark and Netherlands who felt an icy tap on the shoulder. In truth the Dutch, without a point from the first two matches, had long since felt a chill in the air, but for Denmark there will be a slight nagging sense that it might just have hurdled the scythe. What if Jakob Poulsen's second-half shot, which caught the outside of the post, had been a few inches to the right? What if the officials had spotted Holger Badstuber with a fistful of Nicklas Bendtner's shirt as the forward tried to shoot at 1-1? What if we'd really had a go when Germany looked complacent?

SI.com: Raphael Honigstein: Three thoughts: Portugal's victory showcases great aerial play at Euroupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 20:12:00

Three thoughts after Portugal's 3-2 victory over Denmark in Lviv, Ukraine.

Portugal cancels holidays after Vatican talksupdated: Wed May 09 2012 10:34:00

Portugal is eliminating four holidays to try to boost its economy, the government announced -- but only after getting the agreement of the Vatican.

CNNMoney: Moody's downgrades European countriesupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 07:40:00

Moody's cut the credit ratings of six European countries on Monday amid continued anxiety over the continent's debt crisis and its sluggish economy.

CNNMoney: Portugal under pressure, but default unlikelyupdated: Thu Jan 26 2012 14:40:00

Portugal has come under heavy pressure in the bond market this week as investors fear the nation could be the next domino to fall in the eurozone debt crisis.

IMF approves bailout loans to Portugalupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 06:14:00

IMF approves a new installment of Portuguese bailout loans. CNN's Jim Boulden explains.

Portugal: When there's no light at the end of the tunnelupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 06:14:00

In Portugal's second city, Porto, crowds throng the main shopping streets, accompanied by the smell of roasting chestnuts and the twinkle of festive lights. Bacalhau, the dried, salted codfish traditionally eaten on Christmas Day, hangs in store windows framed by hand-painted wall tiles. Tourists wander past clutching maps and cameras.

Where in the world ... ?updated: Mon Nov 28 2011 16:00:00

[Updated 4 p.m. Monday, November 28] A man passes by the Cais do Sodre train station Thursday in Lisbon, Portugal.

Portugal flights grounded by general strike over austerity measuresupdated: Thu Nov 24 2011 10:07:00

All international flights to and from Portugal were canceled Thursday as a general strike over austerity measures caused chaos for the country's transport network.

Portugal handed tough Euro 2012 playoffs drawupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 10:17:00

Portugal will face Bosnia and Herzegovina for a place in Euro 2012 after the pair were drawn together in the playoffs to reach the finals in Poland and Ukraine next year.

Denmark seal Euro 2012 spot after beating Portugalupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 18:05:00

Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal must qualify for Euro 2012 through the playoffs after losing 2-1 to Denmark Tuesday night in Copenhagen.

Fugitive found in Portugalupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 15:14:00

Dan Rivers reports on George Wright - the man recently captured in Portugal after being on the run for four decades.

CNNMoney: Moody's downgrades Portugalupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 15:13:00

Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday downgraded the government debt of Portugal, saying it's another European nation that could require a bailout.

Portugal votes in snap electionupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 23:37:00

Voters in Portugal head to the polls after months of financial woes sparked a request for an international bailout.

Parents of Madeleine McCann document toddler's disappearanceupdated: Thu May 12 2011 10:52:00

Four years after the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, a British toddler who went missing in Portugal, her parents have written a book detailing their account of that horrible night.

Portugal considers cuts, taxesupdated: Wed May 04 2011 10:08:00

An analyst looks at possible cuts and taxes Portugal might make to be in line with EU and IMF bailout guidelines.

Portugal's bailout - what does it mean?updated: Fri Apr 08 2011 06:53:00

Portugal's caretaker government, led by Jose Socrates, Wednesday admitted his country needed financial aid from the European Union. It would be the third eurozone country to get financial assistance after being unable to fund its debts. Socrates stood down as prime minister on March 23 after being unable to push through austerity measures.

Why Portugal seeks an EU bailoutupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 01:30:00

CNN's Felicia Taylor examines why Portugal has joined the growing list of EU countries seeking bailout.

Portugal admits financial aid is neededupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 01:30:00

Portugal is seeking a bailout from the European Union after its government Wednesday admitted the country needed help.

Portugal trying to avoid bailoutupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 00:56:00

CNN's Al Goodman discusses whether Portugal's debt crisis could spread to Spain.

The state of Portugal's economyupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 08:00:00

An economist at Informacao de Mercados Financeiros talks Portugal's economy in the midst of ongoing debt crisis.

CNNMoney: Stocks end lower amid eurozone jittersupdated: Mon Jan 10 2011 16:29:00

U.S. stocks came off morning lows but still ended mostly lower Monday following a sell-off in European markets, as investors worried about a possible bailout for Portugal.

Besiktas in double swoop for Portugal starsupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 06:36:00

Faltering Besiktas have re-inforced their ranks by acquiring their second Portugal international star this week as Hugo Almeida signed Friday for the Turkish side.

CNNMoney: Futures edge up ahead of the openupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 08:57:00

U.S. stocks were set to open higher Tuesday morning, following a global market rally and as investors set their sights on 2011.

Nativity story told via social mediaupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 16:40:00

A popular online video tells the story of the birth of Jesus through Google searches, tweets and Facebook updates.

The Nativity story, as told through social mediaupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 16:40:00

From elementary-school plays to plastic Joseph and Mary figures on lawns, the holiday season brings all kinds of re-enactments of the birth of Jesus.

South America to support Iberia's 2018 World Cup bidupdated: Thu Nov 25 2010 17:06:00

South America will support the joint Spain-Portugal bid to host the 2018 World Cup at next week's vote, a top official at its football confederation revealed on Thursday.

Portuguese workers walk out to protest austerity measuresupdated: Thu Nov 25 2010 08:04:00

An estimated 3 million workers walked off the job Wednesday in Portugal's first general strike in 22 years, a protest against austerity measures imposed by a government under market pressure to cut spending.

Portugal strike slows transportupdated: Thu Nov 25 2010 08:04:00

Portugal's general strike causes problems as international markets keep up pressure. CNN's Al Goodman reports.

Portugal crush world champions Spain; France win in Englandupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 02:44:00

Portugal earned a satisfying 4-0 win over world-champion neighbors Spain on Wednesday night, while France continued to improve under Laurent Blanc with a 2-1 victory away to England in another friendly.

Portugal transformed by green energy revolutionupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 12:03:00

In recent years Portugal has been harnessing its enviable southern European climate to benefit more than just its tourism industry.

SI.com: Avi Creditor: Americans Abroad roundupupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 17:32:00

Gale Agbossoumonde is widely regarded as one of the U.S.' top center back prospects, and within a few weeks' time he will no longer be team-less.

Guilty verdicts in Portugal child abuse caseupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 14:23:00

Judges issued guilty verdicts Friday in Lisbon against six defendants, including a well-known Portuguese television star and a former diplomat, in a long-running child sexual abuse case that has riveted national attention, according to CNN affiliate TVI.

Firefighters battle raging forest blazes in Portugalupdated: Thu Aug 12 2010 14:06:00

More than 700 firefighters are battling a dozen forest blazes raging in northern Portugal, government agencies said Thursday.

CNNMoney: Moody's downgrades Portugal's debtupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 10:01:00

Portugal is the latest European nation to get slapped with a downgrade on its debt. On Tuesday, Moody's Investors Services took Portugal's bond rating down a few notches, citing a foundering economy.

Portugal smash seven goals past North Korea in World Cup routupdated: Mon Jun 21 2010 11:13:00

Portugal took a big step to escaping the World Cup's so-called "group of death" by crushing North Korea 7-0 in a rematch of the two nations' famous 1966 clash in South Africa on Monday.

Portugal winger Nani out of World Cupupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 05:24:00

Portugal winger Nani has been ruled out of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa with a collar bone injury.

Fortune: Debt roulette: Is Portugal next?updated: Mon May 03 2010 10:29:00

As Greece barreled closer to the edge of a debt default this week, fears that the crisis would infect other countries rattled the world's financial markets. "It's not a question of the danger of contagion," Angel Gurria, the head of the Organization for Economic Cooperation, said. "Contagion has already happened. This is like Ebola."

CNNMoney: Oil prices plummet on Greece, Portugalupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 15:08:00

Oil prices plunged over 2% after Greece and Portugal's debt downgrade fueled concerns that money problems could spread, threatening the fragile economic recovery and demand.

CNNMoney: Bonds jump after Greece and Portugal downgradesupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 14:08:00

Treasury prices gained Tuesday after both Greece and Portugal saw their debt downgraded.

CNNMoney: Stocks slip on Portugal credit woesupdated: Wed Mar 24 2010 17:11:00

Stocks closed lower Wednesday as the dollar strengthened on fears tied to the growing fiscal crisis in Europe and a dour report on U.S. sales of new homes raised concerns about the economic recovery.

Fortune: Europe's PIGS don't flyupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 15:31:00

Bets against the fiscally unfit are multiplying, and there's no telling where they will stop.

Ronaldo out of Portugal's playoffsupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 05:11:00

Portugal have confirmed that captain Cristiano Ronaldo will not be fit for the World Cup playoffs against Bosnia-Herzegovina, thus ending a growing club-versus-country row.

Real tell Portugal Ronaldo not availableupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 11:12:00

Real Madrid have told Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz they will not make star striker Cristiano Ronaldo available for the two crucial World Cup qualifying playoffs.

Quartet confirmed as European playoffs seedsupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 10:03:00

France, Portugal, Russia and Greece have been confirmed as the seeded teams for Monday's World Cup European playoff draw.

Portugal defeat Malta to secure playoff placeupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 17:47:00

Portugal booked themselves a place in the European playoffs for next year's World Cup finals after a comfortable 4-0 Group One victory over Malta.

Liedson salvages point for struggling Portugalupdated: Sat Sep 05 2009 18:06:00

Brazilian-born Liedson kept alive Portugal's slender World Cup qualifying hopes with a late equalizer against Group 1 leaders Denmark in Copenhagen.

Which Portugal is right for you?updated: Tue May 19 2009 09:54:00

Here's a snapshot of Portugal's defining experiences: beaches, cities, and food and wine. Get a sense of which ones fit your travel style and your budget.

Portugal's Nazare: A beach town with traditionsupdated: Fri Dec 12 2008 11:17:00

Nazare, a two-hour drive north of Lisbon on Portugal's Atlantic coast, is famous for its women who wear skirts with seven petticoats (one for each day, for the seven colors of the rainbow, or ... make up your own legend). While this tradition helps stoke the town's tourist trade, it's also just the way people live here.

Where is Portugal's Tiger?updated: Thu Nov 06 2008 11:55:00

It's a question that I have asked myself for a long time. Why can't Portugal produce a top golfer?

Part 3: Portugal's Algarveupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 11:55:00

CNN's Pedro Pinto visits the Victoria club in the Algarve to investigate the current state of Portuguese golf.

Denmark's late salvo stuns Portugal in Lisbonupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 05:17:00

Denmark scored three goals in the last eight minutes to upset Portugal 3-2 in Lisbon on Wednesday and hand home coach Carlos Queiroz his first defeat since taking charge.

Report: Portugal may end probeupdated: Mon Jul 21 2008 20:32:00

A McCann family spokesman explains what it would mean for the family if Portuguese police end their investigation.

People.com: Police to End Probe into Madeleine McCann Caseupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 09:15:00

Due to a lack of evidence, authorities will no longer look for the missing girl

Time.com: Police 'Closing' McCann Caseupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 06:00:00

Portuguese media are reporting that police are dropping their investigation into last year's disappearance of a British girl due to a lack of evidence

Portugal and Germany open Euro quartersupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 07:19:00

Pre-tournament favorites Germany and Portugal serve up a heavyweight clash to kick off quarterfinal action at the European Championships in Basle on Thursday night.

Time.com: First Blood Drawn at Euro2008updated: Wed Jun 11 2008 06:00:00

Germany, Holland and Spain set the pace in Europe's classic football championship

Portugal impress in 2-0 win over Turkeyupdated: Sun Jun 08 2008 09:06:00

Portugal made a confident opening to their Euro 2008 campaign with an impressive 2-0 win over Turkey in their Group A clash in Geneva on Saturday night.

Portugal: Humble Alentejo not without charmupdated: Fri Jun 06 2008 15:35:00

Ninety minutes after pulling out of Lisbon, I'm driving into a different world -- humble but proud Evora, capital of Portugal's Alentejo region.

Portugal ease past Georgia in Cup warm-upupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 08:12:00

First-half goals from Joao Moutinho and Simao Sabrosa gave Portugal a 2-0 victory over Georgia in a friendly in Viseu on Saturday.

Portugal: Bridging the past and futureupdated: Fri May 30 2008 10:11:00

With its membership in the European Union, many things are changing in Portugal. Day after day the roads here were messing up my itinerary -- I'd arrive in town hours before I thought I would. I remember a time when there were absolutely no freeways in Portugal. Now, the country has plenty. They build them so fast, even my Michelin map is missing new ones.

What to expect in Iberia and Morocco in 2008updated: Fri Feb 22 2008 10:39:00

Sunny Spain and Portugal, along with Morocco's gateway city of Tangier, beckon travelers who delight in ornate architecture, authentic culture and people-watching strolls in the cool of the evening. Here's what to expect if you visit this year.

Impressive Italians see off Portugalupdated: Wed Feb 06 2008 17:24:00

Italy produced a typically efficient performance to beat Portugal 3-1 in a friendly international in Zurich on Wednesday.

All Blacks punish plucky Portugalupdated: Sat Sep 15 2007 09:10:00

Tournament favorites New Zealand predictably trounced minnows Portugal in Lyon, but the 108-13 scoreline meant the All Blacks fell well short of breaking their own World Cup points record.

Portugal denied by late equalizerupdated: Thu Sep 13 2007 07:25:00

Portugal were denied a much-needed win in Group A of Euro 2008 qualifying as a late equalizer from Branislav Ivanovic gave Serbia a 1-1 draw in Lisbon on Wednesday night.

Ronaldo's stunner rescues Portugalupdated: Wed Aug 22 2007 05:57:00

Cristiano Ronaldo scored an outstanding equalizer to help Portugal draw 1-1 away to Armenia in their Euro 2008 qualifier on Wednesday.

Business 2.0: Clean energy gets gnarly, dudeupdated: Tue Aug 14 2007 06:42:00

Surf this: The potential market for wave energy -- electricity generated by offshore turbines -- is worth a staggering $1 trillion worldwide, according to the World Energy Council, a nonprofit research organization.

Postiga blast gives Portugal winupdated: Sat Jun 02 2007 17:54:00

A brilliant second-half goal by Helder Postiga earned Portugal a 2-1 win over Belgium in Euro 2008 qualifying on Saturday.

Search for girl focuses on Portugal villa, reports sayupdated: Mon May 14 2007 04:28:00

Police searching for a 4-year-old British girl who disappeared 11 days ago in southern Portugal sealed off a villa Monday near where she is believed to have been abducted, according to news reports.

Ronaldo sparkles in Portugal routupdated: Sun Mar 25 2007 04:49:00

Winger Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Portugal crushed Belgium 4-0 in their Euro 2008 qualifier in Group A on Saturday.

Portugal stunned by superb Denmarkupdated: Fri Sep 01 2006 17:08:00

Martin Jorgensen helped Denmark stun World Cup semifinalists Portugal 4-2 on Friday as both teams warmed up for their opening Euro 2008 qualifiers.

France favored for Azzurri meetingupdated: Wed Jul 05 2006 03:32:00

France go into Wednesday night's World Cup semifinal in Munich as favorites having won their seven previous meetings with Portugal, including a controversial victory at the same stage of Euro 2000.

Figo confident of Portugal victoryupdated: Thu Jun 29 2006 14:55:00

Portugal said they had the talent and mental strength to overcome England in their World Cup quarterfinal on Saturday but admitted the game would be difficult.

Nine-man Portugal reach last eightupdated: Sun Jun 25 2006 16:24:00

The nine men of Portugal beat the nine men of the Netherlands 1-0 in an explosive World Cup quarterfinal in Nuremberg on Sunday night.

Simao double lifts fluent Portugalupdated: Sat Jun 03 2006 16:32:00

Simao Sabrosa scored two goals and Luis Figo added a third as Portugal eased to a 3-0 World Cup warmup win over Luxembourg in Metz, France on Saturday.

Portugal's Pauleta grabs hat-trickupdated: Sat May 27 2006 16:20:00

Striker Pauleta scored a hat-trick as Portugal beat Cape Verde Islands 4-1 in a World Cup warm-up in Evora on Saturday.

Pauleta extends his Paris SG dealupdated: Thu May 25 2006 12:02:00

Portugal striker Pauleta has clarified his future before the start of the World Cup finals by extending his contract with Paris St Germain.

Portugalupdated: Fri Apr 21 2006 06:34:00

Group D | World ranking: 7

Portugal fight back to clinch spotupdated: Sun Oct 09 2005 13:00:00

Portugal came from a goal down to beat Liechtenstein 2-1 in their Group Three qualifier and secure a place in the 2006 World Cup.

Portugal must wait to reach finalsupdated: Wed Sep 07 2005 13:01:00

European Group 3 leaders Portugal must wait to secure qualification for the World Cup finals after being held to a 0-0 draw by 10-man Russia in Moscow.

Fires under control in Portugalupdated: Thu Aug 25 2005 04:16:00

No active fires were burning in Portugal as of Thursday morning -- a drastic change from last weekend, when several dozen blazes were raging, according to a Portuguese official.

Aircraft tackle Portugal blazesupdated: Wed Aug 24 2005 07:08:00

Cooler temperatures and a fleet of international firefighting aircraft are helping authorities in Portugal to contain raging wildfires, with just five large fires still burning on Wednesday, down from several dozen over the weekend, a Portuguese official told CNN.

Toll grows as fires sweep Portugalupdated: Tue Aug 23 2005 06:46:00

Two more people have died in the two dozen wildfires sweeping Portugal despite the arrival in the country of international firefighting assistance, raising the overall toll to 15, officials said.

Figo returns in Portuguese triumphupdated: Sat Jun 04 2005 12:43:00

Portugal, boosted by the return of Luis Figo, beat Slovakia 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier in Lisbon, to take a three-point lead in Group Three.

High-tech home makes aging gracefulupdated: Thu Jun 02 2005 13:00:00

New technology is usually considered the preserve of the young, but a show home in Portugal is demonstrating how it can also help the elderly and disabled maintain their independence.

Sub Postiga earns Portugal a pointupdated: Wed Mar 30 2005 14:07:00

Helder Postiga equalized in the 62nd minute Wednesday as Group Three leaders Portugal held big rivals Slovakia 1-1 in a World Cup qualifying match.

Portugal handed extra League placeupdated: Fri Feb 11 2005 11:39:00

Two Portuguese clubs will qualify automatically for the group stage of next season's Champions League as a result of Porto's triumph last May.

Portugal battles wildfiresupdated: Wed Jul 28 2004 01:30:00

Portugal says it is dispatching more military personnel to help fight wildfires that have burned for four days.

Patience can help Portugal triumphupdated: Fri Jul 02 2004 09:19:00

Portugal cannot afford another bout of stage fright when they meet Greece for the second time in the tournament in Sunday's Euro 2004 final.

Greek PM joining fans in Portugalupdated: Fri Jul 02 2004 08:12:00

Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis will lead an army of around 6,000 fans to Portugal to support their side in Sunday's Euro 2004 final against the host nation.

Portuguese party after another winupdated: Thu Jul 01 2004 04:36:00

Portugal was recovering from another sleepless night on Thursday after the national team's 2-1 Euro 2004 semifinal win over the Netherlands sparked celebrations across the nation and beyond.

Hosts Portugal seal place in finalupdated: Wed Jun 30 2004 16:38:00

Hosts Portugal roared into their first major final as goals from midfielders Cristiano Ronaldo and Maniche sealed a deserved 2-1 victory over the Netherlands in the first Euro 2004 semifinal.

Portugal go through after shootoutupdated: Thu Jun 24 2004 17:31:00

Hosts Portugal became the first team into the semi-finals of Euro 2004 when they defeated England 6-5 on penalties at the end of a pulsating game which ended 2-2 after extra time.

Deco claims Chelsea move is closeupdated: Thu Jun 17 2004 11:23:00

Porto midfielder Deco Souza says he is almost certain to join Chelsea after Euro 2004.

Portugal face showdown with Spainupdated: Wed Jun 16 2004 16:18:00

Portugal resurrected their Euro 2004 hopes and ended those of 10-man Russia with a 2-0 victory in Lisbon on Wednesday.

English fans clash with policeupdated: Tue Jun 15 2004 01:16:00

English football fans have clashed with Portuguese riot police in southern Portugal in the first major outbreak of violence at Euro 2004.

Portugal dreaming of home successupdated: Fri Jun 11 2004 06:44:00

Portugal will accept nothing less than victory over Greece on Saturday as the hosts kick off Euro 2004 at Porto's Estadio do Dragao.

On guard for hooligans, terroristsupdated: Mon Jun 07 2004 07:13:00

Perched on the western edge of Europe, Portugal doesn't usually worry too much about security.

Some charges dropped in pedophile caseupdated: Mon May 31 2004 16:24:00

In a high-profile pedophile case involving some of Portugal's most prominent people, a judge Monday suddenly dropped charges against two defendants and reduced charges against eight others, their lawyers said.

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