Andre Santos Called Up by Sporting Lisbon

Portuguese Under-21 international Andre Santos has been told that he will officially be a Lion next season. The midfielder has enjoyed quite a bit of success at Uniao de Leiria, where he was loaned this season. So much in fact, that he hass become a regular for the Portuguese Under-21 National Team. Along with all of this, he has been granted a contract extension that will se him at the club until 2014.

Portugal Given Simple Euro 2012 Qualifying Group

It looks as if Portugal will have an easy go at it for qualification for Euro 2012…..of course, thats what we thought abouth WC 2010 qualification. Portugal are in Group H with Denmark, Norway, Cyprus, and Iceland. Our biggest opponent in the group will certainly be Denmark, who we lost once and tied once during WC 2010 qualification. The next hardest will probably end up being Norway. The last time we met Norway was in 2003(in a friendly match), here we beat them 1-0, thanks to a Pauleta goal. I forsee our next opponent, Cyprus, as being tricky. Cyprus narrowly lost to Italy two times during WC 2010 qualification. What Cyprus has is a strong attack, but a leaky defense. Next is Iceland. What can I say. They’re the Malta of this group.

I think (and hope) that Portugal will not take this group lightly, because if we do again, then we might not be making an appearance in Euro 2012.