LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal is going to the World Cup in Russia next month with Cristiano Ronaldo and 12 other players who led the nation to the European Championship title two years ago.
Coach Fernando Santos announced a 23-man squad on Thursday, including nine players who started the final against France at Euro 2016.
The only two starters from the final who will not make it are Nani and Renato Sanches.
MADRID (AP) — Former Chelsea and Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho has been convicted of tax fraud in Spain.
Although he will not have to spend any time in jail, the 39-year-old Carvalho was sentenced to seven months in prison and fined almost 143,000 euros ($168,000) for irregularities committed against tax authorities in the fiscal years of 2011 and 2012.
LONDON (AP) — A look at Wayne Rooney's England career year-by-year as the striker retires from international duty.
Becomes the youngest player to play for England at 17 years and 111 days in a friendly loss to Australia in February — a record eclipsed by Theo Walcott in 2006.
Scores first England goal in September in a 2-1 away win over Macedonia in a Euro 2004 qualifier.
Scores four goals at Euro 2004, but injures foot in quarterfinal loss to host Portugal.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo will sit out Portugal's first games since it won the European Championship as he continues his recovery from a knee injury sustained in that tournament's final.
The Portugal captain hasn't yet played this season for his club Real Madrid, and wasn't called up on Friday for Portugal's friendly against Gibraltar on Sept. 1, and first World Cup qualifier against Switzerland five days later.
SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) — To win the European Championship final on Sunday, Portugal will need something it has never managed before at a major tournament: to beat France. On the bright side for Portugal, the teams' three previous encounters at the championships or World Cup were all close.
Here is a quick look at their shared history:
FRANCE 1, PORTUGAL 0
World Cup semifinal; July 5, 2006, in Munich, Germany.