Posted on November 18, 2016 by david_pritchett
There were mixed fortunes for Benfica's international contingent this week. André Carrillo pulled on a Peru shirt for the first time in over a year, while André Horta suffered another injury setback with Portugal under-21s. Read on to find out more.
Posted on November 12, 2016 by david_pritchett
A host of Benfica players have joined up with their national teams for this week's international break. Read on to find out who is playing when.
Posted on October 13, 2016 by david_pritchett
Benfica's international contingent had a hugely successful week, with Kostas Mitroglou, Victor Lindelöf, Gonçalo Guedes and José Gomes all getting on the scoresheet for their respective national teams. Read on to discover who starred for their country, and who was left warming the bench.
Posted on October 7, 2016 by david_pritchett
Benfica head to Brazil this weekend for a friendly with Santos, while around half of the first-team squad are away on international duty. Read on to discover which players have been selected by their respective countries.
Posted on September 8, 2016 by david_pritchett
The international break was a costly one for Benfica, as Kostas Mitroglou and Raúl Jiménez both picked up injuries. Ljubomir Fejsa also suffered a fitness scare, but should be ready to face Arouca in the Liga NOS on Friday night. We take a look at which players have been in action over the past week.
Posted on August 30, 2016 by david_pritchett
International football returns this week, and up to ten first-team players could be in action for their respective countries. Read on to discover who is playing when.
Posted on July 14, 2016 by david_pritchett
Portugal under-21 and under-23 coach Rui Jorge revealed his Olympic squad this afternoon at the Cidade do Futebol in Oeiras. The ex-Sporting defender will take 18 players to Brazil this summer, including Benfica’s Nuno Santos, currently on loan at Vitória de Setúbal. Goalkeeper Bruno Varela, who left Benfica this summer, has also made the cut. One mystery player has yet to be named.
Posted on July 12, 2016 by david_pritchett
Renato, Eliseu and the rest of the Portugal squad arrived in Lisbon to a rapturous reception on Monday, after winning Euro 2016. They weren't the only Benfica players in international action this summer, although Lindelöf, Jonas, Raúl and Gaitán were decidedly less successful.
Posted on July 11, 2016 by david_pritchett
Renato Sanches may have played his last game for Benfica, but he still had some work to do this summer before heading to Bayern Munich. The 18-year old capped his stunning breakthrough season by lifting the Euro 2016 trophy with Portugal, as Fernando Santos' side edged past France in a tense final at the Stade de France. He was also named young player of the tournament after a string of mature performances.
Posted on June 24, 2016 by david_pritchett
The club versus country debate has always been a source of controversy in football, and it is particularly pertinent this summer, as up to seven Benfica players could be selected for the Olympic Games in Brazil. The men’s tournament runs from August 4th to 20th, coinciding with the first three competitive fixtures of the 2016/17 season. According to Goal.com’s Bruno Andrade, Benfica are considering blocking all of their players from participating in the tournament. But is that fair? David Pritchett and Jordan Russell discuss both sides of the debate.