The Seleção Podcast

The Seleção Podcast

Hosted by Danny Pinto, “The Seleção Podcast” is an English-language soccer/football podcast covering the Portuguese National Team, the 2016 European and inaugural UEFA Nations League Champions.

Recent Episodes

#51: In Control Towards Qatar 2022

Oct. 14, 2021

On Episode 51, host Danny Pinto is joined by Matthew Marshall of, as they discuss the Seleção’s 5-0 victory versus Luxembourg and being in control of their destiny towards direct qualification for World Cup 202…

#50: Ronaldo a Red Devil Again

Aug. 28, 2021

On Episode 50, host Danny Pinto is joined by Tom Kundert, founder of, as they discuss Cristiano Ronaldo's sensational return to Manchester United. Danny and Tom also discuss Fernando Santos' precarious position…

#49: EURO Champs...No More

June 30, 2021

On Episode 49, host Danny Pinto is joined by Eric Krakauer of beIN Sports for the final time during EURO 2020, as they go over Portugal's 1-0 loss to Belgium in the Round of 16 to end the Seleção's reign as European Champion…

Guest: Eric Krakauer

#48: EURO 2020 - Bring On Belgium

June 25, 2021

On Episode 48, host Danny Pinto and Eric Krakauer of beIN Sports review Portugal's 2-2 draw against France to clinch a spot in the Round of 16 at EURO 2020. The guys also discuss, amongst other things: • Fernando Santos' ch…

Guest: Eric Krakauer

#47: EURO 2020 - A Debacle in Deutschland

June 22, 2021

On Episode 47, host Danny Pinto and Eric Kraukauer of beIN Sports dissect Saturday's disappointing 4-2 loss against Germany, Fernando Santos' failure to make in-game adjustments, his future with Seleção, and look ahead to a …

Guest: Eric Krakauer

Recent Blog Posts

Analysis of Roster Announcement for March WC Qualifiers

On Tuesday, Portugal manager Fernando Santos announced his initial squad for 2022 World Cup qualifiers, revealing the 25-man roster who will be tasked to…

FPF Announces "Home" WC Italy???

The Seleção's "Road to Qatar 2022" will begin with a "home" match against Azerbaijan, but the fixture will not be played in Portugal. Due …

FPF Announces Two Pre-EURO 2020 Friendlies

The Federation of Portuguese Football (FPF) announced today that Portugal will face Spain and Israel in the beginning of June leading up to the defense o…