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.

Episodes

#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 Champions. Danny and Eric also discuss why they feel Fernando Santos' tenure as Por…

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' changes to Starting XI • Impact of Renato Sanches • CR109 • and much more.…

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 decisive match up with France on Wednesday. Plus, they get to your Twitter …

Guest: Eric Krakauer

#46: EURO 2020 - POR/HUN Review; POR-GER Preview

June 17, 2021

On Episode 46, host Danny Pinto and Eric Krakauer of beIN Sports discuss Portugal's 3-0 victory over Hungary to begin their title defense at EURO 2020. Danny and Eric discuss Portugal and Fernando Santos' tactics during the match, which players stood out (both good and bad), and preview the Sele…

Guest: Eric Krakauer

#45: EURO 2020 is FINALLY HERE!!!

June 11, 2021

On Episode 45, host Danny Pinto is joined by Eric Krakauer of beIN Sports as they preview EURO 2020 for the Seleção, including the opening match against Hungary on June 15th. Danny and Eric also discussed the 26-man roster compared to 2016, how much more does Cristiano Ronaldo have left to give th…

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 Qualifier...in 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…