Gore and Ernie travelled together to Thailand, Portugal, New York, and Cuba, where Gore visited his friend Fidel Castro.
Italy, along with Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and possibly Spain, goes to the dogs.
But, if you have to choose, Portugal vs. Ivory Coast has to be the one to watch ( kickoff is 10 a.m. EST on ESPN).
late 14c., Portyngale, from Medieval Latin Portus Cale (Roman name of modern Oporto), "the port of Gaya." Alfonso, Count of Portucale, became the first king of Portugal.
Note: Portugal has been a member of NATO since 1949.
Note: Famous for its explorers in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Portugal followed such exploration closely with colonization. By the middle of the sixteenth century, Portugal controlled a vast overseas empire, including Brazil.
Note: Portugal has been independent since the twelfth century, except for sixty years of Spanish rule in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.