• Portugal players celebrate at the end of the Euro 2016 qualifying group I soccer match between Portugal and Denmark at the Municipal Stadium in Braga, Portugal, Thursday, Oct. 8 2015. Portugal defeated Denmark 1-0. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)

    Portugal, Northern Ireland book Euro 2016 places

    BERLIN (AP) — Portugal and Northern Ireland booked their places at Euro 2016 on Thursday, while world champion Germany was made to wait after being upset 1-0 by Ireland in Dublin.

    Updated: 5:27 pm

  • From left, Italy's Andrea Pirlo, Sebastian Giovinco and Riccardo Montolivo arrive for a training session ahead of Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifying match against Azerbajian, at the Coverciano center, near Florence, Italy, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. (Maurizio Degl'Innocenti/ANSA via AP)

    Dutch on verge of missing out on Euro 2016

    PARIS (AP) — Qualifying for the largest-ever European Championship was supposed to be easy.

  • Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho picks up his ballot to vote in Portugal's general elections Sunday, Oct. 4 2015, in Massama, outside Lisbon. The last polls ahead of Sunday's election showed the center-right ruling coalition roughly level  with the center-left Socialist Party, the main opposition. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

    Exit poll: Portugal government likely re-elected

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s center-right coalition government earned another four-year term Sunday, winning a general election behind an improving economy that weathered the austerity measures contested across Europe, but falling short of a crucial outright majority in Parliament.