Posts Tagged "Portugal"

Euro Moments: Portugal

Euro Moments: Portugal

By on May 30, 2012 in Art, Latest | 0 comments

This mornings cartoon for the run-up to the European Championships from Dotmund features Portugal, and in particular everybody’s favourite gesticulating Iberian, Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s very, very good at football, but we suspect that we’re not allowed to like him. Don’t forget, you can see plenty more Dotmund artwork here, and you can read his...

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Euro 2012: The Runners & Riders – Portugal

By on May 26, 2012 in Art, Latest | 1 comment

It would be a stretch to call Portugal under-achievers, but it doesn’t seem unreasonable to suggest that they could be considered the nearly men of European international football. This is a country which has periodically come close in recent years to winning a major trophy without actually lifting one, but the development of football in Portugal to even this...

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My Favourite Match: France vs Portugal, The 1984 European Championships

By on Aug 28, 2011 in History, International Football, Latest | 3 comments

Football matches come, of course, in all shapes and sizes – the critically important and the relatively inconsequential, local derbies steeped in decades of mutual loathing and round-trips which measure thousands of miles and have never been undertaken before. Occasionally, though, context isn’t everything. Every once in a while, a match can suck an...

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World Cup 2010: Spain 1-0 Portugal

World Cup 2010: Spain 1-0 Portugal

By on Jun 30, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 5 comments

I’m not sure what channel I’m watching but it’s not one of ours. The pundits sound refreshing. There’s a Scotsman who looks a bit like Hansen but uses verbs and sounds interested. In fact, it’s as if it is Hansen but he’s next to proper pundits, so he has to raise his game so as not to sound lazy and under-informed. Alongside him is a nicely understated Dutchman who...

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World Cup 2010: Portugal 0-0 Brazil

World Cup 2010: Portugal 0-0 Brazil

By on Jun 25, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

Whether or not Group G was this World Cup’s Group of Death, it appears to have taken place in 1966, at Goodison Park, with Eusebio scoring every goal. The game Lineker and co. are expecting is taking place in some fantasy world far from the realities of the group table. No-one is saying Brazil v Portugal is destined to be as bad as it turns out. But there are clues....

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