Posts Tagged "Portugal"

Portugal 2-0 Turkey

By on Jun 8, 2008 in Latest | 1 comment

It was comprehensive and uncompromising result and, in many respects, the only major questions emerging from last night’s match between Turkey and Portugal is one of whether the Portuguese will peak or have already peaked too soon because, with an easier draw than most of the serious contenders for this tournament and having played the way that they did last...

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Euro 2008 – Group A

By on May 23, 2008 in Latest | 0 comments

It’s that time again. The closing date for the squad lists to be submitted to UEFA for Euro 2008 is the 28th of May, but we already know enough about who will be there and who won’t to be able to start having a look at the groups for the finals of this year’s European Championships. This year’s finals haven’t been without controversy...

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A Host Of Entertainment

By on Jul 9, 2006 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

Germany 3-1 Portugal At half-time last night, I rather thought that I had, as promised, jinxed proceedings. But then the Germans came out and played. As I said yesterday, I really enjoy the World Cup third place play-off match, and in the end we had a match to be proud of, as Germany overcame Portugal comfortably. Eventually. The first half was surprisingly...

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The United Colours Of Xenophobia

By on Jul 6, 2006 in International Football, Latest | 3 comments

Portugal 0-1 France I strongly suspect that I’m going to be in a minority of one on this subject, but I was disheartened by the BBC’s coverage of this match. Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer nailed their flags to the mast in a quite literal sense, barely able to conceal their desire to see the Portuguese vanquished by the French. They may well have tapped...

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Over & Out

By on Jul 2, 2006 in International Football, Latest | 4 comments

England 0-0 Portugal (1-3 on penalties) As you have may have noticed, it has taken me quite a long time to consider my thoughts in a rational manner over this match. A suspension that cost one player the chance to play in a semi-final, a harsh sending-off, the sly wink of a cheating foreigner, a handball claim… this match had it all, but, as I said before,...

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