Posts Tagged "Portugal"

World Cup 2010: Portugal 7 (SEVEN) North Korea 0

World Cup 2010: Portugal 7 (SEVEN) North Korea 0

By on Jun 21, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 7 comments

It was a transformation more complete than a Doctor Who regeneration. “North” Korea went from “well-organised, but more than that, they can play” just before half-time to “this lot” by the end of the BBC’s coverage, by-passing “plucky” completely. In fact, the transformation was quicker than that. In between Portugal’s second and fourth goals, seven minutes in...

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World Cup 2010: Ivory Coast 0-0 Portugal

World Cup 2010: Ivory Coast 0-0 Portugal

By on Jun 15, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

If this World Cup has yet to really catch, there were high hopes beforehand that these two teams would provide the first really absorbing contest – both are packed with undoubted talent, and are probably battling for a single qualification sport behind Brazil. But with hindsight, this last factor was the critical one and ought to have made us realise that...

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World Cup Preview: Group G

World Cup Preview: Group G

By on May 28, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

The 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off in just two weeks today, which is so exciting the hair on my legs keeps on spontaneously erupting into flames.  By this time next week – when your correspondent Dotmund (to use his Brazilian footballer nickname) completes his guide to the groups – all the final squads will be announced and we’ll be good to go. ...

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The World Cup Of National Anthems: Part Four

The World Cup Of National Anthems: Part Four

By on Mar 26, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

For many people, major sports tournaments are the only occasion that national anthems are heard. These peculiar tunes have become a genre of their own, transcending the mere hymns that many of them were in first place, and they range from the gloriously uplifting to mournful dirges. The selection of words has, in many countries, brought about national debate that...

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Portugal 3-1 Czech Republic

By on Jun 11, 2008 in Latest | 2 comments

It is a curious anomaly of Euro 2008 that this evening’s match between Portugal and the Czech Republic saw, in the tournament’s ninth match, the first equalizing goal of the competition. It counted for nothing in the end, but it did at least breathe life into a match that, prior to this, had started to look as if it would be little more than a procession...

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